Tascams DR-05 portable audio recorder is an excellent tool for audio recordists and journalists seeking a powerful and affordable handheld audio capture unit. With a 96 kHz sampling rate and high resolution, 24-bit audio, the DR-5 is capable of delivering top-tier audio in a range of challenging environments. The DR-05 features an ? microphone/line input inside a durable and lightweight case.
TASCAMs 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.
Everything about the DR-05 is designed to get the best quality recordings of your music. A new pair of built-in microphones withstands up to 125dB SPL the volume of a jet plane from 200 feet away yet still have the sensitivity to capture every detail of a performance. You can add your own microphone or line-level source through the 1/8 stereo input, including plug-in power for microphones that need it.
Internally, the DR-05s digital and analog circuit boards are built separately to increase noise performance, with a low-impedance design to further decrease hiss. A separate power supply is sent to the A/D and D/A converter for even better audio performance. The result is clean sound quality over 92dB signal to noise ratio, under 0.05% total harmonic distortion and 20Hz to 40kHz response (-1/+3dB) at 96kHz/24-bit resolution.
Simple to Operate
The layout of the DR-05 has been revamped to be quick and easy to work with one thumb. Operations like recording, adjusting levels, deleting bad takes and adding markers are just a button press away. Dig deeper to find features like limiting, low cut filtering, a built-in chromatic tuner and more.
One new feature that makes the DR-05 easy to operate is the new Peak Reduction feature. This setting automatically sets your recording level by listening to the input and adjusting for the best level. Unlike Auto Gain settings, this one only goes down to prevent accidental distortion after a period of low level like a break. Peak Recording works in rehearsal mode or in record, so if the performance is louder than the soundcheck youre still safe. Used with the built-in limiter, its unlikely youll distort your career-making live recording.
Other classic TASCAM features are included, like Variable Speed Audition to loop and slow down music without changing the pitch perfect for transcribing or learning new music. A Level Align function can be switched on for playback, to smooth out any sudden volume jumps, and a built-in speaker is also provided. The two AA batteries are enough to power the recorder for 17 1/2 hours, even while recording at CD quality.
For musicians and recordists at any stage of their career, theres no easier way to get great-sounding recordings than TASCAMs DR-05.
Handheld Portable Recorder
Built-in Stereo Condenser Omnidirectional Microphones with sensitivity
up to 125dB SPL
Up to 96kHz/24-bit 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 of while recording
Limiter and low-cut filter to help prevent distortion
Automatic or manual level setting
Self timer recording starts recording 5 or 10 sec. after pressing the record button for waiting until you are ready
Auto and manual track increment
Variable speed playback (50%-150%) without changing the pitch
Loop and repeat playback
Level Align feature prevents uneven volume levels during playback
Playback EQ setting
Editing function (Divide and delete)
Up to 99 mark points on each file
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 with one action (1-10, 20, 30 sec.)
1/8 headphone/line output
microSD (64MB 2GB)/microSDHC (4GB 32GB) card slot (2GB card included)
Powered by 2 AA batteries, AC adapter (optional: PS-P515U), or USB bus power
Tripod socket hole
2 3/8 W x 5 9/16 H x 1 D
4 1/16 oz