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  • Overview

Tascam DR05 brings high-quality stereo recording to an easy-to-use portable powerhouse with a size and price that anyone can handle. The DR-05 records in MP3 or WAV format – including 96kHz/24-bit high-resolution audio – to microSD or microSDHC media. A pair of all-new microphones handles up to 125dB SPL with the sensitivity to capture every detail. With new recording features like Peak Reduction and Quick Menu, the DR-05 puts album-quality recording in the palm of your hand. 

  • Lightweight and Compact
  • WAV and MP3 Recording
  • Records up to 24-Bit/96 kHz
  • Uses microSD and microSDHC Cards
  • Integrated Microphones and Speaker
  • Intuitive Controls
  • 3.5mm Stereo Mic/Line Input
  • Peak Reduction and Limiter
  • USB 2.0 Port
  • Battery or USB Power
  • Recording media: microSD card (64MB to 2GB), microSDHC card (4GB to 32GB)
  • File system: FAT16/32
  • File format: 
    • WAV(BWF), MP3
    • WAV/BWF 
  • Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz/48kHz/96kHz
  • Quantization bit rate: 16/24bit


  • Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz/48kHz
  • Bit-rate for recording: 32/64/96/128/192/256/320kbps
  • Playback bit rate: 32 to 320kbps, VBR, ID3 tag Ver. 2.4
  • Number of channels: 2-channel(Stereo)
  • Playback speed control (VSA): 0.5 to 1.5 times (in 0.1 increments) *44.1/48kHz only
  • Built-in microphone: Omnidirectional, stereo


  • Connector: 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack, Unbalanced, Plug-in power
  • Input Impendance: 25kΩ
  • Nominal Input Level: -20dBV
  • Maximum Input Level: -4dBV

Phones/Line Out 

  • Connector: 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack, Unbalanced


  • Output Impendance: 12Ω
  • Nominal Output Level: -14dBV(10kΩ load)
  • Maximum Output Level: +2dBV(10kΩ load)


  • Maximum Output: 20mW + 20mW(32Ω load)
  • Built-in speakers: 0.3W, Mono
  • Low-cut filter: 40Hz/80Hz/120Hz
  • USB 
  • Connector: Mini-B type
  • Format: USB2.0 HIGH SPEED
  • Chromatic tuner: C1 to B6, A4 = 435Hz to 445Hz (in 1Hz increments)
  • Tripod attachment screw-hole1/4 inch, Tripod attachment screw-hole
  • Power: 2 AA batteries,
  • USB bus power,
  • AC100 to 240V (Optional AC adapter)
  • Power consumption1.7W (Max)
  • Battery operation time:
    • With alkaline batteries (EVOLTA):  Approx. 17.5 hours (WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bit, using built-in microphone, JEITA)
    • With Ni-MH batteries (eneloop): Approx. 15.5 hours (WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bit, using built-in microphone, JEITA)
  • Dimensions: 61(W)×141(H)×26(D)mm
  • Weight: 116g / 0.25lb (Without battery)
  • Standard accessories: 4GB microSD card, USB connection cable, 2 AA batteries for confirming operation, Owner's Manual, Warranty card

Audio performance

  • Frequency response
    • 20Hz to 20kHz +1dB/-3dB (Fs 44.1kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
    • 20Hz to 22kHz +1dB/-3dB (Fs 48kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
    • 20Hz to 40kHz +1dB/-3dB (Fs 96kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA) 
  • Distortion: 0.05% or lower (Fs 44.1k/4k8/96kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
  • S/N ratio92dB or higher (Fs 44.1k/48k/96kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)

Computer compatibilty

  • Windows
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • CPU type/speed: Pentium 300MHz or faster
    • Memory: 128MB or more
    • USB: USB2.0
  • Macintosh
    • OS: Mac OS X Jaguar (V10.2), Mac OS X Panther (V10.3), Mac OS X Tiger (V10.4), Mac OS X Leopard (V10.5), Mac OS X Snow Leopard(V10.6.8), OS X Lion(V10.7), OS X Mountain Lion(V10.8)
    • CPU type/speed: Power PC, iMac, G3, G4, G5 266MHz or faster
    • Memory: 64MB or more
    • USB: USB2.0

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Tascam DR-05 MKII Portable Digital Recorder


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Main Features

  • Records up to 24-Bit/96 kHz & WAV and MP3 Recording
  • Uses microSD and microSDHC Cards
  • Integrated Microphones and Speaker
  • 3.5mm Stereo Mic/Line Input
  • Battery or USB Power
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Code: TASDR05MK2

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