The Tascam DR-05 is a digital voice recorder geared toward capturing music in high quality MP3 and WAV recording formats.

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The Tascam DR-05 is a digital voice recorder geared toward capturing music in high quality MP3 and WAV recording formats. The Peak Reduction function of this recorder automatically sets the optimum recording level. Sound is picked up by the DR-05's pair of built-in stereo condensor microphones, which are omnidirectional. These microphones have a sensitivity of up to 125dB SPL. Once recorded, you can save your audio using the microSD and microSDHC card slots (a 2GB microSD card comes included). This model is a step down from the higher cost DR-07MKII in that the DR-07MKII is equipped with adjustable microphones, a reverb effect, Overdub recording mode, and Auto Record/Auto Mark functions that the DR-05 model lacks. 

  • Built-in Stereo Condenser Omnidirectional Microphones w/ 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 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 (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: 2.38” x 5.56” x 1” 
  • Weight: 4.06oz
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