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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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Purchased to convert vinyl records to digital format. Replaced a Sony pcm-m10. Works great. Ordered was shipped quickly and well packaged. Love Tascam and Sam Ash!



I would most definitely buy again


Works rad



Great Device


I'm using the product to record audio for my phone videos and its a great tool to have in your bag.



Need more playback volume in order to endorse this product


I'm a singer/songwriter. I bought it for easily recording basic thoughts and first takes at practice. I Like it but, The play back volume is way to low. I have to come out the ear plug jack into my amp to hear it. The salesman " Mike" at Sam Ash in Cherry Hill , N.J. store was GREAT !



I would buy this product again in the future.


I really love this device. It does everything that I need it to do. I have already sent files to my computer and burn CDs with excellent sound quality.



The Perfect Tool


My new, Tascam DR-05X, was a great buy! It's perfect for all of my, "on the fly", sample taking needs around town. The DR-05X is compact with an easy to use interface, and with the expandable micro SD memory card slot, it gives me worry free recording time! The, Tascam DR-05X is definitely a producers must have tool!



Portable recoarder


This portable recorder had a price there was unbeatable didn't think it will be worth anything but I've got to tell you the quality is outstanding it's like being on your own studio picks up everything from low high to mids good quality defentily a good purchase



This recorder is a great value


Are use it to record music and also dictate notes with it. Sound quality is great however you do have to wear earphones to hear your messages and music.



I highly recommend this for remote recording.


Great product for recording original music ideas to distribute to other band members.



Nice and handy recorder


I need to order an SV card but once I do I am excited to start recording with this handy recorder.



DR-05X Handheld Portable Recorder

4.8 18


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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