TASCAM DR-05X Stereo Handheld Recorder

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The TASCAM DR-05X is an affordable portable recorder with dual condenser mics for stereo or omni recording.

The DR-05X takes the place of the discontinued DR-05.

The DR-05X has improvements in software, hardware and build quality over its predecessor with better storage options, a newly designed microphone and better battery life.

The unit also functions as a 2-in/2-out audio interface with the integrated mics.

It also supports high capacity microSDXC cards for long recording times.


  • Inputs: 1/8″ (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack – Unbalanced, Plug-in Power
  • Outputs: 1/8″ (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack (Unbalanced)
  • Built-in Mic: Dual Omnidirectional Stereo
  • Recording / Playback Format: WAV,MP3
  • Storage capacity:microSD card (64MB to 3GB), microSDHC card (4GB to 32GB), microSDXC card (up to 128GB)
  • Power Requirements: 2 AA Batteries, USB bus power, AC 100 to 240V (optional AC Adapter)
  • Battery Life: approx. 17.5 hours
  • Weight: 4.1 oz.
  • Dimensions: 2.4″ (W) × 5.55″ (H) × 1.02″ (D)