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Price: $299.99

Olympus - DS-2500

THIS REPLACES THE OLYMPUS DS-2400 Voice Actuator recording mode recorders only when sound is detected ensuring you re only recording what is needed. 2 GB SD card, expandable to 32 GB.

Price: $299.99 w/ FREE USA SHIPPING

The Olympus DS-2500 digital voice recorder packs many popular features of Olympus’ professional dictation systems into an accessible, easy-to-use recorder. It’s the ideal solution for any office that relies on accurate, small-scale dictation and transcription, as well as individuals who need professional-level recording capabilities at the push of a button.


    Variable Control
    Voice Actuator recording mode recorders only when sound is detected ensuring you’re only recording what is needed.
    Variable Recording Modes
    Capture superior audio files under any conditions.
    2 GB SD card, expandable to 32 GB.
    Push button control
    Intuitive, ergonomic push-button controls.
    LCD Screen
    Backlit LCD screen for consistent viewing, even in bright conditions.
    PC Link
    Directly connect to a PC for fast file transfers with convenient PC Link capability.
    DSS Format Recording
    Save files in high-compression DSS format using the included DSS Player software.
    Easy File Management
    Manage audio files in up to 5 customizable folders. .
    Erase Button
    Use the easily accessible "Erase" button to quickly erase single files or entire folders.
    Conference and Dictation Settings
    Switch between "Conference" and "Dictation" settings.
    2 Recording Modes
    Choose between SP and QP recording modes.
    New Button
    Finish one dictation and begin the next with a push of the "new" button.
    Index Marks
    Place index marks at specific points in passages for quick retrieval.
    Voice Recognition
    Compatible with voice recognition software.
    Compact and lightweight design for easy portability.
    Recording Time
    Up to 303 hours of recording time.
    Battery Life
    Up to 37 hours of battery life.

Technical Specifications

Simple file management, with five internal folders and easy USB connection to computers running Windows XP, Vista and 7, or Mac OSX

Recording Format DS2 (Digital Speech Standard Pro)
Recording Media SD-card: 512 MB to 32 GB
Recording Time QP mode: 148 hours
SP mode: 303 hours
Input Level -70 dBv
PC Interface USB
LCD Large LCD screen with backlight
Folders Messages 5 folders/200 messages per folder
Sampling Frequency QP: 16 khz/28 kbps
SP: 12 kHz/13.7 kbps
Overall Frequency Response QP: 200 - 7,000 Hz
SP: 200 - 5,000 Hz
LP Mode Yes
Voice Activation Yes
Demographic Data Input Yes
Practical Maximum Output 250 mW
Write Protection Yes
Speaker Built-in o23mm round dynamic speaker
Microphone Jack 3.5mm mini-jack, 2 kΩ,
Earphone Jack 3.5mm mini-jack, 8 Ω or more
Batteries Two AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries or two AAA alkaline batteries
External Power Supply No
Battery Life Recording: (rechargeable batteries)
QP mode: Approximately 30 hours
SP mode: Approximately 37 hours

All modes: Approximately 35 hours
Size 4.47 x 1.97 x 0.67 in. (113.5 x 50.0 x 17 mm), without protrusions
Weight 3.7 oz (105 g ), including alkaline batteries
OS Supported MicrosoftR WindowsR XP:
Professional / Home Edition SP3 x86
Professional / Home Edition SP2 x64
MicrosoftR Windows VistaR:
Ultimate / Enterprise / Business / Home
Premium / Home Basic SP2 (both x86/64)
MicrosoftR Windows 7R:
Ultimate / Enterprise / Professional / Home
Premium (both x86/64)
Ultimate / Enterprise / Professional / Home
Premium SP1 (both x86/64)

Mac OS X 10.4.11 - 10.7
CPU Windows:
MicrosoftR WindowsR XP / Vista / 7: 1 GHz or higher

PowerPCR G3 500 MHz or more,
or Intel Core Solo/Duo 1.5 GHz or more
RAM Windows:
MicrosoftR WindowsR XP:
256 MB or more
MicrosoftR Windows VistaR:
1 GB or more
MicrosoftR Windows 7R:
1 GB or more (32 bit) / 2 GB or more (64 bit)
256 MB or more (512 MB or more is recommended)
Video Card and Display Windows:
800 x 600 pixels or more, 65,536 colors or more
(16,770,000 colors or more is recommended)
1024 x 768 pixels or more, 32,000 colors or more
Removable Drive CD or DVD drive
USB Port At least one free USB port

Other Important Information

  • A compact, professional-quality microphone, with variable recording modes to capture superior audio files under any conditions
  • 2 GB SD card, expandable to 32 GB
  • Intuitive, ergonomic push-button controls
  • Backlit LCD screen for consistent viewing, even in bright conditions