Olympus DS-2500: Simply Professional
Olympus, the market leader for digital voice recorders, introduces the DS-2500 – the new standard in portable recording devices. 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.
Simple file management, with five internal folders and easy USB connection to computers running Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10 or Mac OSX “The Olympus DS-2500 gives every user access to some of the most innovative features on the market,” said Amy Leslie, Senior Marketing and Business Development Manager, Olympus Imaging America, Inc. “It’s capable of handling complex professional tasks in any IT environment, but it’s still incredibly intuitive and simple to use right out of the box.”
The Olympus DS-2500 digital voice recorder is an accessible, easy-to-use digital voice recorder built upon the feature-rich heritage of Olympus’ industry-leading line of professional dictation devices. The Olympus DS-2500 is designed to give any user fast access to superior recording capabilities and scalability out of the box. It’s simply professional.
The Olympus DS-2500 digital voice recorder was created with every level of user in mind. It’s simple enough for the student who wants to record crisp, clear audio notes, and capable enough for the legal or medical professional who needs a device to serve as the backbone of their small office’s dictation process. With its unique combination of professional-level features and ease-of-use, the Olympus DS-2500 is the most versatile digital voice recorder on the market.
Support for any environment
The Olympus DS-2500 digital voice recorder offers extensive flexibility and customizability. With two levels of microphone sensitivity, two DS2 recording levels (QP – 16 kHz/28 kbps and SP – 12 kHz/13.7 kbps), three playback speeds and scalable SD card storage up to 32 GB, it offers the right feature set for any individual or small-office environment. The Olympus DS-2500 can even be combined with Olympus accessories to offer small law firms and medical practices a cost-effective dictation and transcription solution.
File management made easy
The Olympus DS-2500 digital voice recorder makes managing your audio files easier than ever. Five internal folders and up to 32 index point per recording makes it simple to find what you need directly from the device. Once the DS-2500 is connected to a computer via a built-in USB port, the included DSS Player Standard software allows users to easily access, save, index, share and enhance their recordings.
The Olympus DS-2500 digital voice recorder’s 6mm microphone offers professional-quality recording capabilities. The proprietary DS2 file format provides excellent playback through a computer, standard 3.5mm headphone jack or the integrated 23mm/300mW speaker.
The Olympus DS-2500 digital voice recorder ships with DSS Player Standard software (CD-ROM), 2GB SD card, USB cable, carrying case, two AAA rechargeable Ni-MH batteries, instruction manual and Olympus warranty card.
Internal / Removable Media
SD / SDHC Slot
microSD / microSDHC card
External Memory (Slot)
SD / SDHC card (512 MB ‑ 32 GB)
USB 2.0 High Speed
USB Composite device
USB Storage class
Full Dot Matrix Display
31.8 x 30.8mm / 1.74''
128 x 108pixels
3 Smart Buttons
DSSPro (Digital Speech Standard Pro),
148h (with 2GB memory)
303h (with 2GB memory)
16kHz / 28kbps
12kHz / 13.7kbps
DSS / DSS Pro
QP / 200 - 7500Hz
SP / 200 - 5500Hz
Up to 32 per file
VCVA (Variable Control Voice Actuator)
No. of folders
Files per folder
User ID setting
‑ (Possible from DSS Player)
Author ID Setting
Worktype ID Setting
AC power supply
Individual Folder Names
corresponding Audio software (type)
Dictation Management Software
Corresponding Audio software
DSS Player Software
Audio Management Software
For (detailed) software functions of Olympus dictation management software
please refer to the relevant software pages.
DSS Player for MAC
Version 7 (or higher)
3.5 ø mm mini‑jack, impedance 2 kΩ
Microphone sensitivity / gain
Dictation / Conference-
Built‑in mono microphone / Plug‑in mono microphone
Built‑in ø 23 mm round dynamic speaker
Max. working output
300mW or more (8 Ω speaker)
3.5 ø mm mini‑jack, impedance 8Ω or more
Battery: 2 x AAA
Ni-MH battery life
Recording SP: 37h
Alkaline battery life
Recording: Approx. 50h (SP Mode)
AC / USB
Note: Internal charging operable only with Olympus rechargeable batteries.
AC‑adapter and cradle are optional items.
113.5 x 50 x 17mm (without protrusions)
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian
Device lock by PIN code
Device Locky by Fingerprint
Lock single files
90 Day Mail In Parts/Labor Warranty