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Zoom H5 Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone System

You Pay: $269.99
Product Highlights
  • Modular Mic and Input System
  • Includes XY Microphone Module
  • Four Simultaneous Inputs
  • Uses SD Memory Cards
  • Compatible with H6 Mic Modules
  • Optional Shotgun Mic and XLR/TRS Inputs
  • Record up to 24-bit/96kHz Audio
  • Doubles as USB Audio Interface
  • Optional Hot Shoe Mount

The H5 Handy from Zoom is a compact, portable handheld digital recorder that is capable of four-track recording and features an interchangeable, modular microphone system. The recorder ships with an XY microphone capsule and is compatible with the existing line of H6 modules including the optional shotgun mic and XLR/TRS input modules.

The included XY stereo mic module provides two matched unidirectional condenser microphones set at a 90 degree angle, and features a built-in shockmount system and a maximum SPL of 140dB. Additionally, the recorder is equipped with two inputs for external sources, allowing you to record simultaneously with the included stereo XY mic for a total of four input channels. Each input is controllable by its own analog gain knob, and also has a -20dB pad.

The recorder also has an LCD screen and a side-mounted toggle control for navigating through the menu options. It gives you fast access to transport functions, offering physical control buttons right underneath the screen, and conveniently stores its recorded audio to external SD cards.

In addition to the detachable X/Y capsule, the recorder also ships with a foam windscreen, a 2GB SD card, two AA batteries, a USB cable, WaveLab LE (download), Cubase LE (download), and a hard plastic case.

Features:
  • Includes detachable X/Y capsule (XYH-5) with extended signal capacity and shockmounted microphones for reduced handling noise
  • Compatible with Zoom H6 input capsules and optional capsules including the SGH-6 shotgun mic capsule and the EXH-6 dual XLR/TRS combo input capsule
  • Four-track simultaneous recording
  • Large backlit LCD display
  • Records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32GB
  • Up to 24-bit/96kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats
  • Two mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors, each with selectable phantom power and -20dB pad
  • Analog-style gain controls for each input
  • Protective "roll-bar" type covers prevent accidental movement of gain controls
  • Plug-in power (2.5 volts)
  • Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression and limiting
  • Chromatic tuner and metronome
  • Auto-record, Pre-record and Backup-record functions mean that you'll never miss that perfect take
  • MS decoding
  • Multitrack to stereo internal mixdown
  • Normalize, Divide and Trim editing
  • Voice memo and up to 99 marks per recording
  • A/B loop playback
  • Variable playback speed and variable pitch without affecting playback speed
  • Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad with loop back function
  • Mountable to DSLR or camcorder with optional HS-01 Hot Shoe Mount adapter
  • Uses two standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries
  • Over 15 hours of operation with alkaline batteries

 

General
Recording Media SD card: 16MB to 2GB
SDHC card: 4GB to 32GB
Display Backlit LCD (128 x 64 pixels)
Power Requirements AA size (LR6) battery x 2
AC adapter (AD-17 (DC5V/1A/USB-type, optional)
USB bus power
I/O
Inputs L/R [XYH-5 X/Y mic]:
Mic Type: Unidirectional
Sensitivity: -45 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Input Gain: -∞ to 52 dB
Max Sound Pressure Input: 140 dB SPL

Mic/Line In:
Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
Input Gain: -∞ to 52 dB
Input Impedance: 2 kΩ or more
Plug-In Power: 2.5V supported
Backup Recording: -12 dB lower than set L/R input gain

Inputs 1/2:
Connectors: XLR / TRS combo jacks (XLR: Pin 2 hot / TRS: Tip hot)
Input Gain (PAD OFF): -∞ to 55.0 dB
Input Gain (PAD ON): -∞ to 35.0 dB
Input Impedance: 1.8 kΩ or more
Max Input Level: +22 dBu (PAD ON)
Phantom Power: +12V /+24V /+48V
Equivalent Input Noise (EIN): -120 dBu or less
Outputs Line Out:
Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
Rated Output Level: -10 dBm
Output Load Impedance: 10 kΩ or more

Phone Out:
Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
Output Level: 20 W + 20 W into 32 Ω load

Built-in speaker:
400 mw 8 Ω mono
USB Mass Storage Class Operation:
Class: USB 2.0 high speed


Audio Interface Operation:

Multitrack Mode:
Class: USB 2.0 high speed
Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48 kHz
Bit Rate: 16-/24-bit
Inputs / Outputs: 4 / 2

Stereo Mode:
Class: USB 2.0 full speed
Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48 kHz
Bit Rate: 16-bit
Inputs / Outputs: 2 / 2
USB Bus Powered Operation: Yes
iPad Operation: Supported in stereo mode only
Recording
Recording Formats Stereo Mode:
WAV (BWF-compliant)
Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48/96 kHz
Bit Rate: 16-/24-bit (Stereo)
Maximum Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 2
MP3
Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz
Bit Rate: 48/56/64/80/96/112/32/160/192/224/256/320 kbps

Multi-Track Mode:
WAV (BWF-compliant)
Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48 kHz
Bit Rate: 16-/24-bit (mono/stereo)
Maximum Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 6 (L/R + INPUT 1/2 + L/R backup)

 

Physical Specifications
Dimensions H5: 2.3 x 5.3 x 1.7" (66.8 x 135.2 x 42.1 mm)
XYH-5 X/Y mic:2.6 x 2.4 x 1.6" (65.5 x 62.2 x 41 mm)
Weight H5: 6.2 oz (176.0 g)
XYH-5 X/Y mic: 3.3 oz (94.0 g)
Zoom H5 Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone System
  • XYH-5 Microphone Capsule
  • Plastic Case
  • 2 GB SD Card
  • Foam Windscreen
  • USB Cable
  • Steinberg WaveLab LE Software (Download)
  • Steinberg Cubase LE Software (Download)
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Showcased Accessories

    View more accessory options by clicking the additional Accessory tabs to the left.

    Zoom -  APH-5 Accessory Pack for Zoom H5 Recorder
    • You Pay: $49.99
     

    The H5 accessory kit is a great way to get multiple accessories your recorder.

    Watson -  4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh)
    • You Pay: $17.95
     

    Save money and have the power you need with rechargeable batteries.

    Porta Brace -  AR-ZH5 Case for Zoom H5 Digital Recorder
    • You Pay: $77.25
     

    Carry, protect and use at the same time with this multifunction case.

    Zoom -  WSU-1 Hairy Windscreen
    • You Pay: $39.99
     

    Protect your audio from wind noise in higher wind conditions with a furry windshield.

    Zoom -  SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders
    • You Pay: $129.99
     

    Add a shotgun microphone capsule to your recorder.

    Zoom -  EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders
    • You Pay: $69.99
     

    Add 2 additional XLR/TRS combo inputs to your recorder.

    Senal -  SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones
    • You Pay: $89.99
     

    Headphones are essential for real-time monitoring and mixing.

    Lexar -  32GB SDHC Memory Card Platinum II Class 10 UHS-I
    • You Pay: $18.95
     

    A larger SD card will insure you have enough memory for your recordings.

    Accessory Packages

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    An accessory kit is a great way to get multiple accessories your system.

    Auray -  Zoom H6 HDSLR Accessory Kit
    • You Pay: $99.99
     

    Batteries & Power

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    Always keep spare batteries handy and you won't get caught without power.

    Varta -  High-Energy 1.5 V AA E91 Alkaline Battery - 4 Pk
    • You Pay: $1.23
     
    Watson -  8-Bay Rapid Charger Kit with AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh, 8-Pack)
    • You Pay: $54.95
     

    Add interconnectivity options for your equipment.

    Kopul -  Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 6' (1.8 m), Black
    • You Pay: $17.99
     

    Wind Protection

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    Protect your audio from wind noise with a windscreen.

    Auray -  WRW-H4N Custom Windbuster for Zoom H4n
    • You Pay: $45.00
     

    Store and read data with the proper media.

    PNY Technologies -  8 GB High Performance SDHC Class 10 - 10 MB/s SD Card
    • You Pay: $7.99
     

    Headphones

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    Headphones are essential for real-time monitoring and mixing.

    Polsen -  HPC-A30 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones
    • You Pay: $29.99
     
    Audio-Technica -  ATH-M20x Monitor Headphones (Black)
    • You Pay: $49.00
     

    System Extensions

    System Extensions add more functions and features.

    Zoom -  MSH-6 - Mid-Side Microphone Capsule for Zoom H5 and H6 Field Recorders
    • You Pay: $79.99
     
    Zoom -  XYH-6 - X/Y Microphone Capsule for Zoom H5 and H6 Field Recorders
    • You Pay: $79.99
     
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