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Olympus DM-5
High Performance Digital Voice Recorder (8GB)



DAISY Audio Book Support

Th DM-5 features a in-built speech engine which can convert text data into speech, enabling support for DAISY files and audiobooks.

Usability is the Highest Priority

Easy operation for blind and visually impared people via the tactile buttons and voice guidance.

Large Colour LCD Display

Bright 2.2" color screen enables clear, easy navigation of menus and files.

Voice Guidance

A voice guidance system ensures seamless, user-friendly operation of all functions in the menu.

Voice Recognition

Use simple voice commands to create calendar entries, to-do lists and other basic functions.
In-built 8GB Flash Memory and MicroSD Card Compatibility
Record up to 2,000 hours of uninterrupted audio recording with removable microSD media that extends it to 512MB-16GB

Multiple Language Support

The text to speech function is available in 6 different languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Russian – a plus for accessibility.

29 Hours of Battery Life

You no longer need to worry about your battery dying at crucial moments. There is up to 29 hours of recording capability with the DM-5’s long-life battery. This model also offers simple battery recharging, direct through the AC Adapter (included) to your computer. 

Multi Format Stereo Recording

Record and play back stereo audio in all three of the standard high-function formats: MP3, WMA and PCM.

Voice Activation Functionality

A variable control voice acuator allows the voice recorder to automatically start and stop recording based upon the volume of noise, giving you the benefit to saves time and energy.

Direct Link to your Mac/PC

With the "USB Direct" design, it is easy to charge your recorder and transfer your files over to your Mac or PC. Just plug the recorder into your computer for fast downloads and charges.

Olympus Sonority

Edit your files with Olympus Sonority sound editing software (included), which is compatible with PCs and MACs.

Playback speed control

Gives you the flexibility to adjust the speed at which you play back your audio file.

Mobile / Stationary: Mobile and Stationary
SD / SDHC card: No
microSD / microSDHC card: Yes
Internal memory: 8 GB Flash Memory
USB Speed: USB 2.0 High Speed Undefined
Display colour: Full Colour
Display Backlit: Yes
Display Size: 35 x 46 mm / 2.2 ''
Main Switch: Push
HOLD switch: Yes
Power switch: Yes
Programmable button: 3 smart buttons
Recording format: PCM (WAV) / MP3 / WMA
Recording STXQ: 130 h
Recording STHQ: 261 h
Recording STSP: 522 h
Recording HQ: 522 h
Recording SP: 1029 h WMA
Recording LP: 2043 h WMA
Playback format: PCM (WAV) / MP3 / WMA
Sampling MP3: 44.1kHz / 128 - 320kbps
Sampling PCM: 44.1 - 48kHz / 16bit
Sampling WMA: 8 - 44.1kHz / 8 - 128kbps
Overall (Hz): 40-23,000
Direct recording: Yes
New button: No
Partial Erase: Yes
Erase all files: Yes
Erase single files: Yes
Verbal annotations (up to 32 per file): No
Manual Rec level control: No
Zoom Mic. Setting (DVM): Yes
Timer recording: Yes
VCVA recording: Yes
Index: Up to 16 per file
Rec Monitor: Yes
Overwrite: No
Low Cut-Filter: Yes
Noise canceling function: Yes
Voice filter: Yes
Repeat playback: Yes
Continuous playback: Yes
Gapless playback: Yes
Cue/Review: Yes
Fast forward and rewind: Yes
Playback speed: Adjustable (50 - 200%)
Folder voice: 5
Files per folder: 999
File divide: Yes (only PCM mode)
Calendar Search: FALSE
Author ID Setting: No
Worktype ID Setting: No
Priority setting: No
Pending File: No
Audible support: Yes (advantages: one file, bookmark function, chapter marks, speech optimized compression, additional informations like title description, author informations)
Podcast support: Yes
Remote Control: RS30W (optional)
Voice feedback / guidance: Yes
AudioBook support: Yes
Daisy Support: Yes
Text to Speech Processing: Yes
Visual Index function: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
corresponding Audio software (name): Sonority
Microphone sensitivity: High / Middle / Low
PC interface: USB Cable
Microphones: Built-in stereo microphones
Speaker Diameter: Built-in ø23 mm round dynamic speaker
Max. working output: 280 mW or more (8 O speaker)
Power Supply: 1 x Lithium-Ion Battery
Device standalone recharge function via USB: Yes
Device standalone recharge function via AC adapter: USB connecting AC adapter (A514)
Weight: 98 g (incl. battery)
WxHxD: 113.6 x 45.6 x 15.2 mm (without protrusions)
Menu languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian
Voice Guidance languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian
Languages Text to Speech Processing: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian
Languages Voice commands: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian


Product Number: 668711
Manufacturer: Olympus
Manufacturer Code DM-5
Categories: Digital Voice RecordersPerformance/Conference/Interview Recorder
Stock: Possible Delay
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All Prices are Shown in Australian Dollars
This product first appeared in our catalogue on 03/11/2010.
Last updated on 10/08/2013.
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