DR05X - Tascam DR-05X handheld stereo recorder Default title
DR05X - Tascam DR-05X handheld stereo recorder Default title
DR05X - Tascam DR-05X handheld stereo recorder Default title
DR05X - Tascam DR-05X handheld stereo recorder Default title

Tascam DR-05X handheld stereo recorder

4907034130726 brand: Tascam
Stock code: Tascam DR05X
  • Extended recording time
  • 2GB memory for high quality audio
  • 5 band EQ
  • 55m recording at 24bit/96kHz
  • Weighs only 116g
RRP £104.99
£79.17 ex. VAT
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Introducing the Tascam DR05X handheld stereo recorder

TASCAM’s DR-05X brings high-quality stereo recording to an easy-to-use portable powerhouse with a size and price that anyone can handle. It records in MP3 or WAV format – including 96kHz/24-bit high-resolution audio – to microSD or microSDHC media. A pair of condenser microphones handle up to 125dB SPL, with the sensitivity to capture every detail. And with simple-to-use recording features like Peak Reduction and Quick Menu, the DR-05X puts album-quality recording in the palm of your hand. For musicians at any stage of their career, there’s no easier way to get great-sounding recordings than TASCAM’s DR-05X.

Record Clean and Clear Audio Everywhere

The DR-05X offers portable, high-quality stereo recording in MP3 or WAV format – including 96-kHz/24-bit high-resolution audio – using microSD, microSDHC or microSDXC media. A pair of omni-directional mics handles up to 125 dB SPL with the sensitivity to capture every detail. Users can also use their own microphone or line-level source through the mini-jack stereo input which includes plug-in power for microphones that need it.

Easy to use controls

Operations like recording, adjusting levels, deleting bad takes and adding marks are only a button press away. Three different auto level modes can help to prevent accidental distortion while recording, plus the level align function allows you to smooth out sudden volume jumps combined with the built in speaker allows for quick and easy replay and checking on the go. Additional features include 6 reverb effects and an overdub feature, creating a new file so the original is unaffected.

Transcript Your Voice Recordings

The new Dictation Mode enables the user to jump back and forth in preselected increments while playing back a file. It can be combined with speed control and a special dictation EQ making it useful for transcribing minutes recordings, for example. The new tape-style Overwrite mode with one level of undo allows users to select a drop-in time and replace part of an existing recording.

Turn Your Room Into a Studio – In a Minute

Apart from handheld recording, the DR-05X can also be used as a USB audio interface with two inputs and outputs, making it a tool for voiceover work, live streaming, podcasting and songwriting with studio-quality audio. Two AA batteries can power the recorder for more than 17 hours, even while recording at CD quality. Operation by USB bus power or an optional AC adapter (PS-P520U) is also possible.

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Spec Specification
GeneralRecording mediamicroSD card (64 MB – 2 GB)
microSDHC card (4–32 GB)
microSDXC card (48–128 GB)
Recording/playback formatsWAV: 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24 bit
MP3: 44.1/48 kHz, 32/64/96/128/192/256/320 kbit/s
Number of channels2 channels (stereo)
Inputs and outputsExternal Mic input (can provide plug-in power)3.5-mm stereo mini jack
Headphones / Line output3.5-mm stereo mini jack
Built-in loudspeaker0.3 W (mono)
Control input/outputUSB portMicro-B connector
FormatUSB 2.0 High Speed mass storage class
Audio performanceFrequency response20 Hz – 20 kHz +0/−1 dB (MIC/EXT IN to LINE OUT, Fs 44.1 kHz, JEITA)
20 Hz – 22 kHz +0/−1 dB (MIC/EXT IN to LINE OUT, Fs 48 kHz, JEITA)
20 Hz – 40 kHz +0/−1.5 dB (MIC/EXT IN to LINE OUT, Fs 96 kHz, JEITA)
Total harmonic distortion≤0.01 % (MIC/EXT IN to LINE OUT, Fs 44.1/48/96 kHz, JEITA)
S/N ratio≥94 dB (MIC/EXT IN to LINE OUT, Fs 44.1/48/96 kHz, JEITA)
Power supply and other specificationsPower requirements2 AA batteries (alkaline or NiMH)
USB bus power from a computer
AC adapter (Tascam PS-P520U, sold separately)
Power consumption1.7 W (maximum)
Dimensions (W × H × D)61 mm × 141 mm × 26 mm
Weight116 g (without batteries)
165 g (with batteries)
Permissible operating temperature range0–40 °C
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