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Olympus DS-2500 Digital Voice Recorder

$299.99 $234.99

The Olympus DS-2500 with push button operation. DSS Pro (DS2) recording. 2GB SD memory card. Window or Mac compatible.

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The Olympus DS-2500

Based on the solid and comfortable design of the popular DS-5000 professional model, Olympus brings you the Olympus DS-2500. With features such as a 5-button central navigation pod, a large backlit LCD and superb sound quality, this handheld provides a level of professional performance brought to you at a consumer price. The Olympus DS-2500 has five push-buttons on the side making it quick and easy to select recording functions on the machine. Manage voice files on the recorders’ file folders and download them later onto your computer with one easy step. With the on-board  2GB SD memory card, this recorder provides you with plenty of recording time as well. This new edition to the Olympus catalog stands apart from others with its durable and easy to use design along with innovative digital technology to provide you with quality recordings.



Professional capabilities

The Olympus DS-2500 digital voice recorder is an accessible, easy-to-use digital voice recorder built upon the feature-rich heritage of Olympus’ industry-leading line of professional dictation devices. The Olympus DS-2500 is designed to give any user fast access to superior recording capabilities and scalability out of the box. It’s simply professional.

Unlimited possibilities

The Olympus DS-2500 digital voice recorder was created with every level of user in mind. It’s simple enough for the student who wants to record crisp, clear audio notes, and capable enough for the legal or medical professional who needs a device to serve as the backbone of their small office’s dictation process. With its unique combination of professional-level features and ease-of-use, the Olympus DS-2500 is the most versatile digital voice recorder on the market.

Support for any environment

The Olympus DS-2500 digital voice recorder offers extensive flexibility and customizability. With two levels of microphone sensitivity, two DS2 Pro recording levels (QP – 16 kHz/28 kbps and SP – 12 kHz/13.7 kbps), three playback speeds and scalable SD card storage up to 32 GB, it offers the right feature set for any individual or small-office environment. The Olympus DS-2500 can even be combined with Olympus accessories to offer small law firms and medical practices a cost-effective dictation and transcription solution.

File management made easy

The Olympus DS-2500 digital voice recorder makes managing your audio files easier than ever. Five internal folders and up to 32 index point per recording makes it simple to find what you need directly from the device. Once the DS-2500 is connected to a computer via a built-in USB port, the included DSS Player Pro Standard software allows users to easily access, save, index, share and enhance their recordings.

Superior recording

The Olympus DS-2500 digital voice recorder’s 6mm microphone offers professional-quality recording capabilities. The proprietary DS2 file format provides excellent playback through a computer, standard 3.5mm headphone jack or the integrated 23mm/300mW speaker.

OS Supported

Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2,3
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2,3 (32bit/64bit)
Windows Vista Home Basic, Service Pack 1 (32bit/64bit)
Windows Vista Home Premium, Service Pack 1 (32bit/64bit)
Windows Vista Business, Service Pack 1 (32bit/64bit)
Windows Vista Ultimate, Service Pack 1 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Windows 7
Mac OS X 10.3.9 “”Panther”” – 10.7 “”Lion”””


Windows 2000/XP: Intel Pentium III 550MHz processor or more
Windows Vista/7: 800 MHz processor or more
Power PC G3 500 MHz or more/Intel Core Sole/Duo 1.5GHz or more”


Windows 2000/XP: 128 MB or more (256 MB or more recommended)
Windows Vista/7: 512 MB or more (1 GB or more recommended)

256 MB or more (512 MB or more is recommended)”

Video Card and Display

800 x 600 pixels or more, 65,536 colors or more (16.77 million colors or more recommended)
1,024 x 768 pixels or more, 32,000 colors or more”

Removable Drive

CD or DVD drive

USB Port

At least one free USB port

Recording Format

DS2 can be set to DSS standard

Recording Media

SD or SDHC cards with Memory Capacity up to 32GB

Recording Time

“QP mode: 148 hours
SP mode: 303 hours”

Input Level

-70 dBv

PC Interface



1.7 inch orange LED Backlight


5 folders/200 messages per folder

Sampling Frequency

SP: 12 kHz

Overall Frequency Response

“QP: 200 – 7,000 Hz
SP: 200 – 5,000 Hz”

LP Mode


Voice Activation


Demographic Data Input

Author ID, Work Type, Date/Time, Priority, Index, etc.

Practical Maximum Output

250 mW

Write Protection



23 mm

Microphone Jack

3.5mm, impedance 2k Ohm

Earphone Jack

3.5mm, impedance 8 Ohm

Power Supply



2 NiMH or Alkaline AAA batteries

External Power Supply


Battery Life

QP mode: Approximately 30 hours
SP mode: Approximately 37 hours

All modes: Approximately 13 hours”


4.5 x 2 x 0.67 in. (113.5 x 50.0 x 17 mm), without protrusions


3.9 oz (110 g )

Olympus DS-2500 Digital Voice Recorder

2GB SD Memory Card

DSS Player SoftwareCD-ROM)

USB cable

Two AAA alkaline batteries

Instruction Manual


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