The Zoom H5 Handy Recorder and Case Kit from B&H consists of a Zoom H5 recorder and a protective case that keeps it secure from dust and rain. The H5 features Zoom's modular microphone system, and comes included with their XY mic module. It also features an addition 2 XLR inputs for a total of 4 simultaneous inputs. The H5 can record directly to SD cards for ease in swapping files.
Ideal for documentaries, podcasting, audio for video, and professional sound design, the Zoom H5 portable handheld recorder lets you quickly record up to four input signals regardless of your audio experience. With a swappable stereo microphone capsule, versatile 2-channel inputs, and up to 4-track recording, the H5 is both user-friendly and easily expandable.Like other H-Series Handy recorders such as the H4n Pro and H6, you can hold it in your hand, attach it to a mic stand or tripod, or mount it to a camera (shoe mount available separately); the H5 packs an impressive array of features into a rugged, rubberized body that's more than ready to meet the varied demands of musicians, videographers, sound designers, content creators, and news shooters. From the plentiful battery life to the powerful audio processing functions, the H5 is well equipped to handle anything from tracking live performances and podcasts to recording interviews, dialogue, and sound effects. It can supply phantom or plug-in power for condenser mics, or accept direct connections from synths, keyboards, drum machines, or +4 dB line-level mixers. No matter the source, selectable auto-recording and pre-recording ensure that you'll never miss the start of a take, and stereo safety track recording provides duplicate tracks at a lower level to avoid distortion.
If you happen to setup external microphones in a mid-side configuration, the integrated MS decoder allows adjustment to the perceived width of the stereo image, which is beneficial for sound design, broadcasting, or general stereo-to-mono compatibility.
Alternatively, use the H5 as a 4-in/2-out USB 2.0 audio interface at up to 24-bit / 48 kHz. For audio interface operation with an iPad (Apple Camera Connection Kit required and available separately), select USB Stereo mode, which offers two channels in and out at up to 16-bit / 48 kHz. The USB port also enables fast file transfer and firmware updates.
There's an onboard metronome and tuner, and you can loop playback and adjust pitch and speed independently, making the H5 an ideal tool for phrase training.
Backup record enables the H5 to automatically record a duplicate set of stereo tracks with 12 dB less input gain. Even if your original track is distorted, chances are the backup version will be fine!
Designed to fit Zoom H5 Handy Recorders, the Porta Brace AR-ZH5 is a carrying case made out of durable 1000D cordura nylon, keeping it safe from abrasions whilst in the field. The case offers easy access to controls and I/O, all while providing protection. Cable outlets and display windows are secured by touch-fasteners; when you pull them apart, you can access volume controls, the interchangeable capsule mounted to the top of the H5, cable entries, and more.
Open the front panel of the case and you'll find the display protected by a clear vinyl screen, one that lets you view your levels and recording time with ease. The H5 has two prominent analog volume dials for input level adjustment of microphones, and the AR-ZH5 takes this into account: a black, fabric bar overlays on top of these dials, so that you don't jostle them accidentally.
Should you wish to clip the case to a strap or belt loop, a small attachment point is provided. The item, however, does not come with a strap or a belt loop. The case is lightweight at 0.2 lb.