Digital voice recorder for Professionals
Olympus DS-5500 Digital Voice Recorder


The DS‑5500 is the perfect solution for mid‑sized companies who want to benefit from a mobile and professional speech processing solution. It comprises reliability, security and simplicity at a level which professionals desire. This device is designed for professional dictation to turn speech into text. The slide switch allows the user to dictate without looking at the device to be able to focus on the content. Digital Dictation is made simple and secure.


  • Digital Voice Recorder in full metal body
  • Reliable slide switch for Simple Blind Operation
  • File Editing (overwrite/insert/append)
  • NEW-Button
  • 256-bit AES File encryption
  • Device lock function (PIN)
  • Multi Author Mode (1-10)
  • 1.7″ back-lit LCD display.
  • Long battery life (up to 36 hours in SP mode)
  • Internal memory 2GB
  • Verbal comment function (1 per file)
  • Verbal annotations (up to 32 per file)
  • Index marks (up to 32 per file)
  • Smooth Cue/Review
  • External memory card support
  • Durable USB connector for one-hand dock and undock at cradle
  • Menu navigation with multiple language support (6 languages)
  • Hands free dictation with optional foot controller
  • High recording quality in DSS format
  • Up to 7 folders for voice file management (up to 200 messages per folder)
  • Customise functions to user needs
  • Microphone Sensitivity Level: CONF-DICT / CLOSE-TALK
  • File Lock
  • Priority Setting
  • Author ID Setting
  • Worktype ID Setting
  • Option Item Setting
  • Direct dictation into PC through USB cable


  • CR-10 Docking Station
  • DSS Player Pro R5 Dictation Module
  • Rechargeable NI-MH Battery Pack
  • USB cable
  • AC Adapter
  • SD card (1 GB) and microSD card (512 MB)
  • Leather Case

Dragon Compatibility

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Rating:
6 Dragons

Recommended Settings:

  • Recording Quality: PCM(wav) and DSS Pro QP(ds2)
  • Microphone Sensitivity: Dictation

When using this device, it is important to make sure the microphone (top facing) is pointed in the direction of your mouth.

For best results, make sure to update your firmware through the Olympus support website.