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ZoomEXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders
 
4.7

(based on 20 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (5)
  • Easy to set up (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)
  • Energy efficient (3)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

2 extra inputs but low power amps

The good: It adds 2 more inputs (L-R)
The bad: No phantom power, lower volume than inputs 1-4

I use this for two microphones, a Shure SM7b...Read complete review

The good: It adds 2 more inputs (L-R)
The bad: No phantom power, lower volume than inputs 1-4

I use this for two microphones, a Shure SM7b and Golden Age R1 MKII. While the Shure SM7b is a pretty quiet microphone, with the four other inputs, and the gain at 7, it is loud enough for most recordings. With the EXH-6, I usually need to turn the gain up to 8.5-9 to achieve the same result.

As such, the EXH-6 is a good addition if you have a good 'loud' microphone (the Blue Encore 100 works fine at 6/7 with this) or if you want to add too more inputs with a preamp or something that adds phantom power to the line. (Or throw in a Fethead or Cloudlifter on top of this to boost the signal.)

It works well and I'm pleased with it despite the drawback. With a little extra change the EXH-6 and another piece of gear makes the Zoom H6N a valid 6 track recorder.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great accessory

This is a nice addition to the Zoom H6. It still has the noisy preamps that the H6 has, but hey, you get two more inputs.

This is a nice addition to the Zoom H6. It still has the noisy preamps that the H6 has, but hey, you get two more inputs.

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5.0

2 more inputs comes in handy

By IEHD

from Chino, CA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy To Use
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

      Having the option of two more independently controlled inputs comes in handy.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
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      • No

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      4.0

      A Big Help for Run and Gun

      By Steven @ REELARC

      from New York City, NY

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • Low Power Consumption
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Upgrade

        Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

        After some research, I found it was possible to use this module with my H6 to record -10db back up tracks for my two wireless lavs(this doesn't work with the inputs on the body of the H6). Great customer service btw; after searching online for a while and coming up empty, I did what I should've done at the start and just called the company. Had an answer from a live human in less than ten minutes. No back and forth!

        Shooting short scenes for an actor's promotional materials as I do, we're a small crew with limited time on set so his is invaluable; a backup track means I can set one track fairly hot and still have a backup in case an actor get's very loud and clips. It's fairly hands-off now; no riding the gain controls. The build is solid and it's very easy to use. Would love to see this feature in the existing body's inputs but this is a relatively inexpensive option and perfect for what I do.

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        • Business
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        • No

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        5.0

        Works Great with my HD! EXH-6 dUAL XLR/TRS Combo Capsule

        By MR.PTP

        from St. Albans, NY

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

            I work with a lot of musicians and this unit allows me to travel light and record 6 audio channels simulatenously that I can mix later. This is a must have for any musician on the go! Great for video also. You can't go wrong. Just get one!

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            • Business
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            • No

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            5.0

            Recoding Dream Connection

            By Cappy

            from Oxnard, CA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy To Use
            • High Quality Recording
            • Low Power Consumption
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Recording Mobile-studio

              Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

              Leave it to Zoom to create a "Double Header" LOL. I have taught drums for 25+ years, my drum kit and my students drum kit (in my studio), bit have Audio Technica AT-2020's over each set, with the EXH-6 connected to my Zoom H5, I am able to connect the H5 to make recording's for my students in high quality and send them home.

              When on a music job, I am also able to connect the EXH-6 with dual Electro Voice Mic's through my H5, into my Zoom R24 mixing/recoding board and make some great recordings! It's easy to snap on/off of the Zoom H5 and H6, and works like a dream!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
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              • No

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              5.0

              Works great

              By Ing

              from Orlando

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

              Very please with the unit.

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              5.0

              great addition to the h6

              By cosmic geoffry

              from Cincinnati, OH

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

              I use the zoom h6 primarily as a portable audio mixer/recorder with mulitple microphones for shooting dslr video. So the added xlr inputs will allow me to plug up to 6 mics which is probably more than ill ever need. It works exactly like the inputs and level knobs work on the recorder itself. No complaints or problems.

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              5.0

              Great piece of kit

              By That one guy

              from Indiana

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Functional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Pro Audio

                Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                Does exactly what it says on the box, sounds great, and is well constructed. Can definitely recommend, I don't know why I didn't pick one up sooner.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Flexibility!

                By VideoEditorNJ

                from New Jersey

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                This is a great option to have for the H6 and H5. Wish this came bundled with the H6 rather than those extra mic options, but it is great to have the flexibility to add true 6-track recording to the H6 when those situations call for it.

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                5.0

                Whats that you say? Recorded!!!

                By JAN BRADY

                from MINNEAPOLIS, MN

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • My
                • Off
                • Rock
                • Socks

                Cons

                • Any
                • Not
                • there
                • Were

                Best Uses

                • Anti Balistic
                • Fishing
                • Furry
                • Stroling
                • Taxidermy

                Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                its so nice to have a pocket 4 channel recording device that does not suck eggs. Thanks Zoom you make me all tingly.

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                5.0

                Essential gear

                By Julio

                from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                An essential gear! Perfect!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Accessory!

                By Scott

                from Allentown, PA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Convenient
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • No Phantom

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                  Not much to review, except that it works perfectly. It adds two more inputs to your H6. That's what it's supposed to do. It's build well, and works well. Enough said.

                  NOTE: This capsule cannot supply phantom power, so keep that in mind if you are using more than 4 inputs that need phantom.

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                  5.0

                  Great accessory for the Zoom H6

                  By BoyFinite

                  from New York

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to use
                  • Great Manual Control
                  • Xlr Or 14" Input

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dialogue Recording
                    • Location sound
                    • Music recording

                    Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                    I recently used this on a shoot where I needed additional mic inputs beyond the 4 that that the Zoom H6 gives you. I was able to record on all 6 channels of the H6 with wired inputs.

                    It can accept both XLR and 1/4" jack inputs and has manual volume control for both channels, making adjustment easy to make on the fly.

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                    3.0

                    Great accessory

                    By uberaudio

                    from Utah

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                    This is a nice addition to the Zoom H6. It still has the noisy preamps that the H6 has, but hey, you get two more inputs.

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                    4.0

                    Good addition to the H6

                    By E

                    from Boston, MA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to attach
                    • Level Knobs

                    Cons

                    • No Phantom Power

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                      This will give you a total of 6 XLR inputs for an H6. I am pretty sure this is compatible with the upcoming H5 as well. The only drawback is that you can't run phantom power to these inputs. I can't imagine when you would need 5 or more mics with phantom power running off of a single field mixer, but who knows?

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                      5.0

                      This should be standard equipment

                      By Steve The Producer

                      from Las Vegas, NV

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to attach
                      • Quality equipment

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                      • Live Recordings
                      • Location recording
                      • Multi-tracking

                      Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                      HUGE addition to the awesome H6! Definitely worth the money.

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                      5.0

                      H6 XLR capsule

                      By LBCCnancy

                      from Long Beach, CA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • physical controls
                      • Quick Set-up
                      • Small

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                      • Capture Ideas On The Fly
                      • Live Shows

                      Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                      The H6 as a whole ROCKS... but with the addition of the XLR capsule, i was able to capture the key elements of a live show with clarity, and bring the stacks back into the studio for processing.I love the physical trim pots and pads.This wasn't a problem for me, but if you buy this unit be aware that although the onboard XLRs have phantom power, the XLR capsule does not.... just plan your track assignments wisely.The band I'm working with is purchasing a second H6 and XLR capsule so we'll have 12 tracks for live recording.

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                      4.0

                      This was a must for me

                      By Swandne

                      from Eagle river wi

                      Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                      I done use the h6 close enough to use the built in mics that often so this is great

                      Only down side is no phantom power to the extra ports

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      2 extra inputs but low power amps

                      By Brady Miller

                      from Seoul, Korea

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Additional Inputs

                      Cons

                      • Lower Volume
                      • No Phantom Power

                      Best Uses

                      • Dynamic Mics
                      • Instrument Input
                      • Multi-track Recording
                      • Prosumer Recording
                      • Stereo Recording

                      Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                      The good: It adds 2 more inputs (L-R)
                      The bad: No phantom power, lower volume than inputs 1-4

                      I use this for two microphones, a Shure SM7b and Golden Age R1 MKII. While the Shure SM7b is a pretty quiet microphone, with the four other inputs, and the gain at 7, it is loud enough for most recordings. With the EXH-6, I usually need to turn the gain up to 8.5-9 to achieve the same result.

                      As such, the EXH-6 is a good addition if you have a good 'loud' microphone (the Blue Encore 100 works fine at 6/7 with this) or if you want to add too more inputs with a preamp or something that adds phantom power to the line. (Or throw in a Fethead or Cloudlifter on top of this to boost the signal.)

                      It works well and I'm pleased with it despite the drawback. With a little extra change the EXH-6 and another piece of gear makes the Zoom H6N a valid 6 track recorder.

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                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      I would buy it again

                      By ajs

                      from Atlanta

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                      Works well, to expand my HR6 to a 6 track recorder. I was disappointed to find it won't support phantom power on these 2 channels, and it does state these in the book. My lavs are all self powered, so for my use it shouldn't be a problem in video shoots. I still have the 4 tracks with phantom to work with for shotgun mics. It is nice that the LR channels can be recorded individually with different volumes like other channels. The preamps on the HR6 are a little noisy above a level of 8.

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                      5.0

                      Great Addition for the H6

                      By Darren

                      from Maui

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy Operation
                      • Quality build

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indy Film Sets
                        • Interviews

                        Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                        This addition makes it possible to record 6 separate tracks on your H6 or by using an XLR splitter, you can do 3 stereo tracks. The knobs to adjust the input levels work the same as those on the H6 unit.

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