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Tascam - DR-05X (Stereo Recorder w/USB Audio Interface)

by Tascam
Original price $129.00 - Original price $129.00
Original price
$129.00 - $129.00
Current price $129.00

Tascam set the standard for handheld recording. Ever since then, Tascam has been raising the standard. Introducing the Tascam DR-05X - the next generation of a Tascam handheld digital recorder.

The DR-05X is a compact, versatile, professional grade digital audio recorder that scrimps on size but delivers on performance and features.

Record clean and clear audio - anywhere!
The DR-05X is equipped with dual integrated professional quality condenser mics to capture high-quality, crystal clear recordings. DR-05X features omnidirectional stereo mics perfect for recording meetings, dictation, music and more.

Easy to operate
Tascam created a totally revamped user interface, making it easy to access recording, adjusting levels, deleting takes, adding markers, and other common functions with just the click of a thumb. DR-05X now includes a new powerful bright white backlit display that's easy to see even in the brightest sunlight.

Turn your room into a studio - in a minute!
The DR-05X taps into Tascam's decades of innovation in computer-based recording, incorporating a studio-quality 2 in/2 out USB audio interface making the DR-05X a perfect fit for live streaming, podcasting, and digital audio workstations. Built-in microphones operate as USB microphones without complicated settings.

Multi-language interface inside
Multi-language menus in English/Spanish/French/Italian/German/Russian/Chinese/Korean/Japenese/ and Portuguese are included.

Dictation mode for easy voice recording and transcription playback
Writing down what you hear is easier said than done, but it's actually easy with the DR-05X! In addition to its capability to capture crisp voice recording, DR-05X can help you with its instant Jump back function, variable speed function and equalizer preset for human voice.

Never miss a take
DR-05X is equipped with Auto Recording functionality to automatically start recording when an input signal is detect, and Peak Reduction technology to guard against sudden spikes in loudness. Recording modes include Overwrite Mode, which allows users to select a precise Record drop-in time for replacement recording with one level of undo, and Nondestructive Overdubbing allows you to record new sounds onto existing recordings while the original file unaffected.

Record higher quality for longer
DR-05X supports studio-quality linear PCM recordings up to 96kHz/24-bit WAV/BWF format, as well as memory-friendly MP3 format. With extended battery life and increased capacity for microSDXC cards up to 128GB. DR-05X recorders can literally record for days on end..


  • Ideally suited for voice and music recording, including meetings, dictation, lectures, live performances, and more!
  • Stereo omnidirectional condenser microphones capture everything from the quietest detail to the loudest peaks.
  • Integrated 2-In/2-Out USB audio interface for PC or Mac recording/podcasting.
  • Overwrite function for punch-in replacement recording, with one level of Undo.
  • Dictation mode to instantly incrementally jump back playback including speed control and a special dictation EQ.

Item Includes

  • TASCAM DR-05X Recorder
  • 2x AA batteries
  • Owner's manual


  • Recording Media: microSD card (64MB - 3GB), microSDHC card (4GB - 32GB), microSDXC card (up to 128GB)
  • File System: FAT16/32

  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1k/48k/96kHz
  • Bit-depth: 16/24-bit

  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1k/48kHz
  • Recording Bit-rate: 32k/64k/96k/128k/192k/256k/320kbps
  • Playback Bit-rate: 32k - 320k bps, VBR, ID3TAG Ver. 2.4

    Number of Channels: 2-channel (Stereo)/1-channel (Mono)
  • Playback Speed Control: 0.5 - 1.5 times (in 0.1 increments) * 44.1k/48kHz only
  • Built-In Microphone: Omnidirectional, Stereo

    Mic/Ext In
  • Connector: 3.5mm Stereo Mini jack (Unbalanced, Plug-in Power)
  • Nominal Input Level: -20dBV
  • Maximum Input Level: -4dBV
  • Input Impedance: 18kΩ or more (PLUG IN PWR: OFF); 2kΩ or more (PLUG IN PWR: ON)

    Phones/Line Out
  • Connector: 3.5mm Stereo Mini jack (Unbalanced)
  • Headphones Connection: Max. Output Power: 20mW + 20mW (32Ω load)
    For LINE Connection:
  • Nominal Output Level: -14dBV (10kΩ load)
  • Maximum Output Level: +2dBV (10kΩ load)
  • Output Impedance: 12Ω

  • Connector: USB Micro B-type
  • Format: USB2.0 HIGH SPEED

  • Built-In Speaker: 0.3W, Mono
  • Low-Cut Filter: 40/80/120Hz
  • Chromatic Tuner: C1 to B6, A4 = 435Hz - 445Hz (in 1Hz increments)
  • Effector: 6 presets (Hall 1, Hall 2, Room, Studio, Plate 1, Plate 2)
  • Tripod Attachment Screw-Hole: 1/4" Tripod attachment screw-hole
  • Power: 2 AA Batteries, USB bus power, AC 100 - 240V (optional AC Adapter)
  • Power Consumption: 1.7W (Max)

    Battery Operation Time (Recording)
  • Alkaline (EVOLTA): approx. 17.5 hours (2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16-bit, using Built-in Microphone, JEITA)
  • Ni-MH (eneloop): approx. 15.5 hours (2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16-bit, using Built-in Microphone, JEITA)

    Frequency Response
  • Fs 44.1kHz: 20Hz to 20kHz, +1/-3dB (EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
  • Fs 48kHz: 20Hz to 22kHz, +1/-3dB (EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
  • Fs 96kHz: 20Hz to 40kHz, +1/-3dB (EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.05% or less (Fs 44.1k/48k/96kHz, EXT I Not LINE OUT, JEITA)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 92 dB or higher (Fs 44.1k/48k/96kHz, EXT I Not LINE OUT, JEITA)

  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 2.4" x 5.55" x 1.02" (61mm x 141mm x 26mm)
  • Weight: 4.1oz (116g)

Computer Requirements

  • Windows
  • Computer: Windows PC with USB2.0 or USB3.0 port
  • CPU: Dual Core, 2GHz or faster (x86)
  • Memory: 2GB or more

  • CPU: Power PC, iMac, G3, G4, G5 266MHz or faster
  • Memory: 64MB or more
  • USB: USB2.0 recommended

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