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ZoomEXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders
 
4.6

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        H6 XLR capsule

        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...Read complete review

        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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        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

        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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          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

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

                An essential gear! Perfect!

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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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                      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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                      4.0

                      I would buy it again

                      By ajs

                      from Atlanta

                      Verified Buyer

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                            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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