Zoom H6 Recorder Podcast Kit with Two Sontronics PODCAST PRO Microphones

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Zoom H6 Recorder Podcast Kit with Two Sontronics PODCAST PRO Microphones
Key Features
  • 2-Person Portable Podcast Studio
  • 2 x Sontronics PODCAST PRO Mics
  • 2 x Broadcast Arms, XLR Mic Cables
  • 2 x Studio Monitor Headphones
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This Zoom H6 Recorder Podcast Kit with Two Sontronics PODCAST PRO Microphones from B&H brings the elements necessary to begin recording a 2-person podcast within minutes of opening the box. The Sontronics PODCAST PRO dynamic microphone features a supercardioid pickup pattern that does a great job capturing speakers near the mic without picking up unwanted sounds further away.
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Zoom H6 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Zoom H6 All Black 6-Input / 6-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Single Mic Capsule (Black)
  • 3Sontronics PODCAST PRO Supercardioid Dynamic Broadcast Microphone (Black)
  • 4Auray BAI-2X Two-Section Broadcast Arm with Internal Springs and Integrated XLR Cable
  • 5Polsen HPC-A30-MK2 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones
  • 6Kopul 1/8" Stereo Y Cable

This Zoom H6 Recorder Podcast Kit with Two Sontronics PODCAST PRO Microphones from B&H brings the elements necessary to begin recording a 2-person podcast within minutes of opening the box. The Sontronics PODCAST PRO dynamic microphone features a supercardioid pickup pattern that does a great job capturing speakers near the mic without picking up unwanted sounds further away.

The included two-section broadcast arms make positioning the mics a snap. The XLR cables connect the mics to the H6 recorder, which features high-quality mic preamps and records to an SD card. Two pairs of studio monitor headphones are included to provide monitoring in comfort for both the host and the guest.


When you're ready to add more guests to your podcast, the H6 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 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 include four AA batteries for powering the H6 on the go.

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 included 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

Sontronics PODCAST PRO Supercardioid Dynamic Broadcast Microphone (Black)

The black Sontronics PODCAST PRO is a dynamic broadcast microphone designed to deliver a clean and clear vocal sound out of the box for a range of applications including podcasting, broadcasting, voice-over work, gaming, and more. The supercardioid polar pattern yields tight frontal pickup with enhanced side rejection while the integral 3-layer pop screen impedes problematic vocal plosives and sibilance.

The dynamic capsule produces a frequency response of 50 Hz to 15 kHz, ideal for detailed speech and vocals without EQ. The PODCAST PRO features an integrated stand mount for easy placement on any mic stand or boom arm. Its balanced 3-pin XLR output allows standardized connectivity with a variety of mic preamps, audio interfaces, and mixers.

  • Ideal for podcast, broadcast, voice-over, gaming, vlogging, and audio-for-YouTube applications
  • Designed to deliver detail and depth without requiring EQ
  • Supercardioid polar pattern offers focused pickup
  • Integral stand mount for compatibility with any floor/desktop stand or boom arm
  • Easy to set up and position
  • 50 Hz to 15 kHz frequency response
  • Requires no batteries or phantom power
  • Designed, developed, and hand built in the United Kingdom

Auray BAI-2X Two-Section Broadcast Arm with Internal Springs and Integrated XLR Cable

The Auray BAI-2X is a two-section broadcast arm with internal springs and an integrated XLR cable. This versatile and sturdy broadcast arm is great for studio as well as home use. It's ideal for broadcast, voiceover, and podcasts.

The BAI-2X broadcast arm is designed with internal springs that provide a clean and sleek look. The internal balance springs are precision engineered to support and hold in place microphones of up to 5 lb / 2.27kg. The design also minimizes handling noise when re-positioning the arm. The broadcast arm features a standard 5/8"-27 microphone stud mount that is compatible with most shockmounts and microphone clips. The angle of the microphone stud mount can be adjusted and secured with the locking knob, and the angle is maintained when re-positioning the arm. This eliminates the need to readjust it every time the arm is moved. With an extension of up to 40 inches, and the ability to rotate the arm 360°, the BAI-2X allows for precise microphone placement.

The BAI-2X also features a heavy-duty combo mount that consists of a sturdy C-clamp and a heavy-metal desktop mount. The C-clamp is capable of fastening onto desktops up to 2.3" thick. The C-clamp's slim design minimizes the clearance needed to mount it between a desk and wall. The desktop mount detaches from the C-clamp and provides the option of permanent installation to a desktop with the mounting screws (included). A 14" riser is included for adding height to the broadcast arm in order to extend over computer or studio monitors.

Versatile

Ideal for studios as well as home use

Internal Springs

Internal springs provide smooth, noise-free positioning and clean and sleek profile

Sturdy

Supports microphones up to 5 lb / 2.27kg

Compatibility

The 5/8"-27 standard microphone thread is compatible with most shockmounts and microphone clips

Precision

Extends up to 40" / 101.6cm and rotates 360° allowing for precise microphone placement

XLR Cable

The integrated 15-foot XLR cable provides a secure, locking connection and excellent signal transfer

Extra Height

A 14" / 13.6cm riser is included. It provides extra height to the broadcast arm for extending over computer or studio monitors

Combo Mount

The heavy-duty combo mount is comprised of a C-clamp for clamping to a desktop up to 2.3" / 5.8cm thick, and a detachable desktop mount for permanent attachment to a desktop with the included screws

14" Riser

The included riser adds 14" / 13.6cm of height to the broadcast arm so that it can easily extend over computer or studio monitors
UPC: 847628578272

Polsen HPC-A30-MK2 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones

The HPC-A30-MK2 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones from Polsen offer a solution for experiencing rich and natural sound when listening to music through a mobile device or monitoring a podcast on your computer. These headphones can also be used for DJ work, thanks to the swiveling earcups that let you monitor audio while keeping one ear free.

The HPC-A30-MK2's over-ear design isolates the sound and prevents leakage for optimum listening conditions in loud environments, such as a club or on the go. The 10' cable also gives you the freedom to move around while working and terminates in a 1/8" TRS stereo plug, which is compatible with most mobile devices and computers. In addition, a stereo 1/4" adapter is included to plug into a stereo or mixing board.

Mobile

The HPC-A30-MK2 headphones deliver a rich sound for listening to audio on a mobile device. Whether you're listening on a smartphone, an iPod, or a tablet, these headphones deliver detailed sound even in noisy environments.

Over-Ear Design

The over-ear design isolates sound in loud environments and prevents leakage for optimum listening conditions. This design is good for listening to music on a busy street, and for DJs who need to monitor their audio in a noisy club.

DJ Applications

The headphones are suitable for DJ applications and include a tuned bass response for low-end clarity. The pivoting earcups are ideal for one-ear or on-the-shoulder monitoring. A padded headband offers to keep you comfortable during a lengthy session.

Broadcast and Podcast

The headphones allow for monitoring audio on a laptop or in a home studio as well as recording a vlog on a smartphone.

Swiveling and Rotating Earcups

If you're a DJ who likes to keep one ear free, you can swivel one of the earcups for on-the-shoulder monitoring. The earcups also rotate 90° so you can turn one of the earcup outward for one-ear handheld monitoring.

10' Cable

A headphone cable that's too short is almost like sitting on the sidelines—you can't be part of the action. If you need to move around while you work, the 10' cable will allow you to move about freely.
UPC: 847628021563

Kopul 1/8" Stereo Y Cable

The 1/8" Stereo Y Cable from Kopul features a 1/8" stereo male TRS connector that splits to two 1/8" stereo female TRS inputs, allowing you to split a stereo signal, such as a headphone output, to two stereo outputs. It features a premium OFC spiral-shielded cable for reduced EMI and is 8-inches in length. Its gold-plated metal connectors are manufactured by Rean, a trademark of Neutrik.

UPC: 847628572430

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

Portable Recorder
Number of TracksWAV:
6
MP3:
2
Max Sample Rate/Resolution96 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
Recording
Audio File FormatsBWF, MP3, WAV
Sample RatesWAV:
44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz
MP3:
44.1 kHz
Bit Depth16 / 24-Bit
Bit Rates48 to 320 kb/s
Signal ProcessingCompressor, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter, Pitch Control
TimecodeNo
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)
Connectivity
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)
Performance
Gain 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
Power OptionsBatteries, USB Bus Power, AC/DC Power Adapter
Battery Type4 x AA (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)
Physical
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"

Sontronics PODCAST PRO Supercardioid Dynamic Broadcast Microphone (Black) Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
Capsule1 x Dynamic
Polar PatternSupercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenBuilt-In
Performance
Frequency Range50 Hz to 15 kHz
Impedance600 Ohms
Sensitivity-50 dB
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male
Headphone ConnectorNone
Physical
ColorBlack
Mounting5/8"-27 Female (via Integrated Hardware)
DimensionsH: 3.23 x W: 2.36 x L: 7.09" / H: 82 x W: 60 x L: 180 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.975 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.1 x 4.3 x 4.2"

Auray BAI-2X Two-Section Broadcast Arm with Internal Springs and Integrated XLR Cable Specs

General
Form FactorStudio Microphone Arm with Mount
ColorBlack
Total Reach40" / 101.6 cm
Thread Size5/8"-27
Riser Height14.00" / 35.56 cm
Load Capacity5 lb / 2.27 kg
Included CableIntegrated
Cable Length15' / 457.2 cm
Audio Connector TypeXLR 3-Pin
Clamp Range2.3" / 5.8 cm
Weight4.47 lb / 2.02 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)23.5 x 7.4 x 3.5"

Polsen HPC-A30-MK2 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones Specs

Headphone
Earpiece DesignOver-Ear (Circumaural), Closed-Back
Earpiece Connection / Wearing StyleHeadband
FoldableNo
Driver TypeDynamic
Driver Size2" / 50.80 mm
Magnet TypeNeodymium
Impedance32 Ohms
Active Noise CancellationNo
Performance
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz (Wired)
Sensitivity102 dB
Maximum Power Handling300 mW
Output Power15 mW
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)0.25%
Wired Connectivity
Audio Connector to Source1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male
Adapter (Included)1/4" TRS
Audio Connector to EarpieceNot Specified by Manufacturer
Cable Length10' / 3.05 m
Cable ColorBlack
Physical
Weight10.2 oz / 289.2 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.21 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.65 x 8.95 x 3.85"

Kopul 1/8" Stereo Y Cable Specs

Interface
Connector 11 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS Male
Connector 22 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female
Electrical
Connector PlatingGold
General
Cable Length8" / 20.3 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.155 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.85 x 5.35 x 0.5"
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