WAVE/MP3 Recorder


Affordable Pocket Recorder with Advanced Features

The compact R-05 is easy to use, affordable, and packed with big-ticket features that raise the bar in its price class. Experience crystal-clear 24/96 capture, enhanced recording and editing features, and extended battery life (over 16 hours per charge). On stage, in rehearsal, at school, on the street, in the boardroom — whenever inspiration strikes, let the R-05 capture the moment with convenience and quality.

24/96 Recording

The R-05 provides pristine, uncompressed stereo recording directly to SD card — up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution. Whether recording directly with the built-in stereo mic or capturing sounds from an externally connected microphone or stereo line input, you’ll be impressed with the R-05’s detail and clarity. And for worry-free recording, the convenient Rehearsal mode ensures that you won’t overload the input.

Onboard Editing

Even though the R-05 integrates fluidly with computers via USB 2.0, this new-generation recorder doesn’t require a PC for editing. For speed and convenience, you can trim, divide, and combine within the R-05. And for those who’d like to apply a high-gloss finish to their recordings, the R-05 is equipped with built-in reverb.

Rehearsal Mode

In a rehearsal studio, you can make clear recordings of your band, even at high volume levels. The R-05 can automatically set the optimum recording level, and can split the songs for you automatically. It’s also possible to simultaneously record a high-quality WAV file for CD production and an MP3 file for file sharing.

Music-Practice Partner

The R-05 can help you practice your instrument or vocals. You can repeatedly loop a specified region of audio, or change the playback speed without changing the pitch. You can play back a difficult phrase slowly or play back at high speed to grasp the overall structure of a song in a short time.

For Non-Musicians Too!

Musicians will naturally gravitate to the R-05, but this portable recorder is great for many non-musical applications as well. Record lectures, speeches, and meetings, for example. The high-sensitivity, built-in microphone will clearly capture all of the voices in a room. The included windscreen and tripod mount enhance optimal placement and cleaner recordings as well.

Recorder Part
2 (stereo one pair)
Signal Processing
AD/DA conversion: 24 bits, 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz
Data Type (Recording)
WAVE (Sampling Rate: 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz, Bit Depth: 16/24 bits)
MP3 (Sampling Rate: 44.1/48 kHz, Bit Rates: 64/96/128/160/192/224/320 kbps)
WAVE + MP3 (Sampling Rate: 44.1/48 kHz, Bit Depth: 16 bits, Bit Rates: 128 kbps)

*MP3 ... MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3
Data Type (Playback)
WAVE (Sampling Rate: 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz, Bit Depth: 16/24 bits)
MP3 (Sampling Rate: 32/44.1/48 kHz, Bit Rates: 32 - 320 kbps or VBR)
WAVE+MP3 (16-bit+128 kbps/48 kHz): 76 mins/GB
WAVE+MP3 (16-bit+128 kbps/44.1 kHz): 82 mins/GB

*MP3 ... MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, VBR ... Variable Bit Rate
Memory Card
SD Card, SDHC format compatible
Recording Time*
WAV (24-bit/96 kHz): 27 mins/GB
WAV (24-bit/88.2 kHz): 30 mins/GB
WAV (24-bit/48 kHz): 54 mins/GB
WAV (24-bit/44.1 kHz): 59 mins/GB
WAV (16-bit/96 kHz): 40 mins/GB
WAV (16-bit/88.2 kHz): 44 mins/GB
WAV (16-bit/48 kHz): 81 mins/GB
WAV (16-bit/44.1 kHz): 88 mins/GB
MP3 (320 kbps): 392 mins/GB
MP3 (128 kbps): 980 mins/GB

* Each recording time is approximate. The times may change depending on the card specifications.
* In case that there are plural files, the sum of recording time would be shorter than above.
Audio Inputs
Internal Stereo Microphone
Mic input (Stereo miniature phone type, plug-in powered mic)
Line input (Stereo miniature phone type)
*The Internal/External Mic and the Line input can't be used at the same time (Line input priority).
Audio Output
Phones (Stereo miniature phone type)
Nominal Input Level (Variable)
Mic input: -33 dBu (MIC GAIN is H, Default input level)
Mic input: -15 dBu (MIC GAIN is L, Default input level)
Line input: -7 dBu (Default input level)
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
Input Impedance
Mic input (MIC GAIN is H): 7k ohms
Mic input (MIC GAIN is L): 5k ohms
Line input: 8 k ohms
Output Level
20 mW + 20 mW (In case 16 ohms load)
Recommended Load Impedance
16 ohms or greater
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 40 kHz
USB Interface
Mini-B type connector (support USB 2.0/1.1 mass storage device class)
4 types (Hall1, Hall2, Room, Plate)
Speed change
50 - 150 % of playback speed
* Playback only. Excludes playback in 88.2 kHz or 96 kHz.
* Reverb and Speed Change can't be used at the same time.
128 x 64 dot graphic display
Power Supply
AC Adaptor
Alkaline dry battery LR6 (AA) type x 2 or Nickel Hydrogen battery (HR15/51) x 2
Current Draw
290 mA (maximum)
Duration of continuous use with Alkaline battery operation
Playback: over 30 hours
Recording: over 16 hours
* These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Owner's manual
Quick start guide
SD card
Batteries (two AA)
USB cable (mini-B type)
AC Adaptor: PSB6U series
Silicone Rubber Case: OP-R05S
Cover / Windscreen Set: OP-R05C
Carrying Pouch: OP-RP1
Microphone Stand Adaptor: OP-MSA1
Binaural Microphones / Earphones: CS-10EM
Stereo Microphone: CS-15S

Size and Weight
60 mm
2-3/8 inches
103 mm
4-1/16 inches
25 mm
1 inches
140 g
0 lbs. 5 oz.
In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior notice.