Zoom H6 Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone System

Zoom H6 Handy Recorder and Case Kit

Zoom H6 Handy Recorder and Case Kit

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Zoom H6 Handy Recorder and Case Kit

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Zoom H6 Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone System Porta Brace AR-ZH6 Case for Zoom H6 Digital Recorder Zoom H6 Handy Recorder and Case Kit

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  • Zoom H6 Handy Recorder
  • AR-ZH6 Case for Zoom H6
  • Modular Mic and Input System
  • Includes XY Microphone Module
  • Includes Mid-Side Microphone Module
  • Four XLR/TRS Inputs
  • Record up to 6 Simultaneous Channels
  • Record up to 24-bit/96kHz Audio
  • Doubles as USB Audio Interface
  • Uses SDXC Memory Cards
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  • 1Description

The Zoom H6 Handy Recorder and Case Kit from B&H includes the Zoom H6 digital recorder and microphones, plus a rugged protective carrying case. It includes everything you need to get started recording in the field with the H6.

The H6 is a portable handheld recorder and USB audio interface that features an interchangeable microphone system. The recorder ships with both XY and mid-side microphone modules, foam windscreen, 2GB SD card, four AA batteries, USB cable, Cubase LE and a hard carrying case. Optional module attachments can be purchased for expanded functionality.

The Porta Brace AR-ZH6 is a durable carrying case for the Zoom H6 that is designed to protect your valuable recorder for use in the field. Constructed mostly of ballistic-grade Cordura nylon, this case is made to shield your H6 from rain and dust.

  • Zoom H6 Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone System

    The H6 Handy from Zoom is a portable handheld recorder and USB audio interface that features an interchangeable microphone system. The recorder ships with both XY and mid-side microphone modules, foam windscreen, 2GB SD card, four AA batteries, USB cable, Cubase LE and a hard carrying case. Optional module attachments can be purchased for expanded functionality.

    The H6 Handy allows for versatile recording techniques, giving you several options right out of the box. The included XYH-6 XY microphone module is made up of two matched unidirectional condenser microphones and is intended for capturing accurate, phase-correct stereo audio. The module allows you to adjust the angle of the two mics to either 90 degrees, or for a wider stereo image, 120 degrees.

    For situations that call for audio that allows for width control over your stereo image after it has been recorded, the XY module can be switched out for the MSH-6 mid-side stereo microphone module. Contrary to the appearance of the capsule, the mid-side module actually contains two elements positioned on top of one another: a unidirectional mic which faces forward (mid), and a bi-directional mic set perpendicular to it (side). In addition to providing you the ability to adjust the width of your stereo audio after it has been recorded, MS recording also provides true mono compatibility, a factor that comes into play in situations such as television production.

    In addition, the H6 is equipped with four XLR/TRS combo inputs for connecting external mic/line sources such as microphones or mixers. All four inputs and each of the mic modules are equipped with their own preamps with dedicated gain knobs that are easily accessible whether you have the unit mounted to your camera, or strapped over your shoulder. Also, each of the four combo inputs has its own -20dB pad.

    The recorder allows you to record up to six channels at once and stores them to SDXC memory cards up to 128GB in size. It also features a backup-record option that tracks a duplicate of the left and right channels with -12db input gain. This means that if you find that you have tracked your main audio too loud and that distortion has occurred in your audio, you will have a backup stereo mix with 12 db more headroom as a fail-safe. The unit also doubles as a 6-in/2-out USB audio interface and it can be used with your computer running the included Cubase LE or other DAW software.

    Main Features

    Large full-color angled LCD display that allows visibility whether mounted on a camera or strapped over shoulder
    XYH-6 X/Y capsule also provides a secondary input for connecting an external mic or line level signal via stereo 1/8" mini jack
    Optional wired controllers for remote transport controls
    Optional hairy windscreen offers improved wind diffusion
    Built-in speaker, located on the underside of the unit, for fast monophonic monitoring of the recorded signal without the need to make any connections
    Interchangeable input capsules that can be swapped out as easily as the lens of a camera
    Six-track simultaneous recording
    Four mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors
    Physical gain control knobs and -20dB pads for each input
    Phantom power for all main inputs: +12/+24/+48V
    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
    Multitrack to stereo internal mixdown
    Independent monitor and playback mixes
    Graphical VU meters
    Voice memo and up to 99 marks per recording
    Overdubbing, up to 99 takes
    Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression and limiting
    Onboard MS decoding
    Normalize, Divide and Trim editing
    Chromatic tuner and metronome
    Loop Playback with user-defined start and stop points
    Variable playback speed, from 50% to 150%
    Variable pitch per track without affecting playback speed
    USB port for data exchange to and from computer
    Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad
    Camera strap mounts
    Mounts directly to DSLR or camcorder with optional HS-01 Hot Shoe Mount adapter
    Accepts standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries
    Over 20 hours of operation with 4 AA alkaline batteries
    UPC: 884354012175
  • Porta Brace AR-ZH6 Case for Zoom H6 Digital Recorder

    The AR-ZH6 from Porta Brace is a durable carrying case for the Zoom H6, designed to protect your valuable recorder for use in the field. Constructed of 1000 denier Cordura nylon, this case is made to shield your H6 from rain and dust. It features clear vinyl windows that allow full view of all displays and touch fastener closures provide easy access to all controls and ports.

    Can be worn on a belt or connected to an HB-15 shoulder strap (sold separately) to wear around your neck
    UPC: 877547020903
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Zoom H6 specs

  • Zoom H6 Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone System
    Recorder
    Recording Media SD card: 16 MB to 2 GB
    SDHC card: 4 GB to 32 GB
    SDXC card: 64 GB to 128 GB
    Input Connections 4 x XLR/TRS combo jacks; XLR: Pin 2 hot; TRS: Tip hot
    1x 1/8" stereo mini jack (XYH-6 MIC/LINE IN)
    Input Gain -∞ to 55.5 dB (PAD OFF)
    -∞ to 35.5 dB (PAD ON)
    Input Level -∞ to 46.5 dB (XYH-6 MIC/LINE IN)
    Input Impedance 6.8 kΩ (INPUTS 1 to 4)
    2 kΩ (XYH-6 MIC/LINE IN)
    Maximum Input Level +22 dBu, PAD ON (INPUTS 1 to 4)
    Phantom Power +12V /+24V /+48V, independent (INPUTS 1 to 4)
    2.5V plug-in power, (XYH-6 MIC/LINE IN)
    Equivalent Input Noise -120 dBu or less
    Output Connections 1x 1/8" stereo mini jack (LINE OUT)
    1x 1/8" stereo mini jack (PHONE OUT)
    Output Level -10 dBu when output load impedance is 10 kΩ or more (LINE OUT)
    20 W +20 W into 32 Ω load (PHONE OUT)
    Built-in Speaker 400mw 8 Ω mono speaker
    Recording Formats WAV, MP3
    Sample Rate 44.1/48/96 kHz (WAV)
    44.1 kHz (MP3)
    Bit Depth 16, 24 (WAV)
    Bit Rate 48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320 kbps (MP3)
    Max Simultaneous Recording 8 (L/R + INPUT 1 to 4 + L/R backup), backup recording: -12dB lower than set L/R input gain (WAV)
    -or-
    2 (MP3)
    Recording to SD Card With 2 GB card:
    03:08:00 (44.1 kHz / 16-bit WAV)
    34:43:00 (128 kbps MP3)
    Display 2.0-inch full color LCD (320 x 240 pixels)
    USB Port Mass Storage Class operation:
    USB 2.0 high speed
    -or-
    Audio Interface operation, multi-track mode:
    USB 2.0 high speed, multi-track or stereo modes
    Power Requirements AA size (LR6) battery x 4
    AC adapter: AD-17 (DC5V/1A/USB-type) (optional)
    USB bus power
    Battery Life Over 20 hours (with alkaline battery, continuous recording)
    Dimensions 3 x 6 x 1.9" (77.8 x 152.8 x 47.8 mm)
    Weight 9.9 oz (280 g)
    Microphone
    Type XYH-6 X/Y: Unidirectional
    MSH-6 MS: Unidirectional and bi-directional
    Sensitivity XYH-6 X/Y: -41 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    MSH-6 MS: -37 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa (unidirectional);
    -39 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa (bi-directional)
    Input Gain XYH-6 X/Y: -∞ to 46.5 dB
    MSH-6 MS: -∞ to 42.5 dB
    Maximum SPL XYH-6 X/Y: 136 dB SPL
    MSH-6 MS: 120 dB SPL (unidirectional)
    122 dB SPL (bi-directional)
    Dimensions XYH-6 X/Y: 3.1 x 2.4 x 1.8" (78.9 x 60.2 x 45.2 mm)
    MSH-6 MS: 2.3 x 2.66 x 1.65" (58 x 67.6 x 42.1 mm)
    Weight XYH-6 X/Y: 4.6 oz (130 g)
    MSH-6: 3 oz (85 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.5 x 8.2 x 3.3"
  • Porta Brace AR-ZH6 Case for Zoom H6 Digital Recorder
    Material 1000 denier Cordura nylon
    Exterior Dimensions 8.5 x 1.5 x 6.5" (21.6 x 3.8 x 16.5 cm)
    Weight 0.20 lb (90 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 6.0 x 2.5"
B&H Hands-on Learning Videos
  1. Introduction 4:47
  2. Getting Started 4:03
  3. Basic Recording 2:43
  4. Phantom Power 0:54
  5. Playback & Other Recording Options 7:03
  6. Mixing & Editing 4:31
  7. Connecting to a Computer 2:00
  8. Mid Side Mic 1:33
  9. Filters & Other Features 3:06
  10. Power Functions 1:55

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