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Replacing Your Old Olympus Digital Voice Recorder – What Is The Current Equivalent Model?

Olympus Discontinued Voice Recorder Models

Olympus voice are an innovative bunch, they don’t tend to sit on their hands doing not a lot, they keep refining and evolving their range of digital voice recorders. It is not uncommon to see digital voice recorder models come and go in the space of a single year. As such we often find customers coming back after years of use to replace their digital note taker or dictaphone only to find that their old model voice recorder has been replaced by a newer model.

In an attempt to make finding the current equivalent voice recorder to replace your old trusty Olympus digital voice recorder a little easier I have compiled a list of old models and their latest equivalents. This list covers PCM music recorders, interview/meeting/focus group recorders, budget recorders, the Pro range of digital dictaphones and finally Olympus digital transcription kits.

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Firmware Update: Olympus DM-3 & DM-5 Version 1.30 Now Available

October 2011: Olympus voice have posted an update to the firmware for the Olympus DM-3 and DM-5 digital voice recorders. The latest version jumps from 1.20 to 1.30 and included updates specifically for the DM-5 model and is focussed around DAISY, digital talking books for the vision impaired. The official change from firmware version 1.20 … read more

Compare The Olympus DM-3 vs DM-5 Digital Voice Recorders

Olympus DM3 vs DM5 compare review features

The DM series recorders in Australia are now manned by the Olympus DM-3 and the Olympus DM-5 digital voice recorders since the launch of the DM3 in early July 2011. To look at them you would be hard pressed to tell the difference other than the Olympus DM3 is silver and the Olympus DM5 is black.

So what is the difference between the two? Here is a summary:

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Olympus DM-3 / DM-5 Latest Firmware – Ver 1.20

A new firmware update is available for the Olympus DM-3 and DM-5 digital voice/meeting/interview recorders, version 1.20 New in this firmware release is: Support the functions of USB microphone or Speaker. Supports the function to register the voice keywords for the schedule. Supports the function to register the voice memos for the schedule. Supports the … read more

How To: Olympus DM-3 / DM-5 Firmware Upgrade On Mac or Windows

Olympus DM-3 DM-5 Firmware Upgrade

The latest Olympus digital voice recorders come with the ability to update their firmware as and when Olympus release new updates. The firmware is essentially the operating system that runs your digital voice recorder so it is a good idea to always stay up-to-date with any new firmware releases, much as you do with your Mac when new OS X operating system releases are made and on Windows with security patches and fixes. Firmware updates will improve the usability of your recorder, fix any minor bugs and often add more features or improve usability.

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Olympus DM-5 Short Overview Review

A couple of months ago the new DM series digital voice recorder from Olympus landed in Australia, the Olympus DM-5.  This is the is the first big colour screen recorder from Olympus so I was keen to see how it looks and performs.

The DM-5 is your average size digital voice recorder, it is about the size of a Mars bar just half as thin. The casing is mainly aluminium with the battery cover and front screen as the only exception, they are both plastic. The sides and bottom of the unit are made of a single silver aluminium band, most of the back plate is matt black aluminium and on top  is the professional looking silver aluminium mesh that covers the high sensitivity mics.

With the lithium-ion battery in and charged I slid the typical DM series slider switch to boot up the DM-5 and was very pleasently surprised to see the Apple style spinning pin wheel appear as the unit started.

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New Olympus Digital Voice Recorder – DM-5

Adding to the mountain of new Olympus digital voice recorders about to launch in Australia this month (September 2010) is the stunning new DM-5. Joining the DM-450 and DM-550 in the DM series the Olympus DM-5 heralds a new look voice recorder for the Olympus brand. As always with Olympus recorders, they are packed full … read more

September Olympus Voice Updates – PCM, Monster Memory, FM Radio

Another month, another round of new digital voice recorders coming from Olympus Imaging Australia. This month we sadly see the end of life for the WS-450S, WS-550M and WS-560M digital voice recorders, although stock of these will last for a month or two yet. Sad because these little recorders certainly keep the benchmark very high … read more