Tascam DR-05 Handheld Digital Recorder

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Tascam DR-05 Handheld Digital Recorder

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Simple-to-use 24-bit/96kHz Digital Recorder with Omnidirectional Microphones

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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.

Main Features

  • 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
Additional Information

Additional Information



Recording media microSD card (64 MB − 2 GB)
microSDHC card (4−32 GB)
microSDXC card (64−128 GB)
Recording/playback formats BWF: 44.1k/48k/96kHz, 16/24 bit
WAV: 44.1k/48k/96kHz, 16/24 bit
MP3: 44.1k/48 kHz, 32/64/96/128/192/256/320 Kbit/s
Number of channels 2 channels (stereo)
Analogue audio inputs and outputs
MIC/EXT IN jack (can provide plug-in power) 3.5-mm stereo mini jack
  Input impedance 25 kΩ
  Reference input level −20 dBV
  Maximum input level −4 dBV
  Phones/LINE OUT jack 3.5-mm stereo mini jack
  Output impedance 12 Ω
  Reference output level −14 dBV (at 10 kΩ load)
  Maximum output level +2 dBV (at 10 kΩ load)
Maximum output 20 mW + 20 mW (at 32 Ω load)
Built-in speaker 0.3 W (mono)
Control inputs/outputs
USB port Mini-B type
  Format USB 2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class
Audio performance
Frequency response (EXT IN to LINE OUT) 20 Hz – 20 kHz +1/–3 dB (44.1 kHz, JEITA)
20 Hz – 22 kHz +1/–3 dB (48 kHz, JEITA)
20 Hz – 40kHz +1/-3 dB (96 kHz, JEITA)
Distortion (EXT IN to LINE OUT) 0.05% or less (44.1k/48k/96kHz, JEITA)
S/N ratio 92dB or above (44.1k/48k/96kHz, JEITA)
Note: Measurements based on JEITA CP-2150
Requirements for connected computers
Windows Pentium 300 MHz or more
128MB or more memory
USB port (USB 2.0 is recommended)
Mac Power PC, iMac, G3, or G4 with 266 MHz or more
64 MB or more memory
USB port (USB 2.0 is recommended)
Recommended USB host controller Intel chip set
Supported operating systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 (including 8.1)
Mac OS X 10.2 or later
Wi-Fi standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz only)
Wireless communication mode Simple access point (Limited AP)
Wi-Fi security WPA2-PSK (WPS2.0 compatible)
Power supply and other specifications
Power supply 2 AA batteries (alkaline or NiMH)
USB bus power from a computer
Dedicated AC adapter (TASCAM PS-P515U sold separately)
Power consumption 1.7 W (maximum)
Dimensions (W × H × D) 52 mm × 155 mm × 37 mm
Weight 170 g (with batteries)
123 g (without batteries)
Operating temperature 0–40 °C