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The new standard for portable audio recorders: The Tascam DR-05X Stereo Handheld Audio Recorder is a portable recorder for musicians, video makers and sound designers who want to be mobile.


The Tascam DR-05X has an easy-to-use interface that allows you to record them within a few minutes. The two internal condenser microphones can handle volumes of up to 125 dB SPL and capture every nuance of their recording source.


The DR-05X is highly portable and can run for up to 17.5 hours on just two AA batteries. Record song ideas on the go when the muse kisses them, or attach the recorder to your camera to enhance the sound of your video recordings. The USB audio interface mode is also great for live streaming and podcasting.



  • Omnidirectional stereo condenser microphones
  • Multiple menu language support (ENG/FRA/DEU/ITA/ESP/RUS/PRT/JPN/CHI/KOR)
  • Overwrite function for punch-in recordings with undo of a step
  • Can act as a USB audio interface with 2 inputs/outputs for Mac, PC or iOS recording
  • Dictation mode for voice recording and transcription
  • Reverb effect for vocal and instrument resonance
  • Automatic recording function, which can detect the level of the sound input signal and start recording automatically
  • Proven high-SPL design for recording loud sounds up to 125 dB SPL
  • Peak reduction function
  • Self-timer recording function
  • Seamless gain control
  • Three low-cut filter stages (40/80/120 Hz)
  • VSA (Speed Change) function to adjust the speed from 0.5 to 1.5 times (in increments of 0.1)
  • Level alignment function that prevents uneven volume levels
  • Equalizer adjustment to adjust playback quality
  • Sharing/deleting features
  • Loop/repeat function
  • Resume function that maintains the last stop position and starts playback from that position when the device is turned back on
  • Jump back and play (1 to 10 seconds in increments of 1 second, 10 seconds, 20 seconds, 30 seconds)
  • QUICK menu button for easy access to various functions
  • High-quality 96kHz/24-bit WAV/BWF linear PCM recording and long recordings as MP3 files possible
  • microSD/microSDHC/microSDHC/microSDXC (up to 128GB) cards can be used as a recording medium.
  • Mark function, which can set up to 99 points for a single track; Mark information from BWF-compatible software can be used
  • Audio files created on computers can be played back (only in formats compatible with this product)
  • Built-in mono speaker with a power of 0.3 watts
  • Pre-recording buffer that can record up to 2 seconds before the start of recording
  • When a predetermined maximum file size is reached, a new file is created to continue recording
  • Track increment creates new files anywhere during recording
  • The format of the file name can be set to use a custom word or the date
  • The first six characters of the file name for the recording are freely adjustable; Chromatic tuner available for practicing musical instruments
  • Stereo mini-jack for external stereo microphones (provides power) / External line input
  • Line output (stereo mini-jack) / headphone output
  • 128×64 pixel backlit graphic LCD
  • High-speed file transfer to a computer is possible with USB 2.0
  • Powered by 2 AA batteries, USB bus power or optional power supply (PS-P520E)
  • Tripod mounting screw integrated in the device

Tascam DR-05X

SKU: 212166739
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