Olympus LS-P1 PCM Voice Recorder

Olympus LS-P1 PCM Voice Recorder
Regular price 589.00


The silver 4GB Olympus LS-P1 is a portable handheld digital audio recorder intended for capturing interviews, speeches, music, and sound effects in compressed, standard, or high-resolution formats. It features selectable recording modes and noise cancellation, an 18mm dynamic speaker, and an 1/8" headphone output. Use the built-in, low-noise stereo microphones or connect an external mic to the 1/8" mini-jack input. Record to the 4GB internal memory or your own microSD cards in uncompressed PCM format at up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution or compressed MP3 format at up to 320 kb/s resolution.

The backlit 108 x 84 LCD display enables clear viewing of menus and selections, which are easily changed via the navigation buttons. The lightweight, metal-bodied LS-P1 is powered by the included AAA NiMH battery and can be recharged via connection of its retractable USB 2.0 jack to a computer or AC adapter (available separately).

  • Built-in, low-noise microphones feature 90° orientation for optimized stereo field
  • Advanced amplifier circuit suppresses interference while an Olympus-developed codec reduces noise during AD/DA music conversion
  • Record in PCM (WAV) format at up to 24-bit/96 kHz or in MP3 format at up to 320 kb/s
  • Direct USB connectivity for easy data storage and transfer
  • Manually or automatically set your recording level and activate the integrated limiter function to ensure distortion-free audio capture
  • Selectable low-cut filter reduces low-frequency hum and rumble
  • Dedicated calendar button allows quick access to audio files, which are automatically marked with the date and displayed in the calendar format
  • Includes a tripod adapter for easy attachment to your preferred tripod stand
  • Selectable voice balancer cuts high- and low-frequency components and compensates low-volume portions during playback
  • Noise cancellation reduces ambient noise
Technical Specs


Microphone Type

Stereo, built-in

Maximum SPL

120 dB


PCM (WAV) @ 24-bit/96 kHz: 1.5 hours recording time
PCM (WAV) @ 24-bit/88.2 kHz: 1.75 hours recording time
PCM (WAV) @ 16-bit/48 kHz: 5 hours recording time
PCM (WAV) @ 16-bit/44.1 kHz: 5.5 hours recording time
Mono PCM (WAV) @ 44.1 kHz: 11 hours recording time
MP3 @ 320 kb/s: 24.5 hours recording time
MP3 @ 128 kb/s: 61 hours recording time
Mono MP3 @ 64 kb/s: 123 hours recording time

Clip Splitting




Voice Activation




Internal Memory

4 GB

External Memory

1 x microSD slot
Supports microSD and microSDHC cards from 512 MB to 32 GB




0.7" / 18 mm built-in dynamic speaker


108 x 84 full dot-matrix display
1.1 x 0.9" / 27.5 x 23.9 mm
Color: white
Backlit via white LED




1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm mini-jack microphone input


1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack


1 x USB 2.0 Type-A male

Input Impedance

2 kOhms

Output Impedance

8 Ohms or more

Output Power

Maximum Working Output: 150 mW
Maximum Headphone Output: 3 mW + 3 mW



Battery Type

1 x AAA battery

Battery Life (approx.)

Recording: 39 hours (alkaline)
Playback via Headphones: 31 hours (alkaline)

External Power Supply

Charging via USB connection to a computer or AC adapter (available separately)



Frequency Response

PCM @ 96 kHz: 20 Hz to 44 kHz
PCM @ 88.2 kHz: 20 Hz to 42 kHz
PCM @ 48 kHz: 20 Hz to 23 kHz
PCM @ 44.1 kHz: 20 Hz to 21 kHz
MP3 @ 320 kb/s: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
MP3 @ 128 kb/s: 20 Hz to 17 kHz
Mono MP3 @ 64 kb/s: 20 Hz to 13 kHz
Internal Microphones: 60 Hz to 20 kHz

System Requirements (Minimum)

macOS 10.5 to 10.10
Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, or 10

Enclosure Material


Dimensions (W x H x D)

1.6 x 4.3 x 0.6" / 39.6 x 108.9 x 14.4 mm


2.6 oz / 75 g (including battery)