Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by klevispin Fantastic - especially for the money
I needed a cheap recorder to capture some band rehearsals.This little unit does a great job and somehow manages to capture a very loud band in a small space without sounding distorted and horrible. Very easy to use and good battery life. It's totally surpassed my expectations. Great value piece of kit, especially for the money. It's not a piece of pro gear that's built to last forever, but it feels solid enough and if taken care of, I think it will last me plenty of time.
22 December 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Allybye Good recorder excellent sale
The Tascam DR-05 is a good recorder that can give excellent quality sound recording. It is very easy to use, is light and very portable and light on battery use. For the price it is excellent value but let down a bit by a few things such as the mics being omnidirectional, solid but plastic case that maybe will not withstanding too much though treatment. Being quite small is of benefit but relies on small connectors for external signals (3.5mm jacks, one in one out) not xlrs so this makes it a bit more difficult to cope with two external balanced mics and the phantom power. The internal mics are good but not as good as external quality mics but great for portability and simple recordings. Overall a decent package for under £100.
Given that Scan sold this for just £65 for the mkII version with bigger recording capacity this became really good value for money. Delivery was great and it arrived well packaged so excellent service and would buy from them again.
If for outside recordings it would be advisable to add the windshield and it could do with a waterproof carry case as an extra.
05 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HEBB Nice bit of kit
I play in a blues band. Our bass player bought a newer model of the Tascam to record the band I was so impressed that I bought the DR5. I tested it by recording a folk concert (Aly Bain) with impressive results and have subsequently recorded myself playing guitar along to backing tracks. It's incredibly easy to use. I use with a bit of free software called Audacity to edit the clips. I use the mp3 option at 128 something-or-other with good results. Over all it's a very good product for a very good price.
12 May 2015