Zoom H6 Handy Recorder

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Sku: 884354012175
Brand: Zoom
H6 Handy Recorder

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.



• 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

• Headphone: 3.5mm
• Audio out: 3.5mm

Storage and media

• Type(s): SD, SDHC, SDXC (sold separately)
• Capacity: 128GB
• Hard drive Not applicable


• USB: Yes


• 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


• 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 Zoom's 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: 3.0" x 6.0" x 2.0"
• Weight: 9.9oz (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)