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Home > Pro Audio > Recording Gear > Audio Recorders > Portable & Field Recorders > Tascam DR-05 Solid State Recorder

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Item #: H72437
Mfg #: DR-05

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Product Overview

Album-quality recording in the palm of your hand.

  • Microphones
    Built-in mics: 1
    Configuration: Stereo
    Type: Condenser (omni)
    External mic input: 3.5mm

    Audio quality
    Bit rate: 16/24
    Sampling frequency: 44.1/48/96kHz
    Formats: WAV/MP3

    Outputs
    Headphone: 3.5mm
    Audio out: 3.5mm
    Storage and media
    Type(s): SD, SDHC
    Capacity: 32GB
    Hard drive Not applicable

    Connectivity
    USB: Yes

    Other
    Number of tracks: 2 (stereo)
    Phantom power: Not applicable
    Auto limiter: Yes
    Width: 2.38"
    Depth: 5.55"
    Height: 1.00"
    Weight: 4.1oz
    Battery type: AA x 2
    Battery life (app.): 17 hours
    Built-in speaker: Yes
    Power supply: Sold separately
Product Details

Tascam DR-05 Solid State 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 24-bit/96kHz 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.

Premium-quality Sound
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-05's digital and analog circuit boards are built separately to improve 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 distortionl and 20Hz to 40kHz response (-1/+3dB) at 24-bit/96kHz 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 you're still safe. Used with the built-in limiter, it's unlikely you'll 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.

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  • 3.5mm stereo mic/line input
    USB 2.0 port
    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
    Dimensions: 2-3/8" W x 5-9/16" H x 1" D
    Weight: 4-1/16 oz.
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