Alright well if you would like a DS I think that this then means and I don't know if this even ixists anymore, I'll suggest the DS 71. My friend Brian has it. What exactly of the DS do you want in your new recorder? Here's the thing with the LS-P2. It's part of the LS line with is a bit more pro focused. But it is a musicians thing and stuff. It's able to record up to full glorious Blu-Ray disk quality of 96 KHZ at 24 bits per sample. So you get a little mini 1 tripple a powered stick in your pocket and go HD recorder. You'll be able to set the date and time on your own

 cause they've now had the british lady they record come back and say the months days hours and so on. That's basically the thing with that. Now the other thing is you don't have to wory about that little snap off mike cause the mikes are built in and the jack for the external is some place else. So there is another advantage there. But if it's a DS you are after exactly then the DS 71 if it can be found even on Amazon would be the way to go. Someone correct this if wrong but I do think that the 71 can record DVD quality 48 KHZ 16 bits. So there's that. Hence why I steped up to the LS line with the LS-14 cause I love recording at Blu-Ray quality. But the 71 doesn't do it nor do the DM's which are the consumer music player recorders. The most famous with blind people of which is the DM4.
On 12/23/2017 6:21 PM, Tom Kaufman wrote:
Bob and list:  So this kind of brings me to the question I should have asked: 
what is the actual replacement for the Olympus DS-40 or Olympus DS-50?  From 
what I've heard about the PS-2 (not sure I have that right) am sure it is a 
fine unit; it just might be a little more machine than I really need; hard to 
tell for sure at this point!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2017 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Looking For Equivalent to Olympus DS-40Recorder

If you look around, you can still find an LS-14.  I purchased a brand new one 
as recently as 6 weeks ago.

However, you may find it cheaper and just as good, quality wise, to purchase an 

The LS-P2  has the voice guidance for the menus and is, to all intents and 
purposes, the replacement for the LS-14.

It is, however, physically smaller than the LS-14 but it is particularly good 
for live recording.

Bob Nelson

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of vinny 
Sent: Sunday, 24 December 2017 8:07 AM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Looking For Equivalent to Olympus DS-40Recorder

The Ls 14 is gone?  Nuts! Isomeone sent me a Neal Ewers review of the ls 14,
but I didn't know how old that was, as there was no date on it.  I need a
digital recorder which will be accessible for a piano cd.  My old ptr2
plextor machine just died.

-----Original Message-----
From: Aidan
Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2017 8:03 AM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Looking For Equivalent to Olympus DS-40Recorder

Well, the 14 don't have a compressor as far as I no, or at least not
one you can adjust, only a limiter. But 100 have both limiter and

On 23/12/2017, Hamit Campos <> wrote:
As to the 14 being gone yeah I'm surprised too as it was being sold as
the side arm as it were to the 100. Meh the 14 is the 1 you throw your
ideas at you use to practise and what not. Then once it's time to make
that project a reality and send it to mastering to make it loud out
comes the LS 100 and you make your project and burn that sucker to CD.
Yeah that's a cool feature that the 100 has that I think and I only
think that only Sound Devices recorders have. I could be wrong though.
Oh and that's another thing. The way the 14 does the over dub is better.
I forget how the 100 does it but the 14 is better in that it just
creates more and more wav files as you dub more and more. So if you mess
up just get rid of the newest file. No throwing the whole project away
and having to restart it all.

On 12/22/2017 4:34 PM, Aidan wrote:
Intresting, I wasn't aware that ls14 is gone. I'm glad I have one.
Well, don't forget there is hopefully stil the ls100 if its not gone
either. Although I think they will hang on to it for longer as its
their only multitrack option rite now.

On 22/12/2017, Hamit Campos <> wrote:
Ah yes then indeed the LS-P2 will do fine. I would also personally
recomend the now gone LS-14. But not sure how you could get this as
apparently Olympus doesn't sell it no more.

On 12/21/2017 3:46 PM, Merv Keck wrote:
I am actually looking to replace my DS 50 which is about fifteen years
now and finally worn out. I really liked that model except for the hiss
the recording. I am hoping to find something with equal or better sound
quality and equal accessibility. The LS P2 has been recommended to me
multiple lists. I asked for something that was more than consumer level
recording. Since losing the rest of my vision I lost access to all the
really cool multitrack options that I know of out there.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Tom
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2017 3:39 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Looking For Equivalent to Olympus

Sorry; I meant to say DM720!

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2017 2:59 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Looking For Equivalent to Olympus

What's that the LS-P2? yes it's actually more so. You can actually set
date and time yourself. Olympus finally contracted that british lady to
say the numbers and things. I don't get why they d

idn't in the first place but oh well there it is. There's also the
for consumers that is also as accessible.
On 12/21/2017 2:18 PM, Tom Kaufman wrote:
Bob and list:  Is this particular recorder as accessible as the old
DS-40 or
DS0-50 used to be; maybe more so?
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Looking For Equivalent to Olympus


The best unit to replace your old recorder is LS-P2 which you can read
about on the page:

The list price is shown as $179 but I'm sure that if you look around
you will find it cheaper.

Don't let the hype on the web page fool you.  This is a small unit
that will easily fit in a shirt pocket and is, for the most part,
to use.
You'd better make that a shirt pocket with a button down flap because
unless you wrap the P2 in a tissue, it will slip out when you bend
over. Better still, buy a Gutman wind screen for it.

It is the replacement for the LS-14 and, like the LS-14, has voiced
menus.Bob Nelson

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Tom Kaufman
Sent: Thursday, 21 December 2017 6:50 AM
Subject: [all-audio] Looking For Equivalent to Olympus DS-40Recorder

Hello list:  Well it would seem that I have lost my good ole Olympus
DS040 digital recorder!  I've looked all over in areas where I thought
it might be!  But alas, it just doesn't seem to be here!  I know that
this series of digital recorders don't exist anymore under DS-40 or
DS-50!  But what is Olympus making now that is the equivalent?  I used
this recorder mainly to record music gigs (I know it mainly is
supposed to be a voice recorder) but I found that it doesn't do bad
for recording live music!  I also liked this machine because of its
size (small enough that I could just stick it in my
pocket) so assuming that I cannot locate the one I have, I'd surely
love to find a good replacement for it; I'd even go for the equivalent
to the DS-50 (which might be even better; also would like to know
where would be the best place to find one here in the U.S.A.?


Tom Kaufman

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