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Tascam DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder

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  • Lightweight and Compact
  • WAV and MP3 Recording
  • Records up to 24-bit/96kHz
  • Uses microSD and microSDHC Cards
  • Integrated Microphones and Speaker
  • Intuitive Controls
  • 3.5mm Stereo Mic/Line Input
  • Peak Reduction and Limiter
  • USB 2.0 Port
  • Battery, USB, or AC Power
MFR#: DR-05

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The Tascam DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder from Tascam offers high-quality recording in a lightweight and compact design that anyone can use, perfect for musicians, teachers, journalists, and more. The DR-05 records WAV or MP3 files at rates up to 24-bit/96kHz to microSD or microSDHC cards for reliable, skip-free storage. A 2GB card is included so you can get started right away. Integrated microphones capture clear stereo audio, while a 3.5mm stereo mic/line input lets you connect external mics and sound sources. The jack even provides plug-in power for mics that require it.

An integrated speaker and a 3.5mm headphone jack make it easy to listen to your recordings to make sure everything was captured perfectly. The large display screen shows vital information during recording and playback, while the intuitive controls provide quick and easy single-handed operation. The Peak Reduction feature will automatically set your recording level by listening to the audio input and adjusting for the best level. When used alongside the built-in limiter, unwanted distortion becomes a thing of the past.

The DR-05 includes other classic Tascam features, such as Variable Speed Audition, a level align function, loop and repeat playback, self-timer recording, integrated editing, a chromatic tuner, and more. A USB 2.0 port allows you to connect the recorder to a computer to transfer files, and also supplies power. The DR-05 operates on a pair of standard AA batteries or via AC power with an optional power adapter. A threaded socket provides convenient tripod mounting.

Compact Design
The lightweight and compact design allows you to bring the recorder anywhere, perfect for musicians, teachers, journalists, and more

Versatile Recording
The DR-05 records WAV files at rates up to 24-bit/96kHz and MP3 files at rates up to 320kbps to provide you with a wealth of high-quality options to meet your needs

microSD
The recorder writes to microSD or microSDHC cards for reliable, skip-free storage. A 2GB card is included so you can get started right away

Integrated Microphones
Integrated omnidirectional condenser microphones capture clear stereo audio with a sensitivity rating up to 125dB to withstand loud sound sources, while also capturing the nuance and detail of a subtle performance

Mic/Line Input
The 3.5mm stereo mic/line input lets you connect external mics and sound sources. The jack even provides plug-in power for mics that require it

Integrated Speaker and Headphone Jack
An integrated speaker and a 3.5mm headphone jack make it easy to listen to your recordings to make sure everything was captured perfectly

Large Display
The large display screen shows vital information during recording and playback

Intuitive Controls
The intuitive controls provide quick and easy single-handed operation

Level Control Options
The DR-05 offers automatic and manual level setting, as well as a Peak Reduction feature that will automatically set your recording level by listening to the audio input and adjusting for the best level. Unlike auto gain functions, Peak Reduction only goes down to prevent accidental distortion after a period of low level, like a break. Peak Recording works in rehearsal mode or while recording, so if the performance is louder than the sound check, you're still safe

Limiter and Low-Cut Filter
An integrated limiter and low-cut filter help to prevent distortion and low frequency rumble and hum

Self-Timer Recording
This feature will start the recorder 5 or 10 seconds after you hit the record button, giving you time to get ready when recording yourself. Alternately, you can enable a 2-second pre recording buffer, which will capture audio from 2 seconds before you hit the record button

Playback Options
The recorder has variable speed playback, letting you adjust recordings from 50-150% without affecting the pitch. It also offers loop and repeat playback, auto and manual track increment, playback EQ settings, and a level align feature that prevents uneven volume levels during playback

Editing
Onboard editing capabilities let you divide and delete tracks and sections of tracks, an assign up to 99 mark points on each file. A jump back function will return to your previous point with one action

Tuner
A built-in chromatic tuner ensures that you're on-key and sounding your best

USB Port
The USB 2.0 port makes it easy to connect the recorder to a computer to transfer your files for editing and sharing. The port also provides power to the DR-05

Power Options
The recorder can operate on a pair of standard AA batteries, via USB bus power, or via an optional AC adapter

Tripod Socket
A threaded socket provides convenient tripod mounting

Additional Info

Additional Info

Brand Tascam
MFR SKU DR-05
EVS SKU DR05
Name Tascam DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder
Specifications

Recording Media: 2GB Card Included, microSD/SDHC Flash Memory Cards (64MB to 32GB)
Supported File Types: WAV: 44.1/48/96kHz, 16/24-bit, MP3: 44.1/48kHz, 32/64/96/128/192/256/320kbps
Number of Channels: 2
Connectors: 1 x 3.5mm Mic/Line Stereo Input:
1 x 3.5mm Headphone/Line Out Jack
1 x USB 2.0 Mini Port
Display: LCD Display
Speaker: 0.3W Mono
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +1/-3dB (44.1kHz Ext In to Line Out, JEITA)
20Hz - 22kHz +1/-3dB (48kHz Ext In to Line Out, JEITA)
20Hz - 40kHz +1/-3dB (96kHz Ext In to Line Out, JEITA)
Total Harmonic Distortion: (THD) 0.05% or Lower (EXt In to Line Out, Fs 44.1/48.96kHz JEITA)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 92dB or Higher (Ext In to Line Out, Fs 44.1/48/96kHz JEITA)
Power: 2 x AA Batteries
USB Bus Power: Optional AC Adapter
1.7W Maximum Consumption
Operating Temperature: 32-104°F (0-40°C)
Dimensions: (WxHxD) 2.4 x 5.6 x 1" (61 x 141 x 26mm)
Weight: 4.1 oz (116g) (Without Batteries)
System Requirements:
Windows:
Pentium 300MHz or Faster
128MB or More Memory
USB Port (USB 2.0 Recommended)
Windows 7, Vista, or XP

Mac:
Power PC, iMac, G3, G4 266MHz or Faster
64MB or More Memory
USB Port (USB 2.0 Recommended)
Mac OS X 10.2 or Later

Includes
  • Tascam DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder
  • microSD Card
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • USB Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

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