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  • Page 1 Register your product and get support at www.philips.com/welcome EN User manual LFH0865 LFH0884 LFH0898...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Important 1.1 Safety 1.2 Disposal of your old product Your Digital Voice Tracer 2.1 Product highlights 2.2 What’s in the box 2.3 Overview Get started 3.1 Insert the batteries 3.2 Charge the batteries 3.3 Power on/off 3.4 Keypad lock (HOLD function) 3.5 Set date and time 3.6 Display information 3.7 Use the Voice Tracer with a computer 3.8 Connect the remote control (LFH0898 only) 3.9 Connect and position the 360° meeting microphones (LFH0898 only) Record 4.1 Record with the built-in microphone 4.2 Record with an external microphone 4.3 Edit a previously recorded file 4.4...
  • Page 4: Important 4

    Important 1.1 Safety • To avoid a short circuit, do not expose the product to rain or water. • Do not expose the device to excessive heat caused by heating equipment or direct sunlight. • Protect the cables from being pinched, particularly at plugs and the point where they exit from the unit. • Back up your files. Philips is not responsible for any loss of data. 1.1.1 Hearing safety Observe the following guidelines when using your headphones: • Listen at reasonable volumes for reasonable periods of time. • Be careful not to adjust the volume higher as your hearing adapts. • Do not turn up the volume so high that you can’t hear what’s around you. • You should use caution or temporarily discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations. • Do not use headphones while operating a motorized vehicle, cycling, or skateboarding, etc. It may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in many areas. Important (for models supplied with headphones): Philips guarantees compliance with the maximum sound power of its audio players as determined by relevant regulatory bodies, but only with the original model of provided headphones. If these headphones need Important replacement, we recommend that you contact your retailer to order a Philips model identical to that of the original. 1.2 Disposal of your old product • Your product is designed and manufactured with high quality materials and components that can be recycled and re-used.
  • Page 5: Product Highlights

    Your Digital Voice Tracer Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to Philips! To fully benefit from the support that Philips offers, visit our Website for support information such as user manuals, software downloads, warranty information and more: www.philips.com/welcome. 2.1 Product highlights • Low-noise microphone for utmost speech clarity • Stereo recording in MP3 for superior audio quality • Zoom Mic System for capturing specific and clear audio from far away and eliminate background noise • ClearVoice for clear and vivid voice playback • USB powered recording and battery charging for unlimited use • Index function for simply finding relevant passages • USB plug & play in Windows, Mac OS and Linux • Enjoy MP3 and WMA music playback Table of contents 2.2 What’s in the box 2 rechargeable batteries Digital recorder Quick start guide USB cable Tie-clip microphone Splitter cable (LFH0865, LFH0884)
  • Page 6: Your Digital Voice Tracer 5

    2.3 Overview Headphone socket, remote control socket Microphone socket, line-in socket Built-in microphone Volume up, select menu option (+) Record, pause, power on g Fast forward, file selection b Stop, display, delete j / DEL Volume down, select menu option (–) Speaker USB socket Battery compartment Power on/off, play/pause, play speed, set menu option k Menu, FM radio, zoom function l / MENU Fast rewind, file selection, return to previous menu item h Index, folder, repeat INDEX / Display Hold switch Record/play indicator Your Digital Voice Tracer Table of contents...
  • Page 7: Get Started

    Table of contents D Notes • Do not mix batteries of different types and/or brands. • Remove the batteries if you will not be using the Voice Tracer for an extended period. Leaking batteries may damage the Voice Tracer. • If the Voice Tracer malfunctions, remove the batteries and re-insert them. • Stop the recorder before replacing the batteries. Removing the batteries while the recorder is in use may corrupt the file. • When the batteries are nearly empty, the battery indicator blinks. • If it takes longer than 2 minutes to replace the battery, you may have to reset the time. 3.2 Charge the batteries The rechargeable Philips batteries LFH9154 can be charaged in the Voice Tracer. When the Voice Tracer is connected to a computer, the rechargeable batteries are automatically charged. A complete recharge cycle takes about 2.5 hours. D Notes • Batteries other than the supplied Philips batteries LFH9154 cannot be charged. • Fully charge the batteries before first use. • The computer must be ON when charging the batteries. • If the USB port of the computer does not supply enough power capacity, use an external battery charger. Get started...
  • Page 8: Keypad Lock (hold Function) 8

    3.3 Power on/off To power on, press the k button until the display shows a short animation [ ] To power off, press the k button while the recorder is stopped until the display shows 3.4 Keypad lock (HOLD function) Slide the HOLD switch up into the Hold position to lock the keypad of the recorder. • The display briefly shows ‘On Hold’ and turns off. Slide the HOLD switch down to the Off position to disengage the keypad lock. 3.5 Set date and time When the batteries are installed for the first time, you will be prompted to set the date and time. Get started will be shown on the display. Press the k button. The year CLOCK indicator flashes. Press the + or – button to set the year. Press the k button to advance to the settings for the month. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to continue to set the month, day, 12/24- hour system and the time in the same way. D Note The date and time can be changed at any time using the menu (see chapter 8, Customize settings on page 18 for more information). 3.6 Display information • Press the j button while the recorder is stopped to rotate the / DEL...
  • Page 9: Use The Voice Tracer With A Computer

    3.7 Use the Voice Tracer with a computer As a USB mass storage device, the Voice Tracer offers a convenient way to save, back up and move files. The Voice Tracer connects to a computer using a USB connection and does not require special software to be installed. The Voice Tracer is automatically displayed as a removable drive, allowing you to simply drag and drop files to and from the unit. D Notes • Do not disconnect the Voice Tracer while files are transferred from or to the device. Data is still being transferred while the record/play indicator light is blinking in orange. • Do not format the drive of the Voice Tracer on a computer. Formatting on the Voice Tracer uses the correct file system and automatically creates the required folders. 3.8 Connect the remote control (LFH0898 only) The remote control can be used to start and pause recording, to add a new file and to add an index mark. Connect the remote control to the Table of contents 3.9 Connect and position the 360° meeting microphones (LFH0898 only) Make sure that the recorder is stopped. Connect the plug of the splitter cable to the microphone socket of the recorder. Connect the plug of each microphone to one socket of the splitter cable. For optimal recording quality, position the microphones on the table so that all participants are not more that 2 meters or 6.5 feet away from the microphone. jack of the Voice Tracer. 2 m/6.5 ft 2 m/6.5 ft Get started...
  • Page 10: Record

    Record 4.1 Record with the built-in microphone Press the INDEX / a button while the recorder is stopped to select the desired folder. Press the g button to start recording. • The record/play indicator lights red. Point the built-in microphone toward the sound source. To pause recording, press the g button. • The record/play indicator will blink, and display. Press the g button again to resume recording. To stop recording, press the j button. / DEL D Notes • Set the desired voice activation function and recording mode before starting recording (see chapter 8, Customize settings on page 18 for more information).
  • Page 11: Add Index Marks

    should be made (see chapter 5.1.1, Select a file / locate an index on page 13 for details about selecting a file). Play or forward to the position where the addition should be made and press the k button to pause playback. Press the g button. • The record/play indicator will blink, and shown on the display. Press the g button again to start recording. • The existing recording will be edited. Press the j button to stop recording. / DEL D Notes • The recording mode of the original file before is in effect when editing a recording. • Edit recording is not available in the y (music) folder. 4.4 Add index marks Index marks can be used to mark certain points in a recording as points of reference.
  • Page 12 D Notes • The zoom function can also be activated in the menu (see chapter 8, Customize settings on page 18 for more information). • The zoom function is optimized for the internal microphone and the external zoom microphone (supplied with LFH0884). Record Table of contents...
  • Page 13: Playback

    Playback Press the INDEX / a button while the recorder is stopped to select the desired folder. Press the h or b button to select the file to play back (see chapter 5.1.1, Select a file / locate an index mark on page 13 for details about selecting a file). Press the k button. • The playback time will be shown on the display, and the green LED will light. Adjust the volume using the + and – buttons. To stop playback, press the j button. / DEL Press the k button again to continue playback from the previous position. D Notes • The auto-backspace feature automatically replays the last 3 seconds of the recording each time playback is resumed.
  • Page 14: Play Features

    5.1.3 Search Press and hold the h or b button during playback to scan backward or forward in the current file at a fast speed. Release the button to resume playback at the selected speed. 5.1.4 Rewinding and forwarding Press the h or b button during playback to rewind to the beginning of the file being played or forward to the next file, respectively. If the file contains index marks, playback begins at that point. 5.2 Play features You can set the Voice Tracer to play files repeatedly or randomly. 5.2.1 Repeat a sequence To repeat or loop a sequence in a song, press the at the chosen starting point. • flashes on the screen. Press the INDEX / a button again at the chosen end point. • The repeat sequence begins. Press the j button to stop playback or press the / DEL button to return to normal playback. 5.2.2 Repeat a file or folder / shuffle mode Press and hold the INDEX / a button for 1 second or longer during playback to switch between play modes (repeat file, repeat folder, Playback...
  • Page 15: Delete

    Delete Press the INDEX / a button while the recorder is stopped to select the desired folder. Press and hold the j button for 1 second or longer. / DEL appears on the screen. Press the h or b button to select a delete option: Icon Meaning Delete a single file Delete all files in a folder Delete all index marks in a file Press the k button. Press the h or b button to select the file, the folder or the file containing the index marks to be deleted. Press the k button again. • is displayed. Press the h or b button to select Press the k button to confirm. D Note Sequential file numbers are reassigned automatically. Table of contents DELETE Delete...
  • Page 16: Radio Mode (lfh0884, Lfh0898 Only)

    Radio mode (LFH0884, LFH0898 only) Connect the headphones. The supplied headphones serve as a radio antenna. Press and hold the l button for 1 second or longer to / MENU enter the radio mode. D Note The radio can also be turned on and off in menu (see chapter 8, Customize settings on page 18 for more information). 7.1 Auto tune radio stations Press the l button to open the menu. / MENU Press the + or – button to select R. Press the k button to enter the sub-menu Press the + or – button to select AUTO Press the k button to confirm. The radio automatically tunes radio stations and saves the frequencies to presets. The radio can store up to 20 radio stations to presets. 7.2 Manually tune to a radio station To fine-tune frequency, quickly press the h or b button. To search for the next stronger signal, press and hold h or b. Press the k button to save the frequency under a preset. Adjust the volume using the + and – buttons. Radio mode (LFH0884, LFH0898 only) To exit the radio mode, press and hold the l second or longer.
  • Page 17: Record From Fm Radio

    7.5 Record from FM radio Manually tune to a radio station or play a preset radio station. Press the g button to start recording. To stop recording, press the j button. / DEL Table of contents Radio mode (LFH0884, LFH0898 only)
  • Page 18: Customize Settings

    Customize settings The menu is available while the recorder is stopped and during radio reception. The available menu items differ depending on whether you are in a voice folder, a music folder or in radio mode. Press the l button while the recorder is stopped. / MENU Press the + or – button to select a menu item. Press the k button to enter a sub-menu. Press the + or – button to change a setting. Press the k button to confirm your selection. Press the l button to exit the current settings screen / MENU without saving your changes. Customize settings Menu Setting Description Choose among several recording modes, Recording from uncompressed PCM stereo recording mode for audio CD-like quality (LFH0884/0898), two stereo modes including SHQ and HQ, or three monaural modes including SP, LP and SLP for extended recording times. See chapter 11, Technical data on page 23 for details about available recording modes and recording times. Adjust the recording sensitivity to avoid recording background noises and to adjust to the recording environment. Recording sensitivity Voice-activated recording is a convenience feature for hands-free recording. When voice- activated recording is enabled, recording will Voice start when you begin speaking. When you stop activation...
  • Page 19 Menu Setting Description Off Schedule automatic recording to begin with the microphone (select MIC) or of a radio channel (select FM / LFH0884, LFH0898 only). Specify Timer the start time, the duration of the recording (30/60/120 minutes/unlimited), a folder and the radio channel to be recorded Off Use the Voice Tracer as a mobile alarm clock. BEEP Choose the alarm mode (beep or file playback) FILE and specify the start time and the file to be Alarm played. The auto divide feature automatically records 30 min. into a new file every 30 or 60 minutes. This 60 min. makes it much easier to find, edit and archive Auto long recordings such as meetings or lectures. Divide Split a large file into two separate files so that they can be easily archived or transferred via e-mail, or so that part of a file can be deleted. To File split split a file, play and stop at the position where the splitting should be made, then open the menu. SPLIT Use ON setting when recording from external audio sources via the line-in jack of the recorder. Line-in Activate the zoom function to capture specific and clear audio from far away and eliminate background noise.
  • Page 20 Menu Setting Description Radio Turn the radio on and off. Auto-tune a radio station and store up to 20 Auto-tune stations to presets. Switch between earphone (EP) and speaker (SP) Output output in radio mode. Customize settings Table of contents...
  • Page 21: Update The Firmware

    Update the firmware Your Voice Tracer is controlled by an internal program called firmware. As a part of ongoing product maintenance, the firmware is revised and errors are corrected. It is possible that a newer version (an “update”) of the firmware has been issued since you purchased the Voice Tracer. In this case you can easily update your recorder to the latest version. Connect the Voice Tracer to a computer using the supplied USB cable. Download the firmware update for your Voice Tracer from www.philips.com onto your computer. Copy the new firmware file to the root directory of the Voice Tracer. Disconnecting the Voice Tracer from the computer automatically updates the firmware. D Note • Please note that the firmware file must be located in the root directory to allow automatic updating. • The firmware file will be deleted automatically after the update has been carried out. The Voice Tracer will then switch off. Table of contents Update the firmware...
  • Page 22: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting My recorder cannot power on • The batteries may be out of power or not inserted correctly. Replace the batteries with new ones and verify that the batteries are inserted correctly. My recorder does not record anything • The recorder may be in mode. Slide the HOLD Off position. • The maximum number of recordings may be reached or the recording capacity is full. Delete some recordings or move recordings to an external device. I cannot hear anything from the speaker • The headphones may be plugged in. Remove the headphones. • The volume is at the lowest setting. Adjust the volume. My recorder cannot play recordings • The recorder may be in mode. Slide the HOLD Off position. • The batteries may be out of power or not inserted correctly. Replace the batteries with new ones and verify that the batteries are inserted correctly. • Nothing has been recorded yet. Check the number of recordings. My recorder cannot stop, pause, play or record • The recorder may be in mode. Slide the HOLD Off position. Troubleshooting I cannot hear anything through the headphones • The headphones may not be plugged in properly. Plug in the headphones properly.
  • Page 23: Technical Data

    (HQ mode), 48 kbps (SP mode), 32 kbps (LP mode), 8 kbps (SLP mode) • Recording time: 2250 hours (SLP mode), 572 hours (LP mode), 381 hours (SP mode), 286 hours (HQ mode), 95 hours (SHQ mode), 13 hours (PCM mode) • Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz (PCM/SHQ mode), 22 kHz (HQ mode), 16 kHz (SP/LP/SLP mode) • Music playback: Compression format: .mp3, .wma • MP3 bit rates: 8 – 320 kbps • WMA bit rates: 8 – 320 kbps • No DRM support • Tuner/reception (LFH0884/LFH0898): Tuner bands: FM stereo • Frequency range: 87.5 – 108 MHz • Number of preset channels: 20 • Auto digital tuning • Speaker: Built-in 30 mm round dynamic speaker • Output power: 110 mW • Operating conditions: Temperature: 5° – 45° C/ 41° – 113° F • Table of contents Humidity: 10 % – 90 % • Battery type: 2 Philips AAA alkaline batteries (LR03 or R03) or Philips rechargeable batteries LFH9154 • Battery life (SLP mode): 50 hours • Product dimensions (W × D × H): 40 × 18.4 × 108 mm / 1.6 × 0.7 × 4.3 in. • Weight: 80 g / 2.8 oz. incl. batteries • System requirements: Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 2000, Mac OS X, Linux • Free USB port Technical data...
  • Page 24 Specifications are subject to change without notice. Trademarks are the property of Royal Philips Electronics or their respective owners. © 2011 Royal Philips Electronics. All rights reserved. Document version 1.0, 30/07/2011...

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