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Olympus DS-2500 Digital Voice Recorder

B&H # OLDS2500 MFR # V403121SU000
Olympus DS-2500 Digital Voice Recorder

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Product Highlights

  • Supports DS2 Recording Format
  • Large Backlit 1.74" LCD Display
  • SD Card Recording Using Up to 32GB Card
  • SP & QP Variable Recording Modes
  • Intuitive, Ergonomic Push-Button Control
  • Convenient PC Link Capability
  • Features Voice Activated Recording
  • Supports Conference & Dictation Settings
  • USB PC Interface & Customizable Folders
  • Integrated Mono Mic & 250 mW Speaker
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You Pay: $269.00

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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 32GB. 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.

Voice Actuator recording mode records only when sound is detected ensuring you're only recording what is needed
Capture superior audio files under any condition
Comes with 2GB SD card with support for SD cards from 512MB to 32GB
Intuitive, ergonomic push-button controls
Backlit LCD screen for consistent viewing, even in bright conditions
Directly connect to a PC for fast file transfers with convenient PC Link capability
Save files in high-compression DSS (DS2) format using the included DSS Player software
Intuitive Controls
Manage audio files in up to five customizable folders with 200 messages per folder
Use the easily accessible "Erase" button to quickly erase single files or entire folders
Switch between "Conference" and "Dictation" settings
Choose between SP and QP recording modes
Finish one dictation and begin the next with a push of the "new" button
Place index marks at specific points in passages for quick retrieval
Compatible with voice recognition software
Compact and lightweight design for easy portability
Up to 303 hours of recording time
Up to 37 hours of battery life
Type Digital
Mode Mono 1
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Input Level: -70 dBv

Recording Format DS2 (Digital Speech Standard Pro)
Bit-Rate 13.7 Kbps
28 Kbps
Sample Rate 12 kHz
16 kHz
Recording Time SP Mono: 303 Hours
QP Mono: 148 Hours
One-Click Recording No
Voice Activated Recording Yes
Microphone Type Internal Mono
Pickup Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 200 - 7000 Hz 2
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SP Mode: 200 - 5000 Hz / QP Mode: 200 - 7000 Hz

Speaker Yes 3
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Built-In 23 mm Round Dynamic 250 mW Speaker

Display Size/Type 1.74" LCD Backlit
Indicators Power, Low Battery, Recording, Peak
Battery Type 2 x AAA 4
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Supports NiMH Rechargeable or Alkaline Batteries

Battery Life (approx.) Recording: 30 Hours
Recording: 37 Hours
Playback: 35 Hours 5
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Using Rechargeable Batteries

Power Adapter No
Internal Memory None
Compatible Memory Cards SD 6
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Supports Cards from 512MB to 32GB

Connectors 1/8" mini Female Out
1/8" mini Female In 7
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Earphone Jack: 8 ohms or more / Microphone Jack: 2 kohms

USB USB 2.0 (A)
System Requirements Windows XP (SP2), XP (SP3), Vista (SP2), 7 
Mac  OS X 10.4.11 - 10.7 8
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PC CPU: 1GHz / Mac CPU: PowerPC G3 500MHz or Intel Core 1.5GHz / PC RAM: 256MB(XP), 1GB(7/Vista), 2GB(7) / Mac RAM: 512MB (recommended) / Video: 800x600(PC) & 1024x768(Mac) / CD/DVD Drive & USB Port

Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.97 x 4.47 x .67" (5.00 x 11.35 x 1.70 cm) 9
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Without Protrusions

Weight 3.7 oz (105 g) 10
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Including Alkaline Batteries

Olympus DS-2500 Digital Voice Recorder
  • USB Cable
  • 2GB SD Card
  • Olympus DSS Player Software CD
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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