Zoom H6 Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone System

Zoom H6 Recorder Podcast Kit with enCORE 100 Microphone

Zoom H6 Recorder Podcast Kit with enCORE 100 Microphone

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Zoom H6 Recorder Podcast Kit with enCORE 100 Microphone

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Zoom H6 Recorder Podcast Kit with enCORE 100 Microphone Zoom H6 Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone System Blue enCORE 100 Dynamic Handheld Vocal Microphone (Black) Auray TT-6220 Telescoping Tabletop Microphone Stand (Black) Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 6' (1.8 m), Black

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  • 1-Person Portable Podcast Studio
  • Expandable to 6-Person Podcast
  • enCORE 100 Mic with Tabletop Stand
  • Broadcast-Quality Audio
  • Large LCD Display for Easy Editing
  • Standalone Operation
  • XY and Mid-Side Microphone Modules
  • USB Audio Interface for Live Streaming
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Zoom H6 Overview

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This Zoom H6 Recorder Podcast Kit with enCORE 100 Mic from B&H brings the elements necessary to begin recording a 1-person podcast within minutes of opening the box. The Blue enCore 100 dynamic microphone features a cardioid pickup pattern that does a great job capturing speakers near the mic but without picking up unwanted sounds further away. The included Auray telescoping tabletop stand makes positioning the mic a snap. The XLR cable plugs right into the H6 recorder, which features high-quality mic preamps and records to an SD card.


The H6 sports three other XLR/TRS inputs when you're ready to add more guest mics, and it can be expanded to accommodate up to six mics with the EXH-6 dual XLR/TRS combo input capsule (available separately). The recorder also features easy-to-reach controls and a large, full-color LCD display angled so it's easy to read in all environments when making on-the-fly adjustments or editing in the field. The system is fully standalone but also ready to interface with a computer for live streaming or for more elaborate post-production work.

  • 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, 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
  • Blue enCORE 100 Dynamic Handheld Vocal Microphone (Black)

    The black enCORE 100 Dynamic Handheld Vocal Microphone from Blue is a studio-grade, 3-pin XLR cardioid microphone that reproduces your voice exactly as you hear it. With its hand-tuned capsule, it can be used for capturing audio in live stage, vocal, studio tracking, and TV broadcast applications, and more.

    Featuring exceptional detail and clarity, the microphone has internal copper windings, which are wound for optimal frequency response and pulls the blanket off your sound. This lets the audience hear your voice in clear, natural quality. In addition, for public speaking the enCORE 100 maximizes speech intelligibility.

    Simply put, this microphone makes sure your message is heard with power and clarity. It even minimizes handling noise and feedback. It includes a microphone clip, a storage pouch, and an additional chrome microphone grille.

    Exceptional All-Around Performance
    enCORE 100 brings Blue studio sound to any project—from lead and backing vocals, to guitars and drums, voice over, and broadcast. And its true-to-life sound reproduction and versatility make enCORE 100 ideal for any venue-from the House of Blues to house of worship
    Withstand the Rigors of the Road
    The enCORE 100 is built with the strictest quality standards. It features stage-ready construction, including a heavy-gauge barrel, reinforced grill with integrated guard ring, and hardened metal-plated finish that ensures your mic will be left standing after ferocious live sets and brutal tour schedules
    Blue's Studio Legacy on Center Stage
    Blue is known for creating some of the finest studio mics. The enCORE series brings that legacy of industry-leading innovation and quality to the live arena. With custom Blue components and hand-selected capsules, enCORE guarantees that your music will be heard with clarity and Blue's legendary studio-quality sound
    UPC: 836213005118
  • Auray TT-6220 Telescoping Tabletop Microphone Stand (Black)

    The black TT-6220 Telescoping Tabletop Microphone Stand from Auray meets the needs of any desktop audio applications that require the use of a microphone by providing a solid, weighted round base with three nonslip rubber feet for additional stability. The telescoping shaft delivers flexibility when it comes to positioning the height of the microphone and includes a microphone cable guide. Durable steel construction ensures longevity.

    Telescoping shaft for adjustable height
    Weighted round base
    Three nonslip rubber feet
    Microphone cable guide
    Durable steel construction
    UPC: 847628578234
  • Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 6' (1.8 m), Black

    The black Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (6') is designed to be an extremely quiet and flexible cable that is ideal for the most demanding live sound and performance applications. The cable is engineered to be durable and to provide protection against EMI, RFI, and static noise. While the cable's color-coding affords the ability to quickly differentiate between multiple connections on stage, it provides a pleasant aesthetic quality at the same time.

    Premium Performance 3000 Series cables are made from 24-AWG OFC copper wire that's wrapped with PE insulation and a conductive PVC inner shield. A cotton-yarn inner layer helps reduce electrostatic and microphonic noise. 95% dual-spiral shielding makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrik XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.

    95% dual-spiral shielding offers protection from EMI and RFI noise
    Twin conductive PVC inner shielding provides 100% coverage of the core conductor. It helps keep the cable's signal from radiating and affecting nearby cables, and also helps prevent external EMI from penetrating to the cable's core
    24-AWG oxygen-free stranded copper inner core provides the best possible conductivity
    Cotton yarn reduces electrostatic and microphonic noise
    All solder points shrink-wrapped for protection
    Neutrik XX silver connectors offer high conductivity
    Caged type contact and improved ground contact
    UPC: 847628558267
  • Zoom H6 Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone System
    Portable Recorder
    Number of Tracks WAV:
    6
    MP3:
    2
    Max Sample Rate/Resolution 96 kHz / 24-Bit
    Microphone Interchangeable Cardioid Condenser Stereo Pair, X/Y Configuration
    Interchangeable Cardioid Condenser Stereo Pair, Mid/Side Configuration
    Built-In Speaker Yes, 400 mW Mono
    Display Color LCD
    Memory Card Support SD (16 MB to 2 GB)
    SDHC (4 to 32 GB)
    SDXC (64 to 128 GB)
    Recording
    Audio File Formats MP3, WAV
    Sample Rates WAV:
    44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz 
    MP3:
    44.1 kHz 
    Bit Depth 16/24-Bit
    Bit Rates 48 to 320 kb/s
    Timecode No
    Connectivity
    Analog I/O 4 x Combo XLR / 1/4" TRS Input
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Line/Mic 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 (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
    Plug-In Power Yes, 2.5 V

    On XYH-6 Mic/Line In

    Host Connection 1 x Mini-USB (USB 2.0)
    Performance
    Gain Range Up to 55.5 dB
    X/Y Mic Capsule:
    Up to 46.5 dB
    Mid-Side Mic Capsule:
    Up to 42.5 dB
    Max Input Level Inputs:
    +22 dBu (Pad On) 
    Headphone Output Power 20 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
    Impedance Inputs:
    6.8 kOhms 
    Mic/Line Inputs:
    2 kOhms 
    EIN ≤-120 dBu 
    Microphone Sensitivity -41 dB/Pa (X/Y)
    -37 dB/Pa (Mid/Side-Unidirectional)
    -39 dB/Pa (Mid/Side-Bidirectional)
    Microphone Max SPL 136 dB SPL (X/Y)
    120 dB SPL (Shotgun-Unidirectional)
    122 dB SPL (Shotgun-Bidirectional)
    Power
    Power Options Batteries, USB Bus Power, AC/DC Power Adapter
    Battery Type 4 x AA
    Approximate Battery Life 20 Hours (Alkaline) 
    AC/DC Power Adapter 5 VDC at 1 A (Not Included)

    Zoom AD-17

    Physical
    Dimensions 3.0 x 6.0 x 1.9" / 77.8 x 152.8 x 47.8 mm (Recorder)
    3.1 x 2.4 x 1.8" / 78.9 x 60.2 x 45.2 mm (X/Y Mic)
    2.3 x 2.6 x 1.6" / 58.0 x 67.6 x 42.1 mm (Shotgun Mic)
    Weight 9.9 oz / 280.0 g (Recorder)
    4.6 oz / 130.0 g (X/Y Mic)
    3.0 oz / 85.0 g (Shotgun Mic)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.7 x 8.25 x 3.4"
  • Blue enCORE 100 Dynamic Handheld Vocal Microphone (Black)
    Transducer Type Dynamic moving coil
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Response 50 Hz to 15 kHz
    Sensitivity 1.55 mV/PA
    Output Impedance 250 Ohms
    Maximum SPL 147 dB
    Dimensions Length: 7.3 (185 mm)
    Diameter: 1.10 (28 mm) minimum to 1.97" (50 mm) maximum
    Weight 0.88 lb (0.4 kg)
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.95 x 6.7 x 4.15"
  • Auray TT-6220 Telescoping Tabletop Microphone Stand (Black)
    Stand
    Height 8.3 to 13.5" / 21 to 34.3 cm
    Base Type Round
    Base Dimensions 6.2 x 6.2" / 15.7 x 15.7 cm
    General
    Mounting Thread 5/8"-27
    Weight 2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.05 x 7.05 x 1.9"
  • Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 6' (1.8 m), Black
    Connector 1 3-Pin XLR Male
    Connector 2 3-Pin XLR Female
    Cable Length 6' / 1.8 m
    Shielding 95% Spiral
    Wire Gauge 24 AWG
    Contact Plating Silver
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.5 x 0.9 x 0.2"

Zoom H6 Reviews

H6 Recorder Podcast Kit with enCORE 100 Microphone is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 285.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from well designed audio recorder I will use with my Nikon D800e. I did a test and it held sync at 29 minutes. I have heard not all Zoom units are consistent with sync,, but mine does great. I may also use this with my Sony z1u when I need more mic inputs. Its much better to mix the mics in post. user friendly design. I just ordered the xlr input attachment so I can record 6 mics at once. That came up a couple of times when I recorded a TV talk show. It comes with Cubase but I found out I can interface with my Logic pro 9 I can't record to the recorder and use as a interface at the same time. that would be nice for backup, but not essential..
Date published: 2013-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend Unbelievable sound reproduction from a hand held device. I recorded an outdoor concert of a friend of mine and even the band was amazed at the sound quality of the recordings. The stereo separation with the XY mic was incredible. the ease of setup and the intuitive controls made it easy for even me with no prior audio experience to record a high quality GREAT SOUNDING Concert. I have recorded 2 events so far and recorded 4-5 hrs of audio and still have 3/4 batty life on 4 AA batteries. I added a 64 GIG card and haven't even scratched the 5% mark on usage at 96.0 K 24 BIT recording. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beware the wind! I posted a glowing review of this recorder earlier but I would like to add an update. The built-in microphones are insanely sensitive to wind noise. You CANNOT use this thing outside without a very good wind screen on the built-in mics. I mean the slightest movement of air is death to the sound quality of the built-in microphone. The AGC will pump and the rumble makes the audio worthless. Also, it absolutely cannot be hand-held while recording with the built-in mic. The handling noise transfers right to the mic. You need to have it on a tripod.
Date published: 2014-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very well designed product The H6 is one of the better designed products I've run across in a long time. It is loaded with design features and is very well thought out. The menu is easy to use and provides a pleathera of options. I have never owned a audio recorder like this before but now realize how valuable it would have been to me in the past. Owning a considerable amount of professional A/V equipment I can see now that this product is bound to be one of my favorites. And best of all it has XRL plugs I can use my multiple mics with even in locations far from my video cameras. Needless to say, I'm quite impressed with the overall design of the products and its many features.
Date published: 2015-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far so good! This is a great tool-- great quality for the price. However, make sure you format the SD card that comes with the case before using it. I didn't, and ended up not being able to transfer the sound files as the card was malfunctioning. The only thing this product needs for documentary film on-the-go production is a perfect case for carrying it visibly with an attached boom pole. The reason that other audio recorders win out for me is that you can see the levels at your side while walking. I don't want to have to touch the recorder to be able to see the levels while booming. There has to be a simple carrying solution for this, I just haven't figured it out yet.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Legal Videography! I use the H6 for legal video. This is a great machine. Creates an MP3 audio file for the court reporter. I've used it to send line or mic level to my camera while recording an MP3. Gives you the option to offer your reporter a headphone mix independent to your mix. If needed use the headphone 3.5 to the reporters computer for audio, just lower the headphone volume. The additional xy capsule allows you to connect an additional TRS 3.5 lavalier for a 5th controllable input. I even use this with my MXL 100 mic using a 3.5 TRS male to male. Flaw Less.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Still have noise compared to Tascam DR-6 This is a well thought out device, it has a lot of usage, and iLife many reviews, it's good for general purposes. For DSLR filmmakers, you may find it very hard to view the screen or adjust the dials when it is mounted on top of the camera, you CAN use additional supporters like a cage or a hotshoe mount, but it will add more stuff around the camera making it less portable. I have been using both extensively and tested both the Zoom H6 and the Tascam DR-60D and between all my filmmaker friends that had used both devices, the Zoom renders more noise even though it is better than the H4N. Don't get me wrong, it IS a good device but it has its application. I do love the fact I can use 4 XLRs but I hate the menu and option buttons they make it hard to change the settings. Also, the backup recording options ONLY applies to the front modules L/R input not the 4 XLRs.
Date published: 2013-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Zoom H6 forced out my Tascam DR 70D from my setup I had a Tascam DR 70D that first had a problem with the Micro USB power connection, then it had two channels die on me Channel 2 and 4 . Teac the company that produces the Tascam device wanted to charge me $110.00 for labor and then replace the mother board. I was not going to invest into a recorder that will probably have additional problems in the near future. So, I purchased the ZOOM H6 and I have used it on location for a film shoot, it works great. I would recommend this recorder for it's ease of use, great sound quality and easy to connect input devices and connect to video cameras.
Date published: 2018-09-21
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question

What is the signal to noise ratio on the Zoom H6?
Asked by: Jose L.
I use mine in live performances and the floor noise is very low. 90db or better
Answered by: MARK W.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Can this be used to in the following: 3 sounds inputs send to a mixer and one xlr connected to the the H6 recording the mix, as well as USB connected to a MAC for live streaming?
Asked by: Danielle O.
Unfortunately, the Zoom H6 will not support recording audio unto the SD card and streaming via the USB. You may want to consider the new sound devices mixpre series recorders as they will allow you to write audio to the SD and stream via the USB; B&H# SOMIXPRE6 and B&H# SOMIXPRE3.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Is there a way to plug this into the wall and not ...

Is there a way to plug this into the wall and not use batteries?
Asked by: Andrew
Yes, the H6 can be powered via USB using either a computer or the Zoom AD-17 power adapter (sold separately).
Answered by: Zoom Customer Support
Date published: 2019-02-13

question

Is there a way to monitor each individual channel through to headphone to check for distortion, etc?
Asked by: Anonymous
You can monitor each track as it s being recorded.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-11-23

question

Any tips on a case (like a portabrace) that also holds two receivers for wireless lavs? I find with the H4N, it's just a precarious jumble of cables, but at the least the XLR inputs came out on one side.
Asked by: Anonymous
Currently, there is not a case available that will house a Zoom H4N and 2 wireless receivers. You may however consider a Porta Brace AO-1X Audio Organizer Case (B&H#POAO1X). The internal dimensions of 10 x 6 x 6 allows ample room for a Zoom recorder, a couple of wireless receivers and more.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Does it have running timecode?
Asked by: Roger
The Zoom H6 does not run time code. However, the Zoom F4 and the F8 are capable of running time code.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Can I connect the Zoom H6 to a phone for live streaming?
Asked by: Pablo M.
No this is not possible.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Can the back-up recording be used for any inputs or does it have to be only for the L/R mix? and if only for the L/R mix, is there a way to set the L/R mix to be the other inputs?
Asked by: Richard B.
Enter an The back-up recording is only for the L/R mix.answer to this question.
Answered by: Joseph K.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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