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

A/D Resolution 24-bit/96kHz
Simultaneous Rec Tracks 2
Simultaneous Play Tracks 2
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

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5/5

tascam dr-05

the recording quality is " super". you can't go wrong for the price.
5/5

most bang for your buck

great unit easy to use !!!!!!!!!!
Music background: guitar player
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 Product, Low Price

If you're looking for a basic recording device but are concerned about getting something in a low-price range, no worries! This guy will do the job really well. Check out the extra features on more expensive models and think about if you even need them. If not, this model is highly recommended.
Music background: Live Sound, Musician
5/5

Totally happy!

First, I was very impressed when an hour after my online purchase, I received a call to personally verify my order. Secondly, I was very happy with the free shipping. Finally, I was very satisfied with the product itself- it works beautifully and is just what I needed. Great customer service, great product, speedy delivery and a great company. I won't be shopping for gear anywhere else. Thanks!
Music background: Have played bass guitar in a band for over 30 years
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