Tascam DR-05 Digital Voice Recorder


Availability: Will arrive in 7-10 Business Days

TASCAM's DR-05 delivers high-quality stereo recording to an easy-to-use digital recorder with a size and price that any church or ministry will love! 

The DR-05 records in MP3 or WAV format - including 96kHz/24-bit high-resolution audio - to microSD or microSDHC media. Use to capture sermon notes, Sunday School classes, rehearsals, podcasting, and more!

Feature rich!
The layout of the DR-05 has been designed to be quick and easy to use. Operations like recording, adjusting levels, deleting bad takes and adding markers are just a button press away. Additional features like limiting, low cut filtering, a built-in chromatic tuner and more add extra value to this budget-friendly recorder. One feature that makes the Tascam DR-05 easy to operate is the new Peak Reduction feature. This setting automatically sets your recording level by listening to the input and adjusting for the best level. Unlike Auto Gain settings, this one only goes down to prevent accidental distortion after a period of low level like a break. Peak Recording works in rehearsal mode or in record, so if the performance is louder than the sound check youÆre still safe. Used with the built-in limiter, it's unlikely you'll experience distortion while making your live recording.

Built-in microphones designed to withstand the volume of a jet plane from 200 feet away!
Everything about the DR-05 recorder is designed to get the best quality recordings of your music. A new pair of built-in microphones withstands up to 125dB SPL &  the volume of a jet plane from 200 feet away & yet still have the sensitivity to capture every detail of a performance. Add your own microphone or line-level source through the 1/8" stereo input, including plug-in power for microphones that need it. Internally, the DR-05's digital and analog circuit boards are built separately to increase noise performance, with a low-impedance design to further decrease hiss. A separate power supply is sent to the A/D and D/A converter for even better audio performance. The result is clean sound quality - over 92dB signal to noise ratio, under 0.05% total harmonic distortion and 20Hz to 40kHz response (-1/+3dB) at 96kHz/24-bit resolution.

Long battery life and more!
Variable Speed Audition to loop and slow down music without changing the pitch & perfect for transcribing or learning new praise or choir music. A Level Align function can be switched on for playback, to smooth out any sudden volume jumps, and a built-in speaker is also provided. The two AA batteries (not included) are enough to power the recorder for 17 1/2 hours, even while recording at CD quality.
More Information
Availability Will arrive in 7-10 Business Days
Manufacturer TEAC
Technical Specifications
  • Recording media: microSD card (64MB to 2GB), microSDHC card (4GB to 32GB)
  • File system: FAT16/32
  • File format: WAV(BWF), MP3
              Sampling frequency 44.1k/48k/96k Hz
              Quantization bit rate 16/24-bit
  • MP3
             Sampling frequency 44.1k/48k Hz
             Bit-rate for recording 32/64/96/128/192/256/320k bps
          Playback bit rate 32k to 320kbps, VBR, ID3 tag Ver. 2.4
  • 2-channel (Stereo)
  • Built-in microphone: Omnidirectional, stereo
  • IC/EXT IN: Connector 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mini jack, Unbalanced, Plug-in power
  • Built-in speakers: 0.3W, Mono
  • USB: Connector Mini-B type, USB2.0 HIGH SPEED
  • Power: 2 AA batteries, USB bus power, AC100 to 240V (Optional AC adapter)


2.40" × 5.55" × 1.02" / 61 × 141 × 26 mm

  •  Simple to use with functions like two-button record and the Quick Menu for fast setting changes.
  • Omni Condenser Microphones DR-05 side view Built into the DR-05 are a pair of omnidirectional condenser microphones.
  • Stereo microphones are tailored for natural ambient recording, with rich bass response and lower handling noise than most handheld recorders.
  • The built-in microphones capture a wide, natural frequency range suitable for any type of voice, nature or musical recording.
  • A 1/8" microphone input is also available for adding your own stereo microphone or recording a line-level source.
  • Includes playback modes to loop a section of playback or slow it down without changing the pitch, perfect for learning new music.
  • A built-in speaker is included for checking recording without headphones. The Level Align feature smooths out level jumps during playback to help you monitor your raw, unmastered recordings.
  • Other handy additions include a chromatic tuner and tripod stand mount.
  • Peak Limiter Prevents Clipping Built-in Peak limiter prevents clipping
  • A built-in stereo peak limiter prevents unexpected loud sounds from distorting your recording. Just flip it on to keep sudden jumps from ruining your takes.
  • Another recording mode is the Auto Level setting, which sets the level based on the sound level in the room.
  • Other settings include a low cut filter, useful for removing rumble or wind noise when outdoors
  •  (A windscreen is also sold separately.)
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