Tascam DR-05X

Portable audio recorder and USB interface

  • Recording and playback of MP3 (up to 320 Kb/s) and WAV files (up to 24-bit/44.1/48/96 kHz)
  • Recording media: micro SD card / SDHC card / SDXC card (up to 128 GB)
  • Can be used as a USB audio interface for Mac and Windows (2 x 2)
  • 2 x Built-in omnidirectional microphones (sound pressure level (SPL) up to 125 dB)
  • Low-cut filter: 40/80/120 Hz
  • Recording level can be manually or automatically set
  • Integrated limiter
  • Timer function
  • Marker function
  • Delayed recording
  • Overdub
  • Dictation mode for human voice recordings and transcriptions
  • Multilingual menu
  • Built-in speaker
  • Stereo 3.5 mm mini jack microphone/line input (with plug-in power)
  • Headphone-/Line output
  • USB 2.0 connection
  • Powered via 2 x batteries or NiMH rechargeable batteries (size: AA), USB or optional power supply (Tascam PS-P520E, not included, must be ordered separately)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 61 x 141 x 26 mm
  • Weight: 0.119 kg (without batteries)
  • Corresponding fur windshield available under Article Nr 260105 (not included)

Further Information

Integrated Stereo Microhone Yes
Recording Tracks 2
Microphone Inputs 1
48 V Phantom power No
Line Inputs 1
Storage Medium micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Card
Headphone connection Yes
Integrated Speaker Yes
Resolution max. 24 bit
Max. Sample Rate 96 kHz
Limiter Yes

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Tascam DR-05 V2 Rating from Tascam DR-05 V2
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Very good sound for the price!
TrEr, 04.09.2017
I got this to record sounds outdoors. I use sounds from nature that I edit into samples and create beats from. I specifically wanted omni mics. I needed something with decent sound and good battery capacity. I did not need lots of options or high sample rates, just simple 44.1 kHz 24bit recordings in a small package.

Pros:

-Price

-Very good sound, better than I expected for the price.

-Very light and portable.

-Good battery capasity.

-A decent set of features (like different sample rates, limiting, etc). More than I needed really.

-Omni mics (perfect for my needs but might not suit all purposes).

Cons:

-Feels a bit toylike and fragile. Very "plastic". Not particularly weatherproof for a handheld recorder. Can't be used in rainy weather, that's for sure!

-The menu layout feels a bit primitive and the names used for some of the functions aren't very intuitive. Very confusing. The basic functions are easy to use but the more advanced functions are very poorly laid out, confusingly named and almost impossible to understand without constantly referring to the manual.

-Not sure what kind of wav-format it uses but it won't import into my daw in the same way normal wav files do. If I just drag the clips into my daw they don't drop where I want them to. They add minutes of space before the clips. It seems like they include some kind of time code (which they shouldn't). Very annoying!!! If I drop them into my wave editor instead it works fine.

-The preamps are VERY noisy when cranked. So it doesn't really work for recording very quiet stuff. For "normal" recording levels it's fine.

To sum it up: It has it's issues but for my needs and for the price I'm happy with it. The major selling point for me is the low price, the sound quality and the omni pattern. The omni pattern might not be the best choice for everyone though.

Recommended if you need a cheap omni handheld recorder.
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Tascam DR-05X
Tascam DR-05X

Portable audio recorder and USB interface Recording and playback of MP3 (up to 320 Kb/s) and WAV files (up to 24-bit/44.1/48/96 kHz), Recording media: micro SD card / SDHC card / SDXC card (up to...

  • Integrated Stereo Microhone: Yes
  • Recording Tracks: 2
  • Microphone Inputs: 1
  • 48 V Phantom power: No
  • Line Inputs: 1
  • Storage Medium: micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Card
  • Max. Memory: 128
  • Headphone connection: Yes
  • Integrated Speaker: Yes
  • Resolution max.: 24 bit
  • Max. Sample Rate: 96 kHz
  • Limiter: Yes
  • Recording Format: MP3, WAV
  • Power Feed: Batteries, Power Supply, USB
  • Dimensions: 61 x 141 x 26 mm
  • Weight: 119 g
  • Included In Delivery: .
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Tascam DR-05 V2

Portable digital recorder Records and plays back from MP3- (up to 320 Kb/s) and WAV files (up to 24 bit / 44.1/48/96 kHz), Recording-/Playback medium: microSD card or microSDHC card (up to 32 GB),...

  • Integrated Stereo Microhone: Yes
  • Recording Tracks: 2
  • Microphone Inputs: 1
  • 48 V Phantom power: No
  • Line Inputs: 1
  • Storage Medium: Micro SD/SDHC Card
  • Max. Memory: 32
  • Headphone connection: Yes
  • Integrated Speaker: Yes
  • Resolution max.: 24 bit
  • Max. Sample Rate: 96 kHz
  • Limiter: Yes
  • Recording Format: MP3, WAV
  • Power Feed: Batteries, Power Supply, USB
  • Dimensions: 61 x 141 x 26 mm
  • Weight: 120 g
  • Included In Delivery: 2 GB Micro-SD-Karte
Tascam DR-07X
Tascam DR-07X

Portable Audio Recorder and USB Interface Recording and playback of MP3 (up to 320 KB/s) and WAV files (up to 24-Bit/44.1/48/96 kHz), Recording media: Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (up to 128 GB),...

  • Integrated Stereo Microhone: Yes
  • Recording Tracks: 2
  • Microphone Inputs: 1
  • 48 V Phantom power: No
  • Line Inputs: 1
  • Storage Medium: micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Card
  • Max. Memory: 128
  • Headphone connection: Yes
  • Integrated Speaker: Yes
  • Resolution max.: 24 bit
  • Max. Sample Rate: 96 kHz
  • Limiter: Yes
  • Recording Format: MP3, WAV
  • Power Feed: Batteries, Power Supply, USB
  • Weight: 119 g
  • Included In Delivery: .
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