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Zoom H6 All Black Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone System and Waterproof Case Kit

Zoom H6 All Black Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone System and Waterproof Case Kit
Key Features
  • H6 Recorder with XY Capsule
  • SKB Case Fits Recorder & All Mic Modules
  • Four Mic/Line Inputs
  • Record up to 6 Simultaneous Channels
The Zoom H6 All Black Handy Recorder with Waterproof Case Kit from B&H includes a black H6 recorder, an XYH-6 X/Y microphone capsule, four AA batteries, and an SKB iSeries waterproof case for the recorder and mic modules. It is well suited for transporting and protecting your complete H6 recorder setup when working in the field, on live recordings, video, live broadcast, or electronic news gathering projects.
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Zoom H6 Overview

The Zoom H6 All Black Handy Recorder with Waterproof Case Kit from B&H includes a black H6 recorder, an XYH-6 X/Y microphone capsule, four AA batteries, and an SKB iSeries waterproof case for the recorder and mic modules. It is well suited for transporting and protecting your complete H6 recorder setup when working in the field, on live recordings, video, live broadcast, or electronic news gathering projects.

The H6 handy recorder is a versatile, six-track, portable recorder with four mic/line inputs. It doubles as a USB interface and features an interchangeable microphone system with six interchangeable capsules (one included, five available separately), which can be swapped out as easily as the lenses on a camera.

The SKB iSeries military-standard, waterproof hard case for Zoom H6 recorder and mic modules offers protection against water submersion, impact, corrosion, and fungus. It includes pockets for the recorder, XYH-6 X/Y mic capsule, MSH-6 M/S mic capsule, SGH-6 or SSH-6 Shotgun mic capsule, EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo capsule, windscreen, memory cards, cables, and additional accessories.

Zoom H6 All Black 6-Input / 6-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Single Mic Capsule (Black)

While the original gray H6 is bundled with two mic capsules and premium accessories, the Zoom H6 All Black portable handheld recorder features a sleek black finish and a single mic capsule, making ideal for bands, multi-instrumentalists, and podcasters who don't immediately need the extras. With its X/Y stereo microphone capsule, six versatile mic/line inputs, and up to 6-track recording, the H6 All Black is both user-friendly and easily expandable.

Like other H-Series Handy recorders such as the H4n Pro and H5, 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 H6 All Black packs an impressive array of features into a rugged, rubberized body that's more than ready to meet the varied demands of musicians, content creators, videographers, and sound designers.

From the intuitive, tactile controls to the plentiful battery life and powerful audio processing functions, the H6 All Black is well equipped for producing pristine audio for complete musical arrangements, independent films, and panel podcasts. 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.

Original H6 vs H6 All Black

Whereas the original H6 sports a gray finish, two interchangeable stereo mic capsules, and premium accessories—a protective case, a foam windscreen, and a USB cable, the H6 All Black 2020 Version is presented in a sleek, solid black finish and includes a single stereo mic capsule. Both versions can be powered by four AA batteries.

Fast, User-Friendly Operability

The H6 All Black's front panel is ergonomically arranged with its most essential and commonly used controls—transport buttons for record, play/pause, stop, back, and forward operations, individual record-arm buttons that double as mute switches during playback, large gain knobs, and pad switches. For added safety, a hold switch disables all front-panel buttons to prevent accidental operation during recording.

Day or night, view vital information such as audio levels, recording time, battery status, and more on the 2" full-color LCD, which happens to be backlit and angled for maximum visibility.

Instant Access to Gain Adjustments

Each H6 input has its own dedicated gain control knob. There's no track selection or button pressing required to optimize your recording levels; just turn the dials (clearly labeled from 0 to 10) anytime you need to adjust the gain. If your XLR-1/4" input sources are so loud that you need even less gain than the preamps provide at the "0" setting, use four front-panel pad switches to attenuate the combo inputs by 20 dB.

X/Y Stereo Microphone Capsule

Leave your external mics at home and travel light; the H6 All Black includes a stereo microphone capsule (the original H6 includes two interchangeable capsules). With nothing more than the H6, you're set to record a variety of sources, even ear-rattling ones up to 136 dB!

The matching black X/Y capsule provides clear, phase-accurate capture in two different X/Y positions—90° for a tight stereo image or 120° for a wider perspective. Just twist the capsules to their premarked positions to switch between the two configurations.

Supports Interchangeable Zoom Mic Capsules

The Zoom mic capsule input on the H6 All Black accommodates Zoom's line of separately available interchangeable capsules, which can be swapped out as easily as the lenses of a camera. With shock-mounted X/Y, Mid-Side, and mono or stereo shotgun mic capsules to choose from, you can be ready to record music, dialog, or sound effects without carting an external microphone setup. Opt for the EXH-6 combo input capsule to accept two additional mic/line signals via XLR-1/4" jacks.

Six Channels of Microphone/Line Inputs

Equipped with four XLR-1/4" combo inputs and a 3.5mm stereo mini-jack input (on the X/Y capsule), the H6 All Black can accommodate condenser microphones, +4 dB balanced line-level sources, or signals from unbalanced instruments with active electronics. Turn on 12, 24, or 48 VDC phantom power to the XLR jacks, or 2.5V plug-in power to the mini jack. Whether you plan on recording studio condenser mics, feeds from wireless receivers, or a lavalier and shotgun mic combo for an interview, the H6 All Black's preamps are ready to deliver low-noise (-120 dB EIN) performance.

Record All Channels Live or Overdub Layers

The H6 All Black boasts 6-channel recording at up to 24-bit / 96 kHz resolution. Record all channels simultaneously or utilize the overdubbing function to add layers of instruments after an initial recording. Adjust levels and pans for your tracks, then use the internal mixdown function to blend six tracks down to a stereo file.

SD Card Recording and Audio Interface Functionality

Maximize portability by recording directly to an SD card (up to 2GB capacity), SDHC card (up to 32GB capacity), or SDXC card (up to 128GB capacity). A 2GB card will yield over 3 hours of 16-bit / 44.1 kHz stereo recording time using the BWF-compliant WAV format for uncompressed audio quality and industry-standard file compatibility. Note that media cards are available separately, and larger capacity cards will increase startup times.

Alternatively, use the H6 All Black as a 6-in / 2-out USB 2.0 audio interface at up to 24-bit / 96 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.

3.5mm Outputs for Simultaneous Hookup to a Camera and Headphones

The H6 All Black boasts 3.5mm line and headphone mini-jack outputs for simultaneously feeding your camera/DSLR and a pair of headphones. Independently adjust the headphone volume via the side-panel volume control. For quick playback reference, a built-in monophonic speaker is also provided.

Powered via AA Batteries or AC Adapter

Power the H6 All Black via four AA batteries, or plug it into a wall outlet with an AD-17 AC adapter (available separately). Alkaline batteries can keep the H6 running for over 20 hours of continuous 16-bit / 44.1 kHz recording using the X/Y mic capsule, or for over 9 hours of nonstop 24-bit / 96 kHz recording using the X/Y mic and the four XLR-1/4" inputs. When using the H6 All Black in the stereo USB audio interface mode, USB bus powering is possible.

Rugged and Portable, Handheld or Mounted

The durable, ergonomic body lends itself naturally to handheld use. Should you need to mount it on a mic stand or tripod, a threaded hole on the back of the H6 All Black obviates the need for stand adapters. Obtain a hot shoe adapter (available separately) to attach the H6 All Black directly to a DSLR.

Signal Processing Adds Sonic Polish

The H6 All Black's onboard effects allow you to add polish to your recordings. Compression and limiting compensate for fluctuations in input level, while a low-cut filter helps eliminate wind noise, blowing, and other kinds of low-frequency rumble. Normalize files for maximum gain, split them into smaller chunks, and even insert up to 99 marks per recording.

There's an onboard metronome and tuner, and you can loop playback and adjust pitch and speed independently, making the H6 All Black an ideal tool for phrase training.

Special Recording Functions

The H6 All Black offers selectable recording functions designed to prevent you from accidentally missing the start of a performance. By keeping the previous two seconds (one second at 96 kHz) of audio whenever you press the record button, the pre-record option ensures that you'll never cut off the beginning of a great take. Auto-record can automatically start recording when a user-set sound level is detected, making it great for voice-activated recording.

Backup record enables the H6 All Black to automatically record a duplicate of the L/R input with 12 dB less input gain. Even if your original track is distorted, chances are the backup version will be fine!

Supports External Remote Control

Use the RCH-6 remote (available separately in the APH-6 accessory pack) to control the transport, arm tracks, and adjust volume at a distance while eliminating handling noise.

Includes Audio Software

The H6 All Black comes with free download licenses for Steinberg's Cubase LE music production software and WaveLab LE audio editing software, representing a complete audio production toolkit.
UPC: 884354022860

SKB iSeries Waterproof Case for Zoom H6 Recorder and Mic Modules

The iSeries Waterproof Case for the Zoom H6 from SKB is built to perfectly fit the Zoom H6 recorder, its included XYH-6 X/Y and MSH-6 MS microphone capsules, plus the add-on SGH-6 shotgun mic and EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS capsules. It also fits a windscreen, memory cards, cables, and additional accessories.

Intended to protect your valuable gear from weather, impact, corrosion and fungus, this case is injection molded, constructed of ultra high-strength polypropylene copolymer resin and features a gasketed, waterproof, submersible design. It also features custom durable PE foam that's been specifically shaped for the H6 and its components.

Additionally, it this case has a trigger-release latch system, a snap-down rubber over-molded cushion grip handle and an automatic ambient pressure equalization valve.

UPC: 789270994997

Zoom H6 All Black 6-Input / 6-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Single Mic Capsule (Black) Specs

Portable Recorder
Number of TracksWAV:
Maximum Sampling Rate96 kHz / 24-Bit
MicrophoneInterchangeable Cardioid Condenser Stereo Pair, X/Y Configuration
Built-In SpeakerYes, 400 mW Mono
Display2" / 5.08 cm Color LCD (Backlit)
Memory Card SupportSD (16 MB to 2 GB)
SDHC (4 to 32 GB)
SDXC (64 to 128 GB)
Internal StorageNone
Audio File FormatsBWF, MP3, WAV
Sample RatesWAV:
44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz
44.1 kHz
Bit Depth16 / 24-Bit
Bit Rates48 to 320 kb/s
Signal Processing & FXCompressor, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter, Pitch Control
Timecode SupportNo
Recording TimeWAV 44.1 kHz/16-Bit:
1 Hr 34 Mins per GB (Stereo)
MP3 128 kb/s:
17 Hrs 21.5 Mins per GB (Stereo)
Analog I/O4 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Female Balanced/Unbalanced Line/Mic Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line/Mic Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
Digital I/ONone
Phantom Power+12 / 24 / 48 V (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
Plug-In PowerYes, 2.5 V
Host Connection1 x Mini-USB (USB 2.0)
Gain/Trim RangeX/Y Mic Capsule:
Up to +46.5 dB
1/8" Inputs:
Up to +46.5 dB
Mic/Line Inputs:
Up to +55.5 dB
Max Input LevelInputs:
+22 dBu (Pad On)
Max Output LevelLine Outputs:
-10 dBu
Headphone Output Power20 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
Impedance1/8" / 3.5 mm Inputs:
2 Kilohms
Mic/Line Inputs:
1.8 Kilohms
EIN≤-120 dBu
Microphone Sensitivity-41 dB/Pa (X/Y)
Microphone Max SPL136 dB SPL (X/Y)
Power OptionsBattery, USB Bus Power, AC/DC Power Adapter
Battery Type4 x AA (Not Included)
Approximate Battery LifeWAV 44.1 kHz/16-Bit:
21 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels)
WAV 96 kHz/24-Bit:
9.75 Hours (Alkaline, All Channels)
AC/DC Power Adapter5 VDC at 1 A (Not Included)
Mounting Options1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions3.1 x 1.9 x 6" / 77.8 x 47.8 x 152.8 mm (Recorder)
3.1 x 1.8 x 2.4" / 78.9 x 45.2 x 60.2 mm (X/Y Mic)
Weight9.9 oz / 280 g (Recorder)
4.6 oz / 130 g (X/Y Mic)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.61 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.4 x 6.4 x 2.4"

SKB iSeries Waterproof Case for Zoom H6 Recorder and Mic Modules Specs

CompatibilityZoom H6
Interior Dimensions12 x 9 x 4.5" / 30.48 x 22.86 x 11.43 cm
Base Depth3" / 7.62 cm
Lid Depth1.5" / 3.81 cm
Exterior Dimensions13.18 x 11.12 x 5.21" / 33.48 x 28.24 x 13.23 cm
Weight3.6 lb / 1.63 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.61 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.8 x 11.75 x 5.85"

Zoom H6 Reviews


By Gary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-19

I love the Zoom H6 audio recorder. I do a lot of on location shooting using a Sony PXW-FS5 and this is little machine compliments it well. The onboard microphones have an unbelievable pickup pattern. The ease of use is unbelievable and moving around on the color LCD screen is really cool. This little jewel feels very professional and solid when you hold it in your hand. It does NOT have a cheap flimsy feel like some of the other portable audio recorders. The 4 tracks or channels (inputs) give you a lot of flexibility when filming or recording on location or in the studio. The audio dials or volume settings are extremely easy to set while you are trying to set your levels. On a scale of 1-10 for overall professional sound quality and ease of use I would have to give this one a 10. Make sure you buy the case with it too. The case is custom fit for the H6 and you can access all controls and inputs easily when you have it in the case. The price is more than reasonable too for the H6. This is a MUST BUY!!!

Amazing and solid product

By Ramsey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-24

H6s are great products. We have several of them for our studio. High quality and reliable.

Versatile recorder

By Tom
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-15

I've owned my H6 for several years. I mostly use it to record live big band rehearsals and some live performances of smaller jazz ensembles. the recorder is intuitive, performs well and makes sonically excellent recordings. I have nothing to complain about.

Best online shop.. super fast

By Sayed
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-25

Just facing an issues when I'm using zoom mic there's buzz voice..

Very flexible recorder

By Tom
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-01

I have had both the Black version and prior H6 recorder. Both appear to be identical except for the finish. Sonically the recorder performs very well for me, producing low noise, high fidelity live recordings. I have the MS mic as well as the cardiod mic and the XLR adapter and have indeed used 6 microphones for ensemble recording. I had no issues making this work but the xlr wires/connectors are a bit physically awkward routing into a device this size. If you need to use additional microphones, I certainly recommend this recorder.

You need to buy a case as well as a card

By Robert
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-10

This device comes with no case, not even a clear plastic case, so you need to buy something to be able to put it in a camera bag.

Podcasting, here we come!

By Nathalie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-18

My initial testing was fun as this unit does it all. We can't wait to use this soon!!!!

Lots of features but not what expected

By Steve
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-25

All mostly good. Though menu system is not intuitive and rather tedious to use. The other issue is when plugged in to power I get interference. When using batteries only, it sounds fine.

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Does the Zoom H6 Recorder Podcast Kit with 1 enCORE Microphone come with both products in their individual boxes? Anyone know the quality of the XLR cable included? Thank you.
Asked by: David
Everything will come in its original packaging from the manufacturer. The quality of the XLR cable is the second best in the product line and will work great for most aplications.
Answered by: James Cruz
Date published: 2020-12-01

This is a question about the Zoom Folder ...

This is a question about the Zoom Folder Hierarchy or Folder Structure. It seems that within a Zoom Folder, each and every time I start and stop a recording, it creates a NEW FOLDER within the MAIN FOLDER with that SINGLE AUDIO TRACK. Is there a way to record ALL audio tracks together within a single folder? This would make it much faster to edit all of the tracks together once downloaded. This is how Tascam work and is the most logical. If not, any tips on easily gathering the files after recording?
Asked by: Craig
You can record up to 4 tracks In each folder. It will name it as LR1, Zoom01, Zoom02, Zoom03, Zoom04.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-02-08

Does this no longer come with a hard plastic ...

Does this no longer come with a hard plastic case, foam windscreen, and mid-side mic capsule?
Asked by: Michael
Yes, that is correct.
Answered by: Zoom Customer Support
Date published: 2020-04-16

Can Zoom H5/H6 monitor both {mic inputs + Windows ...

Can Zoom H5/H6 monitor both {mic inputs + Windows 10} simultaneously? I'd like to use XLR mics in my remote (virtual) presentations/meetings. I want to hear both myself (from the mic) and other attendees (system sound from Windows). In USB/interface mode, does the H5/H6 monitor jack simultaneously output (mix?) both my mic and Windows system sounds? Is that standard "interface" behavior? Do the H5 and H6 behave the same in this regard? (P.S. I wish to avoid "looping" or "overdubbing" or 3rd party mixers.) Thank you all kindly in advance.
Asked by: Jeffrey
Yes, but most video meeting software do not give you an option to monitor your own microphone signal.
Answered by: Zoom Customer Support
Date published: 2020-08-27

Can you jam timecode into the Zoom H6?

Can you jam timecode into the Zoom H6?
Asked by: Jason
The Zoom H6 does not have any options for dealing with time code. The Zoom F8 and F4 are better bets for uses involving time code.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-10-31

Can I use this to record and livestream at the ...

Can I use this to record and livestream at the same time? I'd like to use the built in mixer to control the inputs, while recording the audio. And us the output to my ATEM mini for a live stream. Possible?
Asked by: Steve
Yes, you can use the H6 to connect your mics and use the built-in mixer to control the inputs while also recording to an SD card. The 3.5mm headphone jack on the H6 functions as a line out which you can connect to an audio input on the ATEM mini.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-03-01

How much GB Storage is recommend for recording ...

How much GB Storage is recommend for recording audio 64gb or 128 gb ?
Asked by: Alexander
From the user manual Recording time With 2GB card 3:08:00 (44.1kHz/16-bit WAV) 34:43:00 (128kbps MP3)
Answered by: Charles
Date published: 2021-08-12

Is there a Zoom model that will ALLOW external ...

Is there a Zoom model that will ALLOW external mic with a 3.5 mm jack WITHOUT bypassing on-board mics? So 2 mics sources for recording (to a dSLR)?
Asked by: Andrew
No. The 3.5mm jack will always disable the onboard mics. You can connect your 3.5mm into the XLR with an adapter, like the RODE VXLR, Use the VXLR+ if the mic requires plug in power.
Answered by: James Cruz
Date published: 2021-01-05
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