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Tascam DR-05 Handheld Stereo Recorder

Product Code: TADR-05
Manufacturer: Tascam

Our Price £115.99INC
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Available within 2-5 working days

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.

Features

Stereo condenser microphones for lively, high-quality sound and high-resolution recording

Proven high sound pressure design for capturing loud sounds of up to 125dB SPL, making it ideal for loud band recordings

Peak reduction function that detects peaks and automatically sets the optimal level

Self timer recording function

Seamless gain control

Three low cut filter levels that cut unnecessary low frequency noise such as from air conditioning equipment(40/80/120Hz)

Speed change (VSA) function for adjusting the speed from 0.5 to 1.5 times (in 0.1 increments), which is great for practicing music and language study

Level align feature that prevents uneven volume levels

Equalizer setting for adjusting playback sound quality

Divide/delete functions

Loop/repeat playback function that is convention for practicing music and studying languages

Resume function that retains the last stop position and starts playback from that position when power is turned back ON

Jump back and play that skips back a preset number of seconds during playback (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 24-bit/96kHz WAV/BWF linear PCM recording and long recordings as MP3 files possible

microSD/microSDHC cards can be used as recording media

A 2GB microSD card is included. Up to 149 hours of recording is possible with the included card (MP3 at 32kbps)

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 headphone jack for external stereo microphones (provides plug-in power) / External line input

Stereo mini headphone 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-P515U)

Mini USB cable included

Tripod attachment screw-hole built in to the unit

Recording media microSD card (64MB to 2GB), microSDHC card (4GB to 32GB)
File system FAT16/32
File format WAV(BWF), MP3
WAV/BWF  
Sampling frequency 44.1kHz/48kHz/96kHz
Quantization bit rate 16/24bit
MP3  
Sampling frequency 44.1kHz/48kHz
Bit-rate for recording 32/64/96/128/192/256/320kbps
Playback bit rate 32 to 320kbps, VBR, ID3 tag Ver. 2.4
Number of channels 2-channel(Stereo)
Playback speed control (VSA) 0.5 to 1.5 times (in 0.1 increments) *44.1/48kHz only
Built-in microphone Omnidirectional, stereo
MIC/EXT IN  
Connector 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack, Unbalanced, Plug-in power
Input Impendance 25kΩ
Nominal Input Level -20dBV
Maximum Input Level -4dBV

PHONES / LINE OUT

Connector 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack, Unbalanced
LINE  
Output Impendance 12Ω
Nominal Output Level -14dBV(10kΩ load)
Maximum Output Level +2dBV(10kΩ load)
PHONES  
Maximum Output 20mW + 20mW(32Ω load)
Built-in speakers 0.3W, Mono
Low-cut filter 40Hz/80Hz/120Hz
USB  
Connector Mini-B type
Format USB2.0 HIGH SPEED
Chromatic tuner C1 to B6, A4 = 435Hz to 445Hz (in 1Hz increments)
Tripod attachment screw-hole 1/4 inch, Tripod attachment screw-hole
Power 2 AA batteries,
USB bus power,
AC100 to 240V (Optional AC adapter)
Power consumption 1.7W (Max)
Battery operation time  
With alkaline batteries
(EVOLTA)
Approx. 17.5 hours (WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bit, using built-in microphone, JEITA)
With Ni-MH batteries
(eneloop)
Approx. 15.5 hours (WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bit, using built-in microphone, JEITA)
Dimensions 61(W)×141(H)×26(D)mm
2.4"(W)×5.55"(H)×1.02"(D)
Weight 116g / 0.25lb
(Without battery)
Standard accessories 2GB microSD card, USB connection cable, 2 AA batteries for confirming operation, Owner's Manual, Warranty card

Audio performance

Frequency response 20Hz to 20kHz +1dB/-3dB (Fs 44.1kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
20Hz to 22kHz +1dB/-3dB (Fs 48kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
20Hz to 40kHz +1dB/-3dB (Fs 96kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
Distortion 0.05% or lower (Fs 44.1k/4k8/96kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
S/N ratio 92dB or higher (Fs 44.1k/48k/96kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)

Computer compatibilty

Windows
OS Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
CPU type/speed Pentium 300MHz or faster
Memory 128MB or more
USB USB2.0
Macintosh
OS Mac OS X Jaguar (V10.2), Mac OS X Panther (V10.3), Mac OS X Tiger (V10.4),
Mac OS X Leopard (V10.5), Mac OS X Snow Leopard(V10.6.8), OS X Lion(V10.7),
OS X Mountain Lion(V10.8)
CPU type/speed Power PC, iMac, G3, G4, G5 266MHz or faster
Memory 64MB or more
USB USB2.0

DR-05 Tested media List

Last update:August 23, 2013
Maker Series Model Capacity Result
SanDisk SanDisk Extreme Pro®
microSDHC™ UHS-I card (Class10)
SDSDQXP-016G-J35 16GB OK
SDSDQXP-008G-J35 8GB OK
SanDisk Ultra®
microSDHC™ UHS-I card (Class10)
SDSDQU-032G-J35A 32GB OK
SDSDQU-016G-J35A 16GB OK
SDSDQU-008GB-J35A 8GB OK
Lexar Lexar® Standard microSDHC™ cards LSDMI32GABJP 32GB OK
LSDMI4GBABJP 4GB OK
Panasonic microSDHC™ card (Class4)
R:10MB/s
RP-SMFB32GJK 32GB OK
RP-SMFB16GJK 16GB OK
RP-SMFB08GJK 8GB OK
RP-SMFB04GJK
4GB OK
microSDHC™ card (Class4) R:10MB/s RP-SMFB02GJK
2GB OK

 

Maker Series Model Capacity Result
SanDisk SanDisk Mobile Ultra®
microSDHC™ UHS-I card
(Class6)
SDSDQY-032G-J35A 32GB OK
SDSDQY-016G-J35A 16GB OK
SDSDQY-008G-J35A 8GB OK
SDSDQY-004G-J35A 4GB OK
SanDisk Standard
microSD™/microSDHC™ card
SDSDQ-032G-J35A
32GB OK
SDSDQ-016G-J35A
16GB OK
SDSDQ-008G-J35A 8GB OK
SDSDQ-004G-J35A 4GB OK
SDSDQ-002G-J35A 2GB OK
SDSDQ-008G-J95M
8GB OK
SDSDQ-4096-J95M
4GB OK
SDSDQ-2048-J95MK
2GB OK
Lexar Lexar® microSD™/microSDHC™ cards LSDMI32GBCJPRC10
32GB OK
LSDMI16GACJP
16GB OK
LSDMI4GBASVDJP
4GB OK
LSDMI8GBACJP
8GB OK
LSDMI4GBACJP
4GB OK
LSDMI2GBACJP
2GB OK
Panasonic microSDHC™ card (Class10) RP-SM16GEJ1K
16GB OK
RP-SM08GEJ1K
8GB OK
RP-SM04GEJ1K
4GB OK
microSD™/microSDHC™ cards (Class4) RP-SM32GFJ1K
32GB OK
RP-SM16GFJ1K
16GB OK
RP-SM08GFJ1K
8GB OK
RP-SM04GFJ1K
4GB OK
RP-SM02GFJ1K
2GB OK
microSD™/microSDHC™ cards (Class2) RP-SM16GCJ1K
16GB OK
RP-SM08GCJ1K
8GB OK
RP-SM04GCJ1K
4GB OK
RP-SM02GCJ1K
2GB OK
TOSHIBA SD-MF Series
microSD™/microSDHC™ Card
SD-MF032G
32GB OK
SD-MD Series
microSD™/microSDHC™ Card
SD-MD008GA
8GB OK
SD-MD004GA
4GB OK
SD-MD002GA
2GB OK
KINGSTON microSD™/microSDHC™ Card SDC2/16GB
16GB OK
SDC4/8GB
8GB OK
SDC4/4GB
4GB OK
SDC/2GB 2GB OK

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  • Part of A.C. Entertainment Technologies - has its trading origins over 45 years ago
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