TASCAM DR-05

Stereo Handheld microSD Card Recorder with Built-in Omnidirectional Microphones
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Convenient Palm-sized Recorder!

Smaller, lighter, and easier-to-use than other handheld recorders in its class, the TASCAM DR-05 puts high-quality stereo recording into the palm of your hand. The DR-05 is capable of recording in MP3 format at up to 320 kbps and in Broadcast WAV format at up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution. A pair of uniquely designed omnidirectional condenser microphones provide crystal-clear recording and are able to handle sound pressure levels up to 125dB, making the DR-05 perfect for live event recording. In addition to handy recording functions, such as automatic peak reduction, the DR-05 also sports a self timer, allowing you to delay the start of its recording for 5 or 10 seconds. What's more, the DR-05's Level Align feature matches to relative volumes of both channels, so you can create professionally balanced recordings, right in your recorder!

TASCAM DR-05 Handheld Portable Recorder Features at a Glance:
  • Built-in stereo omnidirectional condenser microphones
  • Sensitivity up to 125dB SPL
  • Up to 24-bit/96kHz WAV (BWF) linear PCM recording
  • Stereo MP3 recording from 32-320 kbps bit rate
  • Peak Reduction function, optimized for music recording
  • Automatically sets the gain while recording
  • Limiter and low-cut filter to help prevent distortion
  • Automatic or manual level setting
  • Self timer recording starts recording 5 or 10 seconds
  • Auto and manual track increment
  • Variable speed playback (50%-150%) without changing pitch
  • Loop and repeat playback
  • Level Align feature prevents uneven volume levels
  • Playback EQ setting
  • Divide and delete editing functions
  • Up to 99 mark points on each file
  • Chromatic tuner
  • 1/8" stereo mic/line input
  • USB 2.0 port for transfer to PC and external power
  • Up to 2-second pre recording buffer
  • Jump back function returns to previous point
  • 1/8" headphone/line output
  • Built-in speaker
  • microSD (64MB-2GB)/microSDHC (4GB-32GB) card slot
  • 2GB microSD card included
  • 2 AA batteries (included), AC adapter (optional: PS-P515U), or USB bus (USB cable included)
  • Tripod socket hole for easy stand mounting
  • Dimensions: 2-3/8" x 5-9/16" x 1"
  • Weight: 4-1/16 oz.
Need to record anywhere? Pick up a TASCAM DR-05 handheld recorder and get to work!

Additional Media

DR-05 User Manual
Portable Recorder Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Simultaneous Rec Tracks 2
Simultaneous Play Tracks 2
A/D Resolution 24-bit/96kHz
Built-in Mic(s) 2
Analog Inputs 1 x 1/8"
Analog Outputs 1 x 1/8"
Built-in Speaker Yes
Memory (removable) microSD (2GB max), microSDHC (32GB)
Built-in Effects Yes - Reverb
USB Yes
Power Supply 2 x AA, AC Adapter
Max Battery Life 17.5 hours
Height 5.56"
Width 2.37"
Depth 1"
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number DR05

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

Tascam DR-05

I have had one of these for about 5 years! It works very good! I record a lot of music live! Great little device! Would absolutely recommend this item to anybody wanting a hand held portable recorder!
5/5

TASCAM DR-05

THIS TASCAM DR-05 IS UNBELIEVABLE. FIRST,IT'S SO EASY TO USE AND THE SOUND QUALITY IS GREAT.I WOULD RECOMMEND ANYONE WHO WANTS TO GET A RECORDER,TO GET THIS.I GIVE THIS TASCAM 5 STARS.
Music background: HOBBY
5/5

Great value, quality live recording

I have been using this is a scratch pad but recently recorded my bands rehearsals. Blew me away. Just sat it down in the middle of the room and hit record. No clipping and quality sound . This little device has found a permanent spot in my travel bag.
5/5

Amazing!!!

5 Stars for this little wonder!!! Great for live recording with crystal clear results. Can also do inline recordings which obviously come out even better!! An excellent choice for a middle class user, not at all amatuerish but at a very affordable price. I only wish I had bought mine on sale.
Music background: Hobbyist
5/5

Great Machine

Seriously. For the price you can't beat it. I'm a TD at a performing Arts Center. I bought this as a toy and have been really impressed with the quality of the recordings and design of the data storage. It's a simple drag and drop onto your computer once connected. If your reading this, you should buy this. You won't regret it. A+
Music background: Live Sound Engineer
See also: Portable Recorders, TASCAM, TASCAM Portable Recorders