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      TASCAM Special Edition Vintage Gold DR-05 Linear PCM Recorder (109561647)
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Gold chassis for your gold music.

Special Edition issue of the DR-05 handheld personal digital recorder in a limited run Vintage Gold finish. 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.

TASCAM Special Edition Vintage Gold DR-05 Linear PCM Recorder 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


TASCAM Special Edition Vintage Gold DR-05 Linear PCM Recorder 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.


TASCAM Special Edition Vintage Gold DR-05 Linear PCM Recorder

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  • As expected

    As reviewed by DK Bennett on 1/22/2014

    Not new to Tascam product. This DR-05 does what it needs to do and is easy to operate. The only negative is the cumbersome method to reset the track numbers to zero after having made several recordings. Good service from Guitar Center, would have liked to have received free shipping, but as the device was sale priced I do understand a modest shipping fee. I'll be back.

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  • Does the job…..Tascam DR-05 Vintage Gold

    As reviewed by Kevin M Wong on 1/30/2014

    Just purchased this unit on a crazy sale at Guitar Center for just $69.99. Didn't really want gold and prefer black but I couldn't pass up the deal. The gold is pretty cheap looking. Just a wanna be gold colored plastic. Not sure if I'd qualify it as "vintage" gold. Unit feels and looks kind of cheap and "plastic-ee" but certainly does the job. From what I can tell you get the best audio by pointing either the left or right side mic towards the music or voice source versus trying to get an even stereo image. Quality is good. I'm overall happy with the Tascam Vintage Gold DR-05. Again, it DOES THE JOB.

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  • Pleasantly Surprised

    As reviewed by Michael Scalisi on 1/31/2014

    Being an entry-level recorder, my expectations were not terribly high. This isn't feature-laden, but it does what it does well. The sound quality is pretty darn good for this price-point, and it's easy enough to use.

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