TASCAM DR-05 Handheld Stereo Recorder


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TASCAM Portable Handheld Stereo Recorder

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.

More Information
Manufacturer TASCAM
Condition New
Mfg. Included Accessories 4GB microSD Card
USB Connection Cable
2 AA Batteries
Mics Omnidirectional, stereo
Tracks 2-channel (Stereo)
Audio Inputs 1/8" MIC/EXT IN
Audio Outputs 1/8" Headphones
Reference Speaker Yes
File Formats BWF, MP3, WAV
Recording Format Details MP3, WAV, BWF
Max Storage Capacity 32 GB
Storage Format Details microSD card (64MB to 2GB), microSDHC card (4GB to 32GB)
USB Functionality File Transfer/Storage
Power Adaptor AC100 to 240V (Optional AC adapter)
Batteries 2 AA Batteries
Stand Mountable Yes
Width 2.4"
Depth 1.02"
Height 5.55"
Product Weight 0.25lb (Without battery)
Unique Features N/A

TASCAM/TEAC Limited Warranty

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. This warranty is only valid within the country the unit was originally purchased.

Except as specified below, this warranty covers all defects in material and workmanship in this product. The following are not covered by the warranty:

  • Damage to or deterioration of the external cabinet.
  • Damage resulting from accident, misuse, abuse, or neglect.
  • Damage resulting from failure to perform basic daily maintenance and/or calibration, or otherwise resulting from failure to follow instructions contained in your owner's manual.
  • Damage occurring during shipment of the product (claims must be presented by the carrier).
  • Damage resulting from repair or attempted repair by anyone other than TEAC or an authorized TASCAM service station.
  • Damage resulting from causes other than product defects, including lack of technical skill, competence, or experience of the user.
  • Damage to any unit which has been altered or on which the serial number has been defaced, modified, or removed.

This warranty may be enforced only by the original purchaser.

All parts except heads and disk drives are warranted for one (1) year from the date of original purchase for products not used for commercial purposes. For products used commercially, the warranty is ninety (90) days for magnetic heads & optical pickups, one (1) year for other parts, & ninety (90) days for labor.

TASCAM will pay all labor and material expenses for items covered by the warranty. Payment of shipping charges is discussed in the next section of this warranty.

Your unit must be serviced by an authorized TASCAM service station in the United States. (This warranty is not enforceable outside the U.S.) If you are unable to locate an authorized TASCAM service station in your area, please contact TASCAM. TASCAM either will refer you to an authorized service station or instruct you to return the unit to the factory.

Whenever warranty service is required, you must present both the original dated sales receipt and this warranty statement as proof of warranty coverage.

You must pay any shipping charges if it is necessary top ship the product for service. However, if the necessary repairs are covered by the warranty, we will pay return surface shipping charges to any destination within the United States.

Any implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited in duration to the length of this warranty.

TEAC's liability for any defective product is limited to repair or replacement of the product, at TEAC's option. TEAC shall not be liable for:

  • Damages bases upon inconvenience, loss of use of the product, loss of time, interrupted operation or commercial loss
  • Any other damages, whether incidental, consequential or otherwise

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and/or do not allow the exclusion or limitations of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.

Standard Shipping

When you place an order with Kraft Music, a confirmation will be sent to you via email, with details of your order, including method of shipping. Once your order leaves our facility, you will receive a shipping confirmation via email, with carrier name and tracking number. Many of the products we sell are shipped in the manufacturer box. These boxes will often have images, model numbers, and other text that indicate the contents inside. If your purchase is a gift, please make proper shipping arrangements or contact us about possible packaging options.

Kraft Music is able to ship to the continental US, HI, AK and PR.

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