Manufactuer: TASCAM

Tascam DR-05X Portable Audio Recorder

The Tascam DR-05X is a high quality stereo handheld audio recorder with USB interface designed for recording musicians, videographers, podcasters and sound designers on-the-move.

Key Features:

  • Stereo omni directional condenser microphones
  • 2 in, 2 out audio interface for live streaming and podcasts
  • Can handle loud volumes of up to 125SPL
  • Built in reverb effects for recording vocals and instruments
  • High-quality 96kHz/24-bit WAV/BWF linear PCM recording and mp3
  • Ideal for musicians, video makers, podcasters and sound designers

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    Product Code: 100305874

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    The Tascam DR-05X is a high quality stereo handheld audio recorder with built in USB interface designed for recording musicians, videographers, podcasters and sound designers on-the-move.

    The DR-05X delivers exceptional quality recordings with an easy-to-use interface so you can get recording in no time. Dual internal condenser microphones capture subtle naunces all the way to loud volumes of up to 125dB SPL.

    The Tascam DR-05X is extremely portable and can last up to 17.5 hours at full quality using two AA batteries. Instantly capture ideas on the move or improve your camera audio. The DR-05X also features a USB audio interface mode with two inputs and outputs, making it an excellent tool for voiceovers, live streaming and podcasting.

    High quality recordings anywhere
    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.

    Quick and easy to use
    The DR-05X is quick and easy to use with one thumb. Operations like recording, adjusting levels, deleting bad takes and adding marks are only a button press away. Other features like low-cut filtering, Variable Speed Audition, chromatic tuner and others more can be chosen from the multilingual menu (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese). Three different auto level modes (Limiter, Peak Reduction, Auto Level) can help to prevent accidental distortion while recording. There is also a Level Align function that allows to smooth out any sudden volume jumps during playback, and a built-in speaker is provided for quick check-back. Users may apply one out of six reverb effects to the input or output signal, and an Overdub feature allows 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.

    Main features of the Tascam DR-05X include:

  • 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
  • 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
    MIC/EXT IN  
    Connector 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack (Unbalanced, Plug-in Power)
    Nominal Input Level -20dBV
    Maximum Input Level -4dBV
    Input Impedance 18kΩ or more (PLUG IN PWR: OFF)
    2kΩ or more (PLUG IN PWR: ON)
    PHONES/LINE OUT  
    Connector 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack (Unbalanced)
    for LINE connection  
    Nominal Output Level -14dBV (10kΩ load)
    Maximum Output Level +2dBV (10kΩ load)
    Output Impedance 12Ω
    for Headphones connection  
    Maximum Output Power 20mW + 20mW (32Ω 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, +1/-3dB (EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
    Fs 48kHz 20Hz to 22kHz, +1/-3dB (EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
    Fs 96kHz 20Hz to 40kHz, +1/-3dB (EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
    Total Harmonic Distortion 0.05% or less (Fs 44.1k/48k/96kHz, EXT I Not LINE OUT, JEITA)
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 92 dB or higher (Fs 44.1k/48k/96kHz, EXT I Not LINE OUT, JEITA)

     

    Computer Requirements

    Windows
    Computer Windows PC with USB2.0 or USB3.0 port
    CPU Dual Core, 2GHz or faster (x86)
    Memory 2GB or more
    Macintosh
    CPU Power PC, iMac, G3, G4, G5 266MHz or faster
    Memory 64MB or more
    USB USB2.0 recommended

     

     

    Supported OS'

    Windows

    Windows 10 (October 2018 Update) , Windows 10 (April 2018 Update) , Windows 8.1 , Windows 7

    Mac

    macOS Mojave , macOS High Sierra (10.13) , macOS Sierra‎ (10.12)

    iOS

    iOS 12 , iOS 11


    *1: The performance of the media may be degraded significantly if it will be used repeatedly. ERASE FORMAT by DR-05X is recommended before use.

    Supported Media

    microSD card
    MakerSeriesModelCapacity
    Panasonic Premium microSDHC™ UHS-I Memory Card (Class6) R:45MB/s RP-SMGA04GJK 4GB
    Panasonic Premium microSDHC™ UHS-I Memory Card (Class6) R:45MB/s RP-SMGA08GJK 8GB
    Panasonic Premium microSDHC™ UHS-I Memory Card (Class6) R:45MB/s RP-SMGA16GJK 16GB
    Panasonic Premium microSDHC™ UHS-I Memory Card (Class6) R:45MB/s RP-SMGA32GJK 32GB
    SanDisk SanDisk Extreme microSDHC™/ microSDXC™ UHS-I Memory Card (Class10) SDSDQX-016G-J35A 16GB
    SanDisk SanDisk Extreme microSDHC™/ microSDXC™ UHS-I Memory Card (Class10) SDSDQX-032G-J35A 32GB
    SanDisk SanDisk Extreme microSDHC™/ microSDXC™ UHS-I Memory Card (Class10) SDSDQX-064G-J35A 64GB
    SanDisk SanDisk Extreme PRO® microSDHC™ UHS-I Memory Card SDSDQXP-016G-J35A 16GB
    SanDisk SanDisk Extreme PRO® microSDHC™ UHS-I Memory Card SDSDQXP-032G-J35A 32GB
    SanDisk SanDisk Extreme PRO® microSDXC™ UHS-I Memory Card SDSDQXP-064G-J35A New 64GB
    SanDisk SanDisk Extreme® microSDHC™ UHS-I Memory Card (U3, Class10) SDSDQXL-016G-J35A 16GB
    SanDisk SanDisk Extreme® microSDHC™ UHS-I Memory Card (U3, Class10) SDSDQXL-032G-J35A 32GB
    SanDisk SanDisk Ultra® microSDHC™ UHS-I Memory Card (Class10) SDSDQUL-008G-J35A 8GB
    SanDisk SanDisk Ultra® PLUS microSDHC™ UHS-I Memory Card (Class10) SDSDQUP-008G-J35A 8GB
    SanDisk SanDisk Ultra® PLUS microSDHC™ UHS-I Memory Card (Class10) SDSDQUP-016G-J35A 16GB
    SanDisk Ultra microSD UHS-I Card SDSQUAC-128G-JN3MA*1 New 128GB
    SONY microSDHC™ UHS-I Memory Card (Class10) SR-32UXA 32GB
    SONY microSDXC/microSDHC UHS-I Memory card SR-8UY2A 8GB
    SONY microSDXC/microSDHC UHS-I Memory Card SR-UY3A Series SR-128UY3A New 128GB
    SONY microSDXC/microSDHC UHS-I Memory Card SR-UY3A Series SR-16UY3A New 16GB
    SONY microSDXC/microSDHC UHS-I Memory Card SR-UY3A Series SR-32UY3A New 32GB
    SONY microSDXC/microSDHC UHS-I Memory Card SR-UY3A Series SR-64UY3A New 64GB
    Transcend microSDXC/SDHC300S TS128GUSD300S New 128GB

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