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Overview

Digital recorder for every situation.

Zoom has been building innovative, great-sounding products for the past thirty years. But with the revolutionary H6-their most versatile portable recorder ever-the bar is raised further still. Four interchangeable input capsules-X/Y, MS, Shotgun, and Dual XLR/TRS Combo-make the H6 the ultimate chameleon of the audio world, and its advanced preamps make it the best-sounding one too. Whatever your application-live recording, professional film/video work, or broadcast ENG (electronic news gathering), etc.-the H6 can handle it with ease. Comes with X/Y and MS mic capsules. Shotgun and Dual XLR/TRS combo are optional.

Audio connections: inputs
The H6 offers four main inputs (1-4), plus two additional inputs (L, R) that are derived from whichever capsule (X/Y, MS, Shotgun, or Dual XLR/TRS Combo) is plugged into the unit. The supplied XYH-6 X/Y capsule also provides a secondary input for connecting an external mic- or line-level signal via a stereo 1/8" Mic/Line In mini phone jack. When a connection is made to that jack, signal from the X/Y microphones is muted.

All four main H6 inputs (inputs 1-4) are combo connectors that can accept either XLR or 1/4" balanced or unbalanced phone cables. They can handle both mic and line-level signals, which means that you can connect either external microphones or line-level devices like mixers, portable music players, electronic keyboards, or electric guitars or basses with active electronics (passive electric guitars or basses can also be connected with the use of a mixer or effects device). Internal switching contacts automatically detect the circuit of choice.

Audio connections: outputs
The H6 Line Out is an unbalanced stereo 1/8" phone jack, located on the bottom of the H6, beneath the LCD display. It carries the analog stereo output signal, as determined by the H6's internal mixer. The H6 USB port, located on the side panel to the right of the LCD display, provides a digital output of either a stereo mix or the six individual input signals, depending upon the setting of the "Audio Interface" function in the USB menu.

In addition, the H6 provides a headphone output with a dedicated volume control, located on the side panel to the left of the LCD display. Connect your headphones to the stereo 1/8" mini phone jack for private monitoring of the stereo output signal. The H6 even has a built-in speaker, located on the underside of the unit, for fast monophonic monitoring of the recorded signal without the need to make any connections whatsoever. This speaker is automatically disconnected when connection is made to either the Line Out or Headphone output.

Features

Microphones
  • Built-in mics: 2
  • Configuration: X/Y, M/S swappable
  • Type: Uni/bidirectional
  • External mic input: XLR/TRS combo x 4
Audio quality
  • Bit rate: 16/24
  • Sampling frequency: 44.1/48/96kHz
  • Formats: WAV/MP3
Outputs
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Audio out: 3.5mm
Storage and media
  • Type(s): SD, SDHC, SDXC (sold separately)
  • Capacity: 128GB
  • Hard drive Not applicable
Connectivity
  • USB: Yes
Other
  • Number of tracks: 6
  • Phantom power: 12V, 24V, 48V
  • Auto limiter: Yes
  • Width: 3.06"
  • Depth: 6.01"
  • Height: 1.88"
  • Weight: 10oz
  • Battery type: AA x 4
  • Battery life (app.): 21 hours
  • Built-in speaker: Yes
  • Power supply: Sold separately

Order today for the one of the most versatile handheld audio recorders on the market.

Specs

H6 Handy Recorder Specifications:

  • Recording media: 16MB-2GB SD cards
  • Inputs Inputs L/R XY mic (XYH-6)
  • Mic Type: Unidirectional
  • Sensitivity: -41 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
  • Input Gain: -ˆž to 46.5 dB
  • Maximum Sound Pressure Input: 136 dB SPL
  • [MIC/LINE IN]
  • Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
  • Input Gain: -ˆž to 46.5 dB
  • Input Impedance: 2 kÎ
  • Plug-in Power: 2.5V supported
  • MS mic (MSH-6)
  • Mic Types: Unidirectional and bi-directional
  • Sensitivity: -37 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa (unidirectional),
  • -39 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa (bi-directional)
  • Input Gain: -ˆž to 42.5 dB
  • Maximum Sound Pressure Input: 120 dB SPL (unidirectional),
  • 122 dB SPL (bi-directional)
  • Inputs
  • 1 to 4 Connectors: XLR/TRS combo jacks
  • (XLR: 2 hot / TRS: TIP hot)
  • Input Gain (PAD OFF): -ˆž to 55.5 dB
  • Input Gain (PAD ON): -ˆž to 35.5 dB
  • Input Impedance 6.8kÎ
  • Maximum Input Level: +22 dBu (PAD ON)
  • Phantom Power: +12V / +24V / +48V
  • Equivalent Input Noise (EIN): -120 dBu or less
  • Outputs
  • Line Out Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
  • Rated Output Level: -10 dBu
  • (when output load impedance is 10 kÎ or more)
  • Phone Out: Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
  • Output Level: 20 W + 20 W (into 32Î load)
  • Built-in Speaker: 400 mW/8 Î mono speaker
  • Recording Formats: [WAV setting]
  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48/96kHz
  • Bit Rate: 16/24-bit (Mono/Stereo, BWF-compliant)
  • Maximum Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 8 tracks (6 tracks + L/R backup)
  • Backup recording: 12dB lower than set L/R input gain
  • [MP3 setting]
  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz Bit Rate: 48-320 kbps
  • Maximum Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 2 tracks
  • Recording Time
  • (with 2GB card) 03:08:00 (44.1kHz/16-bit WAV)
  • 34:43:00 (128kbps MP3)
  • Display 2.0-inch full-color LCD (320 x 240 pixels)
  • USB [Mass Storage Class operation]
  • Class: USB2.0 High Speed
  • [Audio Interface operation: Multi-track mode]
  • Class: USB2.0 High Speed
  • Inputs / Outputs: 6 / 2
  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48/96kHz
  • Bit Rate: 16/24bit
  • Note: Use with Windows requires a driver, but Macintosh does not.
  • [Audio Interface operation: Stereo mode]
  • Class: USB2.0 Full Speed
  • Inputs / Outputs: 2 / 2
  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48kHz
  • Bit Rate: 16 bit
  • Note: iPad operation supported in stereo mode only.
  • Battery Life (with alkaline battery) XY mic, 44.1kHz/16-bit (stereo x 1): 21 hours
  • XY mic and Inputs 1, 2, 3 and 4 used, 96kHz/24-bit (stereo x 3): 9 hours 45 minutes
  • Note: The above times are estimates. Approximate continuous recording times when using battery power were calculated using our own testing method. They may differ greatly depending on operating conditions.
  • Power AA size (LR6) battery x 4
  • AC adapter: AD-17 (DC5V/1A/USB-type) (optional)
  • USB bus power
  • Dimensions H6: 77.8mm(W)x 152.8mm(D)x 47.8mm(H)
  • Weight H6ï¼ 280g (without batteries)
  • Included Accessories Operation manual, XYH-6 X/Y mic capsule, MSH-6 MS mic capsule, AA size (LR6) battery x 4, Cubase LE Software, WSH-6S Foam Windscreen, USB Cable, Case
  • Optional Accessories SGH-6 Shotgun mic capsule
  • EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo capsule
  • HS-1 Hot Shoe Mount
  • APH-6 Accessory Pack (includes RCH-6 wired Remote Controller, AD-17 USB-type AC adapter, WSH-6H Hairy Windscreen)
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