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Olympus DS-2600 Dictaphone

Product Highlights

  • Supports WAV, MP3, DSS & DSS Pro Formats
  • Built-In Battery & 2GB Flash Storage
  • Supports SD/SDHC Cards up to 32GB
  • Onboard Dual Directional Microphones
  • Integrated 3-Layer Pop Filter

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  • Voice-Activated Recording
  • 2.4" Backlit Color TFT LCD
  • Built-In 320mW Dynamic Speaker
  • 3.5mm Mic Input & Headphone Output
  • Includes Charging Cable & Carrying Case

Your switch to digital dictation. Fast and easy.

Do you want to work faster and more efficiently? Using your voice instead of taking notes manually? Then make the switch: The DS-2600 is your personal digital solution. As an easy-to-use dictation device, it ensures greater efficiency in everyday work. Whether you're in a meeting, on your own or on the road, the DS-2600 supports you in your documentation and recording workflow.

Olympus DS-2600 Overview

The Olympus DS-2600 is a portable digital voice recorder offering versatile recording modes and resolutions for dictation, interviews, seminars, and more. Record in 16-bit / 22.050 kHz WAV, 64/128 kb/s MP3, or DSS Pro for extended recording time. Record to the internal 2GB flash storage or via separately available SD/SDHC cards up to 32GB in capacity. The built-in rechargeable battery powers the DS-2600 for up to 56 hours of recording time or up to 50 hours of playback time. A 2.4" backlit color TFT LCD displays information such as playback position, file length, battery status, audio level, and recording media.

Audio can be sourced from the two onboard directional microphones or via an external microphone connected to the 3.5mm mini jack. An integrated triple-layer pop filter minimizes distracting noise from breaths and wind. Monitor your recordings through the built-in 320mW speaker or your own 3.5mm jack–equipped headphones. Recording can be triggered via the VCVA voice-activated function or by operating the four-position optical slide switch. The DS-2600 includes a micro-USB charging cable, a carrying case, and a license ID for the Olympus DSS Player Standard R2 Dictation Module.

Key Features
  • Dual directional microphones for stereo recording capability
  • Triple-layer pop filter reduces noise from breaths and wind
  • Built-in noise cancellation
  • Precise 4-position optical slide switch for record, stop, play, and rewind operations
  • Color 2.4" TFT LCD
  • Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • 2GB internal flash storage
  • Supports SD/SDHC cards up to 32GB
Advanced Recording Features
  • Motion sensor detects movement of the DS-2600 to automatically wake it from sleep
  • Voice-activated recording (VCVA) with 15 sensitivity levels
  • Selectable microphone sensitivity modes of high, middle, low, or auto
  • Insert, overwrite, append, and partially erase in DSS and DSS Pro
  • Insert, overwrite, and append in WAV
  • Up to 16 index marks per file in DSS, or up to 32 index marks per file in WAV, MP3, or DSS Pro
  • Level meter and VCVA indicator
Playback Features
  • Selectable slow, normal, or fast speed
  • Adjustable 0 to 30 volume level
  • Easy cue/review
Flexible Audio I/O
  • 3.5mm input accommodates an external microphone
  • 3.5mm output for connection to headphones
  • Built-in dynamic speaker with 320mW of output power


Olympus DS-2600 Specs

Type Digital
Mode Stereo / Mono
Recording Format Digital Speech Standard (DSS), DS2 (Digital Speech Standard Pro), MP3, PCM (WAV)
Bit-Depth 16
Bit-Rate 64 kbps - 128 kbps
Sample Rate 12 kHz - 44.1 kHz
Recording Time QP Stereo: 163 Hours
SP Stereo: 334 Hours
PCM Stereo: 6.5 Hours
PCM Mono: 13 Hours
MP3 Stereo: 36 Hours
MP3 Mono: 72 Hours
One-Click Recording Yes
Voice Activated Recording Yes
Microphone Type Internal Stereo
Microphone Sensitivity High
Pickup Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 50 Hz - 15 kHz
Playback Formats MP3
Bit-Rate MP3: 64 - 128 Kbps
WAV: 344 - 688 Kbps
Speaker Yes
Speaker Size 0.43" / 11 mm0.59"15 mm
Power Output 320 mW
Tuner None
Display Size/Type 2.4" TFT LCD  Backlit with 240 x 320 Resolution
Equalizer Settings None
Indicators Low Battery, Recording, Voice Volume
Erase Protect Yes
Message Folder 5 (Maximum)
Voice E-Mail Function No
On Screen Clock No
Safety Lock No
Search Cue
Track Mark
Battery Type 1 x Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life (approx.) Playback: 50 Hours
Recording: 48 Hours @ 16 kHz 27 Kbps DS2 (Digital Speech Standard Pro)
Recording: 52 Hours @ 12 kHz 13 Kbps DS2 (Digital Speech Standard Pro)
Recording: 54 Hours @ 22 kHz 16 Bit PCM (WAV)
Recording: 52 Hours @ 44.1 kHz 128 Kbps MP3
Recording: 55 Hours @ 44.1 kHz 64 Kbps MP3
Power Adapter No
Internal Memory Installed: Flash Memory - 2 GB
Compatible Memory Cards SD
Connectors 1/8" mini Female Microphone In
1/8" mini Female Headphone Out
USB USB 2.0 (Micro-B)
Operating System Support Windows, macOS/OS X
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.96 x 4.76 x .73" / 49.8 x 120.8 x 18.6 mm
Weight 4.11 oz / 116.5 g