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Tascam DR-05X

Code: DR-05X
  • £108.00
  • Free UK Delivery
    (Free Delivery Over £99)
  • RRP £115.00
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High-quality handheld stereo recording
Small size and easy operation
Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC cards can be used as recording media (up to 128 GB)
Supported audio formats:
Linear PCM (WAV format) at 44.1 kHz / 16 bit (CD quality) or 44.1 kHz / 24 bit
Linear PCM (WAV format), 48 kHz / 24 bit
Linear PCM (WAV format), 96 kHz / 24 bit
Compressed (MP3 format): 32–320 kbit/s at 44.1/48 kHz (VBR files can be played but not recorded)
NEW: Can be used as a USB audio interface with Mac and Windows computers (two inputs, two outputs)

What Tascam say...



The DR-05X offers portable, high-quality stereo recording in MP3 or WAV format – including 96-kHz/24-bit high-resolution audio – using microSD, microSDHC or microSDXC media. A pair of omni-directional mics handles up to 125 dB SPL with the sensitivity to capture every detail. Users can also use their own microphone or line-level source through the mini-jack stereo input which includes plug-in power for microphones that need it.



The DR-05X is quick and easy to use with one thumb. Operations like recording, adjusting levels, deleting bad takes and adding marks are only a button press away. Other features like low-cut filtering, Variable Speed Audition, chromatic tuner and others more can be chosen from the multilingual menu (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese). Three different auto level modes (Limiter, Peak Reduction, Auto Level) can help to prevent accidental distortion while recording. There is also a Level Align function that allows to smooth out any sudden volume jumps during playback, and a built-in speaker is provided for quick check-back. Users may apply one out of six reverb effects to the input or output signal, and an Overdub feature allows to record other parts such as a guitar solo over a recording previously made such as at a rehearsal studio. Overdubbing creates a new file, leaving the original file unaffected, making it easy to re-record.



The new Dictation Mode enables the user to jump back and forth in preselected increments while playing back a file. It can be combined with speed control and a special dictation EQ making it useful for transcribing minutes recordings, for example. The new tape-style Overwrite mode with one level of undo allows users to select a drop-in time and replace part of an existing recording.
Apart from handheld recording, the DR-05X can also be used as a USB audio interface with two inputs and outputs, making it a tool for voiceover work, live streaming, podcasting and songwriting with studio-quality audio.
Two AA batteries can power the recorder for more than 17 hours, even while recording at CD quality. Operation by USB bus power or an optional AC adapter (PS-P520E) is also possible.





Features at a Glance


  • High-quality handheld stereo recording

  • * Small size and easy operation

  • * Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC cards can be used as recording media (up to 128 GB)

  • * Supported audio formats:

    • * Linear PCM (WAV format) at 44.1 kHz / 16 bit (CD quality) or 44.1 kHz / 24 bit

    • * Linear PCM (WAV format), 48 kHz / 24 bit

    • * Linear PCM (WAV format), 96 kHz / 24 bit

    • * Compressed (MP3 format): 32–320 kbit/s at 44.1/48 kHz (VBR files can be played but not recorded)

  • * NEW: Can be used as a USB audio interface with Mac and Windows computers (two inputs, two outputs)



Recording


  • * Built-in omni-directional stereo condenser microphone for lively, high-quality sound and high-resolution recording

    • * Easy setup

    • * Proven high sound pressure design for capturing sounds of up to 125 dB SPL, making it ideal for loud band recordings

    • * Natural sound independent of the sound source’s position

    • * Ideal for live music recording or news gathering with atmo

  • * Switchable filter to minimize unwanted low-frequency noise (40 Hz, 80 Hz, 120 Hz)

  • * Manual recording level setting for music and field recording

  • * Three options of automatic level control during recording: Peak Reduction, Auto Level, Limiter

  • * Auto-recording function to automatically start recording based on input level

  • * Marks can be added automatically when using the automatic recording function

  • * NEW: Overwrite function for punch-in recording with one level of Undo

  • * NEW: Dictation mode designed for human voice recording and transcription

  • * Pre-recording buffer (2 seconds) allows a recording to start before the record key is pressed

  • * Self-timer allows a recording to start 5 or 10 seconds after pressing the RECORD button

  • * A new file can be created manually during recording or automatically when a certain file size is reached

  • * Set marks to quickly locate certain audio positions (up to 99 per file)

  • * Automatic tone generator convenient when editing with video on other equipment

  • * Stereo mic/line input with plug-in power to connect an external source or microphone

  • * File name format can be set to use a predefined word or the date



Playback


  • * Automatic level align prevents uneven playback levels

  • * Variable speed audition to change the playback tempo without affecting the key (50–200 %)

  • * Repeat/loop function (repeat one track, all tracks or a marked section, convenient for practicing music and studying languages

  • * Playlist feature to play files in a certain order

  • * Resume function retains the last stop position and starts playback from that position when power is turned back on

  • * Jump back function to instantly review playback (1–10, 20, 30 seconds)

  • * Equalizer for tone control during playback

  • * MP3 ID3 tag display (up to version 2.4)

  • * Built-in loudspeaker

  • * Headphones/Line output



Other features


  • * QUICK menu button for easy access to various functions

  • * Chromatic tuner function to tune your instrument

  • * File divide function to cut unwanted noise or to extract parts from long recordings

  • * Folder management to organize your files

  • * Hold function to avoid inadvertent operation

  • * Menu language can be selected between English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese

  • * Clear, backlit LC display

  • * USB 2.0 port for file transfer to/from computer

  • * Power supply by 2 AA size Alkaline or NiMH batteries, USB bus power or optional AC adapter (Tascam PS-P520E)

  • * Stand adapter (¼ inch) on bottom side to attach the unit to a tripod or microphone stand



Coronavirus Update

Our chosen courier, DPD is currently operating as normal and all orders should be delivered on time. DPD are also now operating a "contact-free" service as a standard process and customers will not be asked to sign handheld units.

Mainland UK Delivery Services

  • Next Working Day - Free for orders over £99, £8.95 otherwise (DPD, Next Working Day)
  • Standard - Free for orders over £99, £4.95 otherwise (DPD, 1-3 Working Days)

Order before 2pm, Monday to Friday, for same-day dispatch of in-stock orders. Very heavy items such as pianos may take longer to deliver. In-stock orders placed over the weekend will be dispatched on Monday. Estimated delivery times for out of stock items are to be used as a guide only, these items may take longer than estimated to arrive. While we try our best to ensure rapid delivery of your order, delays may occur which are outside our control, and delivery of large or bulky items, or to remote or non-mainland addresses may take longer than estimated.

Courier Tracking

Most UK deliveries are shipped by our trusted courier, DPD. You'll receive an email with a delivery day, tracking and a one hour estimated delivery window on the morning of delivery. While we can't specify the time of the delivery, if it's not convenient, you can arrange directly with DPD for an alternative delivery date or request the parcel be left with a neighbour.

For heavier items, we usually ship UK deliveries by TNT. You will receive an email with tracking details when we ship your order. 

Delivery Charges

Delivery to mainland UK addresses is free on all orders over £99. Delivery charges are based on the size and weight of your order and, in some cases, your location. A standard next working day carriage charge for UK mainland addresses is shown on the shopping basket page, but you can change delivery service later in the checkout.

Delivery Couriers

We use a few different delivery couriers, depending on the items being sent, your location, and the delivery service you've chosen:

  • UK inc. Northern Ireland: Most items will be shipped by DPD. Note: all items in your order must be in stock for all of your order to be dispatched on the same day.
  • UK inc. Northern Ireland: Most smaller items will be shipped by Royal Mail Recorded Delivery.
  • UK inc. Northern Ireland: Most very large or heavy items such as pianos are delivered by TNT, or by our in-house delivery service. Orders shipped by TNT are usually on a next working day service, whereas items using our in-house delivery service may take longer. Note: Delivery to non-ground-floor addresses without a suitable lift will cost extra.
  • Europe: Most orders will be shipped by DPD International. Delivery times and charges depend on your location - these charges will be displayed in the order basket.

Most orders will need to be signed for and we advise you make sure to check your parcel/s for any damage before signing. If no-one is available at your address, a card will be left so you can arrange a re-delivery directly with the courier. Redirection of an order after it's been dispatched may incur an extra charge from the courier.

Delivery Areas & European Shipping

Delivery charges displayed apply to most UK mainland addresses. Deliveries to Northern Ireland, UK non-mainland, and European addresses will cost more, and carriage charges will be shown at the checkout before you place your order. Free delivery offers may not apply to some remote/Scottish Highlands addresses.

Returns

Coronavirus Update

There are currently delays for all returns processing due to extra safety procedures. Thanks for your patience during this difficult time.

Replacement process for items damaged in transit or faulty

It doesn't happen often, but occasionally an item does get damaged on it's way to you. Don't worry! If your order is received either damaged or faulty, just let us know, preferably using the returns request form within 30 days of receiving the item, and we'll arrange for it its return and for a replacement or refund.

Returning an undamaged item

You can return most items bought online or by phone within 14 days for a refund (provided that it is unused and returned to us in New Condition – including packaging). You will need to return the item at your own expense. When we receive the goods back undamaged and with the correct packaging we will refund the cost of the goods.

Software or products that include software that needs to be registered are not eligible for this 14 day return period if opened and installed, and due to hygiene reasons we can't accept certain used in-ear headphones, microphones or harmonicas.

Faulty items under guarantee

The repair procedure for items which are under guarantee varies from manufacturer to manufacturer - please refer to the documentation which accompanied your purchase or complete the returns request form and we will advise you of the appropriate process.

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