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Olympus VN-741PC Digital Voice Recorder


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Olympus VN-741PC Digital Voice Recorder

The VN-741PC is the perfect solution to record your voice. With its highly distinctive large LCD screen and speaker, the front panel has been fashioned so that all types of users will find operating the recorder familiar and convenient. Ease-of-use was our prime concern when designing the front-panel buttons, and as a result, even beginners to digital voice recording can make full use of this recorder for business and everyday life.

Clear High Quality Sound

Equipped with an omnidirectional, low-noise monaural microphone that reduces noise for clear recording, the VN-741PC is also capable of recording low-level voices, making it perfect for dictation. There is also a built-in stand on the back of the recorder for easy desk top recording.


Recording formats

Recording format MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer3) format

Sampling frequency

128 kbps 44.1 kHz
64 kbps mono 44.1 kHz
8 kbps mono 11.025 kHz

Maximum headphone output

Maximum headphone output ≦ 150 mV (conforms to EN 50332-2)


Built-in NAND flash memory 4GB


Type Built-in 20 mm diameter round dynamic speaker
Maximum working output 250 mW (8 Ω speaker)

Input / output

Microphone jack ⌀ 3.5 mm, impedance 2kΩ
Earphone jack ⌀ 3.5 mm, impedance 8Ω or more

Power supply / External dimensions / Weight / Operating temperature

Battery 2 AAA batteries
External dimensions 111.5mm x 39mm x 18mm
  • Excludes largest projections.
Weight 77g
  • Including batteries.
Operating temperature 0 to 42°℃

Frequency response

When recording via microphone jack 128 kbps: 40 Hz to 17 kHz
64 kbps mono: 40 Hz to 15 kHz
8 kbps mono: 40 Hz to 3.5 kHz
When recording with built-in microphone 70 Hz to 19 kHz
  • Frequency response upper limit is set by recording mode during MP3-format recording.
When playing back 30 Hz to 20 kHz
  • However, the upper and lower limits of the frequency characteristic depend on each recording format.

Battery duration (when using alkaline batteries)

Recording mode When recording with built-in microphone When playing back through built-in speaker When playing back through earphone
128 kbps Approx. 60 hrs. Approx. 15 hrs. Approx. 70 hrs.
64 kbps mono Approx. 69 hrs. Approx. 15 hrs. Approx. 73 hrs.
8 kbps mono Approx. 110 hrs. Approx. 24 hrs. Approx. 90 hrs.

Recording time

Recording mode Internal memory(4GB)
128 kbps Approx. 65 hrs.
64 kbps mono Approx. 131 hrs.
8 kbps mono Approx. 1040 hrs.

Maximum recording time per file

Recording mode
128 kbps Approx. 74 h. 30 min.
64 kbps mono Approx. 149 hrs.
8 kbps mono Approx. 1193 hrs.
  • *Battery life was tested in accordance with the Olympus testing method. The values will significantly vary depending on the batteries used and operating conditions.
  • *The possible recording time may be shorter than the above when repeated short recordings are made (use the possible recording time and elapsed recording time indications as a rough guide only).
  • *The maximum size of one file is limited to approximately 4GB.
  • *Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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