Tascam DR-05 Mk 2 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder

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Main Features
  • pair of built-in microphones
  • 3.5mm stereo input with plug-in power
  • Records up to 24-bit/96kHz
  • Integrated Microphones and Speaker
  • Peak Reduction and Limiter
  • Two AA batteries last up-to 17 1/2 hours
  • Premium-quality Sound
  • 125dB SPL
  • WAV and MP3 Recording
  • Uses microSD and microSDHC Cards
  • Intuitive Controls
  • USB 2.0 Port

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.

Handheld Portable Recorder
Built-in Stereo Condenser Omnidirectional Microphones with sensitivity up to 125dB SPL
Up to 96kHz/24-bit WAV (BWF) linear PCM recording
Stereo MP3 recording from 32-320 kbps bit rate
Peak Reduction function, optimized for music recording, automatically sets the gain of while recording
Limiter and low-cut filter to help prevent distortion
Automatic or manual level setting
Self timer recording starts recording 5 or 10 sec. after pressing the record button for waiting until you are ready
Auto and manual track increment
Variable speed playback (50%-150%) without changing the pitch
Loop and repeat playback
Level Align feature prevents uneven volume levels during playback
Playback EQ setting
Editing function (Divide and delete)
Up to 99 mark points on each file
Chromatic tuner
1/8 stereo mic/line input
USB 2.0 port for transfer to PC and external power
Up to 2-second pre recording buffer
Jump back function returns to previous point with one action (1-10, 20, 30 sec.)
1/8 headphone/line output
Built-in speaker
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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Tascam DR-05 Mk 2 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder
 
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5.0

Great :D

By Tony

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tascam DR-05 Mk 2 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder:

For the price this is a great little audio recorder. It has a fairly low noise floor for 3.5 lapel mic plug in recordings and even with its onboard mics with a noise reduction filter it sounds quite nice. Battery life is good for typical interviews of an hour or two. 2 x AAs. It's simple to use and an effective solution to dual system sound if you're not using XLR mics :D

 
5.0

Excellent Sound Recorder

By JoeJoe

from Melbourne, Australia

About Me Gearhead

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • High Quality Sound
  • Long Battery Life
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Conversations
    • Interviews
    • Lectures

    Comments about Tascam DR-05 Mk 2 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder:

    Great recorder, good build quality, better than the Zoom H1. Sound quality is great. I use this for capturing interviews with a LAV

     
    4.0

    Sturdy, good value

    By Jess

    from Melbourne

    About Me Technically Challenged

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • High Quality Sound
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tascam DR-05 Mk 2 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder:

        I'm not tech savvy so I only use this for basic recording and playback, and it does the job superbly. There are plenty of YouTube videos out there that quickly outline the most useful features, and I found this helpful in using this little baby. It looks and feels like a sturdy unit and I'm pleased with my purchase.

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          Hello.. i would like to record hour long dj sets via a the record output from a djm600 mixer.its just home use as long as the quality is ok and i can put the memory card in a computer and upload to the Internet, this would be exactly what i would need.

          Is this the sort of product that would be useful?

          Regards David
          Asked on 16/7/2016 by Lucky from Kyneton vic Australia

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            Hi David,

            This would be appropriate as would a lot of the other recordings in this price range (Zoom H1's for example). At the end of the day it's just a line input that you're using - so your requirements are pretty simple.

            Answered on 17/7/2016 by Anonymous
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          I am looking for a recording device that my dad can use to record his organ performances. Is this appropriate?
          Asked on 21/1/2016 by Miriam

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            Hi there,

            I would say it would be a good selection - unless you wanted to plug in external microphones later on. If you were keen to mainly use the internal microphones & keep this as portable as possible - this would definitely be a good choice.

            Answered on 21/1/2016 by Sales Team from Videoguys
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        UPC: 043774026784
        Tascam DR-05 Mk 2 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder
        • 4Gb microSD Card
        • 2 x AA Batteries
        • USB Cable
        • 1-Year Limited Warranty

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        Tascam DR-05 Mk 2 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder
        • 4Gb microSD Card
        • 2 x AA Batteries
        • USB Cable
        • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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