Zoom H5 Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone System

Zoom H5 Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone System and Corresponding Pouch Kit

Zoom H5 Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone System and Corresponding Pouch Kit

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Zoom H5 Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone System and Corresponding Pouch Kit

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Product Highlights

  • Designed for Stereo Recording on the Go
  • Modular Mic and Input System
  • Includes XY Microphone Module
  • 4x Simultaneous Inputs
  • Optional Shotgun Mic and XLR/TRS Inputs
  • Case Allows Portability and Easy Access
  • Case's Top Flap Protects Microphone
  • Includes Shoulder Strap & Belt Clip
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Zoom H5 Overview

  • 1Description

Designed for portable stereo recording—and for transporting your equipment all the while—this Zoom Handy H5 Kit gives you both the Zoom H5 Handy Recorder and a corresponding pouch, specifically designed to keep all the H5's controls and features easily accessible on the go.

The H5 recorder features 2x on-board mics positioned in an X/Y configuration, giving you a well-represented sense of stereo field in your ensuing recordings. These microphones are switchable with the H6 line of microphones (available separately) for additional flexibility. Furthermore, the unit is stocked with internal preamps whose combo XLR/1/4" jacks allow you to plug in your own microphones.

The case, of course, permits greater ease in portability, as well as simple access to the H5's controls, a protective top flap, a shoulder strap, and a belt clip.

  • Zoom H5 Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone System

    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, two AA batteries, a USB cable, WaveLab LE (download), and Cubase LE (download).

    • 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


    UPC: 884354013196
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Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Zoom H5 Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone System
    Portable Recorder
    Number of Tracks 2
    Max Sample Rate/Resolution 96 kHz / 24-Bit
    Microphone Built-In Cardioid Stereo Pair, X/Y Configuration
    Built-In Speaker Yes, 400 mW Mono
    Display LCD (Backlit)
    Memory Card Support SD (16 MB to 2 GB)
    SDHC (4 to 32 GB)
    Audio File Formats BWF, MP3, WAV
    Sample Rates WAV:
    44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz (Stereo) 
    44.1 kHz 
    Bit Depth 16/24-Bit
    Bit Rates 48 to 320 kb/s
    48 to 320 kb/s
    Timecode No
    Analog I/O 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Line/Mic Input
    2 x Combo XLR / 1/4" TRS Input
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Line Output
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Headphone Output
    Phantom Power +12 / 24 / 48 V
    Plug-In Power Yes, 2.5 V
    Host Connection 1 x Mini-USB (USB 2.0)
    Gain Range 1/8" Inputs:
    Up to 52 dB
    Mic/Line Inputs:
    Up to 55 dB
    Max Input Level Mic/Line Inputs:
    +22 dBu (Pad On) 
    Headphone Output Power 20 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
    Impedance Inputs:
    ≥2 kOhms 
    Line Outputs:
    ≥10 kOhms 
    Mic/Line Inputs:
    ≥1.8 kOhms 
    EIN ≤-120 dBu 
    Microphone Sensitivity -45 dB/Pa
    Microphone Max SPL 140 dB SPL
    Power Options Batteries, USB Bus Power, AC/DC Power Adapter
    Battery Type 2 x AA
    AC/DC Power Adapter 5 VDC at 1 A (Not Included)

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    Dimensions 2.3 x 5.3 x 1.7" / 66.8 x 135.2 x 42.1 mm (Recorder)
    2.6 x 2.4 x 1.6" / 65.5 x 62.2 x 41.0 mm (X/Y Mic)
    Weight 6.2 oz / 176.0 g (Recorder)
    3.3 oz / 94.0 g (Mic)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.25 x 6.6 x 3.4"

Zoom H5 Reviews

H5 Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone System and Corresponding Pouch Kit is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Gets the job done... I consider 4 stars great, except there's one thing that I'd like, a better case, that will allow removing the XY mics so it can be just an XLR recorder without all the extra stuff I don't use. other than that the preamps are quiet and the sound files are just great! Some one out there make a cap for the XY mic connection and case that will protect it when your running and gunning.
Date published: 2016-06-03
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