Four tracks of simultaneous recording and interchangeable mic capsules make the H5 flexible and powerful enough to meet the evolving needs of today’s creators.
The design of the XYH-5 mic capsule allows the H5 to handle up to 140 dB SPL — equivalent to the sound of a jet aircraft from less than 200 feet away! And to keep your levels under control, the H5 offers compression and limiting.
The H5’s rubberized housing and shock-mounted microphones minimize vibration and handling noise, while a low-cut filter helps eliminate wind noise and other kinds of low frequency rumble.
The H5 utilizes the same high-quality, low-noise preamps as our flagship H6, ensuring great-sounding recordings in all sonic environments.
The Pre-Record function captures and saves two seconds of audio before you hit RECORD — perfect for unexpected starts.
The Auto-Record function allow the H5 to automatically start and stop recording at predefined sound levels.
The H5’s Backup-Record function automatically records a duplicate set of L/R tracks with 12db less input gain. This audio safety net helps to protect your recordings.
INPUTS AND OUTPUTS
The H5’s XLR/TRS combo inputs can handle both mic- and line-level signals for microphones, wireless receivers, mixers, keyboards and more. Each input has a dedicated gain control knob. The supplied XYH-5 capsule also provides an additional mic/line input via a ⅛” mini phone jack.
A Line Out with adjustable volume allows you to send audio from the H5 to the input of a camera or other device without the need for an attenuator cable. In addition, there’s a separate headphone output with a dedicated volume control. You can use both outputs simultaneously to route audio to your DSLR while monitoring with headphones.
RECORDING TIMES & FILE FORMATS
Record continuously for over 15 hours with just 2 AA batteries or extend your recording time indefinitely with the optional AD-17 AC adapter.
The H5 can record up to six monophonic WAV files (or up to three stereo files) in any of the following formats:
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
INCLUDED WITH THE H5
XYH-5 X/Y mic capsule
AA size (LR6) battery x 2
Steinberg WaveLab LE software download
Steinberg Cubase LE software download
OPTIONAL H5 ACCESSORIES
PCH-5 Protective Case for H5 Handy Recorder
SGH-6 Shotgun Mic Capsule
SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun Mic Capsule
EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Capsule
XYH-6 X/Y Mic Capsule
MSH-6 Mid-Side Mic Capsule
ECM-3 Extension Cable for Zoom Microphone Capsules
HS-1 Hot Shoe Mount Adapter
MA-2 Tripod to Mic Stand Adapter for Handy Recorders
WSU-1 Universal Windscreen
APH-5 Accessory Pack includes RCH-5 wired Remote Controller, AD-17 USB-type AC adapter, and Hairy Windscreen
Includes detachable X/Y capsule (XYH-5) capable of handling 140 dB SPL
Shock-mounted mics for reduced handling noise
Compatible with all Zoom input capsules
Four-track simultaneous recording
Records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32 GB
Up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats
Two mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors, each with selectable phantom power and -20 dB pad
Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression, and limiting
Auto-record, Pre-record, and Backup-record functions mean that you’ll never miss that perfect take
Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad with Loop Back function
Powered by two AA batteries or via USB
Over 15 hours of operation with alkaline batteries
THE H5 HANDY RECORDER
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.
SD card: 16MB to 2GB , SDHC card: 4GB to 32GB
Backlit LCD (128 x 64 pixels)
INPUTS L/R [XYH-5 X/Y MIC]:
Mic type: Unidirectional
Sensitivity: -45 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Input gain: -∞ to 52 dB
Max sound pressure input: 140 dB SPL
PHONE OUT :
Connector: 1/8″ stereo mini jack
Output Level: 20 mW +20 mW into 32 Ω load
400mw 8 Ω mono
Sampling frequency: 44.1/48/96 kHz
Bit rate: 16/24 (Stereo)
Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 2
Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz
Bit rate: 48/56/64/80/96/112/32/160/192/224/256/320kbps
From podcasting to music to filmmaking and more,
the H6 is your go-to recorder.
From the studio to remote locations, podcasts are produced everywhere. With inputs for every guest, the battery-powered H6 is a complete portable podcasting solution.
UNLIMITED STUDIO TIME
The H6 is your personal music studio 24/7. With up to six* discrete line-level / mic-level inputs, plus the ability to overdub and more, the H6 provides the road from a great idea to the perfect track.
*Optional EXH-6 mic capsule required
SOUND FOR EVERY SCENE
Featuring interchangeable mic capsules, four combo inputs and six tracks of quality recording, the H6 is ready to record on any set and in any scene the director throws at you.
FROM SAMPLING TO SOUND DESIGN
Whether you’re a musician creating your own unique masterpiece, or a sound designer looking for that perfect sound effect, the H6 will become your most trusted companion.
SIX INTERCHANGEABLE MIC CAPSULES
INS & OUTS
The H6 offers four XLR/TRS combo jacks with dedicated pad switches and gain control for distortion-free recording.
The H6 features two 1/8” outputs, a stereo line out as well as a headphone out with dedicated volume control.
MULTI-CHANNEL AUDIO INTERFACE
The H6’s USB port enables it to serve as a stereo or multi-channel audio interface for your computer or iPad.
RECORDING TIME & FILE FORMATS
Record continuously for over 20 hours with just four AA batteries or extend your recording time indefinitely with the optional AD-17 adapter.
The H6 records individual WAV files in any of the following formats:
FREE RECORDING & EDITING SOFTWARE
The Zoom H6 comes with free download licenses for Steinberg’s Cubase LE music production software and WaveLab LE audio editing software, enabling you to not only capture, but create.