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Tascam DR-05X Handheld Portable Recorder

The DR-05X is a stereo hand-held recorder with high value, powerful features, simple interface, and excellent sound quality.


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DR-05X bring high-quality recording to an easy-to-use portable powerhouse with a size and price that anyone can handle. A pair of condenser microphones handles small to loud sound up to 125 dB SPL with the 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.

Turning Your Room into a Studio
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.

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.

  • Stereo omni-directional condenser microphones
  • 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
  • Three low cut filter levels (40/80/120Hz)
  • Level align feature that prevents uneven volume levels
  • Equalizer setting for adjusting playback sound quality
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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)

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Easy to use great quality


Easy to use, great practice tool



I'd buy again. not repeatedly


Good product, pretty easy to use.



I would buy this again


i use this product for asmr videos. It is an excellent way to start getting better audio in your video clips. worth the money



I reccomend this product for all audio needs.


It works very well for what I need as far as music and interviews.



A gret buy!


We've been using the recorder to enhance the sound quality of our vlogs and it's night and day compared to our old mic. Love it!



Get this mike stand for home use


Great mike stand for voice over work or podcasting.



Tascam Rocks!


Great entry level product for field recordings. Ease of use/settings are simple enough to be up and running in no time.


Columbus, OH


DR-05X Handheld Portable Recorder

4.9 7


Format Handheld
A/D Resolution Sample Rate: 44.1k / 48k Hz, Bit-rate for Recording: 32k / 64k / 96k / 128k / 192k / 256k / 320k bps
Recording Formats WAV
Headphone Outputs 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Mini jack (Unbalanced)
Mac OS Requirements iMac, G3, G4, G5 266MHz or faster
Built-In Speakers Yes
PC OS Requirements Windows PC with USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port
Internal Storage Capacity microSD card (64MB to 3GB), microSDHC card (4GB to 32GB), microSDXC card (up to 128GB)
Wi Fi Enabled No
Digital Display Yes
Power Requirements 2 AA Batteries, USB bus power, AC 100 to 240V (optional AC Adapter)
Battery Life approx. 17.5 hours (2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16-bit, using Built-in Microphone, JEITA)
Weight 4.1 oz
Dimensions 2.4 x 5.55 x 1.02 inches (WxHxD)
Series DR Series
Model DR-05X
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for 1 year and labor for 90 days from date of purchase. Heads and disk drives are warrantied for 90 days. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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