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DP-201

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What are the main features of the DP-201?

The Olympus Note Corder DP-201 digital recorder records in the Windows Media® Audio (WMA) audio format. The two recording modes provide options for recording high-quality sound files or expanding memory capacity by using a lower-quality recording mode. The EAR jack enables playback through earphones or earbuds.

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How much recording time is available in the DP-201?

The length of potential recording time available in the DP-201 is governed by the recording mode selected.

An HQ (High Quality) mode recording uses more memory than an SP (Standard Play) mode recording because the HQ mode makes a more-detailed digital record than does the SP mode.

The table below shows the approximate maximum recording times possible in the DP-201 in the different quality modes:

Recording Mode Maximum Recording Time
HQ mode Approximately 98 hours, 00 minutes
SP mode Approximately 202 hours, 00 minutes

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How is the DP-201 turned off?

The [POWER] switch is the recorder's ON/OFF control. It is recommended to set the switch to OFF/HOLD when replacing the batteries to preserve the time and date settings.

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How is the recording volume controlled?

The DP-201 always records at 100% volume level to prevent accidentally recording with the volume set too low.

The recorder has two levels of microphone sensitivity:

  • HIGH () is a high-sensitivity level used in conference or lecture situations.

  • LOW () is a low-sensitivity level used for close-up recording.

Microphone sensitivity is set using the MIC SENSE switch on the left side of the recorder.

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How is the playback volume controlled?

The playback volume is controlled using the VOL dial on top of the recorder.

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Can the playback speed be controlled?

Playback speed is controlled using the PLAY SPEED switch on the right side of the recorder. The options are x0.50, x0.75, x1.00, x1.20, x1.50 and x2.00.

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How are files erased from the DP-201?

It is possible to erase individual selected files or all files of a certain date. Sequential file numbers will be reassigned automatically.

To erase a selected file:

  1. Press the [] (Left) or [] (Right) button to select the file you wish to delete.

  2. Press the [ERASE] button on the right side of the recorder.

  3. Press [] once to select the option to erase a single file.

  4. Press the [PLAY/OK] button. The number of the file flashes at the top of the screen.

  5. Press [] once to confirm the deletion.

  6. Press [PLAY/OK] again to erase the file.

To erase all files of a specific date:

  1. Press the [SEARCH/MENU] button on the right side of the recorder, and then use the [] (Left) or [] (Right) button to select a specific date.

  2. Press the [ERASE] button.

  3. Press the [] button twice to select the option to Erase in Date.

  4. Press the [PLAY/OK] button. The selected date flashes at the top of the screen.

  5. Press [] once to confirm the deletion.

  6. Press [PLAY/OK] again to erase the files.

Erased files cannot be retrieved.

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How do I set the record mode?

To select a record mode:

  1. Press the [SEARCH/MENU] button until the menu opens on the LCD screen.

  2. Press the [] (Right) button once, and then press the [PLAY/OK] button.

  3. Use the [] (Left) or [] (Right) button to choose HP or SP.
  4. Press [PLAY/OK] again to set the selected mode.

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How do I select a language?

To select a language:

  1. Press the [SEARCH/MENU] button until the menu opens on the LCD screen

  2. Press the [] (Right) button twice, and then press the [PLAY/OK] button.

  3. Use the [] (Left) or [] (Right) button to select a language. The language options are English, Français, Español and Português.

  4. Press [PLAY/OK] again to set the language.

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