Zoom H6 Handy Audio Recorder

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$35.00 per day
$70 per week
What You Get
  • H6 Handy Recorder
  • 16GB SDHC Memory Card
  • XYH-6 XY Microphone Module
  • MSH-6 Mid-Side Stereo Microphone Module
  • EXH-6 Input Module
  • Mic Foam Windscreen
  • AC~USB Wall Adapter
  • USB mini to USB Cable (2)
  • AA Batteries (4)
  • Sony MDR Headphones
  • 7" Action Arm
  • Manual
  • Case

Product Description

The Zoom H6n is a portable handheld audio recorder and USB audio interface with an interchangeable microphone system. The H6n enables versatile recording, 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.

For situations that call for audio that allows for width control over your stereo image after it has been recorded, the XY module can be switched out for the MSH-6 mid-side stereo microphone module. Contrary to the appearance of the capsule, the mid-side module actually contains two elements positioned on top of one another: a unidirectional mic which faces forward (mid), and a bi-directional mic set perpendicular to it (side). In addition to providing you the ability to adjust the width of your stereo audio after it has been recorded, MS recording also provides true mono compatibility, a factor that comes into play in situations such as television production.

 

  • H6 Handy Recorder
  • 16GB SDHC Memory Card
  • XYH-6 XY Microphone Module
  • MSH-6 Mid-Side Stereo Microphone Module
  • EXH-6 Input Module
  • Mic Foam Windscreen
  • AC~USB Wall Adapter
  • USB mini to USB Cable (2)
  • AA Batteries (4)
  • Sony MDR Headphones
  • 7″ Action Arm
  • Manual
  • Case

RECORDER

Recording Media

  • SD card: 16 MB to 2 GB
  • SDHC card: 4 GB to 32 GB
  • SDXC card: 64 GB to 128 GB

Input Connections

  • Up to 6 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

  • 55.5 dB (PAD OFF)
  • 35.5 dB (PAD ON)

Input Level

  • 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, not w/ input module)
  • 2.5V plug-in power, (XYH-6 MIC/LINE IN)

Equivalent Input Noise

  • -120 dBu or less

Output 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 speaker

Recording Formats

  • WAV, MP3

Sample 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)

Display

  • 2.0-inch full color LCD (320 x 240 pixels)

USB Port

  • USB 2.0 high speed

Audio Interface operation, multi-track mode:

  • USB 2.0 high speed, multi-track or stereo modes

Power Requirements

  • AA size (LR6) battery x 4
  • AC adapter: AD-17 (DC5V/1A/USB-type) (optional)
  • USB bus power

Battery Life

  • Over 20 hours (with alkaline battery, continuous recording)

Unit Dimensions

  • 3 x 6 x 1.9″ (77.8 x 152.8 x 47.8 mm)

Unit Weight

  • 9.9 oz (280 g)

Shipping Weight & Dimensions

  • 11 pounds
  • 19″ x 14″ x 7″

MICROPHONE

Type

  • XYH-6 X/Y: Unidirectional
  • MSH-6 MS: Unidirectional and bi-directional

Sensitivity

  • 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: 46.5 dB
  • MSH-6 MS: 42.5 dB

Maximum 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)

Unit Weight

  • XYH-6 X/Y: 4.6 oz (130 g)
  • MSH-6: 3 oz (85 g)