Zoom H6


    The Zoom H6 is the perfect audio recorder for almost all applications. It features 4 XLR inputs, each with the option for phantom power. As well as an input for one of the Zoom's 'capsules'. The built-in preamps provide amazing, high-quality sound. recording.

    The Zoom H6 comes with 2 microphone capsules:

    • XYH-6 X/Y Capsule:  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 center image, making it the perfect choice for all types of live stereo recording.
    • MSH-6 MS Capsule:  Welcome to “Mid-Side” recording, a whole new level of precision in your ability to shape the sound. The H6's 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.

    • 1x H6 Hand Held Recorder
    • 1x XYH-6 X/Y mic capsule
    • 1x MSH-6 MS mic capsule
    • 1x SD card
    • 1x WSH-6S Foam Windscreen
    • 1x USB Cable
    • 1x Case

     [requires AA size (LR6) battery x 4]


    Recording media
    16MB–2GB SD cards
    4GB–32GB SDHC cards
    64GB–128GB SDXC cards
    Inputs L/R
    XY mic (XYH-6)
    Mic Type:Unidirectional
    Sensitivity:–41 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    Input Gain:–∞ to 46.5 dB
    Maximum Sound Pressure Input:136 dB SPL
    Connector:1/8" stereo mini jack
    Input Gain:–∞ to 46.5 dB
    Input Impedance:2 kΩ
    Plug-in Power:2.5V supported
    MS mic (MSH-6)
    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
    Maximum Sound Pressure Input:120 dB SPL (unidirectional),122 dB SPL (bi-directional)
    Inputs 1 to 4
    Connectors:XLR/TRS combo jacks
    (XLR:2 hot / TRS: TIP hot)
    Input Gain (PAD OFF):–∞ to 55.5 dB
    Input Gain (PAD ON):–∞ to 35.5 dB
    Input Impedance6.8kΩ
    Maximum Input Level:+22 dBu (PAD ON)
    Phantom Power:+12V / +24V / +48V
    Equivalent Input Noise (EIN):–120 dBu or less
    Line Out
    Connector:1/8" stereo mini jack
    Rated Output Level:–10 dBu (when output load impedance is 10 kΩ or more)
    Phone Out
    Connector:1/8" stereo mini jack
    Output Level:20 mW + 20 mW (into 32Ω load)
    Built-in Speaker400 mW/8 Ω mono speaker
    Recording Formats
    [WAV setting]
    Sampling Frequency:44.1/48/96kHz
    Bit Rate:16/24-bit (Mono/Stereo, BWF-compliant)
    Maximum Simultaneous Recording Tracks:8 tracks (6 tracks + L/R backup)
    Backup recording:12dB lower than set L/R input gain
    [MP3 setting]
    Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz Bit Rate:48–320 kbps
    Maximum Simultaneous Recording Tracks:2 tracks
    Recording Time
    (with 2GB card)03:08:00 (44.1kHz/16-bit WAV)
    34:43:00 (128kbps MP3)
    Display2.0-inch full-color LCD (320 x 240 pixels)
    [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:44.1/48/96kHz
    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 our own testing method. They may differ greatly depending on operating conditions.
    PowerAA size (LR6) battery x 4
    AC adapter:AD-17 (DC5V/1A/USB-type) (optional)
    USB bus power
    DimensionsH6: 77.8mm(W)x 152.8mm(D)x 47.8mm(H)
    XYH-6: 78.9mm(W)x 60.2mm(D)x 45.2mm(H)
    MSH-6: 58.0mm(W)x 67.6mm(D)x 42.1mm(H)
    Weight H6:280g (without batteries)

    £265.83 excl. VAT and Shipping (CVP List Price October 2018)

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At A Glance

A versatile and portable field recorder!