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Tascam DR-05X Stereo Handheld Digital Audio Recorder and USB Interface
TASCAM DR-05X Stereo Handheld DA Recorder/USB Interface

TASCAM DR-05X Stereo Handheld DA Recorder/USB Interface

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MSRP: $219.00
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Turn any room into a recording studio with the DR-05X from Tascam. This Digital Audio Recorder and USB Interface is the new standard in stereo handheld recorders with its powerful features, simple controls, and excellent sound quality. It is the first choice for recording meetings, music, audio-for-video, dictation, and more.

Make adjustments at the press of a button to modify recordings or level adjustments, delete bad takes, and add marks. Use the multilingual menu to choose more options such as low-cut filtering, Variable Speed Audition, chromatic tuner, and more. Choose from 3 auto level modes (Limiter, Peak Reduction, or Auto Level) to prevent distortion. Add more personality to your audio when you apply one of 6 onboard reverb effects. Use Overwrite Mode to select a drop-in time to replace part of an existing recording, or use Overdub to record other audio over a recording without overwriting the previous file. In addition, you can put Dictation Mode to work to jump back and forth in preselected increments, employing speed control and dictation EQ to transcribe meetings and other important speech recordings.

The DR-05X allows high-quality stereo recording to MP3 or WAV formatting. It features a pair of omnidirectional mics that are sensitive enough to capture every nuance of your sound, all while handling up to 125dB SPL. Take advantage of the Level Line function to smooth out sudden jumps in volume, while the DR-05X’s built-in speaker lets you instantly check your recordings.

Use the DR-05X as a USB audio interface via its 2 inputs and outputs. A mini-jack stereo input allows you to plug in a microphone or line-level source (external gear sold separately); this input comes with plug-in power for mics that may need it. You can also connect to a PC using USB Audio interface mode to transform the DR-05X into an ideal tool for voiceover work, live streaming, podcasting, and songwriting with studio-quality audio.

The DR-05X runs on 2 AA batteries for recording sessions of over 17 hours—even when recording at CD quality. Alternatively, you can also operate this device via USB bus power or by using its optional PS-P520U AC adapter (sold separately).

TASCAM DR-05X Features

  • 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
  • DR-05X Stereo Handheld Digital Audio Recorder and USB Interface1
  • Recording MediamicroSD card (64MB to 3GB), microSDHC card (4GB to 32GB), microSDXC card (up to 128GB)
  • File SystemFAT16/32, 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 Channels2-channel (Stereo) / 1-channel (Mono)
  • Playback speed control0.5 to 2.0 times (in 0.1 increments) * 44.1k/48kHz only
  • Built-in MicrophoneOmnidirectional, Stereo
    • 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 Speaker0.3W, Mono
  • Low-cut Filter40 / 80 / 120Hz
  • Chromatic TunerC1 to B6, A4 = 435Hz to 445Hz (in 1Hz increments)
  • Effector6 presets (Hall 1, Hall 2, Room, Studio, Plate 1, Plate 2)
  • Tripod attachment screw-hole1/4" Tripod attachment screw-hole
  • Power2 AA Batteries, USB bus power, AC 100 to 240V (optional AC Adapter)
  • Power Consumption1.7 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 inches (61 × 141 × 26 mm)
  • Weight 4.1 oz (116 g)

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