TASCAM DR-05, A $99 Handheld Portable Audio Recorder

Feb 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Podcasting, Podcasting Hardware

Tascam DR-05 Portable Audio RecorderTascam has introduced the DR-05, a $99 portable stereo recorder with high-resolution audio.

Features:

  • The stereo recorder features a pair of condenser microphones with sensitivity up to 125dB SPL and low noise.
  • The design of the DR-05 is optimized for sound quality, from the dedicated power supply for the codec to bring out the full spec of the A/D and D/A converter to the separate analog & digital circuit boards and low impedance circuit design with noise resistance in its compact case.
  • The DR-05 records to microSD or microSDHC media, recording in MP3 or WAV (BWF) file format at up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution.
  • Peak reduction function sets the optimum recording level even in recording to avoid the over level.
  • Quick Menu selects commonly used parameters in playback or record like auto level setting or limiting, while deeper settings are available through a full-featured setup menu.
  • The 1/8” mic/line input can supply power for microphones.
  • A Level Align function prevents uneven volume levels during playback through the 1/8” headphone output or built-in speaker.
  • Variable-Speed Audition – which changes playback speed without affecting pitch – and looping are also available during playback for transcription or learning new music.
  • 17.5 hours of longer battery life at 44.1kHz/16-bit, WAV (BWF).

Tascam DR-05 Specifications:

  • Handheld Portable Recorder
  • Built-in Stereo Condenser Omnidirectional Microphones with sensitivity up to 125dB SPL
  • Up to 96kHz/24-bit WAV (BWF) linear PCM recording
  • Stereo MP3 recording from 32-320 kbps bit rate
  • Peak Reduction function, optimized for music recording, automatically sets the gain of while recording
  • Limiter and low-cut filter to help prevent distortion
  • Automatic or manual level setting
  • Self timer recording starts recording 5 or 10 sec. after pressing the record button for waiting until you are ready
  • Auto and manual track increment
  • Variable speed playback (50%-150%) without changing the pitch
  • Loop and repeat playback
  • Level Align feature prevents uneven volume levels during playback
  • Playback EQ setting
  • Editing function (Divide and delete)
  • Up to 99 mark points on each file
  • Chromatic tuner
  • 1/8” stereo mic/line input
  • USB 2.0 port for transfer to PC and external power
  • Up to 2-second pre recording buffer
  • Jump back function returns to previous point with one action (1-10, 20, 30 sec.)
  • 1/8” headphone/line output
  • Built-in speaker
  • microSD (64MB – 2GB)/microSDHC (4GB – 32GB) card slot (2GB card included)
  • Powered by 2 AA batteries, AC adapter (optional: PS-P515U), or USB bus power
  • Tripod socket hole
  • Dimensions: 2 3/8” W x 5 9/16” H x 1” D
  • Weight: 4 1/16 oz
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3 Responses to “TASCAM DR-05, A $99 Handheld Portable Audio Recorder”

  1. Terry says:

    Kind of amazing how cheap these are getting. I spent $200 a couple of years ago for an M-Audio recorder that doesn’t have half o f these features.

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