Zoom H5 Handy Four-track Simultaneous Recording Compatible with all Zoom input capsules

Zoom H5 Handy Recorder Two mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors

Product Code: H5

Buy Sell Sales Zoom H5 Handy Recorder
review button

Features
• Uses a system of interchangeable input capsules
• Includes detachable X/Y capsule (XYH-5) with extended signal capacity and shock mounted mics
• Compatible with all Zoom input capsules
• Four-track simultaneous recording
• Large backlit LCD display
• Records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32 GB
• Up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats
• Two mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors
• Analog-style gain controls for each input
• Protective "roll-bar" type covers prevent accidental movement of gain controls
• Plug-in power (2.5 volts)
• Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression, and limiting
• Chromatic tuner and metronome


The H5 provides four tracks of simultaneous recording and, like our flagship H6, it can use all Zoom interchangeable input capsules, allowing you to choose the best microphone for every recording situation. The flexible and powerful H5 provides everything you need to create multitrack recordings, audio for video, and state-of-the-art podcasting, broadcasting and electronic newsgathering.

X/Y recording allows you to cover a wide area yet still capture sound sources in the center with clarity and definition, making it ideal for all types of live stereo recording. The XYH-5 X/Y microphone capsule included with the H5 provides two matched unidirectional condenser microphones set at a 90 degree angle. These are housed within an advanced shock-mount that employs rugged external mic wires and rubberized material to isolate the unit from the H5 body and thus minimize vibration and handling noise.

H5 also provides everything you need to connect with the outside world. Dual combo XLR/TRS inputs that can handle both mic- and line-level signals allow you to connect external microphones and line-level devices like mixers, portable music players, effects processors, and electronic keyboards—even electric guitars or basses equipped with active electronics.

There are lots of output options as well. A dedicated Line Out with adjustable volume allows you to send a stereo audio output from the H5 to the mic input of a video camera or other device without the need for an attenuator cable. In addition, there's a separate headphone output with a dedicated volume control. You can use both outputs simultaneously to route audio to your DSLR while monitoring over headphones.

Just 2 AA batteries—either alkaline or rechargeable NiMH—are required for power. When using alkaline batteries, the H5 will operate for more than 15 hours, even while recording continuously. You can also use an optional AC adapter to power the H5 without batteries. The H5 records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32 gigabytes.

Main Features:
• Uses a system of interchangeable input capsules that can be swapped out as easily as the lens of a camera
• Includes detachable X/Y capsule (XYH-5) with extended signal capacity and shock-mounted mics for reduced handling noise
• Compatible with all Zoom input capsules
• Four-track simultaneous recording
• Large backlit LCD display
• Records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32 GB
• Up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats
• Two mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors, each with selectable phantom power and -20 dB pad
• Analog-style gain controls for each input
• Protective "roll-bar" type covers prevent accidental movement of gain controls
• Plug-in power (2.5 volts)
• Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression, and limiting
• Chromatic tuner and metronome
• Auto-record, Pre-record, and Backup-record functions mean that you'll never miss that perfect take
• MS decoding
• Multitrack to stereo internal mixdown
• Normalize, Divide, and Trim editing
• Voice memo and up to 99 marks per recording
• A/B loop playback
• Variable playback speed and variable pitch without affecting playback speed
• Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad with loop back function
• Mountable to DSLR or camcorder with optional HS-01 Hot Shoe Mount adapter
• Uses two standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries
• Over 15 hours of operation with alkaline batteries

General
Recording media: SD card: 16MB to 2GB , SDHC card: 4GB to 32GB
Display: Backlit LCD (128 x 64 pixels)
Inputs
INPUTS L/R [XYH-5 X/Y mic]: Mic type: Unidirectional
Sensitivity: -45 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Input gain: -∞ to 52 dB
Max sound pressure input: 140 dB SPL
MIC/LINE IN: Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
Input gain: - ∞ to 52 dB
Input impedance: 2 k Ω or more
Plug-in power: 2.5V supported
Backup recording: -12dB lower than set L/R input gain
INPUTS 1/2: Connectors: XLR / TRS combo jacks
(XLR: Pin 2 hot / TRS: Tip hot)
Input gain (PAD OFF): -∞ to 55.0 dB
Input gain (PAD ON): -∞ to 35.0 dB
Input impedance: 1.8 k Ω or more
Max 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 dBm
Output load impedance: 10k Ω or more
PHONE OUT: Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
Output Level: 20 W +20 W into 32 Ω load
Built-in speaker: 400mw 8 Ω mono
Recording Formats
STEREO MODE: WAV (BWF-compliant)
Sampling frequency: 44.1/48/96 kHz
Bit rate: 16/24 (Stereo)
Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 2
MP3
Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz
Bit rate: 48/56/64/80/96/112/32/160/192/224/256/320kbps
MULTITRACK MODE: WAV (BWF-compliant)
Sampling frequency: 44.1/48 kHz
Bit rate: 16/24 (Mono/Stereo)
Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 6 (L/R + INPUT 1/2 + L/R backup)
USB
Mass Storage Class operation: Class: USB 2.0 High Speed
Audio Interface operation: Multitrack mode: Class: USB 2.0 High Speed
Sampling frequency: 44.1/48kHz
Bit rate: 16/24 bit
Inputs / Outputs: 4 / 2
Audio Interface operation: Stereo mode: Class: USB 2.0 Full Speed
Sampling frequency: 44.1/48kHz
Bit rate: 16 bit
Inputs / Outputs: 2 / 2
USB bus powered operation possible
(iPad operation supported in Stereo mode only)
Power Requirements AA size (LR6) battery x 2
AC adapter: AD-17 (DC5V/1A/USB-type) (optional)
USB bus power

• Operation manual
• XYH-5 X/Y mic capsule
• SD card (2 GB)
• AA size (LR6) battery x 2
• USB cable
• Foam windscreen
• Case
• Steinberg Wave-Lab LE software download
• Steinberg Cubase LE software download


 Zoom H5 Handy Recorder Review

review button

Excellent Design and Sound
By Danny Koh 10/04/2017

Great sound & great design for Zoom H5 audio recorder. With affordable price of $20 in Singapore, you could have the interchangeable capsules to play with as compared to Zoom H4n model! Look around and you will still find the Zoom H5 recorder a better buy.


Perfect with NTG2
By Tony Tan 03/04/2017

Have an upgrade from my old Zoom H4n recorder. Very satisfied with the better quality recording of sounds and the pre amp is much better working with my Rode NTG2 Mic.


Great Sound and versatile
By Tom 26/03/2017

This is by far the best handy system that I have ever used for live interview events. It is easy and fast to setup and transfer to PC for post production. The menu is well organized and simple, very easy to navigate and access to make changes to any features. Best thing was the interchangeable capsules for the H6 could be used for H5 recorder.


Better Recorder
By Erika Lee 15/03/2017

I have used both the Zoom and Tascam recorder before and I will surely recommend Zoom over Tascam.


Great product, very reliable
By Hon Tatt from Ngee Ann Polytechnic 10/03/2017

H5 Recorder is very user friendly especially if you have ever used the Zoom H4 before, very similar setup and easy to use.