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Re: **NEW** Olympus LS-11
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2009, 10:02:54 AM »
Hello

There are music soundsamples avaliable following the link below:

http://www.audiotranskription.de/vergleichstest-digitaler-rekorder.htm

Indeed the internal mics sound pretty good.

Could you post or send by email also a sample of your recordings maybe as a flac file?

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Re: **NEW** Olympus LS-11
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2009, 11:10:32 AM »
Hi

Any news on the LS-11 or sound samples?
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Re: **NEW** Olympus LS-11
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2010, 01:49:33 PM »
Okay, who has one of these and using a V3 with it? How do you go from the V3 into it?
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Re: **NEW** Olympus LS-11
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2010, 02:52:09 PM »
Can't find anything useful in their FAQ:

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_support_faqs.asp?id=1471#15

How are we considering this a useful device when it only has an analog line in?!?!?!?!?!? UGH!!!!!!
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Re: **NEW** Olympus LS-11
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2010, 03:21:04 PM »
I just got through to their tech support. It does not accept a digital feed. It is useless as a replacement for Microcrappers as a bit bucket. Now I need to send it back.
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Re: **NEW** Olympus LS-11
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2010, 03:27:25 PM »
Actually I may hold onto it as a stealth device. I'll probably need it for Tift Merritt in July since she only allows hand held recording and handholding the 480's 2 years ago was not fun.

Am I safe in assuming that the A>D in the line in is nowhere near as good as the one in the V3?
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Re: **NEW** Olympus LS-11
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2010, 08:05:30 AM »
The general wisdom I've seen here is that no handheld has as good a preamp as what you can get from an external unit, nor are the A/D sections as good as those in a V3 or a big all-in-one like a DR-680 or 722. That being said, I haven't been displeased by the LS-10 line-in, and the LS-11 should be similar.

The LS-11 also gets rid of the mic-in bass rolloff that affects the LS-10. Nevertheless, my ears > SP-TFB-2 > LS-10 configuration has given me very nice results without resorting to EQ.

It's worth keeping for low-profile and quickie grab-and-go situations. At some point I want to get a Littlebox, though; using my E-MU 0404 USB as an "analog" preamp adds an extra A->D->A conversion to the chain, not to mention that it needs an external power source and the 0404 is definitely not stealthable.
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Re: **NEW** Olympus LS-11
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2010, 04:35:08 PM »
If you have an optimod V3 get a Sony PCM D50!  It has 4 gigs of internal memory, which you seem to be important to you and you can use memory sticks.  The D50 is a much better device than the MT/MT II recorder.  Just my 2 cents

Actually I may hold onto it as a stealth device. I'll probably need it for Tift Merritt in July since she only allows hand held recording and handholding the 480's 2 years ago was not fun.

Am I safe in assuming that the A>D in the line in is nowhere near as good as the one in the V3?
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Re: **NEW** Olympus LS-11
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2010, 10:28:23 PM »
Mine has a damaged word clock or whatever that connection is that gets modded. I did test the LS-11 at Lucero this past Saturday and it did make a very listenable recording. I am glad I got it just to have stealth capability. I'll have to figure out a good hat to hide it in. I am just going back to the MT2496. I have been testing it  out with the latest firmware and it is working much better.

If you have an optimod V3 get a Sony PCM D50!  It has 4 gigs of internal memory, which you seem to be important to you and you can use memory sticks.  The D50 is a much better device than the MT/MT II recorder.  Just my 2 cents

Actually I may hold onto it as a stealth device. I'll probably need it for Tift Merritt in July since she only allows hand held recording and handholding the 480's 2 years ago was not fun.

Am I safe in assuming that the A>D in the line in is nowhere near as good as the one in the V3?
AKG 481,2 or 3 > V3 > Marantz PMD661 (16/44.1)

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Re: **NEW** Olympus LS-11
« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2010, 11:14:32 AM »
Hi,

I have a couple of questions for you LS-11 owners out there:

- When in USB recording mode (connected as an audio class device), does it record only from the built-in mics or also from the line-in/mic inputs?
- When connected to a PC, is it powered by USB? Or does it need batteries/ AC adapter?
- How about Linux support?
« Last Edit: July 19, 2010, 04:25:40 PM by trainspotter »

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Re: **NEW** Olympus LS-11
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2010, 11:29:30 AM »
"no handheld has as good a preamp as what you can get from an external unit,
nor are the A/D sections as good as those in a V3 or a big all-in-one like a DR-680 or 722."

The devices mentioned cost 3 to 5 times more than a handheld like the LS-11
so they darn well better have a superior preamp!  Even a MixPre costs twice as
much.  Sometimes you get what you pay for.

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Re: **NEW** Olympus LS-11
« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2010, 11:42:50 PM »
Used the LS-11 last night for Tift Merritt and Lincoln Hall and The Ragbirds at Martyrs'. I am very happy with the results. Will post the link to the Ragbirds when I get it on the LMA. Now I need to get an adaptor so I can screw it on top of a stand.
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Re: **NEW** Olympus LS-11
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2010, 11:56:15 AM »
Here it is:

http://www.archive.org/details/ragbirds2010-07-30.OlympusLS-11

Used the LS-11 last night for Tift Merritt and Lincoln Hall and The Ragbirds at Martyrs'. I am very happy with the results. Will post the link to the Ragbirds when I get it on the LMA. Now I need to get an adaptor so I can screw it on top of a stand.
AKG 481,2 or 3 > V3 > Marantz PMD661 (16/44.1)

 

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