Zoom H6 Portable Recorder Field Kit

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Zoom H6 Portable Recorder Field Kit
Key Features
  • Zoom H6 Handy Recorder
  • 64GB SDHC Memory Card
  • SMH-1000 Monitor Headphones
  • Custom Windbuster
The Zoom H6 Portable Recorder Field Kit from B&H provides you with everything you need to make high-quality field recordings for ENG, video, film, and similar applications. The kit includes the Zoom H6 Handy recorder, a 64GB SDHC memory card, SMH-1000 monitor headphones, a custom windbuster, a tabletop tripod stand, and a black recorder strap.
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Zoom H6 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Zoom H6 6-Input / 6-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Mic Capsules
  • 3Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones
  • 4Auray WRW-H4N Custom Windbuster for Select Zoom & Tascam Handheld Audio Recorders
  • 5OP/TECH USA Envy Strap (Black)
  • 6Magnus PopPod EX Compact Tripod

The Zoom H6 Portable Recorder Field Kit from B&H provides you with everything you need to make high-quality field recordings for ENG, video, film, and similar applications. The kit includes the Zoom H6 Handy recorder, a 64GB SDHC memory card, SMH-1000 monitor headphones, a custom windbuster, a tabletop tripod stand, and a black recorder strap.

The Zoom H6 Handy 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, 2GB SD card, four AA batteries, USB cable, Cubase LE, and a hard carrying case.

The 64GB SDHC is a Secure Digital High Capacity memory card. It offers an SD Class 10 rating, along with an Ultra High Speed Class 1 rating, giving it the power to achieve read speeds up to 80MB/s and lower write speeds of at least 10MB/s and likely greater.

The SMH-1000 Closed-Back Professional Monitor Headphones feature a classic closed-back, over-the-ear, collapsible design. With features like interchangeable cables, a refined frequency response, wire guides, superior comfort, and durable materials, the SMH-1000 is ideal for field and studio applications.

The Custom Windbuster is a solution for reducing wind noise and vocal plosives while recording with your H6 Handy recorder's X/Y Mic. It features high-quality simulated fur on the outside, and a lint-free acoustic cloth lining on the inside for additional noise reduction. The design lowers wind velocity around the microphone and provides up to 30 to 40 dB of wind noise reduction.

The black recorder strap is a 1.0" wide and is made from high-tech memory foam that contours to the shape of the neck and shoulders creating a custom fit. It also uses antimicrobial material to draw away moisture, for use in all weather conditions.

Zoom H6 6-Input / 6-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Mic Capsules

Ideal for bands, multi-instrumentalists, and podcasters, the Zoom H6 portable handheld recorder lets you quickly record up to six simultaneous input signals regardless of your audio experience. With two swappable stereo microphone capsules, six versatile mic/line inputs, and up to 6-track recording, the H6 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 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 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.

Fast, User-Friendly Operability

The H6'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.

Interchangeable Stereo Microphone Capsules

Leave your external mics at home and travel light; the H6 includes two interchangeable stereo microphone capsules. With nothing more than the H6, you're set to record speech, practice sessions, concerts, or ambient and environmental sounds, even ear-rattling ones up to 136 dB (via the X/Y capsule)!

The XYH-6 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.

Switch to the MSH-6 capsule to record in a mid-side configuration. Its front-facing directional element picks up direct signal while the side-facing bidirectional element captures ambience. The H6's 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.

Supports Interchangeable Zoom Mic Capsules

The Zoom mic capsule input on the H6 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 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 XYH-6 capsule), the H6 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's preamps are ready to deliver low-noise (-120 dB EIN) performance.

Record All Channels Live or Overdub Layers

The H6 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 H6's 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 three 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 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 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 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 nine hours of nonstop 24-bit / 96 kHz recording using the X/Y mic and the four XLR-1/4" inputs. When using the H6 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 obviates the need for stand adapters. Obtain a hot shoe adapter (available separately) to attach the H6 directly to a DSLR.

Signal Processing Adds Sonic Polish

The H6'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 an ideal tool for phrase training.

Special Recording Functions

The H6 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 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 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: 884354012175

Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones

The SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones from Senal feature a classic closed-back, over-the-ear, collapsible design. With features like interchangeable cables, a refined frequency response, wire guides, superior comfort, and durable materials, the SMH-1000 is ideal for studio and field applications.

Equipped with 40mm neodymium drivers at 58-Ohm impedance, the SMH-1000 headphones are designed to be loud enough when attached to low powered devices such as mobile phones and mp3 players, yet robust enough to handle studio headphone amps without distortion.The over-ear, closed-back design is intended to help block unwanted outside noise, which is useful in professional field recording and studio monitoring scenarios where isolation is critical.

The headphones are designed with an EQ curve that's been tailored for a slightly enhanced low end that allows field engineers to detect wind noise more effectively, and for studio engineers to monitor bass and sub bass frequencies. The high frequency response has been extended to accurately reproduce spatial detail. There is also a pronounced but smooth midrange that reduces ear fatigue over prolonged periods, while maintaining focus on vocal and dialogue intelligibility.

Designed for flexibility as well as great sound, the SMH-1000 makes use of twist-lock detachable cabling. There are two detachable cables included in each box that can be used interchangeably. There is a stretchable 4 to 10' coiled cable that provides better mobility and reach, that also helps prevent snags from pulling the headphones off of your head. This can be useful when navigating through gear-cluttered recording studio environments. There is also a 3' straight cable that is useful when less slack is ideal, such as when using a waist-mounted field recorder or mixer, or when using your mobile device.

The SMH-1000 has been built with convenience, practicality and comfort in mind as well. The headphones have a collapsible folding mechanism for compact storage and transport. They also have wire guides to keep the ear-cup wires from pinching. Furthermore, they are fitted with a padded headband and soft, replaceable ear cushions to maximize comfort during extended listening.

An excellent choice for commercial recording, broadcast, home studios, and live and location sound. Also great for home and portable entertainment.
Over-ear, closed-back (circumaural) stereo headphone design to help block unwanted environmental noise. Ideal for use in professional applications such as studio or field recording.
Detachable, twist-locking 10' coiled cable and 3' straight cable included. Replacement cables also available from Senal.
Enhanced low end designed to allow field engineers to detect wind noise effectively, and for studio engineers to monitor bass and sub bass frequencies.
Pronounced but smooth midrange tailored to reduce ear fatigue over prolonged periods while maintaining focus on vocal and dialog intelligibility.
Extended high frequency response designed to reproduce spatial detail accurately. Gradual roll off at 14 kHz allows for accurate low level monitoring and hearing protection.
Padded headband and soft, replaceable ear cushions. Replacement cushions are available for purchase.
Easy storage via collapsible folding mechanism.
UPC: 847628015821

Auray WRW-H4N Custom Windbuster for Select Zoom & Tascam Handheld Audio Recorders

The Auray WRW Series Custom Windbuster provides dual-layered wind protection and is designed to substantially reduce unwanted broadband wind noise and vocal pops with minimal high-frequency loss.

This WRW-H4N windbuster has been tailor-made to fit the Zoom H4n Pro and is designed to be used either on its own or over a foam windscreen. It also fits the Zoom H2n, H5, and H6 as well as the Tascam DR-05X and DR-07X handheld audio recorders. The simulated fur outer layer works in tandem with the acoustic cloth inner lining to protect the microphone element from air bursts without muffling the sound.

When used on a compatible recorder, this windbuster is effective in minimizing wind noise and plosive sounds. It is most effective in light breeze to moderate breeze conditions (4-17 mph) and users can generally expect a 20 to 30 dB reduction in wind noise with modest dampening of high frequencies. For most applications, the modest high-frequency dampening is a worthwhile exchange for substantial wind noise reduction.

In addition to dual-layered wind protection, the WRW-H4N helps prevent moisture and dirt from damaging your recorder's microphone. The windbuster is designed to fit the Zoom Handy H4n Pro, H2n, H5, and H6, and the Tascam DR-05X and DR-07X portable audio recorders.

The WRW-H4N Custom Windbuster offers an extremely effective dual-layered solution for wind protection.

Fits

Zoom Handy H4n Pro, H2n, H5, and H6
Tascam DR-05X and DR-07X
UPC: 847628562608

OP/TECH USA Envy Strap (Black)

Carry your DSLR or mirrorless camera and mounted lens with greater comfort thanks to the black Envy Strap from OP/TECH USA. The strap features a 1.5" wide pad constructed of antimicrobial memory foam attached to an adjustable 26 - 52" long, 3/8" webbed nylon strap with leather tabs. Photographers will appreciate the tailored, non-stretch design, quick-disconnects, and thin cord loops that are easy to attach to the camera strap lugs. This strap has a load capacity of ten pounds.

High-tech memory foam contours to the shape of the neck and shoulders creating a custom fit
Antimicrobial material draws away moisture for use in all weather conditions
Tailored, non-stretch design offers photographers a nice alternative to the traditional camera strap
UPC: 711554380110

Magnus PopPod EX Compact Tripod

The PopPod EX Compact Tripod from Magnus is a compact yet durable aluminum tripod with telescoping legs designed for smaller cameras with a maximum weight of 1.1 lb (0.5 kg). A tilt and swivel ball head mount provides complete rotation and a lever locking mechanism provides secure shooting angles. Its universal 1/4"-20 screw mount thread means it will accept most compact point-and-shoot cameras or accessories and pocket video cameras. Its telescoping slide-out legs reach a maximum height of 7.5" (19 cm). Adjusting the legs to different heights offers stability on uneven surfaces and its SureGrip rubber tripod feet enhance that stability.

With a folded length of 5.3" (13.5 cm) and weight of only 4 oz (113 g) it can be easily transported and stored in any camera bag, or even your back pocket.

Adjustable

Smooth tilt and swivel ball head mount with locking lever for maximum rotation

Extendable

Telescoping slide-out legs add 9 total inches of height

Solid

Constructed of durable aluminum composite materials

Steady

Traction-enhancing SureGrip rubber tripod feet offer additional stability

Lightweight

Weighs just 4 oz (113 g)
UPC: 847628535749

Zoom H6 6-Input / 6-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Mic Capsules Specs

Portable Recorder
Number of TracksWAV:
6
MP3:
2
Max Sample Rate/Resolution96 kHz / 24-Bit
MicrophoneInterchangeable Cardioid Condenser Stereo Pair, X/Y Configuration
Interchangeable Condenser Stereo Pair, Mid/Side 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 RangeMid-Side Mic Capsule:
Up to +42.5 dB
X/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)
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)
-37 dB/Pa (Mid/Side-Unidirectional)
-39 dB/Pa (Mid/Side-Bidirectional)
Microphone Max SPL136 dB SPL (X/Y)
120 dB SPL (Shotgun-Unidirectional)
122 dB SPL (Shotgun-Bidirectional)
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)
2.3 x 1.7 x 2.7" / 58 x 42.1 x 67.6 mm (Shotgun Mic)
Weight9.9 oz / 280 g (Recorder)
4.6 oz / 130 g (X/Y Mic)
3 oz / 85 g (Shotgun Mic)
Packaging Info
Package Weight3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.5 x 8.25 x 3.45"

Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones Specs

Headphone
Driver Size1.6" / 40 mm
Magnet TypeNeodymium
DesignOver-Ear (Circumaural)
Earcup StyleClosed-Back
General
Frequency Response10 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity102 dB at 1 kHz / 1 mW
Impedance58 Ohms
Maximum Power Handling1000 mW
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)1%
Connectivity
Audio Connector to Source1/8" / 3.5 mm
Adapter (Included)1/4"
Cable
DetachableYes
Physical
Weight8 oz / 226.8 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.415 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.1 x 8.75 x 3.9"

Auray WRW-H4N Custom Windbuster for Select Zoom & Tascam Handheld Audio Recorders Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.07 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4 x 2.5 x 1.2"

OP/TECH USA Envy Strap (Black) Specs

Strap Length26.0 to 52.0" / 66.0 to 132.1 cm
Strap Width1.5" / 3.8 cm
Lug Connector3/8"
Quick ReleaseYes
Load Capacity10.0 lb / 4.5 kg
MaterialPolyurethane Foam
Weight2.4 oz / 68.0 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8 x 3 x 1"

Magnus PopPod EX Compact Tripod Specs

Head
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
General
Load Capacity1.1 lb / 0.5 kg
Maximum Working Height9.9" / 25.1 cm
Minimum Working Height5.5" / 14 cm
DimensionsH: 5.3" / H: 13.5 cm (Folded)
Weight4.8 oz / 136 g
Legs
Leg Sections3
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.39 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.4 x 5.5 x 1.3"
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