The Zoom H5 Handy Recorder and Waterproof Case Kit from B&H includes an H5 recorder, an XYH-5 X/Y microphone capsule, two AA batteries, a foam windscreen, and an SKB iSeries waterproof case. It is well suited for transporting and protecting your H5 recorder and accessories when working in the field, on live recordings, video, live broadcasts, or electronic news gathering projects.
The H5 handy recorder is a versatile, four-track, portable recorder with two mic/line inputs. It doubles as a USB interface and features an interchangeable microphone system with six capsules (one included, five available separately), which can be swapped out as easily as the lenses of a camera.
Specifically designed for the Zoom H5, the SKB iSeries military-standard, waterproof hard case offers your recorder protection against water submersion, impact, corrosion, and fungus. It fits the H5, the XYH-5 capsule, and various small accessories.
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!
The SKB iSeries Injection-Molded Case for Zoom H5 Recorder is made from high-strength polypropylene polymer resin and is designed to resist damage from ultraviolet light, solvents, corrosion, fungus, and impacts. It features a rubber overmolded cushion grip handle for carrying comfort, a continuous molded-in hinge that automatically equalizes ambient pressure, loops for adding a lock, SKB's patented trigger release latch system, and a complete gasket seal to make the case watertight. The inside of the case features durable PE foam with space for the H5 recorder and an open pocket for accessories including wind shields or the system's other modular microphone capsules.