Olympus DS-2500 Digital Voice Recorder

Olympus DS-2500 Digital Voice Recorder

Olympus DS-2500 Digital Voice Recorder

B&H # OLDS2500 MFR # V403121SU000
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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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Olympus DS-2500 overview

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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
UPC: 050332182905
In the Box
Olympus DS-2500 Digital Voice Recorder
  • USB Cable
  • 2GB SD Card
  • Olympus DSS Player Software CD
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Olympus DS-2500 specs

    Type Digital
    Mode Mono

    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

    SP Mode: 200 - 5000 Hz / QP Mode: 200 - 7000 Hz

    Speaker Yes

    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

    Supports NiMH Rechargeable or Alkaline Batteries

    Battery Life (approx.) Recording: 30 Hours
    Recording: 37 Hours
    Playback: 35 Hours

    Using Rechargeable Batteries

    Power Adapter No
    Internal Memory None
    Compatible Memory Cards SD

    Supports Cards from 512MB to 32GB

    Connectors 1/8" mini Female Headphone Out
    1/8" mini Female Microphone In ysvwvsazzs

    Earphone Jack: 8 ohms or more / Microphone Jack: 2 kohms

    USB USB 2.0 (A)
    Operating System Support Windows, macOS/OS X
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.97 x 4.47 x .67" / 5.00 x 11.35 x 1.70 cm

    Without Protrusions

    Weight 3.7 oz / 105 g

    Including Alkaline Batteries

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 6.1 x 2.9"

    Olympus DS-2500 reviews

    DS-2500 Digital Voice Recorder is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Same old, same old We've been reluctantly using the DS-2300, 2400, and now 2500 for years with satisfactory results. The gun-metal color is slightly more attractive than previous models.
    Date published: 2013-04-09
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