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Tascam DR-05 Solid State Recorder

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  • Tascam DR-05 Stereo Portable Digital Recorder
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MSRP: $149.99
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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 puts album-quality recording in the palm of your hand. The DR-05 is designed to get the best quality recordings of your music. 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. 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. 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.


  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Resume function that retains the last stop position and starts playback.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stereo mini headphone line output / Headphone output connector.
  • 12864 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 44.1kHz/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) *44.1/48kHz only
Built-in microphone Omnidirectional, stereo
Connector 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack, Unbalanced, Plug-in power
Input Impendance 25k
Nominal Input Level -20dBV
Maximum Input Level -4dBV
Connector 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack, Unbalanced
Output Impendance 12
Nominal Output Level -14dBV(10k load)
Maximum Output Level +2dBV(10k load)
Maximum Output 20mW + 20mW(32 load)
Built-in speakers 0.3W, Mono
Low-cut filter 40Hz/80Hz/120Hz
Connector Mini-B type
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
Approx. 17.5 hours (WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bit, using built-in microphone, JEITA)
With Ni-MH batteries
Approx. 15.5 hours (WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bit, using built-in microphone, JEITA)
Dimensions 61(W)141(H)26(D)mm
Weight 116g / 0.25lb
(Without battery)
Standard accessories 4GB microSD card, USB connection cable, 2 AA batteries for confirming operation, Owner's Manual, Warranty card


Audio performance
Frequency response 20Hz to 20kHz +1dB/-3dB (Fs 44.1kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
20Hz to 22kHz +1dB/-3dB (Fs 48kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
20Hz to 40kHz +1dB/-3dB (Fs 96kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
Distortion 0.05% or lower (Fs 44.1k/4k8/96kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
S/N ratio 92dB or higher (Fs 44.1k/48k/96kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)


Computer compatibilty
OS Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
CPU type/speed Pentium 300MHz or faster
Memory 128MB or more
OS Mac OS X Jaguar (V10.2), Mac OS X Panther (V10.3), Mac OS X Tiger (V10.4),
Mac OS X Leopard (V10.5), Mac OS X Snow Leopard(V10.6.8), OS X Lion(V10.7),
OS X Mountain Lion(V10.8)
CPU type/speed Power PC, iMac, G3, G4, G5 266MHz or faster
Memory 64MB or more


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Warranty Information

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Additional Information

Built-in Hard Drive
Micro SD Card
Built-in Microphone
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