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Zoom H6 Portable Digital Audio Recorder

Capture performance on a whole new level with the Zoom H6 Portable Digital Audio Recorder. Whether you slide it into your camera strap or attach it directly to your DSLR with a Hot Shoe mount, the H6 is the essential recorder for location videography, live concert recording, recording music or electronic news gathering (ENG).

Its supplied MSH-6 mic capsule and onboard MD decoding, plus the ability to record up to 6 tracks simultaneously, gives you plenty of options in post-production.

The Most Versatile Portable Recorder

The revolutionary Zoom H6 Handy six-track sound recorder has raised the bar 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, live broadcast or electronic news gathering – the H6 can handle it with ease.

The Ultimate in Image Control 

Welcome to "Mid-Side" recording, a whole new level of precision in your ability to shape sound. The Zoom H6 Digital Audio Recorder provided MS Capsule contains dual mic elements - a forward-facing, unidirectional mic (the "Mid") and a side-facing, bi-directional mic (the "Side"). Together with the H6's onboard MS decoder, they capture a fully mono-compatible stereo image that can actually be adjusted after recording - ideal for film, video, and television projects.

Expanded Connectivity

Plugging in the optional EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Capsule gives you two more inputs, transforming your H6 into the world's smallest six-track recorder. Connect up to six discrete signals from external microphones, instruments, mixers, or portable music players to fully realise your audio vision. It's all the power of a professional recording studio, right in the palm of your hand.

Live Recording Personified

The H6's included X/Y capsule employs two angled high-quality unidirectional mics which are sensitive to signals coming from the front but less to signals coming from the sides and rear. X/Y recording is optimum when you want to cover a wide area yet still capture a strong centre image, making it the perfect choice for all types of live stereo recording. The microphone module is made up of two matched unidirectional condenser microphones and is intended for capturing accurate, phase-correct stereo audio. The module allows you to adjust the angle of the two mics to either 90 degrees, or for a wider stereo image, 120 degrees.

The Best of Both Worlds

The SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun capsule adds a super-directional mic for capturing sounds directly in front, plus a bi-directional one for capturing ambient sounds. It's ideal for location recording, allowing videographers and content creators to capture dialogue or narration with the centre microphone and mixing in the desired amount of environmental sound captured by the side microphone.

All the Pickup, Half the Length

The optional SGH-6 Shotgun Capsule adds a professional-quality, highly directional microphone to the H6 Handy Recorder with USB, creating an ideal audio setup for film, video, live theatre, and ENG (electronic news gathering) applications. Three elements combined with digital signal processing inside the SGH-6 give you the highly directional pickup power of a conventional shotgun mic in a unit half the size - ideal for recording dialogue and narration with no intrusive mic in the scene.

Audio Recorder

Battery Life
Battery life (with alkaline battery, continuous recording) = Over 20 hours
77.8mm (W) x 152.8mm (D) x 47.8mm (H)
78.9mm (W) x 60.2mm (D) x 45.2mm (H)
58.0mm (W) x 67.6mm (D) x 42.1mm (H)
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
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 to 4:
MicConnectors: XLR / TRS combo jacks
(XLR: Pin 2 hot / TRS: Tip hot)
MicInput gain: (PAD OFF) -∞ to 55.5 dB
MicInput gain: (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
Jack type: 3.5mm stereo mini jack
Rated Output Level: -10 dBu when output load impedance is 10k Ω or more
Jack type: 3.5mm stereo mini jack
Output Level: 20 W +20 W into 32 Ω load
Built-in speaker:
400mw 8 Ω mono speaker
Phantom Power
+12V /+24V /+48V
(Phantom power can be turned on/off independently for Inputs 1 - 4)
AA size (LR6) battery x4
Alkaline or NiMH type
AC adapter: AD-17 (DC5V/1A/USB-type) (optional)
USB bus power
Recording Bit Rate
WAV: 16/24
(Mono/Stereo, BWF-compliant)
MP3: 48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320kbps
Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 2
Recording/Reading Methods
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)
Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz
Bit Rate: 48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320kbps
Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 2
Sampling Frequency
WAV: 44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz
MP3: 44.1kHz
H6: 280 g
XYH-6: 130 g
MSH-6: 85 g
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What's in the box

  • XY Microphone
  • Mid-Side Microphone
  • USB Cable
  • 2GB SD Card
  • 4x AA Batteries
  • Hard Case
  • Cubase LE
  • Foam Windscreen
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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