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Tascam - DR-05





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.


Price: $99.99



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

System Overview

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.

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 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 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.

For musicians and recordists at any stage of their career, there’s no easier way to get great-sounding recordings than TASCAM’s DR-05.

Features

    High-end Recording Quality
  • TASCAM's DR-05 puts premium recording quality in the palm of your hand. Up to 96kHz/24-bit Broadcast WAV film recording provides better than CD quality to capture every detail. Record WAV or MP3 files to the included 2GB microSD Card, or expand with your own microSD & SDHC media.
  • Simple to user
  • Like all TASCAM products, the DR-05 is simple to use with functions like two-button record and the Quick Menu for fast setting changes.
  • Omni Condenser Microphones
  • Built into the DR-05 are a pair of omnidirectional condenser microphones. These stereo microphones are tailored for natural ambient recording, with rich bass response and lower handling noise than most handheld recorders.

    The built-in microphones capture a wide, natural frequency range suitable for any type of voice, nature or musical recording. A 1/8" microphone input is also available for adding your own stereo microphone or recording a line-level source.

  • Other Features
  • Like most TASCAM handheld recorders, the DR-05 includes playback modes to loop a section of playback or slow it down without changing the pitch, perfect for learning new music. A built-in speaker is included for checking recording without headphones. The Level Align feature smooths out level jumps during playback to help you monitor your raw, unmastered recordings. Other handy additions include a chromatic tuner and tripod stand mount.
  • Peak Limiter Prevents Clipping
  • A built-in stereo peak limiter prevents unexpected loud sounds from distorting your recording. Just flip it on to keep sudden jumps from ruining your takes. Another recording mode is the Auto Level setting, which sets the level based on the sound level in the room. Other settings include a low cut filter, useful for removing rumble or wind noise when outdoors. (A windscreen is also sold seperately.)

Technical Specifications

Recording media: microSD card (64MB to 2GB), microSDHC card (4GB to 32GB)
File system: FAT16/32
File format: WAV(BWF), MP3 WAV/BWF
Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz/48kHz/96kHz
Quantization bit rate: 16/24bit MP3
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 MIC/EXT IN
Connector: 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack, Unbalanced, Plug-in power
Input Impendance: 25kO
Nominal Input Level: -20dBV
Maximum Input Level: -4dBV
Line Out Connector: 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack, Unbalanced LINE
Output Impendance: 12O
Nominal Output Level: -14dBV(10kO load)
Maximum Output Level: +2dBV(10kO 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, 44.1kHz, 16bit, using built-in microphone, JEITA) With Ni-MH batteries (eneloop) Approx. 15.5 hours (WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bit, using built-in microphone, JEITA)
Dimensions: 61(W)×141(H)×26(D)mm 2.4"(W)×5.55"(H)×1.02"(D)
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

Included with this purchase

  • Recorder
  • AA Bateries
  • Micro2GB SD Card