Olympus DS-9500 Digital Voice Recorder

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  • Product Description

      Olympus DS-9500 Digital Voice Recorder

      Olympus DS-9500 Feature Highlights

      ▪ Intelligent Dual Microphone System
      ▪ Wireless dictation workflow with Wi-Fi
      ▪ Slide switch for simple, intuitive operation
      ▪ Directional recording modes for Dictation and Conference recording
      ▪ Triple-layer pop filter blocks breath and wind vibrations
      ▪ Secure 256-bit AES encryption, data loss prevention and PIN code
      ▪ DS2 | DSS | PCM | MP3 Recording formats
      ▪ Large 2.4” colour display for easy viewing
      ▪ Docking station for fast charging
      ▪ Rugged, shockproof body: drop tested to 1.5m
      ▪ Integrated memory, SD/SDHC card slot
      ▪ Alcohol-wipe resistant body

      Olympus DS9500 = DS700 Replacement Model

      The Olympus DS-9500 professional dictation device’s Wi-Fi connectivity allows you share your dictation from anywhere and send your dictation immediately to your transcriptionist without a USB cable, docking station or computer.

      The Intelligent Dual Microphone System controls the directionality of each microphone to actively monitor and analyse the phase difference while recording and suppressing noise from surroundings, enhancing the recorded voice. This keeps the focus on the person dictating and suppresses ambient noise in offices, hospitals, cars, airports and other noisy environments.  This also makes the Olympus DS9500 digital voice recorder the an ideal partner for Dragon Professional and Dragon Legal speech recognition systems.

      For conference recording, the system controls the directionally of the two microphones into a 90° layout to accurately capture all presenters in conference rooms.

      A triple-layer, studio-quality pop filter ensures accurate voice capture while reducing unwanted sounds such as breath and wind vibrations, for superior accuracy that enhances workflow efficiency.

      The Olympus DS-9500’s rugged 1.5 meter shockproof, alcohol-wipe resistant body is designed to be a strong, dependable workhorse in heavy use environments. A durable optical slide switch reduces risk of mechanical failure.

      Complete with reliable security features like 256-bit file encryption with DSS Pro audio codec and device pin lock, the DS-9500 provides trusted security to your most sensitive information and meets standards set by governments worldwide for securing data.

      Included with the Olympus DS-9500 Professional Dictation Kit is the Olympus Dictation Management System Release 7 software (ODMS R7). This is the virtual coordinator at the heart of the Olympus Dictation Solution. The ODMS R7 suite has been designed to provide an intuitive and user-friendly experience capable of handling new efficient workflows in a scalable solution to meets the needs of offices small and large. 

      The new Start-up Wizard provides quick and easy configuration through the setup of the Wi-Fi feature of the DS-9500 facilitating real-time dictation file sharing via network server, FTP or email, and quick set up of web-based email clients such asGmail and Microsoft Office 365. The flexible workflow of ODMS R7 allows automation in both on-site and off-site environments including file routing and workflow rules for efficient delivery within your business to predetermined destinations via network server, e-mail or FTP using either Wi-Fi, LAN or a USB connection. Transcribed documents are returned with ease to the original authors.

      Full compatibility with Nuance's Dragon speech recognition software makes it possible to use background and real-time speech recognition, further decreasing transcription time.

      The security features of the DS-9500 have been incorporated into ODMS R7 to ensure only authorised listeners can access shared information. Customisable backup features allow trusted storage of your files and protection against accidental data loss.

      Olympus DS9500 Technical Specifications


      Display type Full Colour TFT LCD with white LED backlight
      Display size 36.72mm x 48.96mm / 2.4 inch (240 x 320 pixels)


      Internal memory 2GB
      External memory up to 32GB SD
      Storage media SD, SDHC

      Device Operation 

      Main switch Precise slide switch (REC / STOP / PLAY / REW)
      Power switch Yes (ON/OFF)
      Programmable button 3 programmable smart buttons

      Power Supply

      Requirements Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (1350mAh)
      External power supply A517 or F-5AC AC Adapter (supplied)
      Battery LI-92B
      Battery life Recording (QP mode): Approx. 9.5 hours
      Internal battery charge AC / USB / Cradle (all using Olympus rechargeable battery only)


      Built-in microphone Intelligent Two Microphone System
      Microphone type Electret condenser | 8Ø x 2
      Directional characteristic Dictation1 (Omni-Directional mono)
      Dictation2 (Narrow)
      Conference (Digital Directional stereo)
      Microphone sensitivity 3 Level (High/Middle/Low)
      (Conference Mode = Auto)
      Recording format DSS / DSS Pro / WAV/ MP3
      Voice activated recording VCVA
      Hands-free recording Dictation & Transcription
      via optional Footswitch RS-31H
      Level meter Yes


      Playback speed control Slow / Normal / Fast
      Cue / review Yes

      Editing & Workflow

      Partial erase with DSS / DSS Pro
      File erase Erase all files/ Erase single files
      Insert with DSS / DSS Pro
      Overwrite with DSS / DSS Pro / WAV
      Append with DSS / DSS Pro / WAV
      Index mark 32 per file (DSS Pro/WAV/MP3), 16 per file (DSS)
      Author ID setting 10
      Work type ID setting 20
      Priority setting Yes (High / Normal)
      Verbal comments up to 32 per file
      Folders Up to 7 (name changeable)
      200 files per folder
      Text editor Yes
      Pending Yes

      Additional Functions

      Wireless features Built-in Wi-Fi


      Device lock by PIN Yes
      File encryption / decryption DSS Pro real time encryption (128 / 256 bit)
      Lock single files Yes


      Standards Wi-Fi: IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
      Wired LAN: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
      Frequency band 2.4GHz band: 2.412GHz~2.472GHz
      5GHz band: 5.180GHz~5.825GHz (for indoor use only)
      Security WEP
      WPA2 (Personal/Enterprise)
      WPA/WPA2 mixed mode (Personal/Enterprise)

      PEAPv0 / PEAPv1 /
      Encryption WEP: 64/128 bit,
      WPA2: TKIP/AES,
      WPA/WPA2 mixed mode: TKIP/AES
      RADIUS Server Windows
      Windows Server 2008 / 2012 / 2016
      FreeRadius 2.1.12


      Housing colour Black
      Dimensions 120.8mm (H) x 49.8mm (W) x 18.6mm (D)
      Weight 116.5g (including battery)
      Microphone jack Ø3.5mm mini jack | impedance 2kΩ
      EAR jack Ø3.5mm mini jack | impedance 8Ω or more
      Speaker Built-in 11 x 15mm square dynamic speaker
      Maximum speaker output 320mW (8Ω speaker)
      Compatible OS Windows 7,8.1,10
      Mac OS 10.10 - 10.13
      Compatible software Olympus Dictation Management System (ODMS) R7 / DSS Player for Mac V7
      Docking station CR-21 (supplied), CR-15 (optional)
      Supplied items LI-92B Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, A-517 AC Adaptor, KP-30 microUSB Cable, CS-151 Carrying Case, CR-21 Docking Station, Olympus Dictation Management System (ODMS) License (Dictation Module)
      Languages EN / DE / CZ / DK / ES / FR / NL / PL / RU / SV/ IT


Ask a Question
  • 1. is the VP-10 any use as a business tool? 2. my DS7000 is a on its last legs - I need to buy another one - best price. 3. I see there is a new wifi / tethering to mobile phone card that suits the DS700 - how much is that?

    The VP-10 is actually aimed at the business user rather than general consumers as it is a high end product with high end features.

    Our best price on the DS-7000 is online, unfortunately it is a product that has tiny margins and therefore our online price is our best price.

    With WiFi tethering you simply need a "FlashAir" memory card - which can be purchased on eBay cheaply and the Audio Controller App which can be found here - http://recorder.olympus-imaging.com/en/

  • Is the DS-9500 compatible with the RS28 foot switch?

    The RS28 Foot Switch is compatible with the CR-15 dock however that is an optional extra for the DS-9500 which natively comes with the CR-21 dock.

  • Is the DS-9000 and the DS-9500 the same item but with the additional docking station? We have an old DS-9000 we wish to replace.

    Essentially they are the same recorder except for the Olympus DS-9000:

    • Does not have in-built WiFi to send audio - it needs to be USB connected.
    • The DS-9000 does not come with a dock or main power supply.
    The DS-9500 represents the best value and functionality for a small premium.

  • Can we get the Olympus DS-9000 with a cradle? Is the software with the unit Mac compatible?

    We'd recommend the DS-9500 which includes the Cradle and the relevant software. The DS-9500 offers a vast array of functions and accessories, audio codecs and indexing options, as well as support for multiple work types and users, makes the DS-9500 customisable enough to suit any purpose, in any IT environment. The ODMS software is compatible with Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, or for Mac users the supplied DSS Player for Mac application is compatible with OS X 10.10-10.13.