Sanyo ICR-FP700D Digital Recorder
* Not designed for business use.
The Sanyo ICR-FP700D digital voice recorder is an excellent choice for college students, reporters, conference attendees, and music enthusiasts; providing uncompromising audio recording quality in a sleek, compact design. For work, for school, or for play, it combines important functionality in an easy-to-carry, user-friendly design. The ICR-FP700D is a “best of class” digital voice recorder. It offers Stereo MP3 recording and virtually unlimited recording time using removable SD memory cards (1GB SD card included).
High Quality Stereo MP3 Recording Format
The SANYO ICR-FP700D delivers amazing stereo recordings in MP3 format (up to 192k bits per second stereo encoding) with two built-in stereo microphones, or when using an external stereo microphone or line input. This convenient, easy-to-use, universal file format makes sharing audio files a breeze – there is no special conversion software required. Simply record, download, and attach via e-mail – it’s that easy!
Up to 544 Hours of Recording (with optional 8GB SDHC card)
The ICR-FP700D is a high-end digital voice recorder which can be used in numerous settings and environments. Users may choose to purchase high capacity memory cards – up to 8GB Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Memory Cards which provide up to 544 hours of recording time (in LP recording mode). To put this in perspective, a typical college student would be able to record every lecture, from every class, onto one SD card for an entire semester! *
* Based on a typical 16 week college semester x 5 classes x 6 hour lecture time per class, per week, equals 480 hours recording time.
29 Hour Battery Life* (“AAA” alkaline battery)
With core expertise in the development of energy-efficient electronics design, SANYO provides an industry-leading 29 hours of battery life using a single “AAA” alkaline battery; a clear advantage to the user when recording key meetings, conferences and other events.
Built-in Stereo Microphones and External Stereo Microphone Input
The ICR-FP700D has been designed to deliver uncompromising stereo audio recordings at an affordable price. The built-in stereo microphones provide a clear, pristine recording of the audio source along with other elements in the recorded space (i.e., natural reverberation, etc). Stereo recording provides a true sense of the relative positioning and distance of each sound source to one another.
The High/Medium/Low sensitivity switch enables the user to properly adjust the microphone to pick up nearby sounds (i.e., dictation) or sounds from further away (conference, lecture hall, etc.). During the recording process, the user can easily monitor both the input recording levels as well as the recordable time remaining (which is based on the remaining storage available on the SD/SDHC memory card).
Playback Speed Control + 200% - 50% (MP3 files)
A powerful feature included in the ICR-FP700D is the ability to adjust playback speeds from -50% to +200% speed. This allows users to adjust the playback speed – up or down, making it easier to understand and transcribe voice files. Repeat playback mode can be assigned to either a single file, to all files in a single folder, or between two preset points in a single file.
Voice Activated System (VAS) Technology
Sanyo’s Voice Activated System (VAS) technology automatically starts recording when the unit senses sound levels which are above a minimum, user-adjustable, threshold level. The unit will pause recording when the voice level falls below the minimum, user-adjustable, threshold level. This allows the ICR-FP700D to be set to VAS mode and have audible sounded automatically recorded. It also makes it much easier to assure that periods of silence will not be recorded and that storage space is not wasted.
The unit can also be set to “AUTO” when a recording is made using external equipment. In this mode and while recording, if there is period of silence which lasts two seconds or more, the recording will stop and a file is written to the SD memory card. Then, when a sound is produced once again, it will restart recording as a new, separate file. This allows the user to create separate files based on contiguous sound.