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a Current date
b Recording mode indicator
c Microphone sensitivity indicator
d Total number of recorded files
for the date
e Current file number
f Elapsed recording time
g Remaining recording time
NOTE CORDER DP-201
Thank you for purchasing an Olympus Digital Voice Recorder.
Please read these instructions for information
about using the product correctly and safely.
Keep the instructions handy for future reference.
To ensure successful recordings, we recommend that
you test the record function and volume before use.
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1 Insert batteries. 2 Turn on the power.
Slide the POWER switch to ON.
• Be sure to remove the protective film on the display before using this product.
To turn off the power:
While the recorder is in the stop mode, slide the POWER switch to
Power save mode:
If no operations are performed for more than 10 minutes when the
power is on, the display automatically turns off and the recorder enters
the power save mode. To exit the power save mode, press any button.
If sliding the POWER swich to OFF/HOLD while the recorder is in
operation, all buttons and switches are disabled without interrupt-
ing the current operations.
• A strap is not supplied with this product.
If [ ] is displayed on the screen, replace batteries as soon as possible. If the
battery level becomes too low, [ ] and [Battery Low] are displayed and then
the recorder automatically turns off.
Set the time and date. “Setting time and date” (Verso)
“Changing the recording mode” (Verso)
Recording indicator lights while recording.
Turn the microphone
toward a sound source to
Highly sensitive mode which can record surround-
ing noises ( H)
• To ensure successful recordings, we recommend you to test recording with the selected
functions and volume beforehand.
• To ensure recording from the beginning, start recording a sound source after the
recording indicator lights.
• The recorder cannot record if [Memory Full] or [Maximum File Size is reached] is
displayed. Delete unnecessary files to free up some space in memory.
• If the recorder is placed directly on a table, the vibrations of the table are likely to be
recorded. To record sound clearly, place a notebook or handkerchief between the
recorder and the table to prevent the vibrations from being recorded.
• When the available recording time becomes less than 60 seconds, the recording
indicator starts flashing. The indicator flashes faster if the available time decreases to 30
seconds and to 10 seconds.
• The [SetTime & Date] screen appears when you use the recorder for the first time or when the recorder is turned on after more
than 30 minutes without power supply.
• If the time and date are not set, the time and date of the default settings are recorded to files .
a Recording date
b Current file number
c Elapsed playback time
d Playback position bar indicator
Forwarding and Rewinding
Changing the playback speed
Noise Cancel indicator
Noise is reduced when
played back to achieve
better sound quality.
When an earphone is connected, the speaker is turned
off. Playback sound for an earphone is monaural.
To avoid irritation to the ear, turn down
the volume before inserting an earphone.
Do not raise the volume too high when
using an earphone. It may cause hearing
impairment and a decrease in hearing
• An earphone is not supplied with
S : During slow playback
When the recorder is in
stop mode, press and
hold the STOP (/) but-
Date] and [Remain].
e Approximate file length
Press and hold
To pause recording, press the REC (-) button while
recording. To resume the recording, press the REC (-)
• Recording is automatically stopped if 60
minutes elapsed after recording is paused.
Select the sensitivity according to the surrounding conditions.
Recorded files are
grouped by date.
s To fast-forward or rewind a file, press and hold 0 or 9 button while playing
back a file.
s To skip to the next file or previous file, press 0 or 9 button.
s Fast-forwarding or rewinding continues to the next file.
Playback speed is changed
between 0.5x, 0.75x, normal,
1.2x, 1.5x, and 2.0x by each
press of the buttons.
The file is played back as it
• When the NOISE CANCEL switch is set to ON, playback
speed returns to normal.
Search for files
by the date they
sWhen searching for a file recorded on October 15.
The date display
Select October 15. The first file is
If the file is skipped,
the recorder plays
back the next file.
• The contents of this document may be changed in the future without advanced
notice. Contact our Customer Support Center for the latest information relating
to product names and model numbers.
• The screen and recorder illustrations shown in this manual were produced during
the development stages and may differ from the actual product. The utmost care
has been taken to ensure the integrity of the contents of this document. In the
unlikely event that a questionable item, error, or omission is found, please contact
our Customer Support Center.
• Any liability for passive damages or damage of any kind occurred due to data loss
incurred by a defect of the product, repair performed by the third party other
than Olympus or an Olympus authorized service station, or any other reason is
For customers in North and South America
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
Cet appareil numérique ne dépasse pas les limites de Catégorie B pour les
émissions de bruit radio émanant d’appareils numériques, tel que prévu
dans les Règlements sur l’Interférence Radio du Département Canadien
Setting time and date
Erase in Date
If [Cancel] is selected and
the PLAY/OK (.) button is
pressed, the recorder returns
to the stop mode.
File Erase Erase in Date
• If no operations are performed for 8 seconds, the recorder returns to the stop mode.
• It may take for more than 10 seconds to complete the processing. Do not remove
batteries while processing. The data may be corrupted.
Check the battery level beforehand to ensure that that the batteries do not run out
1 Press SEARCH/
MENU for more
than 1 second.
2 Press 0 or 9 to
highlight the item you
want to set.
Press 0 or 9 to set a date.
s The clock will start from the set date and time.
Press the PLAY/OK (.) button according to
the time signal.
s Check the time and date settings before using
the product again if it is left unused for long
periods of time.
Safe and proper usage
• Do not leave the recorder in hot, humid locations such as inside
a closed automobile under direct sunlight or on the beach in the
• Do not store the recorder in places exposed to excessive moisture or
• Do not use organic solvents such as alcohol and lacquer thinner to
clean the unit.
• Do not place the recorder on top of or near electric appliances such
as TVs or refrigerators.
• Avoid recording or playing back near cellular phones or other
wireless equipment, as they may cause interference and noise. If
you experience noise, move to another place, or move the recorder
further away from such equipment.
• Avoid sand or dirt. These can cause irreparable damage.
• Avoid strong vibrations or shocks.
• Do not disassemble, repair or modify the unit yourself.
• Do not operate the unit while operating a vehicle (such as a bicycle,
motorcycle, or go-cart).
• Keep the unit out of the reach of children.
<Warning regarding data loss>
• Recorded content in memory may be destroyed or erased by
operating mistakes, unit malfunction, or during repair work.
• For important recorded content, we recommend you to write it down
• Any liability for passive damages or damage of any kind occurred due
to data loss incurred by a defect of the product, repair performed by
the third party other than Olympus or an Olympus authorized service
station, or any other reasons is excluded from Olympus’s liability.
• Batteries should never be exposed to flame, heat, short-circuited or
• Never store batteries where they will be exposed to direct sunlight,
or subjected to high temperatures in a hot vehicle, near a heat
• Do not solder lead wires or terminals directly onto a battery or
• Do not connect the = and - terminals together. This may cause fire,
overheating or electric shock.
• When carrying or storing the batteries, be sure to put them in the
provided case to protect their terminals. Do not carry or store the
batteries with any metal objects (such as key rings).
If this warning is not followed, fire, overheating or electric shock may
• Do not insert the batteries with their = and - terminals reversed.
• If any liquid from a battery gets into your eyes, promptly wash it off
with clean water and consult your doctor at once.
• Do not attempt to recharge alkaline, lithium or any other non-
• Never use any batteries with a torn or cracked outer cover.
• Keep batteries out of the reach of children.
• If you notice anything unusual when using this product such as
abnormal noise, heat, smoke, or a burning odor:
1 remove the batteries immediately while being careful not to burn
2 call your dealer or local Olympus representative for service.
• Do not expose the batteries to water. Do not allow water to contact
• Do not remove or damage the batteries insulating sheet.
• Do not use the batteries if you find something wrong with them such
as leakage, color change or deformity.
• Unplug the charger if the charging is still incomplete after the
specified time it should take.
• Should any batteries liquid get on skin or clothing, promptly wash it
off with clean water.
• Keep batteries away from fire.
• Do not subject batteries to strong shocks.
• When using rechargeable batteries that have not been used for a
while, be sure to recharge them before use.
• Rechargeable batteries have a limited lifetime. When the operating
time becomes shorter even if the rechargeable battery is fully
charged under the specified condition, replace it with a new one.
Q1: The power cannot be turned on.
A1: • Batteries are exhausted.
• Batteries are inserted incorrectly.
Check = and - before inserting new batteries.
• Terminals are soiled.
Clean them with a dry cloth.
Q2: Nothing happens when a button is pressed.
A2: • The POWER switch is set to [OFF/HOLD] position.
Slide the POWER switch to the [ON] position.
Q3: No sound or quiet sound is heard from the speaker
while playing back.
A3: The earphone plug is plugged into the recorder.
The volume is set to the low level.
Q4: Recording is not possible.
A4: By pressing the REC (-) button:
• Check if the display shows [Memory Full].
• Check if the display shows [Maximum File Size is
Delete unnecessary files before recording. A maxi-
mum of 99 files can be recorded in a day.
Q5: The playback speed is too fast (slow).
A5: The recorder is set to fast (slow) Playback.
Use the PLAY SPEED button to set to normal play-
Recording medium: Built-in flash memory (2GB)
Overall frequency: HQ mode: 70 to 7,900 Hz
SP mode: 70 to 4,700 Hz
Guide to recording times: HQ mode: Approx. 98 h.
SP mode: Approx. 202 h.
Microphone: Electret Condenser Microphone (monaural)
Speaker: Built-in ø 36 mm round dynamic speaker
Maximum power: 180 mW
Earphone jack (monaural):
ø 3.5 mm diameter, impedance 8 Ω or more
Two AAA (LR03) batteries
Continuous battery: Guide to alkaline battery life
Recording mode HQ SP
During recording mode approx. 67 h. approx. 80 h.
During playback mode
approx. 21 h. approx. 21 h.
During playback mode
approx. 45 h. approx. 49 h.
Dimensions: 95 (L) mm x 50 (W) mm x 18.2 (T) mm
Weight: 78 g (including battery)
Operating temperature: 0°C - 42°C
• Battery life is measured by Olympus. It varies greatly according to the
type of batteries used and the conditions of use.
• Your recorded contents are for your personal use or pleasure only. It is
prohibited to record copyrighted material without permission of the
copyright holders according to copyright law.
• Specifications and design are subject to change without notice for
improvement of performance.
To delete all files
recorded on a
specific date, press
button to switch to
the date display.
Select the file you want to delete and stop playback beforehand.
The number of files to be
The date of all the files to
be deleted flashes.
After deletion, files are
tively, and the recorder
stops at the beginning of
the next file.
After deletion, the next
date with recorded files
available is displayed.
file cannot be
restored. Take care
Time & Date
3 Confirm the
will be easier by
setting the time
Rec Mode MIC SENSE
Dictation with a lot of
Recordings for lessons and
Changing the recording mode
Use the 0 and 9 buttons to switch recording modes.
Changing the display language
Use the 0 and 9 buttons to select the display language.
Turning the beep On/Off
Use the 0 and 9 buttons to turn the
operating sound On/Off.