Complete convenience for quality everyday use.

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.


How To Buy

Olympus Professional Dictation products are available exclusively through our network of Certified Dealer Partners. Present in all 50 states and Canada, our dealers are trained in configuring the most efficient and cost-effective dictation and transcription solutions.


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.

Simple Operation

The generous LCD screen of the VN-741PC displays text in a large easy-to-read font, and the recorder has conveniently larger operating buttons positioned on the front of the body. This model has been designed so that even beginners can perform basic operations with ease. Furthermore, the recorder includes two operational modes for different levels of users. ‘Simple Mode’ for beginners displays only necessary information in a large font, and also limits the menu display to only frequently used functions. ‘Normal Mode’ is recommended for experienced users who wish to utilise all features of this recorder. Ease-of-use has been further improved with the incorporation of Scene Select, a feature that makes telephone conversation recording, dubbing and other types of recording easy.

Other Useful Functions

The VN-741PC is packed with a variety of other great features including direct PC connection, long battery life, and “Fast/ Slow playback” to change the playback speed without changing the pitch.


  1. USB connector
  2. Display
  3. LED indicator light (LED)
  4. STOP button
  5. ERASE button
  6. MENU button
  7. Built-in speaker
  8. Built-in microphone
  9. POWER switch
  10. REC (record) button
  11. FOLDER/INDEX button
  12. SCENE button
  13. Rewind button
  14. + button
  15. Fast forward button
  16. OK button
  17. – button
  18. Stand
  19. USB connector slide lever
  20. Microphone jack
  21. Earphone jack
  22. Battery cover
  23. Strap hole


Recording formats

  • 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

  • ≦ 150 mV (conforms to EN 50332-2)


  • Built-in NAND flash memory: 4GB


  • 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

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

Recording time with 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

  • 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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