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Olympus Dictation and Transcription Starter Kit – TS-2500

$549.99 $398.99

Olympus Dictation and Transcription Starter Kit – TS-2500. For Windows and Mac is a great starting point for infrequent dictators, police departments, insurance professionals and anyone else who does not need to send their files to a remote typist via e-mail or FTP.

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Olympus Dictation and Transcription Starter Kit – TS-2500

This Olympus Dictation and Transcription Starter Kit includes the Olympus DS-2500 Digital Voice Recorder and the AS-2400 Transcription Kit. The DS-2500  includes 2 GB SD memory card.

Features of the Olympus Dictation and Transcription Starter Kit – TS-2500

Everything you need for one person dictating, and one typist or secretary in one convenient kit.

Extendable recording capacity with removable SD-Picture Cards

High quality recording in DSS format (SP/LP)

Editing: Insert, Overwrite, Delete and Security lock

User ID setting via software

5 folders, 199 messages per folder for file management

Data transfer to PC/Mac via USB cable and various adapters

The Olympus Dictation and Transcription Starter Kit is compatible with voice recognition software


We recommend this entry level digital dictation and transcription kit to school boards, municipalities with budget constraints, insurance professionals and financial advisors and construction site representatives.  While this will produce a high quality digital voice recording, it lacks some of the features and heavy duty construction of it’s professional counterpart, the Olympus DS-7000 and AS-7000 combination, the Olympus TS-7000.

This is, however a dictation recorder, meaning the voice files may be altered after being recorded.  Voice files can be appended and overwritten.

The primary difference between the Olympus Dictation and Transcription Starter Kit – TS-2500 and the professional TS-7000, is that this is a plastic bodied recorder with no docking cradle, and cannot automatically send or receive voice files via e-mail or FTP.  Simple network mapping is fine.

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 )

DS-2500 Digital Voice Recorder

2GB SD Memory Card

DSS Player Software, (CD-ROM)

USB cable

Two AAA alkaline batteries

Instruction Manual

AS-2400 Transcription Kit

RS-27 Footpedal


DSS Player Software, Version 7 (CD-ROM)


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