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Product Image Tascam DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder - Silver

Tascam DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder - Silver




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)