The speaker of a recorder to me at least isn't all that important as I always carry around a pair of headphones and I often wonder why manufacturers bother to build speakers into recorders in the first place, after all I buy the recorder to record with.

One thing I do like with the LS-P4 is the ability to output sound through a Bluetooth speaker or headset.

Some of the best speakers I've heard in recorders go to the Olympus LS-100 and the Zoom H6.

On 6/04/2018 2:18 AM, Rick Alfaro wrote:
Hi. I'm wondering how the speaker sounds on this model. I currently own the 
dm720 and also had the lsp2 for a short time which I returned. The one thing I 
really don't like on many of the Olympus recorders is that they use really tiny 
and tinny sounding speakers with little volume. I think they can and should do 
better. How would you describe the sound characteristics of the builtin speaker 
of the lsp4? Amazon currently has this model for $180 with free prime shipping.

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From: <> On Behalf Of Dane Trethowan
Sent: Thursday, April 5, 2018 11:39 AM
Subject: [all-audio] Olympus LS-P4 Recorder

Neal's talking about the LS-P2 isn't he and not the P4? I've no idea how 
similar or different these machines are.

I did think about purchasing the LS-P2 as Ferguson Enterprises had it on sale.

I originally wanted to purchase a LS-14 but that model is now discontinued as 
we all know.

A friend advised me of a local Olympus dealer who he thought had the
LS-14 in stock as it was listed on the web page.

Unfortunately that web page listing was out of date so the dealer asked me if 
I'd like to purchase the LS-P4 which - according to Olympus Australia - is the 
replacement model for the LS-14.

One can only hope that there are improvements at the very least with the
LS-P4 over the LS-p2.

One thing I did notice which is interesting, if you have a Bluetooth speaker connected to 
the LS-P4 and you have the recorder set to record using FLAC then the recorder will 
change to PCM mode for recording for whatever reason but no need to panic as the LS-P4 
does indeed warn you that the mode has changed when you go into "Record 
Standby" mode.

On 6/04/2018 12:19 AM, Hamit Campos wrote:
Yeah and basically that's what Neal said it's good fore. It's supposed
to be good for music too by how it's sold but Neal dissagreed with that.

On 4/4/2018 11:12 PM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
I’ve not heard Neal’s review on the P2 as yet so I’m none the wiser
I only plan to use this recorder for general use so for that it will
do just fine particularly given the size of the recorder and the fact
it takes 1 AAA type battery.

On 5 Apr 2018, at 1:07 pm, Hamit Campos <> wrote:

I just grabbed it. Hmmmm this has a bit of a bigger sound then the
P2. But then again you didn't shut the middle Omni off right? Neal
for what ever reason just hates that omni. It's kinda funny actually
how it gets under his skin. Meh maybe he's right. an omni between 2
cardioids may not be a good idea. I'd have to get an H5 at least 3
real seperate mikes, and try it for reals. Cause they are too little
even on the 14 and too near to each other to really see what having
that omni there actually does bad.

On 4/4/2018 10:57 PM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
Here’s a link to the second recording I’ve made thus far with the
Olympus LS-p4 and that’s not bad going given I’ve only had the
recorder for half an hour and I stopped for a lunch break <smile>
I’d like to make it clear that there’s nothing special about this
recording and no precautions were taken.
The Olympus was in auto level mode and I didn’t fit a windscreen so
you’ll find that out for yourself I’m sure.
I explain what I’ve found out about the recorder thus far so enjoy
or not as the case may be.


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