Olympus DS-2500 Digital Voice Recorder, DS2 Recording Format, SD Card Recording Using Up to 32GB Card

SKU: IOMDS2500 MFR: V403121SU000
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About Olympus DS-2500

Whether you're recording lectures at school or meetings at work, the Olympus DS-2500 Digital Voice Recorder is a perfect choice for almost any professional or student who requires the benefits of a digital voice recorder and dictation device. You can record using the DS2 (DSS Pro) format, which saves files in high-compression DSS format using the included DSS Player software. The recorder features push-button control, PC Link, voice activated recording and a backlit 1.74" LCD display. You can record in SP or QP modes and you can easily switch between Conference and Dictation settings.

The DS-2500 records directly to an SD card and it supports cards up to 32 GB. Plus, it features an internal mono microphone, built-in speaker, microphone jack and headphone jack. There's a USB interface for data transfers and an erase button for quickly erasing single files or entire folders. The recorder runs on two AAA NiMH rechargeable or alkaline batteries, which afford up to 37 hours of recording or 35 hours of playback. For added flexibility, the DS-2500 is even compatible with Windows and Mac OS.

Olympus DS-2500 Features

  • 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
  • Media: 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
  • Portable: 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

Olympus DS-2500 Specifications

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
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
Voice Activation
Demographic Data Input
Practical Maximum Output
250 mW
Write Protection
Built-in o23mm round dynamic speaker
Microphone Jack
3.5mm mini-jack, 2 kOhms,
Earphone Jack
3.5mm mini-jack, 8 Ohms or more
Two AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries or two AAA alkaline batteries
External Power Supply
Battery Life
Recording: (rechargeable batteries)
QP mode: Approximately 30 hours
SP mode: Approximately 37 hours
All modes: Approximately 35 hours
OS Supported
Microsoft Windows XP:
Professional / Home Edition SP3 x86
Professional / Home Edition SP2 x64
Microsoft Windows Vista:
Ultimate / Enterprise / Business / Home
Premium / Home Basic SP2 (both x86/64)
Microsoft 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 Requirement
Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7: 1 GHz or higher
PowerPCR G3 500 MHz or more,
or Intel Core Solo/Duo 1.5 GHz or more
RAM Requirement
Microsoft Windows XP:
256 MB or more
Microsoft Windows Vista:
1 GB or more
Microsoft 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
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
4.47 x 1.97 x 0.67 in. (113.5 x 50.0 x 17 mm), without protrusions
3.7 oz (105 g ), including alkaline batteries
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Shopper  What is the dictation software called?
Andrew R  I believe that the "dictation software" is a module included with the Olympus DSS Player application.
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