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Price: $349.99

Olympus - DS-3400

The DS-3400 provides high-quality performance in an easy to use device perfect for professionals on the go.

Price: $349.99 w/ FREE USA SHIPPING

Olympus, the market leader for portable digital voice recorders and professional dictation devices, introduces the new DS-3400, a sleek and stylish professional dictation tool. The new device is perfect for legal and medical professionals and anyone who values industry-leading features and customizable options with an easy-to-use push-button design. The DS-3400, available in an attractive black, incorporates many unique and innovative features.


  • Improved ease of use with a single, push button control and centralized navigation buttons;
  • More flexibility with support for SD/SDHC memory cards
  • Enhanced sound fidelity with DSS Pro’s Quality Play (QP) and (SP) modes
  • Improved security with file encryption and device password protection.

Technical Specifications

Recording Format DS2/DSS Programmable
Recording Media SD/SDHC, microSD Card: 512MB – 16GB
Recording Time With SD (512MB – 16GB)
QP mode: 77 hours, 00 minutes @ 1GB
SP mode: 157 hours, 50 minutes @ 1GB
Card Format N/A
Input Level -70 dBv
PC Interface USB
Folders Messages 1 to 7 folders (Default - 5 folders) /200 messages per folder
Sampling Frequency QP mode: 16 kHz
SP mode: 12 kHz
Overall Frequency Response QP mode: 200 to 7,000 Hz
SP mode: 200 to 5,000 Hz
LP Mode No
Voice Activation Yes
Demographic Data Input Author ID, Work Type, Date/Time, Priority, Index, etc.
Practical Maximum Output 250 mW or more
Write Protection Yes
Speaker Built in 23mm Ohm round dynamic speaker
Microphone Jack 3.5mm mini-jack, impedance 2k Ohm
Earphone Jack 3.5mm mini-jack, impedance 8 Ohm or more
Power Supply AAA x 2
Batteries Two (2) AAA Alkaline batteries or two (2) Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (BR401)
External Power Supply N/A
Battery Life Approx. 30 hours
Size 4.5" x 2.0" x 0.7" (without protrusions)
Weight 3.70 oz (including batteries)
OS Supported Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack4;
Windows XP Professional/XP Home edition Service Pack2;
Windows XP 64-bit;
Windows Vista Ultimate/Enterprise/Business/Home Premium/Home Basic;
Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition/Enterprise 64-bit edition/Business 64-bit
edition/Home Premium 64-bit edition/Home Basic 64-bit edition;
Windows Server 2003;
Windows Server 2003 x64 edition
Mac OS 10.3.9 - 10.5
CPU Windows : Windows 2000/XP: 500MHz processor or more
Windows Vista: 800MHz processor or more
Windows Server 2003: 550MHz processor or more
Mac : PowerPC G3; Intel Core/Duo
RAM Windows : Windows 2000/XP: 128MB or more
Windows Vista: 512MB or more
Windows Server 2003: 256MB or more
Sound Board No
Video Card and Display Windows: 800 x 600 pixels or more, 65536 colors more
Mac: 1024 x 768 pixels or more, 32,000 colors more
Removable Drive Windows/Mac : CD, DVD drive
USB Port Windows: One or more free ports
Mac: One or more free ports
Audio Output Windows: Windows-compatible sound device

Included with this purchase

  • DS-3400 Digital Voice Recorder
  • 1 GB SD Card
  • Case
  • USB Cable
  • DSS Player Pro Software Dictation Module
  • License ID
  • Two AAA Batteries
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty Card

Other Important Information

The DS-3400 accepts SD/SDHC memory cards, providing users with media versatility. Three programmable buttons speed up reaction time. With no extraneous buttons, the DS-3400 enables users to program the functions they use the most onto three buttons for quick and effortless use. The DS-3400’s intuitive push-button controls simplify operation. The device has a large, backlit, easy-to-read LCD screen that reveals file information, recording time and events on the front of the recorder. Centralized navigation buttons enable easy data input and changes of settings. Users new to digital dictation as well as those on the leading edge will appreciate the DS-3400’s sophisticated feature set that can be customized to provide a seamless dictation solution suitable to their work environment. It is built to meet the needs of an active professional with robust buttons, USB connector and battery door. Power conservation is also central to the DS-3400’s intelligent design, which can record for up to 32 hours.