Olympus DS-9500 - Professional Digital Dictaphone

Original Price: $799.00


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  • Dictation File Encryption 256bit or 128bit (.ds2 audio files)
  • Windows 10, Windows 11 & MacOS Compatible
  • Use WiFi To Share Dictation
  • Meeting / Conference / Interview Recording to mp3 or PCM wav Files
  • Compatible with Dragon for Windows & Mac Voice Recognition
  • Large 2.4 inch Colour Display
  • Impact Resistant Casing
  • PIN Code For Enhanced Security
  • Compatible with AS-9000 and older AS-7000 Transcription Kits
  • Olympus Australia One Year Warranty
  • Replaced The Olympus DS-7000 (in April 2018)

The Power of Speech: Easy, Mobile and Secure

The new top of the range Olympus DS-9500 digital voice recorder is the industry standard in professional dictation equipment. Designed for medical, legal and other professionals who rely on secure, flexible and reliable tools, it features real-time 256-bit audio file encryption, a redesigned Intelligent Dual Microphone, Wi-Fi function and next-generation Olympus Dictation Management Systems (ODMS R7) dictation module software. The Olympus DS-9500 is quite simply dictation defined.



Enhanced Speech Recognition Accuracy by Intelligent Dual Microphone System

The Olympus DS-9500 incorporates low noise omni-directional microphones and Shock Resistant Mounting which reduces touch noise from your hand. The Triple-Layer Pop-Filter blocks the wind noise when talking into the microphones. Dragon speech recognition accuracy is dependent on the signal-to-noise ratio of the recording, which means achieving clearer voice and lower noise are the two key factors. The Beam Forming function works to suppress noise from surroundings, enhancing your voice. Users can choose three different modes, Dictation for Quiet Environments, Dictation for Noisy Environments and Conference Recording mode for interviews and meetings.


Efficient Workflow with Wi-Fi

Share your encrypted digital dictation anytime, anywhere. Thanks to in-built Wi-Fi connectivity, Authors no longer need to carry a PC to download the dictations to the ODMS workflow since you can send the dictations via Wi-Fi at any time. Files can be transferred directly to your local/network folder, or in case you want to send your dictations outside of the usual workflow, the e-mail function can be used. Files sent to a folder managed under ODMS can receive the transcription status back on the device in a timely manner, allowing the Authors to follow up accordingly. For Administrators, device configuration can be deployed wirelessly from the ODMS System Configuration Program.

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Enhanced Security

The Olympus DS-9500 256-bit AES encryption system protects data from illegal access. This is supported when recording in the DSS Pro ( .ds2 ) audio format. This encryption standard meets high security standards set by governments worldwide. In addition to securing the data, the Olympus DS-9500 device lock feature protects the device from unauthorised access by utilising a 4 digit PIN code.

Full Workflow Integration

Packaged with next-generation Olympus Dictation Management System (ODMS Release 7) dictation module software, compatible with Dragon voice recognition software from Nuance, the Olympus DS-9500 is designed to an essential part of any professionals dictation workflow directly out of the box. Support for up to 32 index marks per dictation file makes it easy to locate critical information.

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Endless Flexibility

A vast array of functions and accessories, audio codecs and indexing options, as well as support for multiple work types and users, makes the Olympus DS-9500 customisable enough to suit any purpose, in any IT environment. The ODMS R7  software is compatible with Windows 10, or for Mac users the supplied DSS Player Plus for Mac software is compatible with MacOS 10.10and above.

Intuitive Controls

Since the slide switch is the most used part of the device, it is essential to offer a durable and reliable switch in order to support users in a professional environment. The optical switch simplifies the structure of the component to reduce the potential risk of defect, yet offering excellent usability and control at the same time.


Impact & Alcohol Wipe Resistant Body

The Olympus DS-9500 body is designed to withstand external shock to make sure it supports day-to-day work in a professional environment. The device can resist damage from a drop of 1.5m high. In addition, thanks to the alcohol resistant  finish, the device can be wiped with alcohol based cleaners.

Olympus DS-9500 Technical Specs


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) / DSS Pro (.ds2)
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 or 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,
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 - 10.14
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


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