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Olympus DS-2500 Digital Professional Dictation and Transcription Kit

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Olympus DS-2500 Digital Professional Dictation and Transcription Kit


Olympus DS-2500 Professional Digital Portable Voice Recorder and AS-2400 Transcription Kit 

The Perfect Blend and Ease of Use.

The DS-2500 professional dictation system is designed to dramatically increase efficiency and streamline operations in any professional environment. Packed with premium features and intuitive controls, it’s easily manageable, secure and absolutely mobile – the ideal device wherever the job might take you.

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.


The DS-2500’s redesigned, speech-optimized microphone is independently housed for flawless sound reproduction. It offers multiple recording modes, as well as two quality levels – QP (16 kHz/28 kbps) and SP (12 kHz/13.7 kbps).

The AS-2400 is compatible with DS, DM, WS, VN-3200PC and VN-5200PC recorders from Olympus to provide a complete transcription solution. Complete with foot pedal, headset, and powerful software, the AS-2400 can easily be integrated into the workflow of any office system and significantly streamline data sharing and distribution of dictations between professionals, departments, and office locations.

Automatically download files when the recorder is connected to PC.


Edit files, add/remove index, add comments, or change the priority setting.


Included RS-27 Foot pedal can control playback of the file.

Manage DSS, DSS Pro, WMA, MP3 and WAV/AIFF audio files.

As a Certified Olympus Pro Dictation Partner shipping is only permitted to USA addresses.


The Olympus DS-2500 digital voice recorder features:
  • A compact, professional-quality microphone, with variable recording modes to capture superior audio files in any condition
  • Up to 303 hours of recording time with the included 2 GB SD card (expandable to 32 GB)
  • Intuitive, ergonomic push-button controls
  • Up to 37 hours of recording time on two AAA rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (included), enhanced by innovative Variable Control Voice Actuator recording mode, recording only when sound is detected, ensuring you’re only recording what is needed
  • Backlit LCD screen for consistent viewing, even in bright conditions

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.”

Professional capabilities
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.

Unlimited possibilities
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.

Superior recording
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.

AS-2400 Features 

  • Plays DSS, DSS Pro, WMA, MP3 and WAV/AIFF audio formats in the background when another application is running, such as a word processor.
  • Enables foot switch control of the playback process.
  • Transcription can be done by combining the playback sound with the adjustable playback speed, tone control, and noise cancellation.(It is not possible to playback while setting the playback speed and noise cancellation simultaneously with the Macintosh version.)
  • Voice recognition of dictation files is possible with the Dragon Naturally Speaking 8.0 and later.*
  • Automatic software update through Internet.*
  • 2 modes/views of operation for Transcribe bar.*

* Windows only


Olympus DS-2500 Specifications

Storage Media

Internal / Removable Media

Removable only

SD / SDHC Slot


microSD / microSDHC card


External Memory (Slot)

SD / SDHC card (512 MB ‑ 32 GB)

USB functionality

USB Speed

USB 2.0 High Speed

USB Classes

USB Composite device

USB Storage class


Display Type

Full Dot Matrix Display

Display Size

31.8 x 30.8mm / 1.74''


128 x 108pixels

Display Backlit

LED (White)

Contrast Adjustment





Device operation

Main Switch


Programmable button

3 Smart Buttons

Power switch


HOLD switch


File Format

Data format

DSSPro (Digital Speech Standard Pro),

Recording Modes

Recording format


QP mode

148h (with 2GB memory)


303h (with 2GB memory)

Playback Modes

Playback format


Sampling frequency


16kHz / 28kbps


12kHz / 13.7kbps

Frequency response


QP / 200 - 7500Hz

SP / 200 - 5500Hz

Record function


New button

Pause function


Up to 32 per file

Auto recording

VCVA (Variable Control Voice Actuator)


  • Insert
  • Overwrite
Advanced recording

Rec Monitor

Playback function

Playback control


Playback speed


File operation

  • Forward / Reverse Skip
  • Fast forward and rewind
  • Skip Playback

Data organisation

File move


No. of folders


Files per folder


Schedule recording


Temp mark



  • Erase all files
  • Erase single files
  • Partial

Time/date info


User ID setting

‑ (Possible from DSS Player)

Workflow function

Author ID Setting

Yes; 1

Priority setting


Pending File


Worktype ID Setting




Dictation tags


Technical Data

AC power supply


Individual Folder Names


Other Features

Barcode support


Security function



corresponding Audio software (type)

Dictation Management Software

Corresponding Audio software

DSS Player Software

Corresponding solution

Audio Management Software

For (detailed) software functions of Olympus dictation management software

please refer to the relevant software pages.

Compatible Software

DSS Player for MAC

Version 7 (or higher)

Interfaces Input

PC interface

USB Cable

Microphone jack

3.5 ø mm mini‑jack, impedance 2 kΩ

Microphone sensitivity / gain

Dictation / Conference-

Input Level

‑ 70dBv


Built‑in mono microphone / Plug‑in mono microphone

Interfaces Output

Speaker Diameter

Built‑in ø 23 mm round dynamic speaker

Max. working output

300mW or more (8 Ω speaker)

Earphone jack

3.5 ø mm mini‑jack, impedance 8Ω or more

Power Supply

Power Supply

Battery: 2 x AAA

Ni-MH battery life

Recording SP: 37h

Alkaline battery life

Recording: Approx. 50h (SP Mode)

Internal Charging


Note: Internal charging operable only with Olympus rechargeable batteries.

AC‑adapter and cradle are optional items.




113.5 x 50 x 17mm (without protrusions)


Housing color


Housing material



Menu languages

English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian

Hardware Security

Device lock by PIN code


Device Locky by Fingerprint


Lock single files


 Olympus AS-2400 Specifications

Operating System:

Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 4
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 Enterprise, Service Pack 1 (32bit/64bit)
Windows Vista Ultimate, Service Pack 1 (32bit/64bit), Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10


CPU: Windows 2000/XP: Intel Pentium III 500MHz processor or more
Windows Vista: Intel Pentium III 800MHz processor or more
RAM: Windows 2000/XP: 128MB or more (256MB or more recommended)
Windows Vista: 512MB or more (1GB or more recommended)
Hard drive space: Transcription Module: 70MB or more;
(700MB or more with Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 not installed)
Drive: CD or DVD drive
Display: 800 x 600 pixels or more, 65536 colors more (16.77 million colors or more recommended)
USB port: With the Transcription Module: One or more free ports available
Audio I/O terminals: With the Transcription Module: A Microsoft WDM- or MME-compliant and Windows-compatible sound device

Operating System: Mac OS X 10.3.9 - 10.5
CPU: Power PC G3 500MHz or more/Intel Core Sole/Duo 1.5GHz or more
RAM: 256MB or more (512MB or more is recommended)
Hard drive space: 200MB or more
Display: 1024 x 768 pixels or more, 32000 colors more
USB port: One or more free ports


DS-2500-AS-2400 Starter Kit Includes:

  • DS-2500 Portable Recorder
  • DSS Player Software
  • Serial Adapter Cable for RS-27
  • E-102 (Stereo Headset)
  • RS-27 Foot Switch
  • USB Cable



As a Certified Olympus Pro Dictation Partner shipping is only permitted to USA addresses.

Warranty Information

1 Year Mail In Parts/Labor Warranty

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