Olympus DS-4000 Digital Recorder
Olympus DS-4000 Digital Recorder
Olympus DS-4000 Digital Recorder


Olympus DS-4000 Digital Recorder

The Olympus DS-4000 Digital Voice Recorder was developed around the concept: Simple, Reliable and Flexible. This Olympus recorder records digital dictation. You might even call it an Olympus Dictaphone. It works great with Dragon Speech Recognition software.

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Until the recent release of the new DS-5000 this has been Olympus’ highly successful, industry dominating, flagship professional dictation product. The DS-4000 has all of the features necessary for most of today’s professional dictators and continues to dominate the market even with the introduction of the new DS-5000. The DS-4000 is going to be around for a while and is still a very good choice for professional dictation and has by no means been rendered obsolete due to the introduction of the DS-5000. Don’t confuse this with the rapid, designed obsolescence we all experience with computers. The DS-5000 has numerous enhancements to the hardware as well as to the software and is certainly an excellent product.

Please feel free to read about the DS-5000 to see if the new hardware and software enhancements introduced by the DS-5000 are of value to your firm and we would be happy to talk to you about it. If not, rest assured that the DS-4000 is still an excellent choice and will certainly serve your needs for some time to come. A mixed environment of DS-4000’s and DS-5000’s is possible so even if you wish to upgrade your newer users, you can still continue to use your existing DS-4000’s with confidence.

• Slide Switch Operation is quiet and easy to use, resulting in high performance, comfort, and increased productivity.
• Records in DSS (Digital Speech Standard) format, developed primarily to meet dictation and transcription needs.
• Record more than 11 hours of superb quality DSS audio with the included 32MB xD-Picture Card and up to 179 hours, 30 minutes with a 512MB card.
• Improved DSS Player Pro software provides automatic download and backup of recordings; automatic distribution of recordings via email or FTP to other users; direct recording onto your PC; managing and changing settings on your recorder; playing and editing of recordings on your PC; and automatic retrieval of typed documents and much more.
• Compact design and light metal finish combine for a recorder with a professional look and feel and large easy to read LCD with backlight
• Dual function cradle for recharging of Ni-MH battery pack and downloading data to a PC.
• Two programmable buttons, A and B, to implement functions per user dictation preferences.
• Choose between two combinations of recording modes, SP or LP, and recording sensitivity, Dictate or Conference, to suit your recording needs.
• The DS-4000's automatic voice activation keeps recordings free from dead space and saves recording capacity and time during transcription.
• Up to 10 users ID's and 10 Work Types can be programmed on the recorder to support user environment where recorders are exchanged amongst professionals
• Rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack for added convenience automatically charges when the recorder is placed in the cradle.
• The DS-4000 allows for easy editing of existing recordings by appending, overwriting, inserting, and erasing or partial-erase of recording.
• The DS-4000 recorder can categorically classify and store recording in any of the 7 different folders that can be programmed on the recorder. Each folder can store up to 199 messages per folder.
• Designed to withstand the heavy usage of the professional user. Durable switches and connectors of the DS-4000 are designed to eliminate or minimize the down time.
• When the DS-4000 is left unused and in stop mode for a set amount of time, it will automatically shut itself off.
• The DS-4000 transfer rate of dictation from the recorder to PC or vise versa has been improved to reduce time spent waiting for the transfer process to finish.
• The DS-4000 will automatically synchronize its clock with your PC using the DSS Player Pro Dictation software.
• The DSS Player Pro Dictation software supports encryption of dictations before sending as email attachments or via FTP.
• The DS-4000 supports hands-free recording with the optional RS-25 footswitch. Connect the RS-25 to the cradle, place the recorder in the cradle and you are ready to go.
• Multi-level alarms can be enabled and set to meet various needs.
• The DS-4000 supports and displays language in English, French, and German.
• Splash screen automatically displays default time of day greeting when DS-4000 is turned on, or you can program your own greeting (up to 20 characters).
• Compatible with IBM Via Voice for Windows®.




Technical Specs
Recording Format DSS (Digital Speech Standard)
Recording Media xD-Picture Card: 16 to 512MB
Recording Time With included 32MB card:
SP mode: 5 hours, 10 minutes
LP mode: 11 hours, 5 minutes
Card Format N/A
Input Level -70 dBv
PC Interface USB
Folders Messages 1 to 7 folders/199 messages per folder
Sampling Frequency SP mode: 12 kHz
LP mode: 8 kHz
Overall Frequency Response SP mode: 300 to 5,000 Hz
LP mode: 300 to 3,000 Hz
LP Mode Yes
Voice Activation Yes
Demographic Data Input Author ID, Work Type, Date/Time, Priority, Index, etc.
Practical Maximum Output 180 mW or more
Write Protection No
Speaker Built in ø28mm round dynamic speaker
Microphone Jack ø3.5mm mini-jack, impedance MIC 2k
Earphone Jack ø3.5mm mini-jack, impedance EAR 8 or more
Power Supply 3V
Batteries Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery Pack (BR402) or two (2) AAA batteries or two (2) Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (BR401)
External Power Supply No
Battery Life Alkaline: Recording (approx. 20 hours); Playback (approx. 12 hours)
Ni-MH Rechargeable: Recording (approx. 15 hours); Playback (approx. 10 hours)
Size 110.2 x 50.0 x 16.9 mm (without protrusions)
Weight 103 g (including Ni-MH rechargeable battery pack (BR402)

We carry reconditioned Dictaphone cassette equipment as well as other brands of reconditioned cassette equipment that are sometimes also referred to as "Dictaphone". Digital Dictation Equipment - Digital Dictation Solutions. We can accommodate any company from small to large. If you're thinking about updating to digital, give us a call. We offer Dragon voice recognition software that integrates perfectly with our dictation software. We are suppliers of Olympus digital dictation and transcription, Philips digital dictation and transcription as well as Grundig digital dictation and transcription. We also have several offerings for Enterprise software. We're conveniently located in Southern California. Our main office is in Los Angeles, CA.
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