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Tascam DR-05 Solid State Recorder Blue Ltd Edition Blue

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TASCAM's DR-05 brings high-quality stereo recording to an easy-to-use portable powerhouse with a size and price that anyone can handle. The DR-05 rec...Click To Read More About This Product

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Album-quality recording in the palm of your hand.

TASCAM's DR-05 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 24-bit/96kHz 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.

Premium-quality Sound
Everything about the DR-05 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. You can 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 improve 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 distortionl and 20Hz to 40kHz response (-1/+3dB) at 24-bit/96kHz resolution.

Simple to Operate
The layout of the DR-05 has been revamped to be quick and easy to work with one thumb. Operations like recording, adjusting levels, deleting bad takes and adding markers are just a button-press away. Dig deeper to find features like limiting, low-cut filtering, a built-in chromatic tuner, and more.

One new feature that makes the 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 soundcheck you're still safe. Used with the built-in limiter, it's unlikely you'll distort your career-making live recording.

Other classic TASCAM features are included, like Variable Speed Audition to loop and slow down music without changing the pitch”perfect for transcribing or learning new 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 are enough to power the recorder for 17 1/2 hours, even while recording at CD quality.

FEATURES
  • Built-in stereo condenser omnidirectional microphones with sensitivity up to 125dB SPL
  • Up to 24-bit/96kHz WAV (BWF) linear PCM recording
  • Stereo MP3 recording from 32-320 kbps bit rate
  • Peak Reduction function, optimized for music recording, automatically sets the gain of while recording
  • Limiter and low-cut filter to help prevent distortion
  • Automatic or manual level setting
  • Self-timer starts recording 5 or 10 sec. after pressing the record button giving you time to get ready
  • Auto and manual track increment
  • Variable speed playback (50%-150%) without changing the pitch
  • Loop and repeat playback
  • Level Align feature prevents uneven volume levels during playback
  • Playback EQ setting
  • Editing function (Divide and delete)
  • Up to 99 mark points on each file
  • Chromatic tuner
  • Up to 2-second pre recording buffer
  • Jump back function returns to previous point with one action (1-10, 20, 30 sec.)
  • Built-in speaker
  • USB 2.0 port for transfer to PC and external power

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SPECIFICATIONS
  • 8" stereo mic/line input
  • USB 2.0 port
  • 1/8" headphone/line output
  • microSD (64MB “ 2GB)/microSDHC (4GB “ 32GB) card slot (2GB card included)
  • Powered by 2 AA batteries, AC adapter (optional: PS-P515U), or USB bus power
  • Tripod socket hole
  • Dimensions: 2-3/8" W x 5-9/16" H x 1" D
  • Weight: 4-1/16 oz.
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TASCAMDR-05 Solid State Recorder Blue Ltd Edition Blue
 
4.4

(based on 16 reviews)

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DR 05 recorder blue ltd edition blue

can't say anything negitive, nothing. it's a good price for a recorder that does what it is sold to do.

the blue color is cool also.
simple to use...Read complete review

can't say anything negitive, nothing. it's a good price for a recorder that does what it is sold to do.

the blue color is cool also.
simple to use and works great, used it to record our band last week
thsi does what the information says it does, and it does it very well. you can make a CD quaility recording with this hold in your hand unit
you will be very happy, for the money it's the best money I have spent to improve my bands sound.

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DR-5 Recorder

Great little recorder.....I thought I was going to have a problem recording four professional hand drumming percussionist....But,that little recorder,surprised all of us.....The playback was...Read complete review

Great little recorder.....I thought I was going to have a problem recording four professional hand drumming percussionist....But,that little recorder,surprised all of us.....The playback was clear and loud enough to hear ....Great filtering !......This of course,was the result of trail and error,on figuring out the adjustments.....I recommend this recorder to all,who want to record live music !!!

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

DR 05 recorder blue ltd edition blue

By Roger Hartsock

from Sacramento Ca

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Comments about TASCAM DR-05 Solid State Recorder Blue Ltd Edition Blue:

can't say anything negitive, nothing. it's a good price for a recorder that does what it is sold to do.

the blue color is cool also.
simple to use and works great, used it to record our band last week
thsi does what the information says it does, and it does it very well. you can make a CD quaility recording with this hold in your hand unit
you will be very happy, for the money it's the best money I have spent to improve my bands sound.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Product

By Jeff Howard

from MI.

Comments about TASCAM DR-05 Solid State Recorder Blue Ltd Edition Blue:

Great for all your portable recording needs. Whether you are recording live music, recording your song ideas, or lectures. This recorder is great.
The features are great on this recorder. You can choose your format and decide yourself what format you want to record in. So you don't have to convert it later if you don't want to.
I think is is well built. Great quality for the price. I record live music with it and the mic quality seems to be great.
There is not a better deal on a hand held recorder of this quality that I know of.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

DR-05

By J RAYMOND BAUSS

from Arkansas

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Comments about TASCAM DR-05 Solid State Recorder Blue Ltd Edition Blue:

So far it appears to be a quility product. Great sound quility for something this compact. Even with the built in mikes.
Easy to use.

 
4.0

Great recorder, does the job.........built in Speaker is worthless though

By Brian Chidichimo

from Undisclosed

Comments about TASCAM DR-05 Solid State Recorder Blue Ltd Edition Blue:

This Recorder is excellent. small enough to take with you and have when needed.
Has all the features you expect for a solid state recorder.
My only complaint is the built in speaker. Seems you need to carry headphones if you want to listen or let someone listen to the recordings. The sound from the speaker is so faint, it's not even worth mentioning it a feature. Assumed mine was defective, I called thier customer support and was told "oh that's how it's is, you need headphones to hear it".

 
5.0

Great little gizmo!

By kedgel

from Bonita Springs, FL

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Comments about TASCAM DR-05 Solid State Recorder Blue Ltd Edition Blue:

The sound quality varies greatly with the acoustics in the room. We had to play with placement to get the best sound. The bass and drums tend to overpower the guitar and vocals. We found the best spot was in front of the PA speaker. Even then, the vocals were a bit muddy. I think we could have tweaked the settings on the mixer to clean it up.The external mic input came in handy to totally solve the problem. I bought a cord at Wal-mart to plug into the tape-out jacks on the mixer so the input was strictly what was mixed in the PA. This eliminated the room acoustics. Of course, if you don't have electronic drums or mic them into the PA this won't work for you. I tried recording a song with just me and the guitar through the PA jacks and was stunned at how crisp and clear it was. It was CD quality. For the $ this thing kicks butt! I tried using an Icecicle to interface a studio mic with my computer to record before I bought this. It worked OK, but it couldn't compare with the quality I got with this.
Well thought out, nicely appointed. The tripod mount fitting on the back proved really useful. Coincidentally, it also fit on a cymbal stand (since I forgot the camera tripod)! Powerful features for such a small recorder. The small card that comes with it has an amazing amount of storage space--a couple of hours.
Case is totally cheap, and the speaker is useless, but for recording, it's GREAT!
I was stunned at the clarity of the recording and the ease of use for the price.

 
5.0

Tascam DR-05 recorder

By Lugnut III

from K/C-&-Branson Missouri

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Comments about TASCAM DR-05 Solid State Recorder Blue Ltd Edition Blue:

Records very well in live performances and I was actually surprised at the outcome after recording the band, fairly easy to use, and after some getting used to, it performs very well, with the correct placement you can get C/D quality out of this Tascam DR-05 model
This has the best features in any hand held stereo digital recorder at this price
Not bad, kind of light in the hand but seems to be able to take abuse within reason, I wouldn't toss it around or pitch in a gig` bag, but it's fine.
Very good price on this, for what you get for your money I couldn't find anything better, so it's a great value.

 
5.0

as advertised

By David Adams

from PA

Comments about TASCAM DR-05 Solid State Recorder Blue Ltd Edition Blue:

Only used it once for a 4 hour session with 7 piece band. put it on a tripod in the middle of the room and it captured everthing better than expected. transferred to file to my PC and edited it down using audacity software. so far I haven't found any negatives.
Does everything its supposed to do. interface is pretty intuitive
I have only used it once - 4 hour practice session.
It was the stupid deal of the day. I was not stupid enough to pass on it! exactly what I was looking for at a price way less than I other similar devices

 
5.0

Great little recorder, also own the DR-07.

By A.C.C. Soundman

from Petaluma CA.

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Comments about TASCAM DR-05 Solid State Recorder Blue Ltd Edition Blue:

Would recommend this for any level audio enthusiast,
Records well dircect, through on-board mic's, or through Tascam's
stereo condenser mic.Have used all three with great results.
Variable, high-pass filter really is good insurance against that
annoying rumble that can ruin any recording.
I love my little, packable recorders.
Multiple recording formats a real plus. Can record a simlpe voice to MP3, and make a WAV
(C.D. quality recording) with te same device.Like the "pause" feature, great for live editing.
USB or AA battery feature also great,(why I chose it over AAA models that were similar).
So far so good, approx. 2 months use without a glitch.
(Have had no problem with my older, DR-07 either.)
Yes it is plastic, but would you step on an i-phone?
Great value for the obvious quality.

 
5.0

Great Value

By Player

from Iowa

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Comments about TASCAM DR-05 Solid State Recorder Blue Ltd Edition Blue:

Remember this is both a recording and a playback device. You don't need an MP3 player to playback music if you have this. If you need to practice songs, put them on the DR-05. You have variable speed to slow down a riff. In additional, you can also use the marking function in playback mode, so you can loop a section instantly to loop a riff. If I lost my DR-05, I would buy another one immediately. A recorder and playback device at this price? You are getting a great deal.
The DR-05 design is great. They thought this through when they decided where to put the buttons, how many buttons you need, etc. The buttons you need most often are most accessible. Perfect size. It is large enough you can see the buttons and screen and it is very stable. It is small enough to be portable. It is very lightweight. I carry mine in a padded case.
Definitely worth the price.

 
1.0

Pays for Itself

By Edward Lea

from Bayou State

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Comments about TASCAM DR-05 Solid State Recorder Blue Ltd Edition Blue:

I like that you can recored in wave or mp3 and the backlit screen makes it easy to see what you are doing
You can't beat it for the price
Used to transfer 20 cassette tapes to cd and this baby worked easily. The sound quality is awesome and so easy to use.

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