Olympus DS-9500 Professional Dictation Recorder

$759.00 $645.00

Olympus’ catchphrase for their new release DS-9500 professional dictation recorder is “the power of speech: easy, mobile, and secure.” They’re not wrong.  The DS-9500 boasts a plethora of advanced features that make dictating and transmitting audio files easier than ever, wherever you are.

The advanced features can be broken into three main categories – ease of use, effortless portability, and enhanced security.

Ease of Use

The Intelligent Dual Microphone System enhances speech recognition accuracy.  The DS-9500 incorporates low noise omni-directional microphones and Shock Resistant Mounting, which reduces touch noise from your hand.  The Triple-Layer Pop-Filter also blocks wind noise when talking into the microphones.  Combined, these factors achieve clearer voice and lower noise, enabling better speech recognition accuracy.  The Intelligent Dual Microphone System also keeps the focus on the person dictating, effectively eliminating intrusive surrounding noise generated in offices, hospitals, cars, airports and other noisy environments.

The microphone settings can be switched to conference recording in order to configure the directionality of the two microphones into a 90 degree layout. This setting is designed to accurately capture all presenters in a conference room. The Triple-Layer Pop-Filter ensures accurate voice capture while reducing unwanted sounds such as breath and wind vibrations for superior accuracy and enhanced workflow efficiency.

Combine the DS-9500 with scalable, next generation Olympus Dictation Management Systems (ODMS) software (R7) and the AS-9000 Digital Transcription Kit, and you’ve got a complete dictation and transcription package.

Effortless Portability

The DS-9500 has built-in Wi-Fi technology, allowing the user to share dictations from anywhere and send the dictations immediately to the transcriptionist, without the need for a USB cable, docking station, or computer.

Setting up the Wi-Fi is easy.  Simply launch the new Start-up Wizard, which runs you through a quick and easy configuration of the Wi-Fi feature, facilitating real-time dictation file sharing via network server, FTP or email, and quick set up of web-based email clients such as Gmail and MS Office 365.




The new ODMS R7 (which replaces ODMS R6) offers an even more flexible workflow, as R7 allows automation in both on-site and off-site environments, including file routing and workflow rules. Using either a Wi-Fi, LAN, or a USB connection, you can set up efficient delivery of files to predetermined destinations via a network server, email or FTP.

Transcribed documents are returned to the original author with ease.  Pair the DS-9500 and ODMS R7 dictation software with your Dragon speech recognition software for either background or real-time speech recognition functionality, and you’ve got a dictation solution which further decreases transcription time.  With this software, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find your workflow improves even further.

Enhanced Security

Real-time 256-bit file encryption with DSS Pro audio codec and device pin lock ensures the new DS-9500 delivers trusted security to the most sensitive information, meeting standards set by governments worldwide for securing data.

What’s more, 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.

The DS-9500 is available now.  Purchase yours from Pacific Transcription today!


What’s in the Box:

Optional Accessories:


Display typeFull Colour TFT LCD with white LED backlight
Display size36.72mm x 48.96mm / 2.4 inch (240 x 320 pixels)
Internal memory2GB
External memoryup to 32GB SD
Storage mediaSD, SDHC
Device Operation
Main switchPrecise slide switch (REC / STOP / PLAY / REW)
Power switchYes (ON/OFF)
Programmable button3 programmable smart buttons
Power Supply
RequirementsRechargeable Lithium-ion battery (1350mAh)
External power supplyA517 or F-5AC AC Adapter (supplied)
Battery lifeRecording (QP mode): Approx. 9.5 hours
Internal battery chargeAC / USB / Cradle (all using Olympus rechargeable battery only)
Built-in microphoneIntelligent Two Microphone System
Microphone typeElectret condenser | 8Ø x 2
Directional characteristicDictation1 (Omni-Directional mono), Dictation2 (Narrow), Conference (Digital Directional stereo)
Microphone sensitivity3 Level (High/Middle/Low), (Conference Mode = Auto)
Recording formatDSS / DSS Pro / WAV/ MP3
Voice activated recordingVCVA
Hands-free recordingDictation & Transcription via optional Footswitch RS-31H
Level meterYes
Playback speed controlSlow / Normal / Fast
Cue / reviewYes
Editing & Workflow
Partial erasewith DSS / DSS Pro
File eraseErase all files/ Erase single files
Insertwith DSS / DSS Pro
Overwritewith DSS / DSS Pro / WAV
Appendwith DSS / DSS Pro / WAV
Index mark32 per file (DSS Pro/WAV/MP3), 16 per file (DSS)
Author ID setting10
Work type ID setting20
Priority settingYes (High / Normal)
Verbal commentsup to 32 per file
FoldersUp to 7 (name changeable), 200 files per folder
Text editorYes
Additional Functions
Wireless featuresBuilt-in Wi-Fi
Device lock by PINYes
File encryption / decryptionDSS Pro real time encryption (128 / 256 bit)
Lock single filesYes
StandardsWi-Fi: IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,

Wired LAN: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX

Frequency band2.4GHz band: 2.412GHz~2.472GHz, 5GHz band: 5.180GHz~5.825GHz (for indoor use only)

WPA2 (Personal/Enterprise),

WPA/WPA2 mixed mode (Personal/Enterprise)


PEAPv0 / PEAPv1 /,


EncryptionWEP: 64/128 bit,


WPA/WPA2 mixed mode: TKIP/AES

RADIUS ServerWindows,

Windows Server 2008 / 2012 / 2016,


FreeRadius 2.1.12

Housing colourBlack
Dimensions120.8mm (H) x 49.8mm (W) x 18.6mm (D)
Weight116.5g (including battery)
Microphone jackØ3.5mm mini jack | impedance 2kΩ
EAR jackØ3.5mm mini jack | impedance 8Ω or more
SpeakerBuilt-in 11 x 15mm square dynamic speaker
Maximum speaker output320mW (8Ω speaker)
Compatible OSWindows 7,8.1,10,

Mac OS 10.10 – 10.13

Compatible softwareOlympus Dictation Management System (ODMS) R7 / DSS Player for Mac V7
Docking stationCR-21 (supplied), CR-15 (optional)
Supplied itemsLI-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)


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