Olympus DP-20 - Digital Voice Recorder


A fun digital voice recorder that merges simplicity with technology, the DP-20 from Olympus.

The Olympus DP-20 features the simple design and operation of micro cassette recorders but with the memory, recording quality, battery life and storage capacity of a digital device. Cassette tapes can be clunky and hard to keep track of. Easily capture and store your audio files on this compact digital recorder.
Please note the audio recorded on the DP-20 can only be played back on the DP-20, audio files can not be transferred to a computer.

Large LCD Display

The large LCD (1.78") allows quick viewing of file locations, recording status and battery life with its large font size.

Calendar Search Function
The Calendar Search Function allows you to easily search for files – by file name or date – and play them back with ease.

Never Make a Mistake again with Large Button Operation
The large Play, Stop and Record buttons on the DP-20 make easy to capture and play back the audio you want.

Built-in Large Speaker
To further enhance usability, the DP-20 features a 200mW 36mm round dynamic speaker, ensuring that you always get crystal clear sound.

In-built 1GB Flash Memory
Record up to 131 hours of uninterrupted audio recording in SP mode.

Multiple language support
The large LCD is capable of displaying seven different languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Polish  – a plus for accessibility.

63 Hours of battery life
Up to 63 hours of continuous operation with two AAA batteries.

131 hours recording time
Record up to 131 hours and 30 minutes of uninterrupted audio in SP mode.

2 Recording modes
Select from two recording modes to meet your needs: HQ for high quality or SP for Short Play extended recording.

Playback speed control
Gives you the flexibility to adjust the speed at which you play back your audio file.

Noise Cancellation
Dampen or minimize unwanted background sounds – so you record a clean, high-quality audio file.

Olympus DP-20 Technical Specs


Product Class: Digital Notetaker
Mobile / Stationary: Mobile
SD / SDHC card: No
microSD / microSDHC card: No
Internal memory: 1GB
Display colour: Black & White
Display Backlit: No
Display Size: 1.78"
Main Switch: Push
HOLD switch: Yes
Power switch: Yes
Recording format: WMA Mono
Recording STXQ: 67 h
Recording STHQ: 131 h
Playback format: WMA Mono
Sampling STXQ: 44.1 kHz / 32 kbps
Sampling STHQ: 22 kHz / 16 kbps
Overall (Hz): 70-13,000
Direct recording: No
New button: Yes
Partial Erase: No
Erase all files: Yes
Erase single files: Yes
Handsfree recording function via optional footswitch: No
Verbal annotations (up to 32 per file): No
Continuous Recording: No
Manual Rec level control: No
Telephone recording: No
Zoom Mic. Setting (DVM): No
Timer recording: No
Rec Monitor: No
Insert: No
Overwrite: No
Low Cut-Filter: No
Voice Sync: No
Noise canceling function: Yes
Voice filter: No
Forward / Reverse Skip: Yes
Repeat playback: No
Continuous playback: No
Gapless playback: No
Fast forward and rewind: Yes
Playback speed: Adjustable 5 Levels: 50% - 150%
Folder voice: Files are organized by date
Files per folder: 99 per day
Time/date info: visual only
Calendar Search: True
Author ID Setting: No
Worktype ID Setting: No
Priority setting: No
Pending File: No
Podcast support: No
Voice feedback / guidance: No
AudioBook support: No
Daisy Support: No
Text to Speech Processing: No
Visual Index function: No
Voice commands: No
Microphone sensitivity: HI/LO
Microphones: Built-in mono microphone
Speaker Diameter: 36mm round dynamic internal speaker
Max. working output: 200 mW
Power Supply: 2 x AAA Batteries
Weight: 78 g (incl. battery)
WxHxD: 95 x 50 x 18.2 mm (without protrusions)
Menu languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Polish
Lock single files: Yes
Device lock by PIN code: No
Device Locky by Fingerprint: No
Olympus DP-20 - Digital Voice Recorder


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