Olympus DS-9500 Professional Digital Dictaphone


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 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,


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)


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