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Voltaire182 3:03am on Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 
Worked right out of the box although the directions can be a bit confusing. Found it easier to turn it on and just use it. record speech at assembly halls and conference meetings Compact Design,High Quality Sound Great little recorder! Compact Design,High Quality Sound,Long Battery Life,Reliable
lakewa 10:52am on Thursday, August 5th, 2010 
I maintain a web page for a local political club. I take numerous photos throughout each meeting. Compact Design","High Quality Sound","Long Battery Life","Reliable","Twice the price elsewhere Compact Design","Easy to operate","High Quality Sound","Long Battery Life","Reliable No complaints
gservin 11:34am on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 
The sound from the recordings are very clear. I have enough space in the memory. Even if I sit away from the professors in class.
lawrencegoodman 9:45am on Monday, May 24th, 2010 
A good buy I bought this recorder to conduct interviews for articles I write. Works very well. Excellent product with primary mistake For professional reasons, I need sometimes to record interviews and lectures.
Nick Niehaus 3:26pm on Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 
20 Pros and 4 unimportant cons- This unit rocks This unit will do anything you want it to do.

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DIGITAL TECHNICAL SUPPORT OLYMPUS IMAGING AMERICA INC. (888) 553-4448 http://www.olympusamerica.com/support
Olympus DM-420 Digital Voice Recorder Olympus DM-420 Digital Recorder Product number 140146 Shipping Date: September 2009 Box Contents
DM-420 Digital Recorder Stereo earphones USB 2.0 cable (KP-22) Carrying case Strap CD-ROM: Olympus Sonority software Instruction manual Warranty card Two AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries

Features and Benefits

Model Recording Format Recording Media Recording Time1 DM-420 MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3) WMA (Windows Media Audio) 2 GB built-in Flash memory; microSD card slot MPkbps mode: 13 hours, 45 minutes 256 kbps mode: 17 hours, 15 minutes 192 kbps mode: 23 hours, 00 minutes 128 kbps mode: 34 hours, 45 minutes WMA ST XQ mode: 34 hours, 00 minutes ST HQ mode: 68 hours, 00 minutes ST SP mode: 136 hours, 00 minutes HQ mode: 136 hours, 00 minutes SP mode: 268 hours, 00 minutes LP mode: 533 hours, 00 minutes Card Format Input Level PC Interface MicroSD (512MB 16 GB) -60 dBv USB
Olympus Imaging America Inc.

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Last updated on September 24, 2009

LCD LED Folder Messages

28 mm x 28 mm 2 colors (orange = record/transfer/charging; green = playback) Voice: 5 folders / Up to 999 files per folder Music: 1 folder / Up to 999 files Podcast: 1 folder / Up to 999 files
Sampling Frequency / Bit Rate
MPkbps mode: 44.1 kHz / 320 kbps 256 kbps mode: 44.1 kHz / 256 kbps 192 kbps mode: 44.1 kHz / 192 kbps 128 kbps mode: 44.1 kHz / 128 kbps WMA ST XQ mode: 44.1 kHz / 128 kbps ST HQ mode: 44.1 kHz / 64 kbps ST SP mode: 22 kHz / 32 kbps HQ mode: 44.1 kHz / 32 kbps SP mode: 22 kHz / 16 kbps LP mode: 8 kHz / 8 kbps
Overall Frequency Response
MPkbps mode: 40 20,000 Hz 256 kbps mode: 40 20,000 Hz 192 kbps mode: 40 19,000 Hz 128 kbps mode: 40 17,000 Hz WMA ST XQ: 40 19,000 Hz ST HQ: 40- 15,000 Hz ST SP: 40 9,000 Hz HQ: 40 13,000 Hz SP: 40 8,000 Hz LP: 40 3,000 Hz
LP Mode Voice Activation Demographic Data Input Practical Maximum Output Write Protection Speaker Microphone Jack Earphone Jack
Yes Available, switchable ON/OFF Yes 320 mW Yes 23 mm diameter, round dynamic speaker 3.5 mm mini-jack, impedance 2.2 k 3.5 mm mini-jack, impedance 8 or more
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Power Supply External Power Supply Battery Life
2 AAA Alkaline or 2 AAA NiMH batteries (BR-401) AC Adapter (A-514), sold separately Alkaline Recording: MPkbps mode: Approx. 37 hours WMA ST XQ mode: Approx. 38 hours LP mode: Approx. 51 hours Playback: Speaker MPkbps mode: Approx. 19 hours WMA ST XQ / LP mode: Approx. 19 hours Earphone MPkbps mode: Approx. 57 hours WMA ST XQ / LP mode: Approx. 58 hours NiMH (BR-401) Recording: MPkbps mode: Approx. 30 hours WMA ST XQ mode: Approx. 30 hours LP mode: Approx. 41 hours Playback: Speakers MPkbps mode: Approx. 16 hours WMA ST XQ / LP mode: Approx. 16 hours Earphones MPkbps mode: Approx. 45 hours WMA ST XQ / LP mode: approx. 46 hours

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Size Weight OS Supported CPU USB Port Audio Output
4.33 x 1.53 x.63 (110 x 38.9 x 16 mm), excluding protrusions 2.96 oz (84 grams), including alkaline batteries Windows XP/Vista Macintosh OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger) 10.5 (Leopard)2 Windows XP/Vista: 32 bits (x86) of 1 GHz and above or 64 bits (x64) processor One free port Earphone output or speaker
1 Total recording time for all files. Maximum recording time per file varies depending on quality mode. Available recording time may be less if many short recordings are made. All figures are approximate. 2
Some functions of Olympus Sonority require QuickTime 7.2 or later, which can be obtained from Apple as a free download. For more information, click here.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Features What are the main features of this model?
The DM-420 is a high-quality, high-capacity digital recorder loaded with handy and intuitive usability features as well as support software that can run on both Windows PCs and Macs. It can record and play files in the MP3 and WMA audio formats. It has 2 GB of built-in flash memory and a card slot that holds one microSD or microSDHC card of up to 16 GB capacity (sold separately). Files can be transferred from the card to internal memory and vice-versa. The DM-420 introduces Recording and Playback scenes configuration templates that make it easy to enable an array of preferred settings via a single menu selection. Three of the Recording scenes are pre-set with optimal settings for specific recording conditions; another three can be customized by the user. Five Playback scenes are available. There are five folders for organizing recordings and separate folders for storing Podcasts, Music files and audio content purchased from Audible.com. The Music folder holds WMA or MP3 music files transferred from Windows Media Player or iTunes. The ZOOM microphone incorporates DiMAGIC Corporations DVM (DiMAGIC Virtual Microphone) technology for directional recording, and DiMAGICs Euphony psychoacoustic technology for enhanced playback in the recorder. The DM-420 also includes accessibility features designed to help the visually impaired. The Voice Guide speaks aloud menu items as they are selected in any of 19 languages. 1 The recorders buttons feature ridges and grooves to make them more identifiable by touch. After transferring the files to a computer via the bundled USB 2.0 cable, the included Olympus Sonority software can be used to manage, archive and edit WMA files made with the recorder on Windows and Mac platforms. (The ability to edit MP3 files is available at additional cost via the Olympus Sonority Plus upgrade.) The software also enables subscription to and download from podcast URLs. The podcasts can be transferred to the recorders Podcast folder for playback at the users convenience. The bundled NiMH batteries can be charged in the unit while it is plugged into a computers USB port, so you can keep them conveniently topped off while you work with your files.

The default languages are English, French and Spanish; however, the others may be uploaded to the recorder from a computer by using the Olympus Sonority software.

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What are Recording Scenes?
Recording scenes are essentially sets of recorder settings that can be enabled all at once by making a single menu selection. This function is located in the Rec Menu as Rec Scene. The DM-420 has six recording scene options. Three are pre-set out of the box; each is optimized for recording in specific conditions. The other three are reserved for User Settings, allowing for customization to suit your preferences. To enable a User Settings scene, select one of the available User Settings options and then choose Scene Save. The recorders current configuration will be saved as a scene. The table below shows the menu settings that are applied in each of the preset Recording Scenes as well as the default settings when Rec Scene is set to Off. Only the listed functions are affected when a User Settings recording scene is saved. Record Setting Mic Sense Rec Mode Rec Level Zoom Mic Low Cut Filter VCVA Standby Off Middle ST XQ Auto Off Off Off On Dictation Low HQ Auto Off On Off On Conference Middle ST XQ Auto Wide On Off On Lecture High ST XQ Auto Zoom On Off On
What are Playback Scenes?
The DM-420 has an option for the user to create up to five Playback Scenes to setup the recorder to preset playback scenarios. The settings that can be saved as a Playback Scene are Property, Noise Cancel, EUPHONY, Voice Filter, Play Mode, Play Speed, Skip Space, Backlight and LED. To create a Playback Scene, first configure the recorder with the desired settings. Then, in the menu, go to Play Scene > Scene Save and select a User Setting option. Finally, press the [OK/MENU] button to save the scene. The recorder will save the settings of the functions listed above as a Playback Scene. To create another scene, create a new mix of menu settings and repeat the process. To select a saved Playback Scene for use, in the menu go to Play Scene > Scene Select and choose the desired User Setting. Press the [OK/MENU] button to activate the scene.
What is the function of Noise Cancel?
Noise Cancel can be enabled to reduce background noise in recordings made in noisy surroundings. In effect, the function treats the loudest sounds as the most important and reduces other sounds to make the dictation clearer. The Noise Cancel options are OFF, LOW and HIGH. The options are set in the recorders menu. The LOW or HIGH settings remain valid until Noise Cancel is set to OFF. Noise Cancel is not available while the Voice Filter is set, and it cannot be used during Slow Playback or Fast Playback.

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What is EUPHONY?
The DM-420 features EUPHONY MOBILE a psychoacoustic surround sound system that combines bandwidth correction, expansion technology and virtual acoustical source processing technology to allow the listener to alter the audio dynamics when playing back recordings through earphones. EUPHONY creates a natural, expansive feel so listeners are less prone to experience a closed-in feeling or to grow tired over extended listening sessions, such as when playing audio books. The options are: OFF, Natural, Wide and Power. EUPHONY is only applied during playback and cannot be used when recording.

What is VCVA?

Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) is a function that configures the recorder to record automatically only when sound is detected at a pre-set level, and stop when the sound drops below the threshold level. The purpose of the function is to eliminate dead air during recordings, thereby conserving memory and shortening file times. VCVA is enabled in the recorders menu. In the DM-420, the VCVA can be set to any of 15 different values. The higher the value, the more sensitive the recorder is to sounds. At the highest level, even the faintest sound will activate recording.
What is the function of the LowCut Filter?
The recorder has a Low Cut Filter function to minimize low-frequency sounds and record voices more clearly. This function can reduce noise from air conditioners, projectors and other types of white noise.
What is the function of the Voice Filter?
The Voice Filter cuts low- and high-frequency tones to create a playback frequency range encompassing the tones in the human voice, thereby making the playback of dictation recordings clearer. Voice Filter works in all playback speeds.
What enhancements do the upgrades to Olympus Sonority offer?
Purchasing the upgrades adds the following features to the version of Olympus Sonority that is bundled with the DM-420: Plus Edition MP3 Editing Adds the ability to output and convert to an MP3 file. With the MP3 format, output and conversion at 320 kbps, 256 kbps, 192 kbps and 128 kbps as well as ID3 tag editing are possible. Create a Music CD Allows an audio CD to be easily created by specifying in the browsing screen the files to write to a CD. If the total size of the specified audio files exceeds the capacity of a CD, the files can be divided onto multiple CDs. Configuring the Recorder Menu The built-in device settings (advanced settings such as the recording mode, alarm setting and timer recording) can be configured using Olympus Sonority. Effects Over 20 types of advanced effect functions. Spectrum Analyzer Displays in real time the frequency distribution of a sound being played in the Waveform Editing screen. Unlimited Track Editing Eliminates the limitation on the number of tracks that can be edited simultaneously.

Music Editing Plug-in

To add the Music Editing Plug-in, Olympus Sonority must first be upgraded to the Plus Edition.
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What are Index Marks and Temp Marks?
Index Marks are digital tags that can be inserted while recording or during playback. They are used to skip forward or backward in recordings to pre-selected points. Up to 16 Index Marks can be added to a single file. Index Marks cannot be placed in files created on machines other than Olympus digital voice recorders. This means that they cannot be placed in podcasts. Instead, Temp Marks can be placed in podcasts to temporarily remember desired locations. Up to 16 Temp Marks can be added to a single file. Both Index Marks and Temp Marks are inserted using the [SCENE] (INDEX) button on the recorder. Index Marks and Temp Marks cannot be added to files in the Audible folder.
What is the purpose of the Audible folder?
The Audible folder (a subfolder of the Music folder) is present to receive and play audio content purchased from the Audible.com Web site (http://www.audible.com/). Audible.com is a source for audio books and audio newspaper and magazine articles. Audible also has Web sites for the United Kingdom, France and Germany for content in other languages. Audible files are not managed by the Olympus Sonority software. When users purchase a subscription to Audible.com, they receive Audible Manager software. The DM-420 is listed in the Mobile Device listing in Audible Manager. Audible Manager is used to download audio content from the Audible.com Web site and transfer files to the recorders Audible folder. When the Audible folder is selected on the recorder, the recorder automatically switches to the Audible mode. The Audible mode is able to play the downloaded Audible files in any of the three formats used by Audible. When a content file is transferred to the recorder, a.pos file is created to record the playback position of a file. This allows the recording to take up where it had left off during a prior listening session.

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Specifications What music file formats does the DM-420 support?
The DM-420 can store and play WMA (Windows Media Audio) files with bit rates of between 5 and 320 kbps and mp3 files with bit rates of between 8 and 320 kbps. Variable bit rate mp3 files may not play properly. The DM-420 is compatible with Microsoft Corporation DRM 9 but not with DRM10.

What operating systems support the DM-420 digital voice recorder?
The DM-420 is supported by Windows XP Home Edition service packs 2 and 3, Windows XP Professional service packs 2 and 3, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition service pack 2, and the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the following Windows Vista editions: Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise and Ultimate (all at service pack 1). The DM-420 is supported by Macintosh Mac OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger) 10.5 (Leopard).
How much dictation recording time is available in the DM-420?
The amount of potential dictation recording time available in the DM-420 depends on several factors, including the selected quality mode and whether the recorder is configured to use internal memory or a removable memory card (sold separately). When a quality mode is selected, several audio file properties are put into place. These properties determine the level of detail of the saved file data. A higher-quality recording saves more-detailed information and creates a larger data file that uses more memory. A lower-quality recording makes a less-detailed data file, so the memory lasts longer. Podcasts and Audible files use up portions of the recorders built-in flash memory, as do files saved on the recorder when it is used as a USB flash drive (aka thumb drive). This usage will reduce the amount of memory available for recording new files. The table below shows the maximum dictation recording times possible using the built-in memory (assuming there are no other files saved in the recorder). Recording Mode MPkbps mode MPkbps mode MPkbps mode MPkbps mode ST XQ mode ST HQ mode ST SP mode HQ mode SP mode LP mode
Maximum Dictation Recording Time (Internal Memory) 13 hours, 45 minutes 17 hours, 15 minutes 23 hours, 00 minutes 34 hours, 45 minutes 34 hours, 00 minutes 68 hours, 00 minutes 136 hours, 00 minutes 136 hours, 00 minutes 268 hours, 00 minutes 533 hours, 00 minutes
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Using removable memory media can expand the recording capacity of the DM-420. The table below shows the potential recording capacity of the recorder with different sized microSD and microSDHC memory cards. Recording Mode MPkbps MPkbps MPkbps MPkbps ST XQ ST HQ ST SP HQ SP LP Maximum Dictation Recording Time (memory card) 1 GB 6 hrs. 30 min. 8 hrs. 00 min. 11 hrs. 00 min. 16 hrs. 30 min. 16 hrs. 00 min. 32 hrs. 00 min. 65 hrs. 00 min. 65 hrs. 00 min. 128 hrs. 00 min. 255 hrs. 00 min. 2 GB 13 hrs. 30 min. 17 hrs. 00 min. 23 hrs. 00 min. 34 hrs. 00 min. 33 hrs. 00 min. 67 hrs. 00 min. 135 hrs. 00 min. 135 hrs. 00 min. 267 hrs. 00 min. 531 hrs. 00 min. 4 GB 27 hrs. 00 min. 34 hrs. 00 min. 45 hrs. 00 min. 68 hrs. 00 min. 66 hrs. 00 min. 133 hrs. 00 min. 266 hrs. 00 min. 266 hrs. 00 min. 524 hrs. 00 min. 1042 hrs. 00 min.

Which recording quality mode should I use?
Different quality modes save the digital record of a signal with different levels of faithfulness to the original sound. The ST XQ and ST HQ modes are recommended for music, drama or interviews that may be made for broadcast because they make very detailed digital records of the sound and use a very wide frequency range. Lower-quality modes, such as SP (Standard Play) and LP (Long Play), make a lessdetailed digital record of the signal and use a narrower frequency range so they will use up the available Flash memory much more slowly. These modes are best used for audio note taking or for recording college lectures or seminars situations in which large content capacity is more important than high audio quality.
What are the maximum recording times per file?
A maximum recording time per file is set for each quality mode. Even if a recorders memory is not exhausted, a single recording cannot be continued beyond the limit. Maximum Recording Time Per File Quality Mode MPkbps mode MPkbps mode MPkbps mode MPkbps mode ST XQ mode ST HQ mode ST SP mode HQ mode SP mode LP mode
Recording Time 29 hours, 40 minutes 37 hours, 10 minutes 49 hours, 40 minutes 74 hours, 30 minutes 26 hours, 40 minutes 26 hours, 40 minutes 53 hours, 40 minutes 26 hours, 40 minutes 53 hours, 40 minutes 148 hours, 40 minutes
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Usage How is the recorder turned off?
The recorder is turned off by sliding the [POWER/HOLD] control on the right underside of the recorder downward and then releasing it. The switch should then be moved upward to the HOLD position to prevent accidental activation of button functions.
How do I select which type of memory to use?
The selection of built-in memory or removable memory card is made in the menu. When a microSD or microSDHC card is inserted in the card slot for the first time and the recorder is turned on, the option to select the memory mode is displayed on the start-up screen. Thereafter the selection needs to be made in the Device Menu through the Memory Select function. The available options are Built-in Memory and microSD Card. MicroSD and microSDHC cards from 512MB to 16 GB can be used. For optimum performance, it is advised to format the card the first time it is put in the recorder. If the card is being used for dictation and files are frequently erased, it is advisable to routinely download all of the files to a computer and format the card to keep it free of a build up of artifacts of previous files. Occasional formatting of the built-in memory using the menu Format function is also advised. One advantage of recording to removable media is that multiple cards can be used to organize content (e.g. one can hold podcasts and another can hold a music library).

How is recording volume controlled?
By default, the DM-420 records automatically at 100% volume level to prevent accidentally recording with the volume set too low. The recorder has three levels of microphone sensitivity: High: The highest recording sensitivity, it is suitable for conferences with large crowds and recording audio at a distance or low volume. Middle: Ideal for recording meetings and seminars with a small number of people. Low: The lowest recording sensitivity, it is suitable for close-up dictation.
Microphone sensitivity is set via the MIC SENSE option in the recorders menu.
How is playback volume controlled?
The playback volume is controlled during playback by using the [+] (plus) and [-] (minus) buttons on the circular pad on the face of the recorder. Pressing [+] increases the playback volume. Pressing [-] reduces the playback volume.
How is the playback speed controlled?
The playback of files in the DM-420 can be changed to between 50% and 150% of the default playback speed in increments of 0.05. The tone of the file will be adjusted digitally without changing the pitch so that the recording sounds natural. The play speed is changed in the recorders menu, under Play Speed. The options are: S. Play (Slow Play): x0.50 to x0.95 of normal speed in x0.05 increments F. Play (Fast Play): x1.05 to x2.0 of normal speed in x0.05 increments
S. Play and F. Play are not available while Noise Cancel is enabled. During fast/slow playback, files will be played in monaural even if they were recorded in stereo.
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Can I rename my files when they are displayed on my Computer?
Files in the DM-420 should not be renamed when displayed in a computers file-browsing software (e.g. My Computer) because the recorders file-management software may not be able to find a renamed file.
How does the Zoom Mic option work?
The Zoom Mic menu option employs the DiMAGIC Virtual Microphone (DVM) audio pickup system that allows more dynamic recording by focusing on sound from selectable directions. It enables expansive stereo recording to high directivity recording using the DM-420s built-in microphones. The options available in Zoom Mic are: OFF, Wide, Narrow and Zoom. The Zoom option has the narrowest angle of reception and records only in monaural. Because the DVM technology is tailored to the recorders microphone, Zoom Mic is incompatible with Olympus accessory microphones and third-party microphones.

How are files erased from the recorder?
Dictation, Audible, Podcast and Music files can be erased from the recorder by selecting the file and pressing the [ERASE] button. The LCD screen will highlight Cancel. While Cancel is highlighted, press the [+] button to select File Erase, and then press the [OK] button. The LCD screen will display the File Erase screen with Cancel highlighted. Press the [+] button to select Start and then press the [OK] button. The LCD will then display Erase Done. To erase all of the files in a folder, use the same procedure, but select Erase in Folder instead of File Erase. Note: Locked files and files that are set as read-only cannot be erased using this function.
I want to clear my recorder of all loaded files. How do I format the recorder?
The recorder should be formatted only by using the internal FORMAT function found in the menu. Formatting using the computer may corrupt system files needed to run the recorder and may delete the Voice Guide Data and Audible system files. When the recorder is connected to a computer, individual files can be deleted using My Computer without negative effects.
How do I charge the recorders rechargeable batteries?
The two bundled BR-401 NiMH batteries can be charged in the recorder via a USB connection to a computer. The USB cable should be plugged directly into a computer USB port and not into a USB hub. USB hubs split up the USB current and the battery may not fully charge through a hub connection. To charge the batteries through a USB port, first connect the USB cable bundled with this recorder to a computer. Next, press the [STOP] button on the recorder while plugging the other end of the USB cable into the recorder. Charging will be displayed in the charging indicator at the top of the LCD screen and the orange LED will be lit. The LED will go out when charging is completed. The batteries can also be charged using the optional AC Adapter A-514, which has a USB plug on its cable. To set up the recorder to charge from the AC adapter, in the menu go to USB Settings > USB Connect > AC Adapter and press the [OK/MENU] button.
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How should the recorder be disconnected from a Windows computer?
Any USB device should be disconnected from a Windows computer using the [Safely Remove Hardware] icon located in the Taskbar in the lower right corner of the Desktop screen. The icon features a green arrow suspended above a device and pointing to the lower left.
Any open files should be closed before starting the disconnect process. Simply removing the device from the USB port without using the recommended disconnect procedure can result in corruption of files or firmware. Double-clicking on the [Safely Remove Hardware] icon opens a dialog box to shut down the USB connection so that the device can be safely disconnected. Select the device to be disconnected by clicking once on its name, and then click on the [Stop] button.

Clicking on the [Stop] button launches another dialog box to confirm the devices that are to be stopped. Clicking the [OK] button closes the USB connection. The desktop screen will display a message balloon above the taskbar indicating that it is safe to disconnect the hardware.
How should the recorder be disconnected from a Macintosh computer?
Any USB device should be disconnected from a Macintosh computer either by clicking on the EJECT button or dragging the drive icon that represents the recorder to the Trash.

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Accessories Will using an accessory microphone with an extended frequency range improve the quality of my recordings?
Using an accessory microphone with an extended frequency range may not improve the quality of the recordings in a DM-420. The recorder has an overall frequency response of 40 20,000 Hz, but the different quality modes modify the detail of the saved file data by saving some frequencies and discarding others. This is how the recorder is able to vary the potential recording time and use the built-in flash memory more efficiently. The table below shows the overall frequency response in each recording quality mode: Quality Mode MPkbps mode MPkbps mode MPkbps mode MPkbps mode ST XQ mode ST HQ mode ST SP mode HQ mode SP mode LP mode Overall Frequency Response 40 Hz 20,000 Hz 40 Hz 20,000 Hz 40 Hz 19,000 Hz 40 Hz 17,000 Hz 40 Hz - 19,000 Hz 40 Hz - 16,000 Hz 40 Hz - 9,000 Hz 40 Hz - 13,000 Hz 40 Hz - 8,000 Hz 40 Hz 3,000 Hz
Is there an AC adapter available for the DM-420?
The DM-420 is compatible with the optional A-514 AC Adapter. The adapter can be used to power the recorder and also to charge the rechargeable batteries bundled with it. The A514 AC Adapter can be purchased directly from The Olympus Store by clicking here.
Troubleshooting I formatted the recorder using my computer and the Voice Guide Data is gone. Can I restore it?
If you format the recorder and erase the Voice Guidance data by mistake, or if you want to change its language, the Voice Guidance Data can be copied from the Olympus Sonority software to the recorder via either of the following procedures: Uploading Voice Guidance Automatically Olympus Sonority automatically detects the languages supported by a connected recorder and uploads the corresponding files not stored in the recorder. Voice Guidance languages that can be downloaded into the DM-420 are Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Finnish, Czech, Norwegian, Swedish, Portuguese, Greek, Danish, Polish, Dutch, Hindi and Urdu. Connect the recorder with Voice Guidance capability to the computer and open Olympus Sonority.

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With the built-in Voice Guidance of the recorder turned on in the menu, Olympus Sonority will automatically check the state of the Voice Guidance files in the recorder. If the recorder lacks any of the required files, the Upload File dialog box will appear.
Click the [OK] button. The Voice Guidance files will be uploaded. Uploading Voice Guidance Manually To manually upload the Voice Guidance in a desired language, perform the following steps: Connect the recorder with the Voice Guidance capability to the computer and open Olympus Sonority. Select the [Device] > [Upload Voice Guidance Files] menu option. The Transfer Voice Guidance Files dialog box will appear.
Voice Guidance files that can be uploaded are listed in the drop-down list. Select the desired Voice Guidance language to upload and click on the [OK] button. The Voice Guidance in the selected language will upload to the recorder. The Voice Guidance file set to the primary supported language in the recorder will be overwritten with the new Voice Guidance file in the selected language.
The battery ran out while I was recording a file, and now I cant find or play the file. Why?
If the battery runs out of power during the recording of a file, the recording in progress will be lost because the file header will be unable to close. It is crucial to change or charge the battery once the battery indicator shows only one hash mark of power remaining. Removing the battery while the recorder is in use may also corrupt a file.
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[Noise Cancel] ( P.50)

[EUPHONY] ( P.50)
[Play Mode] ( P.50) [Play Speed] ( P.51) [Skip Space] ( P.52)
When the earphone is used, the recorder speaker will be switched-off. Notes To avoid irritation to the ear, insert the earphone after turning down the volume level. When you listen with the earphone during playback, do not raise the volume too much. It may cause hearing impairment and decrease in hearing ability.
[Alarm] ( P.52) [Play Scene] ( P.52) [Intro Play] (For DM-520) ( P.53)
About music file In cases where the recorder is unable to playback music files that have been transferred to it, check to make sure that the sampling rate and bit rate are in the range where playback is possible. Combinations of sampling rates and bit rates for music files which the recorder can playback are given below.
File format Sampling frequency 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz MPEG1 Layer3: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz MPEG2 Layer3: 16 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 24 kHz 8 kHz, 11 kHz, 16 kHz, 22 kHz, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz Bit rate 16 bit

Bookmark mode

The recorder has the bookmark mode in the contents file of the Podcast or Audible file which is transferred to the recorder. When the recorder is in bookmark mode, it automatically memorizes the last stop position as a [Playback Position]. Even the recorder is stopped while a file is being played back, the last stop position is recalled from the file, and the file can be played back from that position next time.
STOP button PLAY button button OK button From 5 kbps up to 320 kbps

WAV format

MP3 format
From 8 kbps up to 320 kbps

WMA format

Variable bitrate MP3 files (in which conversion bitrates can vary) may not play properly. For WAV files, this recorder can only playback those in the linear PCM format. WAV files other than these cannot be played back. This recorder is compatible with Microsoft Corporation DRM9, but not with DRM10.
1 Selecting the content file in the [Podcast] or the Audible file in the [Music] folder. 2 Press the PLAY ` or OK button to start playback.
[ `] will appear on the display. When you play the file which you have previously played back, the playback starts from the last stop position.
3 Press the STOP 4 or OK button at any point you want to stop the playback.
The recorder stops when it reaches the end of the file. Continue pressing the 9 button to proceed with the cue from the beginning of the next file. Rewinding Press and hold the 0 button while the recorder is stopped. When you release the button, the recorder stops, but the [Playback Position] will not be updated. Press the PLAY ` or OK button to start playing back from where it was stopped. Press and hold the 0 button while playing a file. When you release the 0 button the recorder will resume normal playback. If a temp mark ( P.38) or [Playback Position] is marked in the middle of the file, the playback stops once at that position. The recorder stops when it reaches the beginning of the file. Continue pressing the 0 button to proceed with the review from the end of the previous file. If the 0 button is kept pressed while the recorder is stopped at the start of the top file, the recorder will fast rewind starting from the end of the last file. Locating the Beginning of the File Press the 9 button during playback, slow playback, or fast playback. The next file is cued and playback starts at the previously set speed. Press the 0 button during playback, slow playback, or fast playback. The file being played is cued and playback starts at the previously set speed. Press the 0 button 2 times during playback, slow playback or fast playback. The previous file is cued and playback starts at the previously set speed.

/ Device Menu:

[Memory Select] [Power Save] [Folder Name] [USB Settings] [USB Connect] [USB Class]
Format Refer to Formatting the recorder [Format] (P.71). Memory Info. The recordable capacity remaining and overall capacity of the recording media can be seen from the menu screen. When no microSD card is inserted only information for the built-in memory will seen. The domain area which uses the administrative files which the recorder uses is included in the remaining capacity for the recording media. For microSD cards in particular, in addition to this administrative domain the administrative domain area for the microSD card is added in as well. Owing to this, the remaining capacity will be displayed as less than the cards specified capacity, yet this is not abnormal.
Menu setting method Rearranging files [Replace]
You can move a file in a folder to change the order of playback. First select the folder (file) for which you want to change the playback order. The song order can be changed by using the provided "Olympus Sonority" software.
5 Press the + or button to select the location to move it to.
1 Select the folder for which you would like to rearrange the song order ( P.24 to P.27). 2 Select [Replace] from the menu on the [File Menu].
Please refer to P.44, P.45 for details on menu settings.
6 Press the OK button to complete the setting.
If there are more files to move, repeat Steps 3 through 6. Pressing the 0 button without pressing the OK button will cancel the settings and return you to the previous screen.
3 Press the + or button to select the file you want to move.
4 Press the OK or 9 button.
7 Press the F2 or STOP 4 button to complete the setting.
The cursor will flash to confirm that the file can be moved.
Menu setting method Moving/Copying Files [File Move/Copy] (For DM-520)
Files saved in the built-in memory or the microSD card can be moved or copied within the memory. Files can also be moved or copied between memory. [move > memory]: Move a file in the built-in memory or microSD card to another folder within the built-in memory. [copy > memory]: Copy a file in the built-in memory or microSD card to another folder within the built-in memory. [move > microSD]: Move a file in the built-in memory or microSD card to another folder in the microSD card. [copy > microSD]: Copy a file in the built-in memory or microSD card to another folder in the microSD card.
[Move] will appear on the display.
1 Select the folder where the file you want to move or copy is saved. 2 Select [File Move/Copy] from the menu on the [File Menu].
3 Press the + or button to select the position to move or copy the file to.
5 Press the + or button to select the number of files to move or copy.
[1file]: Select only the specified file. [Selected files]: Select multiple files. [All files]: Select all files in the folder.

5 Press the OK button.

After the [Data will be cleared] message is on for two seconds, [Start],[Cancel] will turn on.
1 Select [Format] from the menu in [Device Menu].
Please refer to P.44,P.45 for details on menu settings.
2 Press the + or button to select the recording media to format.
6 Press the + button again to select [Start].

3 Press the OK button.

[Start],[Cancel] will appear on the display.
Formatting begins and [Format !] flashes on the display. [Format Done] appears when formatting ends. Notes When an microSD card is inserted in the recorder, be sure to confirm the recording media as either [Built-in Memory] or [microSD Card] so that there is no mistake ( P.54). Never perform operations such as the following while processing, as they may damage the data. In addition, replace the batteries with two new ones in order to ensure that the batteries will not run out while processing. 1 Unplugging the AC Adapter while processing. 2 Removing the batteries while processing. 3 Remove the microSD card ard during processing when [microSD Card] is being used as the recording media. Performing any of these operations may damage the data. Never format the recorder from a PC. Once the recorder is formatted, the music files with DRM may not be transferred to the recorder again. When the recorder is formatted, all the saved data, including locked files and read-only files, are erased. After formatting, recorded voice file names may start from [0001]. When returning the settings for the functions to their initial settings, use [Reset Settings] ( P.54). Formatting on the recorder will be Quick Format. If you format the microSD card, information of file management is refreshed and the data inside the microSD card is not deleted completely. When handing over and disposing the microSD card, be careful about the data leakage from the microSD card. We recommend the microSD card to be destroyed when you dispose the microSD card ( P.22). If the recorder is formatted, when the data has been erased by accident, connect to PC and copy the guidance data to the recorder by using supplied "Olympus Sonority" ( P.90).
Using the Recorder on Your PC

Saving Files in Your PC

By being connected to a PC, the recorder enables you to do the following: Playback voice files on your PC ( P.87). Voice files recorded using the recorder can be played using the "Olympus Sonority" software included on the provided CD-ROM or "Windows Media Player" ( P.95). Voice files recorded on the recorder can be played and managed on the PC using the "Olympus Sonority". Using the "Windows Media Player", the stored WMA or MP3 files on your PC can be transferred and played back on this recorder. If an upgrade (Option) to the "Olympus Sonority Plus" is executed or a Music Editing Plug-in is added (Option), various additional functions can be utilized ( P.93). Precautions on using the recorder connected to a PC When you are downloading a file from the recorder or uploading a file to the recorder, do not remove the USB cable even if the screen is indicating you can. Data is still being transferred while the recording indicator light is blinking. When removing the USB cable, be sure to follow the description in P.81. If the USB cable is removed before the drive is stopped, data may not be successfully transferred. On a PC, do not format the drive of the recorder. Initialization is not successfully achieved on a PC. For initialization, follow the instructions in the [Format] screen of the recorder ( P.71). Folder (directory) names displayed by file management tools such as Explorer in Microsoft Windows and Finder in Macintosh are different from the folder names that can be set with the recorder or the "Olympus Sonority". If folders or files stored on the recorder are moved or renamed by using a file management tool in Windows or Macintosh, the order of files may be changed or files may become unrecognizable. Data can be written or uploaded to the recorder even though the attribute of the recorder drive is shown as Read-only by the operating system of the PC. As the noise may cause adverse effects on electronics devices nearby the recorder, unplug the external microphone and earphone when you connect the recorder to a PC. Important Notice on the Explanation of Software Functions Function items that can be used in Windows will be displayed as Windows and function items that can be used in Macintosh will be displayed as Macintosh. Items that only have Windows or Macintosh indicated can only be supported by the target system.

Installing Software

Before you connect the recorder to your PC and use it, you must first install the "Olympus Sonority" software from the included Software CD. Be sure to confirm the following before installation: Exit all running applications. You need to log on as an Administrator.

Windows

1 Insert "Olympus Sonority" into the CD-ROM drive.
The installation program will start automatically. Once the program starts, jump to step 4. If it does not, follow the procedures in steps 2 and 3.
6 Confirm your acceptance of the terms of the Licensing Agreement.
You must accept the terms of the Licensing Agreement to install "Olympus Sonority". After checking the [Agree] box, click [Next].
2 Opening contents in the CD-ROM with [Explorer].
7 [Registration of User Registration Information]
Please enter your name, company name and serial number which is listed on the separate sheet. Click [Next] after entering.
3 Double-click [Setup] in the CDROM. 4 When the "Olympus Sonority" launch screen is displayed, click the desired language to select it. 5 When [Olympus Sonority Setup] is clicked, the Installer Opening screen will start up. Follow the Installer Wizard instructions.

8 [Select Setup Type]

The installation destination can be changed. Click [Next] if you do not want to change (Select [Custom] if you want to change).

9 [Start Installation]

Click [Install] to start installing. Do not carry out other operations before the installation is completed and the [Complete] screen is displayed.
10 [Installation Complete]
When the installation is completed, the completed [Install Shield] screen will be displayed. To connect the recorder to a PC, refer to "Connecting to your PC" (+ P.80), to start up the Olympus Sonority, refer to "Running Olympus Sonority" (+ P. 82).

Macintosh

Proceed to step 3 when the content of CD-ROM is displayed, and go to step 2 and 3 when nothing is displayed.
7 [Changing the Installation Destination]
The installation destination can be changed. Click [Next] if you do not want to change (Select [Change Installation Destination] if you want to change).
2 Opening contents in the CD-ROM with [Finder]. 3 Double-click [setup] in the CDROM. 4 When the "Olympus Sonority" launch screen is displayed, click the desired language to select it. 5 When [Olympus Sonority Setup] is clicked, the Installer Opening screen will start up. Follow the Installer Wizard instructions. 6 Confirm your acceptance of the terms of the Licensing Agreement.

8 [Start Installation]

When the installation is completed, the completed [Installer] screen will be displayed. To connect the recorder to a PC, refer to "Connecting to Your PC" (+ P.80), to start up the "Olympus Sonority", refer to "Running Olympus Sonority" (+ P. 82). After starting up the "Olympus Sonority", the serial number entry dialog box will appear. Serial number which is listed on the separate sheet. After entering, click [OK] and the "Olympus Sonority" will start up.

Uninstalling Software

To uninstall any of the software component of the "Olympus Sonority" software installed on your PC, follow the steps below.
1 Exit "Olympus Sonority". 2 Select [Start] from [Control Panel] menu. 3 Click [Add/Remove programs] in the control panel window. 4 When the installed application list is displayed, select [Olympus Sonority]. 5 Click [Change/Remove].
1 Exit "Olympus Sonority". 2 Open [Finder] and double-click the [SonorityUninstaller.pkg] in the application folder. 3 The Uninstaller will start up. Follow the Wizard instructions. 4 When the administrator password is asked, enter the password then click [OK]. 5 Uninstall will start and when [Successful] is displayed, click [Close].
6 Confirmation of Deleting the File.
Click the [OK] button to start uninstalling. An additional message may appear, if so, read it carefully and follow the instructions given.
7 When the [Maintenance Complete] screen is displayed, click [Finish] to complete uninstalling.
Files left after uninstallation The voice files you made are stored in the [MESSAGE] folder. If you dont need them, delete them. You can confirm the location of the [MESSAGE] folder by clicking [Options] in the [Tools] menu before uninstalling.

Using Online Help

Windows Macintosh To open Online Help, you have the following options. While "Olympus Sonority" is running, select [Contents] from the [Olympus Sonority Help] menu.
Search by Contents Search by Key word
1 Once the Online Help screen appears, click the Contents tab. 2 Double-click the icon of the desired topic heading. 3 Double-click the desired topic. icon of the

1 Open Online Help and click the [Index] item.
Matching keywords are located automatically.

2 Click keyword.

An explanation of the topic is displayed.
Note For more information on menus and operations, refer to Online Help. You will be able to use Online Help after Olympus Sonority is installed.

Connecting to Your PC

Connecting to your PC

Windows Macintosh

1 Turn the recorders power ON. 2 Connect the USB connection cable to the USB port of the PC.
Connecting to Your PC 3 Make sure that the recorder is stopped, and then connect the USB cable to the connecting port on the bottom of this recorder.
[Remote (Storage)] is displayed on recorder if the USB cable is connected. When the recorder is using the USB connection setting, it will not be connected to the PC when [AC Adapter] is selected. Select [PC] in the USB connection setting ( P.69). Windows: When you connect the recorder to a Windows and open [My Computer], it will be recognized by the drive name of the product name. If a microSD card is inserted, [Removable Disc] will be displayed. Macintosh: When you connect the recorder to a Mac OS, it will be recognized by the drive name of the product name on the desktop. If a microSD card is inserted, [Untitled] will be displayed. Notes Be sure to use the included dedicated cable for the USB connecting cable. If any other companys cable is used, it will be the cause trouble. Also, please do not connect this dedicated cable to any other companys product. When connecting the recorder through an USB hub the operation may become unstable. In such cases, refrain from using a USB hub.
Connecting to Your PC Disconnecting from your PC
Notes NEVER disconnect the USB cable while the recording indicator light is flashing. If you do, the data will be destroyed. When the recorder is connected to a PC, the power will be supplied from the USB cable. Refer to the users manual for your PC regarding the USB port on your PC. Be sure that you connect the USB cable either directly to the USB port on your PC. Be sure to push the cable connector all the way in. Otherwise, the recorder may not operate properly. Cancel Hold mode.
1 Click [ ] on the task bar located at the lower-right corner of the screen. Click [Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device].
The drive letter will differ depending on the PC being used.
2 Confirm that the recorder display lamp is gone before disconnecting the USB cable.
1 Move the drive icon for this recorder that is appear on the desktop to the garbage bin by Drag & Drop it. 2 Confirm that the recorder display lamp is gone before disconnecting the USB cable.

Running Olympus Sonority

By connecting the recorder to your PC, you can automatically start the application.

Play a Voice File

Select the folder that contains the voice file you would like to play.
Select the file to playback from the File List Display Area.

3 Play the voice file.

Click the [ ] (play) button of the Play Control Bar. Other playback control such as Rewind, Fast Forward, Stop, Speed Control, Volume Control, Time Axis and Index Skip are available from the Play Control Bar.
Using the Waveform Editing Function
You can use the Waveform Editing Tab in the "Olympus Sonority" to easily process voice data. In the Waveform Editing Mode, you can also delete unnecessary parts, paste and re-save the data.
1 From the Browse screen, select the file you want to edit, select [File] { [Edit].
The waveform editing screen will appear and the waveform will be displayed.
4 Click on any waveform display part.
Selected waveforms in the waveform display will become grey.
2 Drag and select the waveform you want to delete.
Selected parts will become grey in the waveform display.
5 Select [Paste] from the [Edit] Menu.
The waveforms that were cut previously will be inserted in the part selected.
3 Select [Cut] from the [Edit] Menu.
The selected waveforms will be deleted.
6 Click the Write Track Zone [
The Save dialog box will appear.
Using the Waveform Editing Function/ Using the One-touch effect Function
Using the One-touch effect Function
You can use the Waveform Editing Tab in the "Olympus Sonority" to easily process voice data. Using the One-touch Effect Function, you can easily apply special effects to the voice file. Here we show you how to carry out noise reduction in a specified area.
3 Press the noise reduction adjustment button [ ].
Noise will be removed from the selected part.
2 Drag and select the waveform part you want to apply special effects on.
4 Click the start location of the selected part and press the [ ] button on the Playback Control Bar.
The part where noise has been reduced will start to play.
Upload Voice Files to the Recorder
"Olympus Sonority" has a feature to enable you to upload files from your PC to the recorder.
Select the folder that contains the voice file to upload from the Main Tree View.
Select the file you want to transmit from the File List Display Area.
3 Select the folder to upload.
From the [Device] menu select [Upload Selected Files] or click the Upload icon [ ]. Once the folder list box where the file is to be uploaded is displayed, select the folder from which the file is to be uploaded.

4 Upload the voice file.

Click [OK] to upload the voice file to the recorder.

5 Upload complete.

Using Windows Media Player
Music files that have been imported to your computer from music CDs and acquired over the Internet can be transferred to and played back with this recorder. It supports WAV, MP3, and WMA format music files. By using Windows Media Player, music files from music CDs can be converted (ripped) ( P.97) and music files that you have bought from any music distribution sites can be easily transferred to the recorder ( P.98). Copyright and copyright protection feature (DRM) By the Copyright Act, any voice/music files and music CDs downloaded from the Internet without the copyright holders permission may not be reproduced, distributed, publicized/re-publicized on the Internet, or converted into WAV,WMA or MP3 files for the purpose of commercial business or sale. A WMA file may be provided with DRM (Digital Right Management) for copyright protection. DRM limits the file to copy or distribute music files that are converted (ripped) from a music CD or downloaded from music distribution services. To transfer a WMA file with DRM to the recorder, you need to use appropriate methods such as Windows Media Player. Copying the music files with DRM purchased from online music distribution service to a portable device such as this recorder may be restricted. Note This recorder is compatible with Microsoft Corporation DRM9, but not with DRM10.
Using Windows Media Player Window names

Windows Media Player 11

Windows Media Player 10
1Features taskbar 2Seek slider 3Shuffle button 4Repeat button 5Stop button 6Previous button 7Play button 8Next button 9Mute button 0Volume slider
1Features taskbar 2Quick Access Panel button 3Seek slider 4Rewind button 5Play button 6Stop button 7Previous button 8Next button 9Mute button 0Volume slide !Shuffle/ Repeat button @Fast Forward button
Using Windows Media Player Copying music from CD
1 Insert CD into the CD-ROM drive, and start Windows Media Player. 2 From the Features taskbar, click [Rip] menu.
After clicking [Rip] menu, click [ViewAlbumInfo] for Windows Media Player 10 as necessary. If Internet connectivity is available, CD information is searched. Windows Media Player 11
3 Put a check mark on the music file that you want to copy. 4 Click [StartRip].
For Windows Media Player 10 Click [RipMusic]. Files copied to a PC are stored in WMA format. Music files copied are categorized by artist, album, genre, etc. and added to the play list. Windows Media Player 10
Using Windows Media Player Transferring music file to the recorder
You can transfer the music files saved in your PC to this recorder. For how to copy the music files from the CD to your PC, see Copying music from CD ( P.97). Windows Media Player 11
1 Connect the recorder to a PC, and start Windows Media Player. 2 From the Features taskbar, click [Sync]. 3 Click [Sync] menu again to select [DVR] { [AdvancedOptions] { [SetUpSync], and set as follows.

Notes Copying the music files with DRM purchased online music distribution service to a portable device such as this recorder may be restricted. To transfer the files by using Windows Media Player 9, check the Olympus website. If the music files are transferred to the recorder until it reaches to the maximum memory, the message [Cant make the system file. Connect to PC and delete unnecessary file] may appear on this recorders display. In such a case, erase the files to make free space (hundreds of KB to dozens of MB depending on the music file sizes) for the management file. (The more capacity for the management file will be necessary as the number of the music files increases).
Using Windows Media Player Copying voice file to the CD
You can transfer the voice files in the recorder to your PC and copy them to CD. For how to copy the voice files from the recorder to your PC, see Download Voice Files from the Recorder (P.85). Windows Media Player 11
1 Insert the blank CD-R/RW into the CD-R/RW drive, and start Windows Media Player. 2 From the Features taskbar, click the [Burn] menu. 3 Select the desired category from [Library] on the left, and select voice files or albums to copy to the CD-R/RW, and Drag & Drop them in [BurnList] on the right. 4 Click [Burn] menu again, and select [AudioCD] or [DataCD].
When [AudioCD] is selected: A file is converted and copied in music CD in order to play it by the audio equipment which can play CD-R/RW. When [DataCD] is selected: Copying files with the format to be recorded.

5 Click [StartBurn].

1 Insert the blank CD-R/RW into the CD-R/RW drive, and start Windows Media Player. 2 From the Features taskbar, click [Burn] menu.
Click [Burn] as needed after clicking [EditPlaylist] menu. You can change the order of tracks by Drag & Drop files.
3 Put a check mark on the voice files that you want to copy. 4 Select format of CD before clicking [StartBurn].
Notes Copying the music files with DRM purchased online music distribution service to a portable device such as this recorder may be restricted. Refer to the online help of Windows Media Player for details.

Using iTunes

Music files that have been imported to your computer from music CDs and acquired over the Internet can be transferred to and played back with this recorder. By using iTunes, music files from music CDs can be converted (ripped) (P.104) and music files that you have bought from any music distribution sites can be easily transferred to the recorder ( P.105).

[Index Full]

Index full.

[Temp Mark Full]

Tempmark full.

[Folder Full]

Folder full.

[Memory Error]

Error in the memory.
[Card Error] [Licence Mismatch] [Memory Full] [No File] Error in the memory. Illegally copied file. Zero remaining memory. No file.
microSD card is not recognized correctly. The music files copied illegally. No remaining memory. No files were found in the folder.
[Format Error] [Cant make the system file. Connect to PC and delete unnecessary file]

Formatting error.

There was an error while Reformat the memory formatting the recorders ( P.71). memory. The file for management cannot be created due to a shortage of capacity for remaining memory. Connect the recorder to a computer and delete any unnecessary files.
The management file cannot be created.
Alarm message list/Troubleshooting
File which cannot be played. Unselected File File cannot be moved (copied). File cannot be moved (copied). File which cannot be split. Please confirm the file that can be played on this recorder. Please select a file then carry out the operation.
[Cannot play this file] [Please Select The File] [Same folder. Can't be moved(copied).] [Some files. Can't be moved(copied).] [This file can't be divided.]

Incompatible format.

File is not selected.
Attempting to move (copy) Please select another into the same folder. folder. File in the destination with the same name, or file with DRM. Attempting to split a file besides the PCM files recorded in this recorder. Please select another file.
Please select another file.

Troubleshooting

Symptom
Nothing appears on the display

Probable cause

The batteries are not loaded properly. Battery power is getting low. The power is off. Battery power is getting low.
Verify that the batteries polarities = and - are correct ( P.14). Replace with new batteries ( P.14). Turn the power on ( P.18). Replace with new batteries ( P.14). Turn the power on ( P.18). Release the recorder from HOLD (P.19). Erase unnecessary files ( P.42). Change to the another folder ( P.24 to P.27). Unplug the earphones to use the internal speaker. Adjust the volume level ( P.33). Adjust the recording level and then try recording once more ( P.47). Set the microphone sensitivity to [High] or [Middle] mode and try again ( P.47). Adjust the output level for the connected devices.

Noise is audible through the recording monitor
Acoustic feedback is occurring.

Accessories (optional)

Accessories exclusive to the Olympus IC recorder can be purchased directly from Online Shop on our companys website. Sales of accessories are different according to the country.
s USB connecting AC adapter: A514 s 2 channel microphone (omnidirectional): ME30W
DC5V AC Adapter for USB connection
s Ni-MH rechargeable battery: BR401 s Connecting cord: KA333
High-efficiency rechargeable long life batteries. Connecting cord which has stereo mini-plugs (3.5) with resistance at both ends. Use to connect from the earphone jack output of the recorder to the microphone input jack when recording. Converting plug adapters (PA331/PA231) which convert to the monaural mini plug (3.5) or monaural mini plug (2.5) are also enclosed.
s Compact Gun Microphone (unidirectional): ME31
Two ME30 monaural microphones come in a set with a miniature tripod and a connection adapter. These are highly sensitive omni-directional microphones supported by plug-in power which are well-suited to recording musical performances.
s Highly sensitive noisecancellation monaural microphone (unidirectional): ME52W
The directional microphones useful for recordings such as outdoor recording of wild birds singing. The metal-cut body provides a sturdiness to the high rigidity.
s Carrying case: CS126 (supplied for the DM-520)
s Tie clip microphone (omni-directional): ME15
This microphone is used to record sound at a distance while minimizing surrounding noise.
The carrying case for the DM-520, and DM-420 guards the recorder from sustaining impact or becoming dirty. A clip, mike stand and holes for a mini tripod are attached on the back of the case.This can also be used as a stand of the device (turn the tripod screws when fixing the tripod, and not the recorder).

Accessories

s Exclusive remote control set: RS30W
Small concealing microphone with a tie-clip.

s Telephone pickup: TP7

When the receiver is plugged into the REMOTE jack the recorders recording and stop functions can be operated through the remote control. The receiving position can be adjusted, thereby allowing you to operate the recorder from various different angles. Earphone type microphone can be plugged into your ear while phoning. The voice or conversation over the phone can be clearly recorded.

Maximum recording time per file
48 kHz 44.1 kHz 3h. 3h.20min.
ST XQ ST HQ ST SP 29h.40min. 37h.10min. 49h.40min. 74h.30min. HQ SP LP 26h.40min. 26h.40min. 53h.40min. 26h.40min. 53h.40min. 148h.40min.
320kbps 256kbps 192kbps 128kbps
Notes The maximum capacity for a single file is limited to approx. 4 GB for WMA and MP3, and approx. 2 GB for Linear PCM format (WAV). Regardless of the memory remaining amount, the longest sound recording time per file is restricted to the above value. Guide to battery life

4 Alkaline batteries:

Recording mode Built-in stereo microphone (During recording mode) Built-in speakers (During playback mode) Earphone Playback
PCM 48kHz MP3 128kbps ST XQ LP

32h. 37h. 38h. 51h.

18h. 19h. 19h. 19h.

49h. 57h. 58h. 58h.

4 Ni-MH Rechargeable batteries:
PCM 48kHz MP3 128kbps ST XQ

27h. 30h. 30h. 41h.

15h. 16h. 16h. 16h.

39h. 45h. 46h. 46h.

Specifications /Technical assistance and support
Notes The above values are strictly rough guides. Battery life is measured by Olympus. It varies greatly according to the type of batteries used and the conditions of use. Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.
Technical assistance and support
The following are contact information for technical support for Olympus recorders and software only.
s Technical Hotline Number in the U.S. and Canada
1-888-553-4448 distec@olympus.com
s User Support E-mail address in the U.S. and Canada s Technical Hotline Number in Europe
Toll free number: 00 available for Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom Charged numbers for the Rest of Europe + + dss.support@olympus-europa.com
s User Support E-mail address in Europe
Declaration of Conformity
:DM-520/DM-420 :DIGITAL VOICE RECORDER :OLYMPUS IMAGING AMERICA INC. : 500 Corporate Parkway, P.O. Box 610, Center Valley, PA 18034-0610, 3 U.S.A. Telephone Number :1-888-553-4448 This device Complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

 

Technical specifications

General
Product TypeDigital voice recorder
Digital Player TypeFlash based
Width4.3 in
Depth0.6 in
Height1.5 in
Weight3 oz
PC Interface SupportedUSB
Audio System
Capacity2 GB
Digital Storage MediaFlash memory - integrated
Supported Flash Memory CardsSD Memory Card
Sound Output ModeStereo
Record Level ControlAutomatic
Additional FeaturesVoice activated
Built-in Display
Built-in DisplayLCD
Display IlluminationYes
Speaker System
Speaker(s)1 x speaker - built-in - 320 mW - 8 Ohm
Driver DetailsSpeaker : 1 x full-range driver - 23mm
Digital Player (Recorder)
Supported Digital Audio StandardsWMA, MP3
Playback ModesContinuous, random play / shuffle
Edit FunctionsErase, move, rename
Data Storage CapabilityUp to 999 files / 5 folders
Sample Rate8 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Response Bandwidth20 - 20000 Hz
FeaturesVariable Control Voice Actuator
Headphones
Headphones TypeHeadphones - binaural - ear-bud
Connectivity TechnologyWired
Sound Output ModeStereo
Connections
Connector Type1 x headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) 1 x microphone ( mini-phone 3.5 mm ) 1 x USB 1 x DC power input
Miscellaneous
Carrying CaseCase
Included AccessoriesHand strap, carrying case
Cables Included1 x USB cable
SoftwareOlympus Sonority
Battery
Battery2 x battery - AAA type - nickel metal hydride
Included Qty2
Run Time (Up To)51 hour(s)
System Requirements
OS RequiredMicrosoft Windows Vista / XP, Apple MacOS X 10.4.11 - 10.5
Universal Product Identifiers
BrandOlympus
Part Number140146
GTIN00050332171480

 

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