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ZoomEXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders
 
4.5

(based on 34 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Easy to set up (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)
  • Energy efficient (3)

Cons

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    • Reviewer Profile:
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    • Was this a gift?:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

2 extra inputs but low power amps

The good: It adds 2 more inputs (L-R)
The bad: No phantom power, lower volume than inputs 1-4

I use this for two microphones, a Shure SM7b...Read complete review

The good: It adds 2 more inputs (L-R)
The bad: No phantom power, lower volume than inputs 1-4

I use this for two microphones, a Shure SM7b and Golden Age R1 MKII. While the Shure SM7b is a pretty quiet microphone, with the four other inputs, and the gain at 7, it is loud enough for most recordings. With the EXH-6, I usually need to turn the gain up to 8.5-9 to achieve the same result.

As such, the EXH-6 is a good addition if you have a good 'loud' microphone (the Blue Encore 100 works fine at 6/7 with this) or if you want to add too more inputs with a preamp or something that adds phantom power to the line. (Or throw in a Fethead or Cloudlifter on top of this to boost the signal.)

It works well and I'm pleased with it despite the drawback. With a little extra change the EXH-6 and another piece of gear makes the Zoom H6N a valid 6 track recorder.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

No Phantom power

I thought this could be the ideal complement to my H5, but unfortunately, it's barely unusable for me as there is no phantom power.

I thought this could be the ideal complement to my H5, but unfortunately, it's barely unusable for me as there is no phantom power.

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4.0

Sounds good, no 48v

By John T.

from Westchester, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

It is convenient and offers flexibility to the unit. I shot an interview and used battery powered lavs on 1&2, condensers on 3&4. Would be nice if EXH-6 had phantom power, but that would decrease battery life and, thus, recording time. Considering all, it did the job well.

 
4.0

Zoom EXH-6 XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule

By Marcos

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

If you need additional inputs, this capsule with resolve that. The only draw back is that it doesn't have phantom power.

 
5.0

Can use it on the Zoom F4

By Richard

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

Handy to have. I got it for the H5 but I now use it on my Zoom F4.

 
5.0

The Best!

By Mark

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

Great idea to be able to add more inputs for recording.

 
4.0

A very good Zoom H6 accessory

By Richard

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

I needed to record on all six channels of my Zoom H6 recently and ended up using an awkward line level connection to the 1/8" mini plug included with the standard X-Y mic capsule. I then purchased this dual XLR input capsule so I can plug microphones in directly and it works very well. I really like it but I wish Zoom had given it phantom power - then it would be perfect. I have to use an external phantom power supply but the recording quality is excellent. Recommended.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Exactly what I needed

By DrSteve

from Fort Worth, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

It's heavier than I expected, but I like that it is substantial. I attach this to an H5 so I can have 3-4 mics attached and the ability to raise and lower levels of each during a classroom discussion. Serves the purpose I need.

 
5.0

Ability to add Additional 2 inputs!

By ChunkyM

from Holly Springs, MS

Verified Buyer

Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

The ability to add two additional inputs to my Zoom H6 recorder is invaluable to me as and Indie filmmaker. I find this product functions well, and the pre amps to be very quiet.

 
5.0

Works perfect, buy it!

By Mike

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

Works with my Zoom H5 to add two more XLR input's. Was a huge help on a job I did for a few months. Love it!

 
4.0

Great product!

By Seth

from Undisclosed

Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

Works great only wish it came with a storage case, but other than that it is a great product.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for a backup

By Overused

from San Antonio, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

It's great when you realize you gave too many cables and not enough audio jacks. An extra two, that each have their own levels control...? Just what I needed.

 
4.0

A great purchase for multiple purposes

By prabara

from Orange County

Verified Buyer

Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

Good addition.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

No Phantom power

By henrimic

from Geneva Switzerland

Verified Buyer

Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

I thought this could be the ideal complement to my H5, but unfortunately, it's barely unusable for me as there is no phantom power.

 
4.0

Great Addition

By RicM

from Providence, RI

Verified Buyer

Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

For serious recordists and film makers this adds 2 additional XLR inputs to the Zoom H6. The only problem is they don't provide phantom power on these inputs, so they are no good for high end pro mics. Seems like a serious omission to me.

 
5.0

finally!

By Snide Job

from san diego

Verified Buyer

Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

i had searched high and low for this since buy the ZOOM.
i have virtually every part known now. but, i have since discovered more since perusing the BandH site.

this XLR plug in is genius as the whole ZOOM is as well.

we use it to record radio programs in advance. it works perfectly.

 
5.0

2 more inputs comes in handy

By IEHD

from Chino, CA

About Me Power User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy To Use
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

      Having the option of two more independently controlled inputs comes in handy.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A Big Help for Run and Gun

      By Steven @ REELARC

      from New York City, NY

      About Me Power User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • Low Power Consumption
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Upgrade

        Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

        After some research, I found it was possible to use this module with my H6 to record -10db back up tracks for my two wireless lavs(this doesn't work with the inputs on the body of the H6). Great customer service btw; after searching online for a while and coming up empty, I did what I should've done at the start and just called the company. Had an answer from a live human in less than ten minutes. No back and forth!

        Shooting short scenes for an actor's promotional materials as I do, we're a small crew with limited time on set so his is invaluable; a backup track means I can set one track fairly hot and still have a backup in case an actor get's very loud and clips. It's fairly hands-off now; no riding the gain controls. The build is solid and it's very easy to use. Would love to see this feature in the existing body's inputs but this is a relatively inexpensive option and perfect for what I do.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Works Great with my HD! EXH-6 dUAL XLR/TRS Combo Capsule

        By MR.PTP

        from St. Albans, NY

        About Me Power User

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

            I work with a lot of musicians and this unit allows me to travel light and record 6 audio channels simulatenously that I can mix later. This is a must have for any musician on the go! Great for video also. You can't go wrong. Just get one!

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Recoding Dream Connection

            By Cappy

            from Oxnard, CA

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy To Use
            • High Quality Recording
            • Low Power Consumption
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Recording Mobile-studio

              Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

              Leave it to Zoom to create a "Double Header" LOL. I have taught drums for 25+ years, my drum kit and my students drum kit (in my studio), bit have Audio Technica AT-2020's over each set, with the EXH-6 connected to my Zoom H5, I am able to connect the H5 to make recording's for my students in high quality and send them home.

              When on a music job, I am also able to connect the EXH-6 with dual Electro Voice Mic's through my H5, into my Zoom R24 mixing/recoding board and make some great recordings! It's easy to snap on/off of the Zoom H5 and H6, and works like a dream!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Works great

              By Ing

              from Orlando

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

              Very please with the unit.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              great addition to the h6

              By cosmic geoffry

              from Cincinnati, OH

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

              I use the zoom h6 primarily as a portable audio mixer/recorder with mulitple microphones for shooting dslr video. So the added xlr inputs will allow me to plug up to 6 mics which is probably more than ill ever need. It works exactly like the inputs and level knobs work on the recorder itself. No complaints or problems.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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