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Product Image Tascam DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder

Tascam DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder




TASCAM’s DR-05 brings high-quality stereo recording to an easy-to-use portable powerhouse with a size and price that anyone can handle. The DR-05 records in MP3 or WAV format – including 96kHz/24-bit high-resolution audio – to microSD or microSDHC media. A pair of all-new microphones handles up to 125dB SPL with the sensitivity to capture every detail. With new recording features like Peak Reduction and Quick Menu, the DR-05 puts album-quality recording in the palm of your hand.


  • Stereo condenser microphones for lively, high-quality sound and high-resolution recording
  • Proven high sound pressure design for capturing loud sounds of up to 125dB SPL, making it ideal for loud band recordings
  • Peak reduction function that detects peaks and automatically sets the optimal level
  • Self timer recording function
  • Seamless gain control
  • Three low cut filter levels that cut unnecessary low frequency noise such as from air conditioning equipment(40/80/120Hz)
  • Speed change (VSA) function for adjusting the speed from 0.5 to 1.5 times (in 0.1 increments), which is great for practicing music and language study
  • Level align feature that prevents uneven volume levels
  • Equalizer setting for adjusting playback sound quality
  • Divide/delete functions
  • Loop/repeat playback function that is convention for practicing music and studying languages
  • Resume function that retains the last stop position and starts playback from that position when power is turned back ON
  • Jump back and play that skips back a preset number of seconds during playback (1 to 10 sec in 1 sec increments, 10 sec, 20 sec, 30 sec)
  • QUICK menu button for easy access to various functions
  • High-quality 24-bit/96kHz WAV/BWF linear PCM recording and long recordings as MP3 files possible
  • microSD/microSDHC cards can be used as recording media
  • A 4GB microSD card is included. Up to 149 hours of recording is possible with the included card (MP3 at 32kbps)
  • Mark function that can set up to 99 points for a single track Mark information can be utilized by BWF compatible software
  • Audio files created on computers can be played (Only in formats compatible with this product)
  • Built-in monaural speaker with an output of 0.3W
  • Pre-recording buffer that can record up to 2 seconds prior to starting recording
  • When a predetermined maximum file size is reached, a new file is created to continue recording
  • Track increment creates new files at arbitrary locations during recording
  • File name format can be set to use a user-defined word or the date
  • The first six characters of the file name for recording can be set freely
  • Playlist function
  • A chromatic tuner is equipped which is helpful for practicing musical instruments
  • Stereo mini headphone jack for external stereo microphones (provides plug-in power) / External line input
  • Stereo mini headphone line output / Headphone output connector
  • 128×64 pixel graphic LCD with backlight
  • High-speed file transfer to a computer is possible using USB 2.0
  • Powered by 2 AA batteries, USB bus power, or optional AC adapter (PS-P515U)
  • Mini USB cable included
  • Tripod attachment screw-hole built in to the unit



  • Recording media: microSD card (64MB to 2GB), microSDHC card (4GB to 32GB)
  • File system: FAT16/32
  • File format: WAV (BWF), MP3



  • Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz/48kHz/96kHz
  • Quantization bit rate: 16/24bit



  • Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz/48kHz
  • Bit-rate for recording: 32/64/96/128/192/256/320kbps
  • Playback bit rate: 32 to 320kbps, VBR, ID3 tag Ver. 2.4
  • Number of channels: 2-channel (Stereo)
  • Playback speed control (VSA): 0.5 to 1.5 times (in 0.1 increments) *44.1/48 kHz only
  • Built-in microphone: omnidirectional, stereo



  • Connector: 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack, Unbalanced, Plug-in power
  • Input Impendance 25kΩ
  • Nominal Input Level -20dBV
  • Maximum Input Level -4dBV



  • Connector: .5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack, Unbalanced
  • Output Impendance: 12Ω
  • Nominal Output Level -14dBV (10kΩ load)
  • Maximum Output Level +2dBV (10kΩ load)
  • Maximum Output: 20mW + 20mW (32Ω load)
  • Built-in speakers: 0.3W, Mono
  • Low-cut filter: 40Hz/80Hz/120Hz
  • USB: Connector Mini-B type, Format: USB2.0 HIGH SPEED
  • Chromatic tuner: C1 to B6, A4 = 435Hz to 445Hz (in 1Hz increments)
  • Tripod attachment screw-hole: 1/4 inch, Tripod attachment screw-hole
  • Power: 2 AA batteries, USB bus power, AC100 to 240V (Optional AC adapter)
  • Power consumption: 1.7W (Max)
  • Battery operation time: With alkaline batteries (EVOLTA) Approx. 17.5 hours (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, using built-in microphone, JEITA)
  • With Ni-MH batteries (eneloop) approx. 15.5 hours (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, using built-in microphone, JEITA)
  • Computer Compatibility: Windows and Macintosh
  • Dimensions: 61(W)×141(H)×26(D)mm/2.4"(W)×5.55"(H)×1.02"(D)