Tascam DR-05X Digital Recorder

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Tascam DR-05X
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Tascam DR-05X Digital Recorder

The Tascam DR-05X Digital Recorder is the new standard in stereo hand held recorders with its powerful features, simple interface and excellent sound quality. It is the first choice for recording meetings, music, audio-for-video, dictation, and more.

The Tascam DR-05X Digital Recorder is the latest generation of professional handheld recorders that is the successor to Tascam's popular DR-05 recorder.

Record Clean and Clear Audio Anywhere
The Tascam DR-05X allows high-quality recording utilizing an easy-to-use interface, and is portable and powerful but with a size and price that anyone can handle. Dual internal condenser microphones can handle anything from subtle to loud to 125dB SPL, with sensitivity to capture every detail.

Simple to Operate
The layout of the Tascam DR-05X 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.

Choose Your Language
Menu display of DR-05X supports 10 languages: English/ Spanish/ French/ Italian/ German/ Russian/ Chinese/ Korean/ Japanese/ Portuguese.

Extended Battery Life
The Tascam DR-05X uses only two AA batteries and has ultra-long battery capability. When using built-in microphones, recording lasts 17.5 hours when recording with standard 2ch WAV, 44.1kHz/ 16bit format using alkaline batteries. Also Tascam DR-05X can be powered by a USB mobile battery as well for super long extended use.

Turning Your Room Into a Studio – In a Minute
Connect to a PC using USB Audio interface mode, and your Tascam DR-05X becomes a tool for voiceover work, live streaming, podcasting and songwriting with studio-quality audio. Built-in microphones work as USB microphones without complicated driver installs.

Upgrade Your Movie
Auto tone function provides easy-adjustments for on-site movie editing, ideal for DSLR filmmaking. The internal slate tone generator produces various tones for easy track making and recognition. Please use the dedicated accessory kit (AK-DR11C) for connecting.

Back Up Your Transcription Work: Record and Play with One Unit
Writing down what you hear – easier said than done, but it is actually easy with DR-X. In addition to its capability to capture crisp voice recording, Tascam DR-05X can help you with its Jump back function, variable Speed function and equalizer preset for human voice.

Never Miss the Timing
Auto recording function can detect the sound input signal level and automatically start recording. Also, Pre-recording function with up to 2 seconds pre-record provides fail-safe protection even when you are a bit late to hit the record button.

Still Safe If It is Louder than You Thought
Peak Reduction works in rehearsal mode or in record. Even if the sound or performance is louder than the sound check you’re safe. Combined with Auto level and Limiter for preventing distortion, you never have to worry.

No Need to Go Through “Take 2” All Over Again
If you don’t like the last part of a phrase you just recorded with your guitar, or if you change your mind and want to rephrase narration, the “Overwrite mode” is exactly what you need. Overwrite mode allows punch-in recording from a desired point. It is destructive editing with one level of undo.

Nondestructive Overdubbing
The overdubbing function allows for Overdub Recording while playing a previously recorded file. This allows you to record other parts such as a guitar solo over a recording previously made such as at a rehearsal studio. Overdubbing creates a new file, leaving the original file unaffected, making it easy to re-record.

192 Hours. This is How Long You Can Record CD-Quality Sound with One Single microSDXC Card
The Tascam DR-05X supports a microSDXC card, which can record longer with larger data capacity. If you record a stereo file at 44.1kHz/ 16bit CD quality, a128GB card holds 192 hours maximum. In MP3/ 320kbps mode, it can record up to 896 hours.

Tascam DR-05X Digital Recorder Features

  • Stereo omni directional condenser microphones
  • Support multiple menu languages (ENG/FRA/DEU/ITA/ESP/RUS/PRT/JPN/CHI/KOR)
  • Overwrite function for Punch-In recording with one level of Undo
  • Functions as a 2in/ 2out USB Audio Interface for Mac, PC or iOS recording
  • Dictation mode designed for human voice recording and transcription
  • Reverb effect for vocal and instrument resonance
  • Auto recording function that can detect the sound input signal level and automatically start recording
  • Proven high sound pressure design for capturing loud sounds of up to 125dB SPL
  • Peak reduction function
  • Self timer recording function
  • Seamless gain control
  • Three low cut filter levels (40/80/120Hz)
  • Speed change (VSA) function for adjusting the speed from 0.5 to 2.0 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
  • Resume function that retains the last stop position and starts playback from that position when power is turned back ON
  • Jump back and play (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 96kHz/24-bit WAV/BWF linear PCM recording and long recordings as MP3 files possible
  • microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC (up to 128GB) cards can be used as recording media
  • 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 (Only in formats compatible with this product)
  • 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 jack for external stereo microphones (provides plug-in power) / External line input
  • Stereo mini line output / Headphone output connector
  • 128×64 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-P520E)
  • Tripod attachment screw-hole built in to the unit

Tascam DR-05X Digital Recorder Specifications

  • Recording Media: microSD Card (64MB to 3GB), microSDHC Card (4GB to 32GB), microSDXC Card (Up to 128GB)
  • File System: FAT16/32, exFAT
  • Recording File Format:
    • WAV / BWF:
      • Sampling Frequency: 44.1k / 48k / 96k Hz
      • Bit-Depth: 16 / 24-bit
    • MP3:
      • Sampling Frequency: 44.1k / 48k Hz
      • Recording Bit-Rate: 32k / 64k / 96k / 128k / 192k / 256k / 320k bps
      • Playback Bit-Rate: 32k to 320k bps, VBR, ID3TAG Ver. 2.4
  • Number of Channels: 2-Channel (Stereo) / 1-Channel (Mono)
  • Playback Speed Control: 0.5 to 2.0 Times (in 0.1 Increments) 44.1k/48kHz Only
  • Built-in Microphone: Omnidirectional, Stereo
    • Connector: 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack (Unbalanced, Plug-in Power)
    • Nominal Input Level: -20dBV
    • Maximum Input Level: -4dBV
    • Input Impedance: 18kO or More (PLUG IN PWR: OFF), 2kO or more (PLUG IN PWR: ON)
    • Connector: 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini Jack (Unbalanced)
    • For LINE Connection:
      • Nominal Output Level: -14dBV (10kO Load)
      • Maximum Output Level: +2dBV (10kO Load)
      • Output Impedance: 12O
    • For Headphones Connection:
      • Maximum Output Power: 20mW + 20mW (32O Load)
  • USB:
    • Connector: USB Micro B-Type
    • Format: USB2.0 HIGH SPEED
  • Built-in Speaker: 0.3W, Mono
  • Low-Cut Filter: 40 / 80 / 120Hz
  • Chromatic Tuner: C1 to B6, A4 = 435Hz to 445Hz (in 1Hz Increments)
  • Effector: 6 Presets (Hall 1, Hall 2, Room, Studio, Plate 1, Plate 2)
  • Tripod Attachment Screw-Hole: 1/4" Tripod Attachment Screw-Hole
  • Power: 2 AA Batteries, USB Bus Power, AC 100 to 240V (Optional AC Adapter)
  • Power Consumption: 1.7 W (Max)
  • Battery Operation Time (Recording):
    • Alkaline (EVOLTA): Approx. 17.5 Hours (2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16-bit, Using Built-in Microphone, JEITA)
    • Ni-MH (Eneloop): Approx. 15.5 Hours (2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16-bit, Using Built-in Microphone, JEITA)
  • Dimensions (W × H × D): 2.4" × 5.55" × 1.02" / 61 × 141 × 26 mm
  • Weight: 4.1 oz. / 116 g
  • Audio Performance:
    • Frequency Response:
      • Fs 44.1kHz: 20Hz to 20kHz, +0/-1dB (EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
      • Fs 48kHz: 20Hz to 22kHz, +0/-1dB (EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
      • Fs 96kHz: 20Hz to 40kHz, +0/-1.5dB (EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
    • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.01% or Less (Fs 44.1k/48k/96kHz, EXT I Not LINE OUT, JEITA)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 94 dB or Higher (Fs 44.1k/48k/96kHz, EXT I Not LINE OUT, JEITA)

Tascam DR-05X Digital Recorder Includes

  • 1 x Tascam DR-05X Digital Recorder
  • 2 x AA Alkaline Batteries
  • 1 x Owners Manual
  • 1 Year Warranty

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  • 5
    Tascam DR-05

    I've been very pleased with the Tascam DR-05 I bought. I'm still working with some of it's features, but so far I've done about four hours of recording and it has done more than I'd hoped.