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TASCAM DR-05

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82 + VAT

99 inc VAT

Entry-level Notebook Recorder


The DR-05 is Tascam's first foray into the "cheap and cheerful" Notebook-grade of solid state sound recorder. As such, it offers portable, reasonably high-quality stereo recording in MP3 or WAV format using microSD or microSDHC media. A pair of fixed A/B-oriented omni-directional microphones handles up to 125 dB SPL with acceptable detail. Users can also use consumer and semi-pro microphones or line-level sources through the mini-jack stereo input which includes plug-in power for microphones that need it.

The DR-05 Notebook is useable with one thumb. Operations like recording, adjusting levels, deleting bad takes and adding marks are only a button press away. Other features like limiting, low-cut filtering, Variable Speed Audition, chromatic tuner and others more are chosen from the menu. A Peak Reduction feature automatically reduces the level to prevent accidental distortion. It works in rehearsal mode or in record and can be combined with the built-in limiter. There is also a Level Align function that allows to smooth out any sudden volume jumps during playback, and a built-in mini-speaker is provided for quick check-back.

Internally, the DR-05s digital and analogue circuit boards are built separately for better noise performance, with a low-impedance design to further decrease hiss. A separate supply voltage is used for the A/D and D/A converter for improved audio performance. Whilst the budget-priced DR-05 cannot compare to more expensive recorders, it does deliver pretty clean sound quality for the money, with good signal-to-noise ratio, very little distortion and wide frequency response.

When funds are tight this Notebook is good value given the features it offers and the reasonable performance it delivers.
 

FEATURES

  • Portable, handheld recording

  • MP3 and WAV file recording and playback

  • Selectable recording formats:
    - WAV: 16-bit, 24-bit
    - MP3: 32-320 Kbps

  • 48-kHz or 44.1-kHz recording resolution

  • Built-in omni stereo pair of condenser microphones

  • Switchable low-cut filter (40Hz, 80Hz, 120 Hz)

  • Manual & Auto-level Recording with Peak Reduction & Limiter

  • Pre-record buffer (2secs)

  • Built-in mini-speaker

  • Headphones/Line out mini-jack

  • Flashback function for instant reviewing (1-10, 20 or 30 seconds)

  • 2-Gigabyte microSD card included

  • USB 2.0 connection

  • Powered by two AA size Alkaline or NiMH batteries (up to 17 hours)

  • AC adapter available as an option (PS-P515) - see Accessories below

  • Mic stand adapter on bottom side to attach the unit to a tripod or microphone stand

 

TASCAM DR-05 SPECIFICATIONS  | info | manual  | mics | accessories | media | buy |

 

TASCAM DR-05 SHOP

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TAS-DR-05

Tascam DR-05 Solid State Sound Notebook Recorder

IN STOCK
WITH FREE TASCAM APPROVED 2Gb microSD CARD WHILE STOCKS LAST

THIS RECORDER COMES WITH A 2Gb microSD CARD TO GET YOU STARTED, BUT YOU MAY NEED MORE OR LARGER CAPACITY MEDIA THAN THIS - PLEASE SEE OUR APPROVED microSD CARDS BELOW.
 

99

TAS-DR-05-PK1

Tascam DR-05 POWER KIT comprising:
1 x Tascam DR-05 Solid State Sound Recorder
1 x
Ansmann POWERLINE 4 LITE USB Power Supply, Battery Charge & Tester
1 x Ansmann NiMH AA 2100mAh Rechargeable Batteries (Pack of 4)
IN STOCK

 

139

TAS-DR-05-RK1

Tascam DR-05 REPORT KIT comprising:
1 x Tascam DR-05 Solid State Sound Recorder
2 x Audio-Technica ATR3350 Lavalier (Tie-Clip) Microphones
1 x Connectronics ADAP-1 Y-Adaptor Lead
IN STOCK

 

159

SUGGESTED BATTERIES & CHARGERS FOR THE TASCAM DR-05

Click here for our Batteries & Chargers page

   

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ANS-B4-PLUS

Ansmann Basic-4 PLUS UK-Only Entry Level Charger & Battery Set (includes 4 x 1300mAh rechargeable batteries)- IN STOCK

16

ANS-PL4L

Ansmann POWERLINE 4 LITE USB Power Supply, Battery Charge & Tester  - IN STOCK
 

29

ANS-AA-LSD2100

Ansmann AA 2100mAh Low Self-Discharge Rechargeable Batteries (Pack of 4), may be charged in Ansmann POWERLINE 4L (or your existing AA Battery charger) - IN STOCK

12

ANS-AA-DFP8

Ansmann Alkaline AA Batteries x 8 (2 x Packs of 4) - IN STOCK

6

TASCAM DR-05 ACCESSORIES

   

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Item

Each including Vat

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SSS-TP1-1

Solid State Sound TransPedal transcription foot-pedal
IN STOCK

99

 

SNY-SFAS

Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio audio editing & audio toolbox software - IN STOCK

59

PEL-1050F

PELI MINI-1 Hard Case with interior foam. This will fit just the recorder and some spare cards - IN STOCK
 

34

PEL-1200F

PELI SMALL-1 Hard Case with interior foam. This will fit the recorder, its optional PSU, a small microphone and some spare cards - IN STOCK
 

71

SSS-CLAM

The Clamshell Case Semi-Hard Equipment Case for small & medium sized Solid State Sound recorders and accessories - IN STOCK
 

39

TAS-PS-P515

Tascam PS-P515 AC Adaptor, runs DR-05 when no PC or laptop is available - IN STOCK

 

36

SSS-TR1

SSS TR1 Mini Tripod Stand for Tascam DR-05, with adjustable length legs, fits to the tripod adaptor screw thread on the back of the recorder - IN STOCK

 

10

SSS-MWJ-DR05/R05

SSS MWJ-R05 Mini Windjammer furry windshield for your DR-05 - IN STOCK

33

SSS-MSA1

Solid State Sound MSA1 Microphone Stand Adaptor (fits the camera thread on the back of this recorder to enable it to be mounted on a microphone floor stand) - IN STOCK
 

29

SSS-ADAP-CAM

SSS-ADAP-CAM Camera Thread/Hot Shoe Adaptor for any recorder fitted with a camera mount thread - enables your recorder to be mounted on top of an SLR or video camera - IN STOCK

29

RECOMMENDED MICROPHONES FOR THE TASCAM DR-05
Please see our Microphones section for more - see menu on left

   

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Item

Each including Vat

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AT-PRO24

Audio Technica PRO24 Stereo One-Point Microphone - IN STOCK
 

89

AT-ATR3350

Audio-Technica ATR3350 Lavalier (Tie-Clip) Microphone - IN STOCK

IF YOU WISH TO USE TWO OF THESE MICS WITH THIS RECORDER THEN YOU WILL NEED OUR CONNECTRONICS ADAP-1 Y-ADAPTOR LEAD BELOW
 

29

AT-ATR6250

Audio-Technica ATR6250 One-Point Stereo Condenser Microphone
IN STOCK

 

42

AT-ATR6550

Audio-Technica ATR6550 Short Shotgun Condenser Microphone
IN STOCK

 

69

AT-ATR4697

Audio-Technica ATR4697 (formerly ATR97) Acoustic Boundary Electret Microphone 
IN STOCK

IF YOU WISH TO USE TWO OF THESE MICS WITH THIS RECORDER THEN YOU WILL NEED OUR CONNECTRONICS ADAP-1 Y-ADAPTOR LEAD BELOW
 

36

EDI-CS-15

Edirol CS-15 Stereo one-Point Microphone - IN STOCK

109

ROL-CS-10EM

Roland CS-10EM Combined Binaural Microphones with In-Ear Headphones - IN STOCK

79

SUP-E522B

Superlux E522/B Stereo one-Point Microphone - IN STOCK

59

SUP-E531BCS

Superlux E531/BCS Stereo one-Point Microphone - IN STOCK

33

CON-ADAP-1

Connectronics ADAP-1 Y-Adaptor Lead, enables two microphones with mini-jack leads to be plugged into one mini-jack microphone input socket on your recorder - IN STOCK

 

8

RECOMMENDED HEADPHONES FOR THE TASCAM DR-05

   

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Item

Each including Vat

Buy

ROL-CS-10EM

Roland CS-10EM Combined In-Ear Headphones with Binaural Microphones - IN STOCK

79

SSS-INEAR-1

Solid State Sound INEAR-1 Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones - IN STOCK

33

APPROVED MEDIA FOR THE TASCAM DR-05

   

Code

Item

Each including Vat

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TAS-MSD4

Tascam Approved microSD Card, 4Gb - NORMAL STOCK ITEM
 

10

TAS-MSD8

Tascam Approved microSD Card, 8Gb - NORMAL STOCK ITEM
 

12

TAS-MSD16

Tascam Approved microSD Card, 16Gb* - 3-5 DAYS
 

20

*We do not advise using the larger cards unless absolutely necessary because you will lose a huge amount of valuable data if the card is physically mislaid (quite easy because they are very small!) or should the card become corrupted (rare, but it can happen). Far better to use the smallest practical card size for your needs (usually 4Gb), and just buy several of them to interchange. Much, much safer!

 

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