This compact recorder comes in a sleek, modern and extremely compact design, but offers more functions than other recorders in this price range.
There is a password protection that prevents unauthorized persons from listening to conversations on the device itself or when it is plugged into a computer/laptop. With constant recording, the battery lasts about 15 hours, but if you use the voice activation function, the device has a standby time of no less than 31 days. The battery is ready for use again after 1.5 hours of charging.
It can store up to 1040 hours of audio recordings, has built-in automatic sensitivity control, user-configurable settings, a lapel microphone and an adapter to record calls via your desk phone.
How does the recorder work?
Press the play button to turn on the device. To make a recording, press the red record button and you will see on the screen “record” to indicate that recording is in progress.
The TOP-10 has three different recording modes: continuous, voice-activated and super voice-activated. With voice activation, the device can only record when the sound is heard, the TOP-10 “wakes up” and starts recording immediately. With voice activation, the maximum standby time is 18 hours. In super voice-activated mode, it starts recording when it hears a sound. Recording starts five seconds after the sound is heard. With this setting, the maximum standby time is 31 days.
This device has several folders that are used to separate your recordings. You can listen to the recordings directly from the device or download the files to any computer using the supplied USB cable to save important recordings.
Why choose the Esonic TOP-10?
Looking for a great digital recorder with the latest features and accessories? This versatile device is great for recording conversations while looking at someone. Slip it into your pocket, jacket pocket or shirt pocket.
That’s not all; This device provides date and time stamp files, lasts 15 hours on a full charge while recording continuously, or up to 31 days in voice activation mode. It has multiple capture quality modes that allow you to determine the quality of the footage you want to capture. It has a built-in 8 GB flash memory, which can store up to 1040 hours of audio recordings in LP quality or up to 48 hours in PCM quality.
This unit has a security function that allows you to set a password before playing back recordings. Downloading your files is quick and easy; connect this device to your PC or MAC and drag and drop your files to your computer’s desktop. Listen to your recordings by playing them in the VLC media player or your computer’s media software.
This professional recorder includes some useful accessories that are not included with typical audio recorders. For example, it comes with a lapel microphone to plug yourself in for that important call, and it also includes headphones and a built-in speaker so you can listen to your recordings right from the device! There is even a fixed adapter for standard (analog) telephone lines in the house, with which you can record telephone conversations.
- Set a password to protect your recorded files
- Clear voice recording with the built-in amplified microphone
- Easily switch between voice activation or continuous recording mode
- Recorded files can be date and time stamped for evidence collection
- Multiple recording quality options to choose from PCM, HQ, SP or LP
- Record continuously for 15 hours without recharging or up to 31 days in standby voice activation mode
- 10-meter audio recording range in optimal conditions with automatic sensitivity control and 1.5-hour fast charge
- Built-in 8GB memory can store up to 48 hours in PCM, 130 hours in HQ, 260 hours in SP or 1040 hours in LP mode
- Easily download recordings to a Windows or Mac computer or play files directly from the device with the built-in speaker
What is included?
- Manual (in English), 1 year manufacturer’s warranty
- 8GB Pro Audio Recording Device
- USB cable
- lapel microphone
- 3.5mm input cable
- Phone adapter kit
- Weight: 36 grams
- LCD Display: 1 inch
- Time and date stamp
- Charging time: 1.5 hours
- Mac & Windows compatible
- Continuous or voice activated recording
- Dimensions: 32.5 x 92.5 x 15.5 mm
- Microphone range: approx. 10 meters in optimal conditions
- PC Interface: USB
- Recording format: MP3
- Memory: 8GB
- Storage capacity:
- PCM: 48 hours (325 Kbps)
- HQ: 130 hours (128 Kbps)
- SP: 260 hours (64 Kbps)
- LP: 1,040 hours (16 Kbps)
- Battery life: 15 hours of continuous recording or 31 days in voice activated mode