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, 2GB SD card, 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.
Interchangeable input capsules that can be swapped out as easily as the lens of a cameraSix-track simultaneous recordingFour mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectorsGain controls (real knobs!) and -20dB pads for each inputPhantom power for all main inputs: +12/+24/+48VLarge full-color LCD display, angled so it’s easy to read in all environmentsRecords directly to SD, SDHC and SDXC cards up to 128GBUp to 24-bit /96kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formatsAuto-record, Pre-record and Backup-record functions mean that you’ll never miss that perfect takeMultitrack to stereo internal mixdownIndependent monitor and playback mixesVirtual VU metersVoice memo and up to 99 marks per recordingOverdubbing, up to 99 takesBuilt-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression and limitingOnboard MS decodingNormalize, Divide and Trim editingChromatic tuner and metronomeA/B loop playbackVariable playback speed, from 50% to 150%Variable pitch per track without affecting playback speedUSB port for data exchange to and from computerMultichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPadCamera strap mountsMountable directly to DSLR or camcorder with optional HS-01 Hot Shoe Mount adapterAccepts standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteriesOver 20 hours of operation with 4 AA alkaline batteriesRecorderRecording Media SD card: 16 MB to 2 GBSDHC card: 4 GB to 32 GBSDXC card: 64 GB to 128 GBInput Connections 4 x XLR/TRS combo jacks; XLR: Pin 2 hot; TRS: Tip hot 1x 1/8" stereo mini jack (XYH-6 MIC/LINE IN)Input Gain -∞ to 55.5 dB (PAD OFF)-∞ to 35.5 dB (PAD ON)Input Level -∞ to 46.5 dB (XYH-6 MIC/LINE IN)Input Impedance 6.8 kΩ (INPUTS 1 to 4) 2 kΩ (XYH-6 MIC/LINE IN)Maximum Input Level +22 dBu, PAD ON (INPUTS 1 to 4)Phantom Power +12V /+24V /+48V, independent (INPUTS 1 to 4) 2.5V plug-in power, (XYH-6 MIC/LINE IN)Equivalent Input Noise -120 dBu or lessOutput Connections 1x 1/8" stereo mini jack (LINE OUT) 1x 1/8" stereo mini jack (PHONE OUT)Output Level -10 dBu when output load impedance is 10 kΩ or more (LINE OUT) 20 W +20 W into 32 Ω load (PHONE OUT)Built-in Speaker 400mw 8 Ω mono speakerRecording Formats WAV, MP3Sample Rate 44.1/48/96 kHz (WAV)44.1 kHz (MP3)Bit Depth 16, 24 (WAV)Bit Rate 48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320 kbps (MP3)Max Simultaneous Recording 8 (L/R + INPUT 1 to 4 + L/R backup), backup recording: -12dB lower than set L/R input gain (WAV) -or-2 (MP3)Recording to SD Card With 2 GB card: 03:08:00 (44.1 kHz / 16-bit WAV)34:43:00 (128 kbps MP3)Display 2.0-inch full color LCD (320 x 240 pixels)USB Port Mass Storage Class operation: USB 2.0 high speed -or-Audio Interface operation, multi-track mode: USB 2.0 high speed, multi-track or stereo modesPower Requirements AA size (LR6) battery x 4 AC adapter: AD-17 (DC5V/1A/USB-type) (optional)USB bus powerBattery Life Over 20 hours (with alkaline battery, continuous recording)Dimensions 3 x 6 x 1.9" (77.8 x 152.8 x 47.8 mm)Weight 9.9 oz (280 g)MicrophoneType XYH-6 X/Y: Unidirectional MSH-6 MS: Unidirectional and bi-directionalSensitivity XYH-6 X/Y: -41 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa MSH-6 MS: -37 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa (unidirectional); -39 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa (bi-directional)Input Gain XYH-6 X/Y: -∞ to 46.5 dB MSH-6 MS: -∞ to 42.5 dBMaximum SPL XYH-6 X/Y: 136 dB SPL MSH-6 MS: 120 dB SPL (unidirectional) 122 dB SPL (bi-directional)Dimensions XYH-6 X/Y: 3.1 x 2.4 x 1.8" (78.9 x 60.2 x 45.2 mm) MSH-6 MS: 2.3 x 2.66 x 1.65" (58 x 67.6 x 42.1 mm)Weight XYH-6 X/Y: 4.6 oz (130 g)MSH-6: 3 oz (85 g)Packaging InfoPackage Weight 3.1 lbBox Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.5 x 8.2 x 3.3"Package Includes:
Zoom H6 Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone SystemXY MicrophoneMid-Side MicrophoneUSB Cable2GB SD Card4 x AA BatteriesHard CaseCubase LEFoam Windscreen