Register your product and get support at www.philips.com/welcome LFH0612 LFH0617 LFH0632 LFH0633 EN User manual Table of contents 1 Welcome Product highlights 3 3 2 Important Safety Hearing safety Disposal of your old product 4 4 4 4 Your Voice Tracer digital recorder Whatʹs in the box? Overview 5 5 6 3 4 5 Get started Insert the battery Power on/off Keypad lock (HOLD function) Using the Voice Tracer with a computer Record Record with the built-in microphone Record with an external microphone Add index marks 7 7 7 7 8 6 Playback Playback of a recording Playback functions Repeated playback 11 11 11 12 7 Delete Deleting files and index marks 13 13 8 Customize settings 14 9 Update the firmware 16 10 Frequently asked questions 17 11 Technical data 18 9 9 10 10 Table of contents 2 1 Welcome Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to Philips! To fully benefit from the support that Philips offers, visit our Website for support information such as user manuals, software downloads, warranty information and more: www.philips.com Product highlights • ClearVoice – for dynamic enhancement of quiet recording passages giving excellent speech intelligibility • Instant one-touch recording – from power off to recording with a single key press • Record in the popular MP3 format • Speedily transfer recordings and data via high-speed USB 2.0 • Voice-activated recording for hands-free note taking • USB mass storage ensures maximum compatibility • Organize recordings quickly and easily with four file folders Table of contents Welcome 3 2 Important Safety • To avoid a short circuit, do not expose the product to rain or water. • Do not expose the device to excessive heat caused by heating equipment or direct sunlight. • Protect the cables from being pinched, particularly at plugs. • Back up your files. Philips is not responsible for any loss of data. Important (for models supplied with headphones): Philips guarantees compliance with the maximum sound power of its audio players as determined by relevant regulatory bodies, but only with the original model of provided headphones. If these headphones need replacement, we recommend that you contact your retailer to order a Philips model identical to that of the original. Disposal of your old product Hearing safety Observe the following guidelines when using your headphones: • Listen at reasonable volumes for reasonable periods of time. • Be careful not to adjust the volume higher as your hearing adapts. • Do not turn up the volume so high that you can’t hear what’s around you. • You should use caution or temporarily discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations. • Do not use headphones while operating a motorized vehicle, cycling, or skateboarding, etc. It may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in many areas. Table of contents • Your product is designed and manufactured with high quality materials and components that can be recycled and re-used. • When this crossed-out wheeled bin symbol is attached to a product, it indicates that the product is covered by the European Directive 2002/96/EC. • Become informed about your local separate collection system for electrical and electronic products. • Act according to your local rules and do not dispose of old products with normal household waste. The correct disposal of old products will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health. • Batteries (including built-in rechargeable batteries) contain substances that may pollute the environment. All batteries should be disposed of at an official collection point. 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Digital recorder Quick start guide USB cable Hands-free headset (LFH0632/LFH0633 only) Table of contents Your Voice Tracer digital recorder 5 Overview 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Table of contents 1 15 17 2 16 18 3 4 5 10 g 3 Record/play indicator Display Hold switch Index, Folder, Repeat (INDEX/a) Fast rewind, File selection, Set menu option (h) Menu (MENU) Power on/off, Play/Pause, Play speed (f ) Speaker Strap hole Volume up, Menu item selection (+) Record, Pause, Power On (g) Fast forward, File selection, Set menu option (b) Stop, Display, Delete (j/DEL) Volume down, Menu item selection (–) Microphone jack (MIC) USB socket Headphones jack (EAR) Integrated microphone 11 j/DEL 2 MENU INDEX /a 1 12 f 6 13 7 14 8 9 Your Voice Tracer digital recorder 6 4 Get started Insert the battery Power on/off 1 Slide open the battery cover. 2 Insert the battery as indicated. Make sure the polarity is correct. 1 To power on, press the f button until the display shows a short animation [ ]. 2 To power off, press the f button while the recorder is stopped until the display shows BYE. AA A Keypad lock (HOLD function) 1 Slide the HOLD switch up into the Hold position to lock the keypad of the recorder. • The display briefly shows ‘On Hold’ and turns off. D Notes • Remove the battery if you will not be using the Voice Tracer for an extended period. The Voice Tracer could be damaged by a leaking battery. • If the Voice Tracer does not function properly, remove the battery and re-insert it again. • Stop the Voice Tracer before replacing the battery. Removing the battery while the recorder is in use may corrupt the file. • When the battery is nearly empty, the battery indicator blinks. Table of contents HOLD 3 Close the cover again. 2 Slide the HOLD switch down to the Off position to disengage the keypad lock. Get started 7 Using the Voice Tracer with a computer As a USB mass storage device, the Voice Tracer offers a convenient way to save, back up and move files. The Voice Tracer connects to a computer using a USB connection and does not require special software to be installed. The Voice Tracer is automatically displayed as a removable drive. D Notes • Do not disconnect the Voice Tracer from the computer while files are transferred from or to the recorder. The record/play indicator 1 flashes orange, when data is being transferred. 1 • Do not format the drive of the Voice Tracer on a computer. Formatting on the Voice Tracer uses the correct file system and automatically creates the required folders. Table of contents Get started 8 5 Record Please note the instructions in this section when you make the first recording with your Voice Tracer! Record with the built-in microphone 1 Press the INDEX/a button while the recorder is stopped to select the desired folder. 2 Press the g button to start recording. • The record/play indicator lights red. • Point the built-in microphone toward the sound source. 3 To pause recording, press the g button. • The record/play indicator will blink, and PAUSE will flash on the display. 4 Press the g button again to resume recording. 5 To stop recording, press the j/DEL button. Table of contents D Notes • Set the desired voice activation function and recording mode before starting recording (see chapter 8, Customize settings on page 14 for more information). • Make a test recording to make sure that the Voice Tracer settings are correct. • Press and hold f during recording to display the remaining recording time. • Press b during recording to create a new file. • The maximum number of files in each folder is 99, for a total capacity of 396 files (99 files x 4 folders). • If the recording time exceeds the available capacity or the number of files reaches 396, recording stops and FULL will be displayed. Delete a few recordings or move them to a computer. • Do not remove the battery when recording is in progress. This can cause the unit to malfunction. • If you are to start a long recording session, replace the batteries before you begin. Record 9 Record with an external microphone To record with an external microphone, connect the microphone to the microphone jack and follow the same procedure as for the built-in microphone. The built-in microphone is switched off when an external microphone is connected. D Notes • The index icon index marks. 1 indicates that the recording contains 1 Add index marks Index marks can be used to mark certain points in a recording as points of reference (for example, to mark the start of a new subject of discussion). • Up to 32 index marks can be set per file. 1 Press the INDEX/a button during recording to add an index mark. • The index number is displayed for one second. Table of contents Record 10 6 Playback Playback of a recording 1 Press the INDEX/a button while the recorder is stopped to select the desired folder. 2 Press the h or b button to select the file to play back. 3 Press the f button. • The playback time will be shown on the display, and the record/play indicator will light green. 4 Adjust the volume using the + and – buttons. 5 To stop playback, press the j/DEL button. • The total playback time of the current file will be shown on the display. 6 Press the f button again to continue playback from the previous position. D Notes When headphones are connected to the headphones jack, the recorder speaker will be switched off. Playback functions 2 While the recorder is stopped, press button h briefly to jump to the start of the previous file. Slow, fast, normal playback 1 Press and hold the f button for one second or longer to switch between normal, slow and fast playback 1 . 1 Search 1 Press and hold the h or b button during playback to scan backward or forward in the current file at a fast speed. 2 Release the button to resume playback at the selected speed. Selecting a file 1 While the recorder is stopped, press button b briefly to jump to the start of the next file. Table of contents Playback 11 Rewinding and forwarding / searching for an index mark Repeat a file or folder 1 Press the h or b button during playback to rewind to the beginning of the file being played or forward to the next file. If the file contains index marks, playback starts at the next index mark. 1 Press and hold the INDEX/a button for one second or longer during playback to switch between play modes (repeat file or repeat folder). 2 Select the desired playback mode. Repeated playback Icon You can set the Voice Tracer to play files repeatedly. Description Repeat a file. Repeat all files in a folder. Repeat a sequence 1 To repeat or loop a sequence in a file, press the INDEX/a button at the chosen start point. 1 on the display flashes and the loop • The symbol 2 appears. symbol 2 Press the INDEX/a button again at the chosen end point. • The repeat sequence begins. 3 Press the j/DEL button to stop playback or press the INDEX/a button to resume normal playback. 1 2 Table of contents Playback 12 7 Delete Deleting files and index marks 1 Press the INDEX/a button while the recorder is stopped to select the desired folder. 2 Press and hold the j/DEL button for one second or longer. • DELETE appears on the display. 3 Press the h or b button to select a delete option: Icon Description Delete a single file. Delete all files in a folder. Delete all index marks in a file. 4 Press the f button. 5 Press the h or b button to select the file, the folder or the file containing the index marks to be deleted. 6 Press button f again. • NO appears. 7 Push button h or b to select YES. 8 Press the f button to confirm. D Note The files will be automatically renumbered. Table of contents Delete 13 8 Customize settings You can customize the settings of your Voice Tracer to suit the recording conditions and your personal preferences. 1 Press the MENU button while the recorder is stopped. • The display shows MODE and the current setting for recording mode is flashing. 2 Press the + or – button to navigate the setting icons bar up or down. 3 Press the h or b button to change the displayed setting. The new setting is automatically accepted (exceptions: the FORMAT and SPLIT functions must be confirmed by pressing the f button). 4 Customize settings as required or exit the menu by pressing the MENU button. Icon/ Display Option Description On Off Voice-activated recording is a convenience feature for hands-free recording. When voiceactivated recording is enabled, recording will start when you begin speaking. When you stop speaking, the recorder will automatically pause recording after three seconds of silence, and resume only when you begin speaking again. On Off Dynamic emphasis on quiet passages to improve the intelligibility of quiet voices. Yes No The recorder gives sound feedback about button operations or errors. 5 15 The Voice Tracer automatically turns off after 5 or 15 minutes of inactivity VA CLVOICE Icon/ Display Option SLP LP SP HQ Description Choose among several recording modes including HQ, SP, LP or SLP for a longer recording time. Refer to chapter 11, Technical data on page 18 for details. HI LO MIC Table of contents BEEP AUTOOFF Adjust the recording sensitivity to avoid recording background noises and to adjust to the recording environment. Customize settings 14 Icon/ Display Option Description No Yes Delete all files on the recorder. Transfer important files to a PC before formatting the memory. Press f to confirm the selection. FORMAT INFO Table of contents Display the firmware version and the release date. Example: 100 06/01/2010 Customize settings 15 9 Update the firmware Your Voice Tracer is controlled by an internal program called firmware. As a part of ongoing product maintenance, the firmware is revised and errors are corrected. It is possible that a newer version (an "update") of the firmware has been issued since you purchased the Voice Tracer. In this case you can easily update your recorder to the latest version. 1 Connect the Voice Tracer to your computer using the supplied USB cable. 2 Download the firmware update for your Voice Tracer from www.philips.com onto your computer. 3 Copy the new firmware file to the root directory of the Voice Tracer. 4 Disconnecting the Voice Tracer from the computer automatically updates the firmware. D Notes • Please note that the firmware file must be located in the root directory to allow automatic updating. • The firmware file will be deleted automatically after the update has been carried out. The Voice Tracer will then switch off. Table of contents Update the firmware 16 10 Frequently asked questions The answers to frequently asked questions listed here are intended to solve simple problems with the Voice Tracer. If you have no success please contact your dealer or visit our website: www.philips.com/support My Voice Tracer cannot play recordings. My Voice Tracer cannot power on. • The Voice Tracer is in HOLD mode. Slide the HOLD switch to the "Off" position. • The battery is flat or has been inserted incorrectly. Replace the battery with a new one and make sure that it is inserted correctly. • Nothing has been recorded yet. Check the number of recordings. • The battery is flat or has been inserted incorrectly. Replace the battery with a new one and make sure that it is inserted correctly. My Voice Tracer cannot stop, pause, play or record. My Voice Tracer does not record anything. • The Voice Tracer is in HOLD mode. Slide the HOLD switch to the "Off" position. • The Voice Tracer is in HOLD mode. Slide the HOLD switch to the "Off" position. • The maximum number of recordings may be reached or the recording capacity is full. Delete some recordings or move recordings to an external device. I cannot hear anything through the headphones. • The headphones may not be plugged in properly. Plug in the headphones properly. • The volume is at the lowest setting. Adjust the volume. I cannot hear anything from the speaker. • The headphones may be plugged in. Remove the headphones. • The volume is at the lowest setting. Adjust the volume. Table of contents Frequently asked questions 17 11 Technical data Connectivity Headphones jack Microphone jack USB Recording 3.5 mm Impedance: 16 Ω or above 3.5 mm Impedance: 2.2 kΩ High-speed USB 2.0, mini USB port Format Microphone Recording modes Bit rate Display Type Screen size LCD / segment 34.5 mm / 1.4 " Recording time (approx.) Memory Built-in memory capacity 1 GB Built-in memory type NAND Flash Mass storage class compliant yes Table of contents Sample rate MPEG1 Layer 3 (MP3) built-in high-sensitivity microphone, mono HQ, SP, LP, SLP (MP3/mono) HQ: 64 kbit/s SP: 48 kbit/s LP: 32 kbit/s SLP: 8 kbit/s SLP: 277 hours LP: 70 hours SP: 46 hours HQ: 35 hours HQ: 22 kHz SP/LP/ SLP: 16 kHz Technical data 18 Speaker Type Diameter Output power Sound enhancement built-in dynamic speaker 23 mm / 0.9 " 110 mW ClearVoice Battery Type Number of batteries Lifetime AAA/LR03 Alkaline 1 up to 15 (LFH0632/LFH0633: 22) hours (in SLP recording mode) System requirements Operating system Interface Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac OS X, Linux available USB port Operating conditions Temperature Humidity 5° – 45°C / 41° – 113°F 10% – 90%, non-condensing Dimensions and weight Width × height × depth Weight incl. battery Table of contents 38 × 105 × 16.4 mm / 1.5 × 4.1 × 0.6 " 55 g / 0.12 lb Technical data 19 Specifications subject to change without notice. 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