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Olympus DS-2500

The Olympus DS-2500 has been DISCONTINUED and is no longer available.

See the Olympus DS-9000 for a solid Dictation Recorder option.

TheConsumer Dictation Recorder from Olympus

Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP, Mac OS and Dragon Compatible!

The Olympus DS-2500 is an affordable, entry-level Professional Dictation Recorder that provides superior sound quality through a speech-optimized, mechanically isolated microphone; flexibility in recording modes, including conference and dictation modes. The DS-2500 utilizes Olympus's proprietary DS2 file format to provide excellent playback through a computer, standard 3.5mm headphone jack or the integrated 23mm/300mW speaker. Through the included Olympus Dictation Software (Olympus Standard DSS Player, not Professional), once plugged in via USB,  the Olympus digital recorder will automatically transfer recordings across the network or to your local hard drive. You can then manually attach and send dictation audio files via email, or have them ready for your transcriptionist, who have a choice of using the Olympus AS-2400 o AS-7000 Transcriber.

The baby brother of the DS-7000 and little brother of the Olympus DS-3500the DS-2500 features the good audio quality and some workflow capabilities and only sets aside certain creature comforts; specifically, the DS-2500 uses a monochrome LCD, where the Olympus DS-3500 has a color LCD. Also, the DS-2500 does not have the 128bit and 256bit encryption or automatic emailing like the Olympus DS-3500 or DS-7000 which is needed in professions requiring security (as in HIPAA medical use).

The Olympus DS-2500 records in "DS2 " recording mode only (does not record in DSS mode also, like the DS-3500 and DS-7000 does), and does not send email attachments automatically when docked. However, it is suitable for sending files over local networks (say, from the dictator to the typist). The Olympus digital recorder uses rechargeable AAA NiMH batteries included (rather than Lithium Ion like the Olympus DS-3500), or even uses regular AAA alkaline batteries.

Economy Recorder for personal and business use, when used with Olympus Transcription Kits


Business dictation


HTH Engineering, Inc. supports your purchase of the DS-2500 with friendly, expert "concierge" technical support via telephone and/or GotoMeeting™ for as long as you own the equipment.


Learn more about the HTH Engineering difference.


Includes Free LIFETIME technical support from our expert technicians when you purchase a DS-2500 from us.


1-Year Warranty with exclusive new replacement unit guarantee within the first 90 days.


Better Business Bureau A+ rated since 2001.


Transcribe Olympus Files using the Olympus AS-7000 Transcription Kit.


Olympus DS-2500 Professional Dictation Recorder Kit

Model #22200

In Stock for Immediate Delivery

(same day shipping for all orders placed by 3:30 p.m. EDT)

Package Includes:

  • Olympus DS-2500 Consumer Digital Dictation Recorder
  • 2 GB internal Micro-SD memory card
  • Two rechargeable AAA Ni-Mh batteries that are charged through the recorder's USB port
  • USB standard to USB Mini 2.0 Cable
  • Olympus Dictation Software "STANDARD" Edition on CD-ROM
  • Instruction manual
  • 1-year warranty


  • Exclusive HTH Engineering "Concierge" Turn-Key Tech Support and Free Lifetime Support Via GotoMeeting and/or telephone


Technical Specifications

Memory 2 GB Micro-SD (included, expandable to 32 GB)
Recording Time 303 Hours on included 2 GB memory card
Recording format DS2 Only. Please note: the DS-2500 does not record in DSS format (commonly used by many transcription companies)
Display Monochrome LCD, back-lit
Folders/Messages Manage audio files in up to 5 customizable folders and up to 32 index point per recording.
Sampling Frequency QP - 16 kHz/28 kbps; SP - 12 kHz/13.7 kbps
Mic sensitivity modes Dictation and conference
Battery two AAA rechargeable Ni-MH batteries, chargeable through USB Cable
USB Port USB 2.0 compliant
OS Support Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP, Mac OS including Yosemite

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Olympus DS-2500



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