OUR PART # H6
The H6 is a versatile portable 6-channel recorder with four interchangeable input capsules—X/Y, MS, Shotgun, and dual XLR/TRS combo. Applications range from live recording, professional film/video work, or broadcast ENG (electronic news gathering), and more.
The H6 offers four main inputs (1-4), plus two additional inputs (L, R) that are derived from whichever capsule (X/Y, MS, Shotgun, or Dual XLR/TRS Combo) is plugged into the unit. The supplied XYH-6 X/Y capsule also provides a secondary input for connecting an external mic- or line-level signal via a stereo 1/8" Mic/Line In mini phone jack. When a connection is made to that jack, signal from the X/Y microphones is muted.
All four main H6 inputs (inputs 1-4) are combo connectors that can accept either XLR or 1/4" balanced or unbalanced phone cables. They can handle both micand line-level signals, which means that you can connect either external microphones or line-level devices like mixers, portable music players, electronic keyboards, or electric guitars or basses with active electronics (passive electric guitars or basses can also be connected with the use of a mixer or effects device). Internal switching contacts automatically detect the circuit of choice.
Each of the six inputs (that is, 1-4 as well as L, R) has a dedicated gain control knob. In addition, the four main inputs and the EXH-6 capsule feature a -20dB pad, allowing you to prevent distortion even when high-level signals are introduced. In fact, with the use of the Pad switch, the H6 can input a signal 30dB louder and 14dB softer than any other Handy Recorder model. In addition, all capsules utilize higher voltage preamps (5 volts instead of the more commonly used 3 volts) for distortion free recording, even at high volumes. A built-in instrumentation amp allows signals to be transmitted with minimal noise even when long cables are used.
If you're using high-quality condenser (powered) microphones with the H6, no problem—a simple menu option allows the unit to provide Phantom Power (either +12, +24, or +48 volts) to any or all of the main inputs (inputs 1-4). Inexpensive condenser microphones requiring Plug-In Power (2.5 volts) can be connected to the X/Y capsule's stereo 1/8" Line In jack.
The H6 Line Out is an unbalanced stereo 1/8" phone jack, located on the bottom of the H6, beneath the LCD display. It carries the analog stereo output signal, as determined by the H6's internal mixer.
The H6 USB port, located on the side panel to the right of the LCD display, provides a digital output of either a stereo mix or the six individual input signals, depending upon the setting of the "Audio Interface" function in the USB menu.
In addition, the H6 provides a headphone output with a dedicated volume control, located on the side panel to the left of the LCD display. Connect your headphones to the stereo 1/8" mini phone jack for private monitoring of the stereo output signal.
The H6 even has a built-in speaker, located on the underside of the unit, for fast monophonic monitoring of the recorded signal without the need to make any connections whatsoever. This speaker is automatically disconnected when connection is made to either the Line Out or Headphone output.
The X/Y miking technique is optimal when you want to cover a wide area and still capture sound sources in the center with clarity and definition, making it great for all types of live stereo recording.
The supplied XYH-6 X/Y capsule adds two matched high-quality unidirectional microphones to your H6. This kind of microphone is most sensitive to signal coming from directly in front, and less sensitive to signal coming from behind or from the sides; in technical terms, they are said to utilize a cardioid polar pattern. These mics have the largest diaphragm size (0.579" = 14.6mm) of any ever available on a portable recorder.
Playing back stereo X/Y tracks in mono results in a fuller sound than you would get with one microphone, but if mono compatibility is critical (for example, in television production), the Mid-Side (MS) mic technique can be a better choice.
Enter MS ("Mid-Side") recording: an incredible technique that allows you to actually adjust the width of the stereo image after it has been recorded, making it especially useful for film, video and television projects. Sound like magic? Read on.
Although the H6's supplied MSH-6 MS capsule appears to be just one microphone, it actually contains two mic elements, positioned directly on top of one another. One of the microphones inside the MSH-6 is unidirectional (that is, it is mostly sensitive to signal coming from directly in front, and less sensitive to signal coming from behind or from the sides) while the other is bi-directional (that is, it is mostly sensitive to signals coming from directly in front and directly behind, and less sensitive to signal coming from the sides).
The basic concept behind MS recording is that the Mid microphone picks up signal coming from the center, while the Side microphone creates ambience and directionality by adding or subtracting information from either side.
The Mid-Side technique works well whenever you need a variable amount of room sound. It can also be used for studio recording, and its convenience and flexibility make it a good option for rehearsal and live concert recording as well.
MS mic (MSH-6)
Inputs 1 to 4
Recording Time (with 2GB card)
Battery Life (with alkaline battery)
Accessory Pack for H6 Recorder
The APH-6 accessory pack includes RCH-6 wired remote controller, AD-17 USB-type AC adapter and hairy windscreen.The APH-6 is an accessory package for ZOOM H6 Handy Recorder. It includes a windscreen that provides a professional level of ...
Hyperdirectional Monaural Shotgun Microphone Capsule for H6 Recorder
Zoom's SGH-6 is an optional shotgun capsule for the H6 portable recorder that adds a professional-quality hyperdirectional microphone to the H6, making it the perfect audio recorder for anyone working in film, video or live theater, ...
Dual XLR/TRS Input Capsule for the H6
The EXH-6 is a dual XLR/TRS input capsule for th H6 recorder. If you need more inputs for the H6, simply plug in the optional EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo capsule. It allows you to connect up to six discrete signals from external microphones, ...
64GB UHS-1 ExtremePro SDHC memory Card
Now there's a memory card fast enough to keep up with your advanced DSLR: SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash card. With lightning-fast (up to 90 MB/s write) speed, you'll be able to capture more continuous burst shooting - and get the most ...
Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!
32 GB Class 10 SDHC Memory Card
As high-tech gadgets become increasingly advanced with ever-improving video and audio quality, we find ourselves needing extra speed and memory capacity to store our high-resolution digital masterpieces.Adhering to the new Class 10 ...
64 GB Class 10 SDXC Card
Featuring 64GB of storage space with the exFAT file system that supports files larger than 4GB, Transcend's Ultimate SDXC Class 10 cards are the ideal compliment to today's high-end SDXC-compatible DSLR cameras and HD camcorders. Thanks to ...
|Gator Cases GU-ZOOMH6-WP|
Waterproof Case for the Zoom H6
The GU-ZOOMH6-WP is a black waterproof injection molded case with foam insert custom fit foam to fit Zoom H6 hand held recorder and accessories.Note: The Zoom H6 is not included. Specifications: Color: Black Handles: Soft-Grip Carry ...
|SKB Cases 3i-0907-4-H6|
Zoom H6 Recorder Hard Case with Zoom Logo
SKB's 3i-0907-4-H6 is a Military-Standard waterproof hard case that is specifically designed for the Zoom H6 recorders. The interior is custom-cut, high-quality PE foam that includes space for all the items boxed with the Zoom ...
Custom-Fit Carrying Case for Zoom H6 Recorder
PortaBrace's AR-ZH6 is a custom-fit carrying case for the Zoom H6 recorder. The main part of the case is constructed using durable, balistic-grade Cordura nylon. Clear vinyl windows allow viewing of controls while protecting ...
Click to download