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.
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
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
QP: 200 - 7,000 Hz
SP: 200 - 5,000 Hz
LP Mode
Voice-activated recording
Play sync recording
Demographic Data Input
Practical Maximum Output 250 mW
Write Protection
Built-in o23mm round dynamic speaker
Microphone Jack
3.5mm mini-jack, 2 kΩ,
Earphone Jack
3.5mm mini-jack, 8 Ω or more
Two AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries or two AAA alkaline batteries
External Power Supplyn
Battery Life
Recording: (rechargeable batteries)
QP mode: Approximately 30 hours
SP mode: Approximately 37 hours
All modes: Approximately 35 hours
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
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
MicrosoftR WindowsR XP / Vista / 7: 1 GHz or higher
PowerPCR G3 500 MHz or more,
or Intel Core Solo/Duo 1.5 GHz or more
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)
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