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THE GROUNDBREAKING ZOOM H6 The most versatile portable recorder ever.

Six interchangeable input capsules make the ZOOM H6 the ultimate recorder for film, video, podcast and music. Its advanced preamps make it the best-sounding one, too. Unmatched abilities. Award-winning quality. Meet the H6 Handy Recorder.

Portable Podcasting

The H6 is a podcaster’s dream with inputs for every guest and phantom power for every mic. Easily monitor your levels on the H6’s crisp, color LCD screen, and use its individual gain knobs to control the levels of each input. The H6 is intuitive and easy to use.

Ming, Walt, and Brian: from The Comic Book Men





Portable Podcasting

The H6 is a podcaster’s dream with inputs for every guest and phantom power for every mic. Easily monitor your levels on the H6’s crisp, color LCD screen, and use its individual gain knobs to control the levels of each input. The H6 is intuitive and easy to use.

Ming, Walt, and Brian: from The Comic Book Men

Sound for
Every Scene

Featuring interchangeable mic capsules, 4 combo inputs and 6 tracks of quality recording, the H6 is ready to record on any set and in any scene the director throws at you.

Sound for Every Scene

Featuring interchangeable mic capsules, 4 combo inputs and 6 tracks of quality recording, the H6 is ready to record on any set and in any scene the director throws at you.

Handheld Music Studio

Say hello to your personal multitrack recording studio. With up to six* discrete line- or mic-level inputs and the ability to overdub, the road from great idea to perfect track just got a lot shorter.

*Optional EXH-6 mic capsule required

Handheld Music Studio

Say hello to your personal multitrack recording studio. With up to six* discrete line- or mic-level inputs and the ability to overdub, the road from great idea to perfect track just got a lot shorter.

*Optional EXH-6 mic capsule required

 

 

 

 

 

 

Never Miss a Take

Pre-Record
The H6 is always listening, saving the two seconds* of audio captured right before you hit RECORD.

*One second when recording at 96k.

Auto-Record
The Auto-Record function allow the H6 to automatically start and stop recording at predefined sound levels.

Never Miss a Take

Pre-Record
The H6 is always listening, saving the two seconds* of audio captured right before you hit RECORD.

*One second when recording at 96k.

Auto-Record
The Auto-Record function allow the H5 to automatically start and stop recording at predefined sound levels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inputs and Outputs

Ins

The H6 offers four XLR/TRS combo jacks with dedicated pad switches and gain control for distortion-free capturing.



Outs
The H6 features two 1/8” outputs, a stereo line out as well as a headphone out with dedicated volume control.

Inputs and Outputs

Inputs: The H6 offers four XLR/TRS combo jacks with dedicated pad switches and gain control for distortion-free capturing.

Outputs: The H6 features two 1/8” outputs, a stereo line out as well as a headphone out with dedicated volume control.

Multi-Channel
Audio Interface

The H6’s USB port enables it to serve as a multi-channel audio interface for your laptop or iOS tablet.

When the H6 is set to “Stereo Mix” in the USB menu, it acts as a 2-input/2-output interface; when set to “Multi Track,” it acts as a 6-input/2-output interface.

Multi-Channel Audio Interface

The H6’s USB port enables it to serve as a multi-channel audio interface for your laptop or iOS tablet.

When the H6 is set to “Stereo Mix” in the USB menu, it acts as a 2-input/2-output interface; when set to “Multi Track,” it acts as a 6-input/2-output interface.

Recording Time
and File Formats

Record continuously for over 20 hours with just 4 AA batteries or extend your recording time indefinitely with the optional AD-17 AC adapter.

The H6 can record up to six monophonic WAV files (or up to three stereo files) in any of the following formats:

 

Recording Time and File Formats

Record continuously for over 20 hours with just 4 AA batteries or extend your recording time indefinitely with the optional AD-17 AC adapter.

The H6 can record up to six monophonic WAV files (or up to three stereo files) in any of the following formats:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Recording and Editing Software

The Zoom H6 comes with free download licenses for Steinberg’s Cubase LE music production software and WaveLab LE audio editing software, enabling you to not only capture, but create.

Free Recording and Editing Software

The Zoom H6 comes with free download licenses for Steinberg’s Cubase LE music production software and WaveLab LE audio editing software, enabling you to not only capture, but create.

It will change the way you think about recording forever.

It will change the way you think about recording forever.




Features

  • Interchangeable input capsules
  • Six-track simultaneous recording
  • Four mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors
  • Gain control knobs and -20dB pads for each input
  • Supplied XYH-6 X/Y capsule provides secondary input via a stereo ⅛” Mic/Line In mini phone jack
  • Phantom power for all main inputs: +12/+24/+48V
  • Large full-color, angled LCD display
  • 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
  • Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression, and limiting
  • Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad
  • Accepts standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries
  • Over 20 hours of operation with 4 AA alkaline batteries

Features

  • Interchangeable input capsules
  • Six-track simultaneous recording
  • Four mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors
  • Gain control knobs and -20dB pads for each input
  • Supplied XYH-6 X/Y capsule provides secondary input via a stereo ⅛” Mic/Line In mini phone jack
  • Phantom power for all main inputs: +12/+24/+48V
  • Large full-color, angled LCD display
  • 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
  • Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression, and limiting
  • Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad

 

 

 

 

What’s In the Box

Here's what comes included with the H6.

  • Operation manual
  • XYH-6 X/Y mic capsule
  • MSH-6 MS mic capsule
  • AA size (LR6) battery x 4
  • Cubase LE & Wavelab LE Software 
  • Windscreen
  • USB Cable
  • Case

 

Optional H6 accessories

  • SGH-6 Shotgun mic capsule
  • SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun mic capsule
  • EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo capsule
  • HS-01 Hot Shoe Mount adapter
  • APH-6 Accessory Pack 
  • PCH-6 Protective Case
  • WSU-1 Universal Windscreen
  • ECM-3 Extension Cable (3 meters)
  • ECM-6 Extension Cable  (6 meters)
  • Manfrotto PIXI Tripod

 

What’s In the Box

Here's what comes included with the H6.

  • Operation manual
  • XYH-6 X/Y mic capsule
  • MSH-6 MS mic capsule
  • AA size (LR6) battery x 4
  • Cubase LE & Wavelab LE Software
  • Windscreen
  • USB Cable
  • Case


Optional H6 accessories

  • SGH-6 Shotgun mic capsule
  • SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun mic capsule
  • EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo capsule
  • HS-01 Hot Shoe Mount adapter
  • APH-6 Accessory Pack
  • PCH-6 Protective Case
  • WSU-1 Universal Windscreen
  • ECM-3 Extension Cable (3 meters)
  • ECM-6 Extension Cable  (6 meters)
  • Manfrotto PIXI Tripod

Media

Video

Zoom Creators: Peter Erskine and the Zoom H6
Zoom H6: Updating the Firmware
Zoom H6: Overdubbing
Zoom Mic Capsule Overview

Specs

Recording Media
SD Card:

16MB to 2GB

SDHC Card:

4GB to 32GB

SDXC Card:

64GB to 128GB

INPUTS
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)

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

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 ga

MP3:

Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz
Bit Rate: 48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320kbps
Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 2

Display
LCD Screen:

2.0-inch full color LCD (320 x 240 pixels)

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

POWER REQUIREMENTS

AA size (LR6) battery x 4
Alkaline or NiMH type
AC adapter: AD-17 (DC5V/1A/USB-type) (optional)
USB bus power

BATTERY LIFE

Battery life (with alkaline battery, continuous recording) Over 20 hours

DIMENSIONS AND 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