TASCAM DR-05X Stereo Portable Handheld Digital Audio
The TASCAM DR-05X is the new standard in stereo hand held recorders with USB Audio Interface.
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The new standard in stereo hand held recorders
The DR-05X is the new standard in stereo hand held recorders with its high value, powerful features, simple interface and excellent sound quality, It is first choice for recording meetings, music, audio-for-video, dictation, and more.
Record clean and clear audio anywhere
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 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.
Extended battery life
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 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 DR-X 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, DR-X 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.
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.
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.
microSD card (64MB to 3GB)
microSDHC card (4GB to 32GB)
microSDXC card (up to 128GB)
WAV / BWF
44.1k / 48k / 96k Hz
16 / 24-bit
44.1k / 48k Hz
32k / 64k / 96k / 128k / 192k / 256k / 320k bps
32k to 320k bps, VBR, ID3TAG Ver. 2.4
Number of Channels
2-channel (Stereo) / 1-channel (Mono)
Playback speed control
0.5 to 1.5 times (in 0.1 increments) * 44.1k/48kHz only
1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack (Unbalanced, Plug-in Power)
Nominal Input Level
Maximum Input Level
18kO or more (PLUG IN PWR: OFF)
2kO or more (PLUG IN PWR: ON)
1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack (Unbalanced)
Nominal Output Level
-14dBV (10kO load)
Maximum Output Level
+2dBV (10kO load)
Maximum Output Power
20mW + 20mW (32O load)
USB Micro B-type
USB2.0 HIGH SPEED
40 / 80 / 120Hz
C1 to B6, A4 = 435Hz to 445Hz (in 1Hz increments)
6 presets (Hall 1, Hall 2, Room, Studio, Plate 1, Plate 2)
Tripod attachment screw-hole
1/4" Tripod attachment screw-hole
2 AA Batteries, USB bus power, AC 100 to 240V (optional AC Adapter)
1.7 W (Max)
approx. 17.5 hours
approx. 15.5 hours
61 × 141 × 26 mm
20Hz to 20kHz, +1/-3dB
20Hz to 22kHz, +1/-3dB
20Hz to 40kHz, +1/-3dB
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.05% or less
92 dB or higher
PC: with USB2.0 or USB3.0 port
CPU: Dual Core, 2GHz or faster (x86)
Windows Memory: 2GB or more
Mac CPU: Power PC, iMac, G3, G4, G5 266MHz or faster
Mac Memory: 64MB or more
Mac USB: USB2.0 recommended
Windows 10, Windows 8.1 , Windows 7
macOS Mojave , macOS High Sierra (10.13) , macOS Sierra? (10.12)
iOS 12 , iOS 11
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