Tascam DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Black)

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Tascam DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Black)
Key Features
  • Lightweight and Compact
  • WAV and MP3 Recording
  • Records up to 24-Bit/96 kHz
  • Uses microSD and microSDHC Cards
The black DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder from Tascam offers high-quality recording in a lightweight and compact design that anyone can use, and is perfect for musicians, teachers, journalists, and more. The DR-05 records WAV or MP3 files at rates up to 24-bit/96 kHz to microSD or microSDHC cards for reliable, skip-free storage. A 2GB card is included so you can get started right away. Integrated microphones capture clear stereo audio, while a 3.5mm stereo mic/line input lets you connect external mics and sound sources. The jack even provides plug-in power for mics that require it.
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Tascam DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Black)

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Tascam DR-05 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Compact Design
  • 3Versatile Recording
  • 4microSD
  • 5Integrated Microphones
  • 6Mic/Line Input
  • 7Integrated Speaker and Headphone Jack
  • 8Large Display
  • 9Intuitive Controls
  • 10Level Control Options
  • 11Limiter and Low-Cut Filter
  • 12Self-Timer Recording
  • 13Playback Options
  • 14Editing
  • 15Tuner
  • 16USB Port
  • 17Power Options
  • 18Tripod Socket

The black DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder from Tascam offers high-quality recording in a lightweight and compact design that anyone can use, and is perfect for musicians, teachers, journalists, and more. The DR-05 records WAV or MP3 files at rates up to 24-bit/96 kHz to microSD or microSDHC cards for reliable, skip-free storage. A 2GB card is included so you can get started right away. Integrated microphones capture clear stereo audio, while a 3.5mm stereo mic/line input lets you connect external mics and sound sources. The jack even provides plug-in power for mics that require it.

An integrated speaker and a 3.5mm headphone jack make it easy to listen to your recordings to make sure everything was captured perfectly. The large display screen shows vital information during recording and playback, while the intuitive controls provide quick and easy single-handed operation. The Peak Reduction feature will automatically set your recording level by listening to the audio input and adjusting for the best level. When used alongside the built-in limiter, unwanted distortion becomes a thing of the past.

The DR-05 includes other classic Tascam features, such as Variable Speed Audition, a level-align function, loop and repeat playback, self-timer recording, integrated editing, a chromatic tuner, and more. A USB 2.0 port allows you to connect the recorder to a computer to quickly transfer files. The DR-05 operates on a pair of standard AA batteries or via the included USB cable. A threaded socket provides convenient tripod mounting.

Compact Design

The lightweight and compact design allows you to bring the recorder anywhere, perfect for musicians, teachers, journalists, and more

Versatile Recording

The DR-05 records WAV files at rates up to 24-bit/96 kHz and MP3 files at rates up to 320 kbps to provide you with a wealth of high-quality options to meet your needs

microSD

The recorder writes to microSD or microSDHC cards for reliable, skip-free storage. A 2GB card is included so you can get started right away

Integrated Microphones

Integrated omnidirectional condenser microphones capture clear stereo audio with a sensitivity rating up to 125 dB to withstand loud sound sources, while also capturing the nuance and detail of a subtle performance

Mic/Line Input

The 3.5mm stereo mic/line input lets you connect external mics and sound sources. The jack even provides plug-in power for mics that require it

Integrated Speaker and Headphone Jack

An integrated speaker and a 3.5mm headphone jack make it easy to listen to your recordings to make sure everything was captured perfectly

Large Display

The large display screen shows vital information during recording and playback

Intuitive Controls

The intuitive controls provide quick and easy single-handed operation

Level Control Options

The DR-05 offers automatic and manual level setting, as well as a Peak Reduction feature that will automatically set your recording level by listening to the audio input and adjusting for the best level. Unlike auto-gain functions, Peak Reduction only goes down to prevent accidental distortion after a period of low level, like a break. Peak Recording works in rehearsal mode or while recording, so if the performance is louder than the soundcheck, you're still safe

Limiter and Low-Cut Filter

An integrated limiter and low-cut filter help to prevent distortion and low-frequency rumble and hum

Self-Timer Recording

This feature will start the recorder 5 or 10 seconds after you hit the record button, giving you time to get ready when recording yourself. Alternately, you can enable a 2-second pre-recording buffer, which will capture audio from 2 seconds before you hit the record button

Playback Options

The recorder has variable-speed playback, letting you adjust recordings from 50-150% without affecting the pitch. It also offers loop and repeat playback, auto and manual track increment, playback EQ settings, and a level-align feature that prevents uneven volume levels during playback

Editing

Onboard editing capabilities let you divide and delete tracks and sections of tracks, an assign up to 99 mark points on each file. A jump-back function will return to your previous point with one action

Tuner

A built-in chromatic tuner ensures that you're in-key and sounding your best

USB Port

The USB 2.0 port makes it easy to connect the recorder to a computer to transfer your files for editing and sharing. The port also provides power to the DR-05

Power Options

The recorder can operate on a pair of standard AA batteries or via USB bus power with the included cable

Tripod Socket

A threaded socket provides convenient tripod mounting
UPC: 043774026784

Tascam DR-05 Specs

Portable Recorder
Number of Tracks2
Max Sample Rate/Resolution96 kHz / 24-Bit
MicrophoneBuilt-In Omnidirectional Condenser Stereo Pair
Built-In SpeakerYes, 300 mW Mono
DisplayLCD
Memory Card SupportmicroSD, microSDHC (64 MB to 32 GB)
Recording
Audio File FormatsBWF, MP3, WAV
Sample RatesWAV:
44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz 
MP3:
44.1 / 48 kHz 
Bit Depth16/24-Bit
Bit Rates32 to 320 kb/s
TimecodeNo
Recording TimeMP3 128 kb/s:
17 Hrs 21 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
MP3 320 kb/s:
6 Hrs 56 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
WAV 44.1 kHz/16-Bit:
1 Hr 34 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
WAV 48 kHz/16-Bit:
1 Hr 26 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
WAV 96 kHz/24-Bit:
28 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
Connectivity
Analog I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Line/Mic Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Headphone/Line Output
Host Connection1 x Mini-USB (USB 2.0)
Performance
Frequency ResponseLine Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz +1/-3 dB (At 44.1 kHz, JEITA) 
20 Hz to 22 kHz +1/-3 dB (At 48 kHz, JEITA) 
20 Hz to 40 kHz +1/-3 dB (At 96 kHz, JEITA) 
SNR≥92 dB 
THD≤0.05% 
Power
Power OptionsBatteries, USB Bus Power
Battery Type2 x AA
Physical
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions2.4 x 5.6 x 1.0" / 61.0 x 141.0 x 26.0 mm
Weight4.1 oz / 116.0 g (Without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.855 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.35 x 4.8 x 2.6"
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