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TASCAM DR-05

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66 + VAT

79 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.
 

79

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

 

115

TAS-DR-05-RK1

Tascam DR-05 Report Kit ONE 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

 

139

TAS-DR-05-RK2

Tascam DR-05 Report Kit TWO comprising:
1 x Tascam DR-05 Solid State Sound Recorder
2 x SSS CMM-1 Lavalier (Tie-Clip) Microphones
1 x Connectronics ADAP-1 Y-Adaptor Lead
IN STOCK

 

169

SUGGESTED BATTERIES & CHARGERS FOR THE TASCAM DR-05

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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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Each including Vat

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TAS-AK-DR11G

Tascam AK-DR11G Handheld Accessory Pack for DR-05 (includes Furry Windshield, Grip, Power Adaptor & Soft Case) - NORMALLY IN STOCK

 

36

TAS-AK-DR11C

Tascam AK-DR11C DSLR Accessory Pack for DR-05 (includes Attenuator Cable, Splitter Cable, Furry Windscreen, Camera Hot-Shoe Adaptor & Soft Case)
NORMALLY
IN STOCK

 

39

SSS-TP2015-1

Solid State Sound TransPedal-2015 transcription foot-pedal - IN STOCK

79

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
 

39

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
 

79

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

SSS MWJ-DR05 Mini Windjammer Rycote furry windshield for your DR-05 - NORMALLY IN STOCK

28

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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AT-PRO24

Audio Technica PRO24 Stereo One-Point Microphone - IN STOCK
 

89

AT-ATR3350

Audio-Technica ATR3350 Lavalier (Tie-Clip) Microphone (if you wish to use two of these mics with this recorder then you will need one of our Connectronics ADAP-1 Y-adaptor leads below) - IN STOCK

 

29

AT-ATR6550

Audio-Technica ATR6550 Short Shotgun Condenser Microphone
IN STOCK

 

79

AT-ATR4697

Audio-Technica ATR4697 (formerly ATR97) Acoustic Boundary Electret Microphone (if you wish to use two of these mics with this recorder then you will need one of our Connectronics ADAP-1 Y-adaptor leads below) - IN STOCK
 

29

SUP-E522B

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

69

SUP-E531BCS

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

33

SSS-CMM-1

SSS CMM-1 Lavalier (Tie-Clip) Microphone (if you wish to use two of these mics with this recorder then you will need one of our Connectronics ADAP-1 Y-adaptor leads below) - IN STOCK
 

45

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

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SSS-INEAR-1

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

33

Now don't forget to order some of our...

 

APPROVED MEMORY CARDS

 

Go to our MEMORY CARDS webpage here

 

 

The Tascam DR-05 uses...

 

microSD (microSDHC) Cards

 

 

 

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