Zoom H6 Portable SDHC/XC Audio Recorder

Rent for $35.00 per day

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The H6 from Zoom is the most versatile portable recorder ever.

Four interchangeable input capsules—X/Y, MS, Shotgun, and Dual XLR/TRS Combo—make the H6 the ultimate chameleon of the audio world, and its advanced preamps make it the best-sounding one too.

Whatever your application—live recording, professional film/video work, or broadcast ENG (electronic news gathering), etc.—the H6 can handle it with ease.


• Interchangeable input capsules that can be swapped out as easily as the lens of a camera
• Six-track simultaneous recording
• Four mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors
• Gain controls (real knobs!) and -20dB pads for each input
• Phantom power for all main inputs: +12/+24/+48V
• Large full-color LCD display, angled so it’s easy to read in all environments
• Records directly to SD, SDHC and SDXC cards up to 128GB
• Up to 24-bit/96kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats
• Auto-record, Pre-record and Backup-record functions mean that you’ll never miss that perfect take
• Multitrack to stereo internal mixdown
• Independent monitor and playback mixes
• Virtual VU meters
• Voice memo and up to 99 marks per recording
• Overdubbing, up to 99 takes
• Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression and limiting
• Onboard MS decoding
• Normalize, Divide and Trim editing
• Chromatic tuner and metronome
• Loop Playback with user-defined start and stop points
• Variable playback speed, from 50% to 150%
• Variable pitch per track without affecting playback speed
• USB port for data exchange to and from computer
• Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad
• Camera strap mounts
• Mounts directly to DSLR or camcorder with optional HS-1 Hot Shoe Mount adapter
• Accepts standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries
• Over 20 hours of operation with 4 AA alkaline batteries


Recording media: 16MB–2GB SD cards, 4GB–32GB SDHC cards, 64GB–128GB SDXC cards
Inputs: Inputs L/R, XY mic (XYH-6)
Mic Type: Unidirectional
Sensitivity: –41 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Input Gain: –∝ to 46.5 dB
Maximum Sound Pressure Input: 136 dB SPL

Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
Input Gain: –∝ to 46.5 dB
Input Impedance: 2 kΩ
Plug-in Power: 2.5V supported   
MS mic (MSH-6)
Mic Types: Unidirectional and bi-directional
Sensitivity: –37 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa (unidirectional),
–39 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa (bi-directional)
Input Gain: –∝ to 42.5 dB
Maximum Sound Pressure Input: 120 dB SPL (unidirectional),
122 dB SPL (bi-directional)   
Shotgun mic (SGH-6 [Option])
Mic Type: Unidirectional (mic unit x 3)
Polar Pattern: Super-cardioid
Sensitivity: –39 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa (each mic unit)
Input Gain: –∝ to 50 dB
Maximum Sound Pressure Input: 122 dB SPL (unidirectional)   

1 to 4: Connectors: XLR/TRS combo jacks
(XLR: 2 hot / TRS: TIP hot)
Input Gain (PAD OFF): –∝ to 55.5 dB
Input Gain (PAD ON): –∝ to 35.5 dB
Input Impedance 6.8kΩ
Maximum Input Level: +22 dBu (PAD ON)
Phantom Power: +12V / +24V / +48V
Equivalent Input Noise (EIN): –120 dBu or less   

Line Out: Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
Rated Output Level: –10 dBu
(when output load impedance is 10 kΩ or more)   
Phone Out: Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
Output Level: 20 mW + 20 mW (into 32Ω load)   
Built-in Speaker: 400 mW/8 Ω mono speaker   
Recording Formats: [WAV setting]
Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48/96kHz
Bit Rate: 16/24-bit (Mono/Stereo, BWF-compliant)
Maximum Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 8 tracks (6 tracks + L/R backup)
Backup recording: 12dB lower than set L/R input gain

[MP3 setting]
Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz Bit Rate: 48–320 kbps
Maximum Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 2 tracks
Recording Time: (with 2GB card): 03:08:00 (44.1kHz/16-bit WAV)
34:43:00 (128kbps MP3)
Display: 2.0-inch full-color LCD (320 x 240 pixels)
USB: [Mass Storage Class operation]
Class: USB2.0 High Speed

[Audio Interface operation: Multi-track mode]
Class: USB2.0 High Speed
Inputs / Outputs: 6 / 2
Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48/96kHz
Bit Rate: 16/24bit

Note: Use with Windows requires a driver, but Macintosh does not.

[Audio Interface operation: Stereo mode]
Class: USB2.0 Full Speed
Inputs / Outputs: 2 / 2
Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48kHz
Bit Rate: 16 bit

Note: iPad operation supported in stereo mode only.
Battery Life (with alkaline battery)	
XY mic, 44.1kHz/16-bit (stereo x 1): 21 hours
XY mic and Inputs 1, 2, 3 and 4 used, 96kHz/24-bit (stereo x 3): 9 hours 45 minutes

Note: The above times are estimates. Approximate continuous recording times when using battery power were calculated using our own testing method. They may differ greatly depending on operating conditions.

Power: AA size (LR6) battery x 4
AC adapter: AD-17 (DC5V/1A/USB-type) (optional)
USB bus power   
Dimensions: H6: 77.8mm(W)x 152.8mm(D)x 47.8mm(H)
XYH-6: 78.9mm(W)x 60.2mm(D)x 45.2mm(H)
MSH-6: 58.0mm(W)x 67.6mm(D)x 42.1mm(H)   
Weight	 H6: 280g (without batteries)
XYH-6: 130g
MSH-6: 85g   

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• Zoom H6 Recorder
• Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input
• Mid Side Stereo Microphone
• XY Stereo Microphone
• Strut Bag & Strap
• Auray Remote Control
• Manfrotto Mini-Ball Hotshoe Mount
• (2) Sescom LN2MIC-ZM6 Cable
• (2) XLR Female – 1/4” TRS Male
• AC USB Power Supply
• USB A to USB Mini B Cable
• USB Card Reader & Cable
• Manual
• (4) Spare “AA” Battery

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