DS-2500
USB Mass Storage | DS2 Recording Format | File Management
Simply Professional:
The best of what you need.
Nothing you don’t.
The Olympus DS-2500 digital voice
recorder packs many popular features of
Olympus’ professional dictation systems
into an accessible, easy-to-use recorder.
It’s the ideal solution for any office that
relies on accurate, small-scale dictation
and transcription, as well as individuals
who need professional-level recording
capabilities at the push of a button.
Simply Professional.
A compact, professional-quality microphone, with variable
recording modes to capture superior audio files under
any conditions.
2 GB SD card, expandable to 32 GB.
Capture thousands of hours of recordings with the internal
memory and get many times more with an SD card.
Intuitive, ergonomic push-button controls.
Precise controls for ease of use and easy operability.
Backlit LCD screen.
Offers consistent viewing even in bright conditions.
File Management.
Simple file management with five internal folders and easy
USB connection to computers running Windows XP, Vista
and 7, or Mac OSX .
Easily switch between “Conference” and “Dictation” settings.
Specifications
Voice Actuator recording mode records only when sound is
detected ensuring you’re only recording what is needed.
DS-2500 | Audio
Recording format
DS2 (Digital Speech Standard Pro)
Internal memory
SD-card: 512 MB to 32 GB
External memory
SD card (SD/SDHC/SDXC) up to 64GB
Frequency reponse
(internal microphone)
QP mode: 148 hours
SP mode: 303 hours
Input Level
-70 dBv
PC Interface
USB
LCD
Large LCD screen with backlight
LED
Yes
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
Yes
Voice-activated recording
Yes
Play sync recording
Yes
Demographic Data Input
Yes
Practical Maximum Output 250 mW
Write Protection
Yes
Speaker
Built-in o23mm round dynamic speaker
Microphone Jack
3.5mm mini-jack, 2 kΩ,
Earphone Jack
3.5mm mini-jack, 8 Ω or more
Batteries
Two AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries or two AAA alkaline batteries
External Power Supplyn
No
Battery Life
Recording: (rechargeable batteries)
QP mode: Approximately 30 hours
SP mode: Approximately 37 hours
Playback:
All modes: Approximately 35 hours
Dimensions
4.47 x 1.97 x 0.67 in. (113.5 x 50.0 x 17 mm), without protrusions
Weight
3.7 oz (105 g ), including alkaline batteries
OS Supported
Professional-level recording capabilities at the push of
a button.
MicrosoftR WindowsR XP:
Professional / Home Edition SP3 x86
Professional / Home Edition SP2 x64
MicrosoftR Windows VistaR:
Ultimate / Enterprise / Business / Home
Premium / Home Basic SP2 (both x86/64)
MicrosoftR 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
Windows:
MicrosoftR WindowsR XP / Vista / 7: 1 GHz or higher
Macintosh:
PowerPCR G3 500 MHz or more,
or Intel Core Solo/Duo 1.5 GHz or more
RAM
Windows:
MicrosoftR WindowsR XP: 256 MB or more
MicrosoftR Windows VistaR:1 GB or more
MicrosoftR Windows 7R:1 GB or more (32 bit) / 2 GB or more (64 bit)
Macintosh:
256 MB or more (512 MB or more is recommended)
Video Card and Display
Windows:
800 x 600 pixels or more, 65,536 colors or more
(16,770,000 colors or more is recommended)
Macintosh:
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