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Tascam DR-05
9.7 out of 10

Tascam DR-05

Great Deal: $12.97

Reviews and Problems with Tascam DR-05

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Overall 6
6.0

Had To Return

Amateur Old Guy, B&H Photo
9 October 2014
  • Excerpt: The unit seems solid and well designed for dictation but it is not designed for stereo input recording. The only line in on this unit is a 1/8 inch mic jack. With the record levels at optimal it will give you decent results in mono but when you switch to stereo you will get a really poor result.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Decent Interface, Easy to use, Solid Buid
  • Cons: No Stereo Input, Poor Quality Sound
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Overall 6
6.0

The DR07 Mk2 is better with reverb effect.

Norman Le "LVMY", Amazon
2 April 2014
  • Summary: The DR07 Mk2 is better with reverb effect. This DR05 won't see much of my use. Instead, I mainly use the DR40 with superb built-in microphones and reverb effect for karaoke singing (with headphone, of course). Buy the DR40, if you ask me!
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Overall 6
6.0

Once I understand the instructions I think I'll love it

Mike Kitsko, Amazon
21 March 2014
  • Summary: This thing is more complicated than any instructions I have, and most of my success is from randomly trying different functions. Also, the internal speaker is horrible! It's distorted and my cell phone, half it's size has a much better speaker when in the speakerphone mode.
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Overall 6
6.0

4 stars for the unit. Minus one for the rest

Patrick Freeman, Amazon
3 March 2014
  • Summary: The unit itself seems to be fine. Everything I expected it to be. And for the money, that's not bad. The rest of the package is basically a waste. The ear buds are pointless because the built in mic interferes. The RCA cables I didn't need.
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Overall 6
6.0

Pretty decent

Justa.thought, Amazon
3 March 2014
  • Summary: It's a pretty good recorder. Compared to the phone recorders I've been using. I'm still trying to figure it out. I did one recording and the audio was barely there, even though the subject was, at most, 2 feet away. The external speaker is useless. On the whole, I'm happy.
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Overall 6
6.0

External speaker did not work

Dante Maestre, Amazon
11 January 2014
  • Summary: I just got this recorder and upon examination and trial, I couldn't get the speaker to fuction, the only way to hear the recording was with the headfone connected. I am going to return it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Handy Recorder

Terry, Amazon
23 December 2013
  • Summary: Line-in recording failed on my unit and I had to return it, otherwise all worked well. Tascam is usually a good product.
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Overall 6
6.0

What you'd expect for the money

NorCalFunJunky, Amazon
16 December 2013
  • Summary: First, the price is right, the recorder has tons of "bang for the buck," and the recording quality is more than acceptable, but there are several shortcomings. First, my unit did not arrive with the current firmware release installed.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good unit for line recordings

Wayne A Kinney, Amazon
9 November 2013
  • Summary: The unit works great and is easy to operate. However, I made the error of buying the wrong unit. This unit is only good for line-in. microphones (singing) are coming in way to hot.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not bad for the money

AlephOne, B&H Photo
17 March 2013
  • Excerpt: I wish I would have put a little more research into my sound before I purchased this. The build and sound are great but it lacks by not having XLR inputs or phantom power. It is fine if you are the casual user or just starting out.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound
  • Cons: No phantom power, No XLR inputs
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