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Tascam DR-05X 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Audio Recorder with Onboard Stereo Microphone

by TASCAM
$119.99
SKU 42830
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Tascam Dr-05x Recorder

Stereo Handheld Digital Audio Recorder and USB Audio Interface

DR-05X
The new standard in stereo handheld recorders

The new standard in stereo hand held recorders

The DR-05X is the new standard in stereo hand held recorders with its powerful features, simple interface and excellent sound quality. It is the 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.

Choose your language
Menu display of DR-05X supports 10 languages:
English/ Spanish/ French/ Italian/ German/ Russian/ Chinese/ Korean/ Japanese/ Portuguese

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.

Nondestructive Overdubbing
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.

Glazer's SKU 42830
Manufacturer TASCAM
MFG SKU DR-05X
Product Specs
Portable Recorder
Number of Tracks WAV:
2
Max Sample Rate/Resolution 96 kHz / 24-Bit
Microphone Built-In Omnidirectional Condenser Stereo Pair, A/B Configuration
Built-In Speaker Yes, 0.3 W Mono
Display Monochrome LCD (Backlit)
Memory Card Support microSD (64 MB 2 GB)
microSDHC (4 GB to 32 GB)
microSDXC (48 Up to 128 GB)
Internal Storage None
Recording
Audio File Formats BWF, MP3, WAV
Sample Rates WAV:
44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz 
Bit Depth 16/24-Bit
Bit Rates 32 to 320 kb/s (Record)
32 to 320 kb/s + VBR (Playback)
Signal Processing Auto Gain, EQ, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter, Reverb
Timecode None
Recording Time WAV 44.1 kHz/16-Bit:
1 Hr 41 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
WAV 48 kHz/16-Bit:
1 Hr 33 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
WAV 96 kHz/16-Bit:
46 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
WAV 44.1 kHz/24-Bit:
1 Hr 7 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
WAV 48 kHz/24-Bit:
1 Hr 2 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
WAV 96 kHz/24-Bit:
31 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
MP3 32 kb/s:
74 Hrs 32 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
MP3 64 kb/s:
37 Hrs 16 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
MP3 96 kb/s:
24 Hrs 50 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
MP3 128 kb/s:
18 Hrs 38 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
MP3 192 kb/s:
12 Hrs 25 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
MP3 256 kb/s:
9 Hrs 19 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
PCM 320 kb/s:
7 Hrs 27 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
Connectivity
Analog I/O 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line/Mic Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone/Line Output
Digital I/O None
Phantom Power None
Plug-In Power Yes
Host Connection 1 x Micro-USB (USB 2.0)
Performance
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz +1/-3 dB (At 44.1 kHz, JEITA) 
20 Hz to 22 kHz +1/-3 dB (At 48 kHz, JEITA) 
20 Hz to 40 kHz +1/-3 dB (At 96 kHz, JEITA) 
Max Input Level Mic/Line Inputs:
-4 dBV 
Max Output Level Line Outputs:
+2 dBV 
Headphone Output Power 20 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
Impedance Mic/Line Inputs:
≥18 kOhms (Plug-In Power Off) 
≥2 kOhms (Plug-In Power On) 
Line Outputs:
12 Ohms 
SNR Line Inputs:
≥92 dB 
THD ≤0.05% 
Microphone Max SPL 125 dB SPL
Power
Power Options Batteries, USB Bus Power, AC/DC Power Adapter
Battery Type 2 x AA (Included)
Approximate Battery Life WAV 44.1 kHz/16-Bit:
17.5 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels, without Headphones) 
16.5 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels, with Headphones) 
14.5 Hours (NiMH, 2 Channels, without Headphones) 
14 Hours (NiMH, 2 Channels, with Headphones) 
WAV 96 kHz/24-Bit:
15.5 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels, without Headphones) 
14 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels, with Headphones) 
12.5 Hours (NiMH, 2 Channels, without Headphones) 
13 Hours (NiMH, 2 Channels, with Headphones) 
MP3 128 kb/s:
16.5 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels) 
13 Hours (NiMH, 2 Channels, without Headphones) 
13.5 Hours (NiMH, 2 Channels, with Headphones) 
MP3 320 kb/s:
11 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels, without Headphones) 
15.5 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels, without Headphones) 
10 Hours (NiMH, 2 Channels, without Headphones) 
13.5 Hours (NiMH, 2 Channels, with Headphones) 
AC/DC Power Adapter VDC Not Included
Physical
Mounting Options 1/4"-20 Female
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions 2.4 x 5.6 x 1" / 61 x 141 x 26 mm
Weight 4.2 oz / 119 g (Without Batteries)
5.8 oz / 165 g (With Batteries)