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Zoom H6 Handy Recorder

The most versatile portable recorder ever.

Description

Six interchangeable input capsules make the ZOOM H6 the ultimate recorder for film, video, podcast and music. Its advanced preamps make it the best-sounding one, too. Unmatched abilities. Award-winning quality. Meet the H6 Handy Recorder.

Sound for Every Scene

Featuring interchangeable mic capsules, 4 combo inputs and 6 tracks of a quality recording, the H6 is ready to record on any set and in any scene, the director throws at you.

Handheld Music Studio

Say hello to your personal multitrack recording studio. With up to six* discrete line- or mic-level inputs and the ability to overdub, the road from great idea to perfect track just got a lot shorter.

*Optional EXH-6 mic capsule required

Six interchangeable mic capsules that can be swapped out easily as the lenses of a camera. 

  • XYH-6 X/Y Capsule
  • MSH-6 MS Capsule
  • XYH-5 X/Y Capsule
  • SGH-6 Shotgun Capsule
  • EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Capsule
  • SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun Capsule

Never Miss a Take

Pre-Record
The H6 is always listening, saving the two seconds* of audio captured right before you hit RECORD.

*One second when recording at 96k.

Auto-Record
The Auto-Record function allows the H6 to automatically start and stop recording at predefined sound levels.

Inputs and Outputs

Ins
The H6 offers four XLR/TRS combo jacks with dedicated pad switches and gain control for distortion-free capturing.

Outs
The H6 features two 1/8” outputs, a stereo line out as well as a headphone out with dedicated volume control.

Multi-Channel Audio Interface

The H6’s USB port enables it to serve as a multi-channel audio interface for your laptop or iOS tablet.

When the H6 is set to “Stereo Mix” in the USB menu, it acts as a 2-input/2-output interface; when setting to “Multi Track,” it acts as a 6-input/2-output interface.

Recording Time and File Formats

Record continuously for over 20 hours with just 4 AA batteries or extend your recording time indefinitely with the optional AD-17 AC adapter.

The H6 can record up to six monophonic WAV files (or up to three stereo files) in any of the following formats:

Free Recording and Editing Software

The Zoom H6 comes with free download licenses for Steinberg’s Cubase LE music production software and WaveLab LE audio editing software, enabling you to not only capture, but create.

Features

  • Interchangeable input capsules
  • Six-track simultaneous recording
  • Four mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors
  • Gain control knobs and -20dB pads for each input
  • Supplied XYH-6 X/Y capsule provides secondary input via a stereo ⅛” Mic/Line In mini phone jack
  • Phantom power for all main inputs: +12/+24/+48V
  • Large full-color angled LCD display
  • Records directly to SD, SDHC and SDXC cards up to 128GB
  • Up to 24-bit /96kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats
  • Auto-record, Pre-record and Backup-record functions mean that you’ll never miss that perfect take
  • Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression, and limiting
  • Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad
  • Accepts standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries
  • Over 20 hours of operation with 4 AA alkaline batteries

Here’s what comes included with the H6.

In the Box

  • Operation manual
  • XYH-6 X/Y mic capsule
  • MSH-6 MS mic capsule
  • AA size (LR6) battery x 4
  • Cubase LE & Wavelab LE Software
  • Windscreen
  • USB Cable
  • Case

Optional H6 accessories

  • SGH-6 Shotgun mic capsule
  • SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun mic capsule
  • EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo capsule
  • HS-01 Hot Shoe Mount adapter
  • APH-6 Accessory Pack
  • PCH-6 Protective Case
  • WSU-1 Universal Windscreen
  • ECM-3 Extension Cable (3 meters)
  • ECM-6 Extension Cable  (6 meters)
  • Manfrotto PIXI Tripod

SPECS

RECORDING MEDIA
SD Card:16MB to 2GB
SDHC Card:4GB to 32GB
SDXC Card:64GB to 128GB
INPUTS
XYH-6 X/Y mic:Mic type: Unidirectional
Sensitivity: -41 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Input gain: -∞ to 46.5 dB
Max sound pressure input: 136 dB SPL
XYH-6 MIC/LINE IN:Connector: 1/8″ stereo mini-jack
Input level: – ∞ to 46.5 dB
Input impedance: 2 k Ω
Plug-in power: 2.5V supported
MSH-6 MS mic: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: -∞ to 42.5 dB
Max sound pressure input: 120 dB SPL (unidirectional)
122 dB SPL (bi-directional)
INPUTS 1 to 4:MicConnectors: XLR / TRS combo jacks
(XLR: Pin 2 hot / TRS: Tip hot)
Mic Input gain: (PAD OFF) -∞ to 55.5 dB
Mic Input gain: (PAD ON) -∞ to 35.5 dB
Mic Input impedance: 1.8kΩ or more
Mic Max input level: +22 dBu (PAD ON)
MicPhantom power: +12V /+24V /+48V
(Phantom power can be turned on/off independently for Inputs 1 – 4)
MicEquivalent Input Noise (EIN): -120 dBu or less
OUTPUTS
LINE OUT:Jack type: 1/8″ stereo mini-jack
Rated Output Level: -10 dBu when the output load impedance is 10k Ω or more
PHONE OUT:Jack type: 1/8″ stereo mini-jack
Output Level: 20 mW +20 mW into 32 Ω load
Built-in speaker:400mw 8 Ω mono speaker
RECORDING FORMATS
WAV:Sampling frequency: 44.1/48/96 kHz
Bit rate: 16/24
(Mono/Stereo, BWF-compliant)
Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 8 (L/R + INPUT 1 to 4 + L/R backup)
(Backup recording: -12dB lower than set L/R input ga
MP3:Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz
Bit Rate: 48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320kbps
Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 2
DISPLAY
LCD Screen: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: 44.1/48kHz/96kHz
Bit rate: 16/24 bit
USB bus-powered operation possible
POWER REQUIREMENTS
AA size (LR6) battery x 4
Alkaline or NiMH type
AC adapter: AD-17 (DC5V/1A/USB-type) (optional)
USB bus power
BATTERY LIFE
Battery life (with alkaline battery, continuous recording) Over 20 hours
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
H6: 77.8mm (W) x 152.8mm (D) x 47.8mm (H), 280g
XYH-6: 78.9mm (W) x 60.2mm (D) x 45.2mm (H), 130g
MSH-6: 58.0mm (W) x 67.6mm (D) x 42.1mm (H), 85g

 

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