Zoom H6 Handy Recorder Records directly to SD, SDHC and SDXC cards up to 128GB

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Product Code: H6

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Features
• Six-track simultaneous recording
• Four mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors
• Gain controls (real knobs!) and -20dB pads for each input
• Phantom power for all main inputs: +12/+24/+48V
• Large full-color LCD display, angled so it’s easy to read in all environments
• 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
• Multitrack to stereo internal mixdown
• Independent monitor and playback mixes
• Virtual VU meters
• Voice memo and up to 99 marks per recording

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, live broadcast or electronic news gathering – the H6 can handle it with ease.

The X/Y miking technique is optimal when you want to cover a wide area and still capture sound sources in the center with clarity and definition, making it great for all types of live stereo recording.

H6 is the essential audio recorder for location videography. Its supplied MSH-6 mic capsule and onboard MS decoding, plus the ability to record up to 6 tracks simultaneously, gives you plenty of options in post-production.

Main Features:
• Interchangeable input capsules that can be swapped out as easily as the lens of a camera
• Six-track simultaneous recording
• Four mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors
• Gain controls (real knobs!) and -20dB pads for each input
• Phantom power for all main inputs: +12/+24/+48V
• Large full-color LCD display, angled so it’s easy to read in all environments
• 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
• Multitrack to stereo internal mixdown
• Independent monitor and playback mixes
• Virtual VU meters
• Voice memo and up to 99 marks per recording
• Overdubbing, up to 99 takes
• Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression and limiting
• Onboard MS decoding
• Normalize, Divide and Trim editing
• Chromatic tuner and metronome
• A/B loop playback
• Variable playback speed, from 50% to 150%
• Variable pitch per track without affecting playback speed
• USB port for data exchange to and from computer
• Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad
• Camera strap mounts
• Mountable directly to DSLR or camcorder with optional HS-01 Hot Shoe Mount adapter
• Accepts standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries
• Over 20 hours of operation with 4 AA alkaline batteries

Recording Media
Dual SD card slot supports:

16 MB–2 GB SD cards
4 GB–32 GB SDHC cards
64 GB–128 GB SDXC cards
Capsules
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)
Shotgun mic (SGH-6)
Mic Type: Unidirectional (mic unit x3)
Polar Pattern: Super-cardioid
Sensitivity: –39 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa (each mic unit)
Input Gain: –∞ to 50 dB
Maximum Sound Pressure Input: 122 dB SPL
INPUTS: 1-4
MicConnectors: XLR / TRS combo jacks
(XLR: Pin 2 hot / TRS: Tip hot)
MicInput gain: (PAD OFF) -∞ to 55.5 dB
(PAD ON) -∞ to 35.5 dB
MicInput impedance: 1.8kΩ or more
MicMax 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 output load impedance is 10k Ω or more
PHONE OUT Jack type: 1/8" stereo mini jack
Output Level: 20 W +20 W 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 gain)
MP3
Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz
Bit Rate: 48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320kbps
Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 2
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
Audio Interface operation: Stereo mode
Class: USB2.0 Full Speed
Inputs / Outputs: 2 / 2
Sampling frequency: 44.1/48kHz
Bit rate: 16 bit
USB bus powered operation possible
(iPad operation supported in stereo mode only)
Power Requirements
Power Supply AA size (LR6) battery x 4
Alkaline or NiMH type
AC adapter: AD-17 (DC5V/1A/USB-type) (optional)
USB bus power
Battery Life Over 20 hours
(with alkaline battery, continuous recording)
Dimensions & 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

- Operation manual
- XYH-6 X/Y mic capsule
- MSH-6 MS mic capsule
- SD card (2GB)
- AA size (LR6) battery x 4
- Cubase LE Software
- Windscreen
- USB Cable
- Case


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Really satisfied customer
By Susan Lim 05/04/2017

I am really happy every time I use this great Zoom H6 recorder for my daily recording usage in my work both overseas and in Singapore. Strongly recommending this Zoom H6 recorder!


This is a great product
By Eric Lee 30/03/2017

This audio quality was excellent. It is very responsive if you've ever used any kind of multi-track recorder. The menu system is very simple. Only thing negative was lack of jam-sync-able time code. But I am good with this kind of pricing.


Great recorder, value for money
By GT Tan 22/02/201

Versatile recorder, good sound quality for the price, good battery life. I still rate the Zoom H6 Handy Recorder high despite the fact the the 3.5mm stereo line is on the X/Y mic rather than the recorder body itself.


Perfect for both beginner and expert!
By Daniel Toh 16/02/2017

I purchased the H6 to record speaking events and interview style videography for my university course projects. This was my first Zoom product and I could use it to do almost everything I wanted within minutes. It is a great product and I will share that great experiences with my NTU and NUS peers.