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Refurbished Olympus DS-4000 Dictation Recorder



We have the ever popular Olympus DS-4000 Dictation Recorder in stock. Newly refurbished to factory specs. Recorder, Cradle, Memory Card, Cable and Battery Pack

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Olympus DS-4000 Dictation Recorder


Need to replace your DS-4000, but do not wish to upgrade your whole system?  We have the solution.

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Features of the Olympus DS-4000 Dictation Recorder

Slide Switch Operation is quiet and easy to use , resulting in high performance, comfort, and increased productivity.

  • Records in DSS (Digital Speech Standard) format, developed primarily to meet dictation and transcription needs.
  • Record more than 11 hours of superb quality DSS audio with the included 32MB xD-Picture Card and up to 179 hours, 30 minutes with a 512MB card.
  • Improved DSS Player Pro software provides automatic download and backup of recordings; automatic distribution of recordings via email or FTP to other users; direct recording onto your PC; managing and changing settings on your recorder; playing and editing of recordings on your PC; and automatic retrieval of typed documents and much more.
  • Compact design and light metal finish combine for a recorder with a professional look and feel and large easy to read LCD with backlight
  • Dual function cradle for recharging of Ni-MH battery pack and downloading data to a PC.
  • Two programmable buttons, A and B, to implement functions per user dictation preferences.
  • Choose between two combinations of recording modes, SP or LP, and recording sensitivity, Dictate or Conference, to suit your recording needs.
  • The DS-4000’s automatic voice activation keeps recordings free from dead space and saves recording capacity and time during transcription.
  • Up to 10 users ID’s and 10 Work Types can be programmed on the recorder to support user environment where recorders are exchanged amongst professionals
  • Rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack for added convenience automatically charges when the recorder is placed in the cradle.
  • The Olympus DS-4000 Dictation Recorder allows for easy editing of existing recordings by appending, overwriting, inserting, and erasing or partial-erase of recording.
  • The Olympus DS-4000 Dictation Recorder recorder can categorically classify and store recording in any of the 7 different folders that can be programmed on the recorder. Each folder can store up to 199 messages per folder.
  • Designed to withstand the heavy usage of the professional user. Durable switches and connectors of the DS-4000 are designed to eliminate or minimize the down time.
  • When the Olympus DS-4000 Dictation Recorder is left unused and in stop mode for a set amount of time, it will automatically shut itself off.
  • The Olympus DS-4000 Dictation Recorder transfer rate of dictation from the recorder to PC or vise versa has been improved to reduce time spent waiting for the transfer process to finish.
  • The Olympus DS-4000 Dictation Recorder will automatically synchronize its clock with your PC using the DSS Player Pro Dictation software.
  • The DSS Player Pro Dictation software supports encryption of dictations before sending as email attachments or via FTP.
  • The Olympus DS-4000 Dictation Recorder supports hands-free recording with the optional RS-25 footswitch. Connect the RS-25 to the cradle, place the recorder in the cradle and you are ready to go.
  • Multi-level alarms can be enabled and set to meet various needs.
  • The Olympus DS-4000 Dictation Recorder supports and displays language in English, French, and German.
  • Splash screen automatically displays default time of day greeting when DS-4000 is turned on, or you can program your own greeting (up to 20 characters).
  • Compatible with IBM Via Voice for Windows.

SpecificationsModelDS-4000Recording FormatDSS (Digital Speech Standard)Recording MediaxD-Picture Card media (16 – 1GB)Recording TimeUsing bundled 32 MB xD-Picture Card media:
SP Mode: approx. 5 hours 10 minutes
LP Mode: approx. 11 hours 5 minutesCard FormatxD-Picture CardInput Level-70 dBvPC InterfaceUSBLCD29 x 31 mmLED2 colors (red and green)Folder Messages5 to 7 folders, 199 messages per folderSampling FrequencySP Mode: 12.0 kHz
LP Mode: 8.0 kHzOverall Frequency ResponseSP Mode: 300-5,000 Hz
LP Mode: 300-3,000 HzLP ModeYesVoice ActivationYesDemographic Data InputYesPractical Maximum Output180 mWWrite ProtectionYesSpeakerBuilt-in 28 mm round dynamic speakerMicrophone Jack3.5 mm mini-jack, impedance 2 kohmsEarphone Jack3.5 mm mini-jack, impedance 8 ohmsPower Supply2 AAA Alkaline or 2 AAA NiMH BR-401 batteries, or one NiMH Rechargeable Battery Pack (BR-402 or BR-403)External Power SupplyAC Adapter A-510Battery LifeAlkaline
Recording: Approx.. 16 hours
Playback: Approx. 9 hours
Recording: Approx. 12 hours
Playback: Approx. 8 hoursSize4.3″ x 2.0″ x .67″ (110.2 x 50 x 16.9 mm), excluding protrusionsWeight3.6 oz (101 g), including batteriesOS Supported

Windows® 98 / Windows 98SE / Windows ME / Windows 2000 Professional / Windows XP Professional / Windows XP Home Edition / Windows Vista™

Mac OSX 10.1 through 10.4

USB PortOne free portAudio OutputEarphone output or speakers


Refurbished Olympus DS-4000 Dictation Recorder
Docking / Charging cradle
Memory card
Battery Pack