WSseries
WS-853
Full-featured functions for everything from
business to study. Quick and convenient, this is
a smart and easy-to-handle recorder.
Product features
True Stereo Mic – Stereo feeling in every recording
The WS-853 features two low-noise directional stereo microphones with a 90° layout to
deliver a superb stereo feeling – enabling you to record even the smallest details of your
meeting. Regardless of where the person speaking is located or the direction of speech, you
can clearly capture the information.
Intelligent Auto Mode - Does the adjusting for you
To make listening to your recordings more comfortable, Intelligent Auto Mode automatically
adjusts the recording level to match the volume of the sound source. When a speaker is
talking loudly, the recorder reduces the input level, and for soft voices the recorder increases
the input level – to always provide an even level of volume.
Simple Mode makes use easy, even for beginners
Simple Mode is perfect for beginners, as it shows only the necessary information in a large
font and key functions in the menu. The first time the recorder is activated, users are asked to
choose from either Normal Mode or Simple Mode, so initial set up is easy. Once you become
accustomed to using the recorder, you can switch to normal mode should you desire more
detailed information and settings.
business & assistive
digital recording
Direct PC connection - The simplest way to save data
Save data easily and conveniently with the built-in USB connector. Simply transfer recordings
from the voice recorder to an external hard disk drive or use it like a USB stick to share
documents. This makes it possible to easily save data anytime, anywhere without the need to
bring along a USB cable. For the WS-853, the USB connector is equipped with a protective
cover to keep dust out of the connector, and has an additional internal battery charge
function.
music & sound
digital recording
voice & sound
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WSseries
WS-853
Specifications
Accessories (included)
General
Stereo / Mono (Built-in microphone)
Stereo
Recording Format
MP3
Internal Memory
8GB
External Memory
microSD
PC Connectivity
USB Direct
Plug-in Power

Recording
Microphone sensitivity
Hi/Lo/Auto
Voice activated recording
1. AAA Ni-MH rechargeable battery
(BR-404)
2. Carrying case
(CS-131)
Features
VCVA / Voice Sync
Lowcut filter
USB connector

Internal microphone frequency range
The protective cover protects from dust
70-17,000Hz
Overall frequency response
MP3
USB lever
True Stereo Mic
44.1kHz/128kbps
40-17,000Hz
44.1kHz/64kbps (mono)
40-15,000Hz
High quality stero recording
with realistic sound
40-3,500Hz
Large LCD display
11.025kHz/8kbps (mono)
The USB connector
can easily be pulled
out and stored
using the slide lever
Recording time
MP3
Built-in stand
44.1kHz/128kbps
130hr
44.1kHz/64kbps (mono)
260hr
Control buttons
2080hr
An easy-to-operate button
layout
11.025kHz/8kbps (mono)
Perfect for when
recording on a
table top
microSD card slot
Playback
Noise cancel

Voice balancer

Playback speed control
2.0X - 0.5X
A-B repeat

Others
Recording & playback scene select
MP3
Index mark

Calendar search

AAA alkaline battery x1, or
AAA Ni-MH rechargeable battery x1
External power supply
A514 AC Adaptor (option)
Battery life — Recording (LP mode)
110hr
Battery life — Playback (Earphone)
90hr
Internal battery charge
Speaker / Maximum output
Typical Examples
 (Recording only)
File divide
Power requirements
Front-mounting speaker
Meetings
Interviews
Business
discussions
Language study
Lectures
Voice memos
USB connection

Built-in ø20mm round dynamic speaker /
250mW
Dimensions (HxWxD)
Weight (including batteries)
111.5 x 39 x 18 mm
77g
Specification and design are subject to change without notice
business & assistive
digital recording
music & sound
digital recording
OLYMPUS IMAGING AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
For more information visit olympus.com.au
ABN 12 110 126 960
voice & sound
digital recording
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