Zoom - H6 (6-Track Recorder w/Mic Capsules)

The revolutionary ZOOM H6 6-track recorder raises the bar even further for portable handheld recording. With 6 interchangeable mic capsules that can be swapped out as easily as the lenses of a camera - 2 different X/Y, MS, 2 different 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.

Live Concert Recording
Capture a live performance on a whole new level!
Do more than just record the show: Document the experience. Use the X/Y capsule to capture the overall sound in stereo, then use the other 4 inputs for a direct feed from the mixing board or for external spot mics to pick up specific instruments and the room sound.

Location Videography
Get the sound that completes the scene!
Whether you slide it onto your camera strap or attach it directly to your DSLR with Zoom's HS1 Hot Shoe mount, the H6 is the essential audio recorder for location videography. Its supplied MSH-6 mic capsule and onboard MS decoding, plus the ability to record up to 6 tracks simultaneously, gives you plenty of options in post-production.

Electronic Newsgathering
Deliver the full story, down to the last detail.
Extend your range with the optional SGH-6 Shotgun mic. Get every word of that headline-making interview. Capture breaking news with maximum impact, then mix and prepare the audio for broadcast while still in the field.

Making Music
Make every chord, every note, every riff really sing!
Plug in the optional EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS capsule and your H6 becomes a personal 6-track studio with six discrete line- or mic-level inputs, each with its own volume control and pad. Record and overdub up to 99 takes in high-resolution audio, then mix down to a stereo MP3 for posting to your favorite website.

Whatever your application - live recording, professional film/video work, live broadcast or electronic news gathering - the H6 can handle it with ease. It will change the way you think about recording forever!


  • 6-track simultaneous recording
  • 4 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
  • A/B loop playback
  • Variable playback speed, from 50% - 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
  • Mountable directly to DSLR or camcorder with optional HS-01 Hot Shoe Mount adapter
  • Accepts standard AA or NiMH rechargeable batteries
  • Over 20 hours of operation with 4 AA batteries

    Optional H6 Accessories
  • SGH-6 Shotgun mic capsule
  • EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo capsule
  • HS-01 Hot Shoe Mount adapter
  • APH-6 Accessory Pack includes RCH-6 wired Remote Controller, AD-17 USB-type AC adapter and Hairy Windscreen
  • Carrying bag


  • Recording Media
  • SD card: 16MB - 2GB
  • SDHC card: 4GB - 32GB
  • SDXC card: 64GB - 128GB

    XYH-6 X/Y Mic
  • Mic Type: Unidirectional
  • Sensitivity: -41dB, 1kHz @ 1Pa
  • Input Gain: -∞ - 46.5dB
  • Max. Sound Pressure Input: 136dB SPL

  • Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
  • Input Level: -∞ - 46.5dB
  • Input Impedance: 2kΩ
  • Plug-In Power: 2.5V supported

    MSH-6 MS Mic
  • Mic Types: Unidirectional and bi-directional
  • Sensitivity: -37dB, 1kHz @ 1Pa (unidirectional), -39dB, 1kHz @ 1Pa (bi-directional)
  • Input Gain: -∞ - 42.5dB
  • Max Sound Pressure Input: 120dB SPL (unidirectional); 122dB SPL (bi-directional)

  • SGH-6 Shotgun Mic
  • Mic Type: Unidirectional (mic unit x3)
  • Polar Pattern: Super-cardioid
  • Sensitivity: -39dB, 1kHz @ 1Pa (each mic unit)
  • Input Gain: -∞ to 50dB
  • Max. Sound Pressure Input: 122dB SPL

    Inputs 1 - 4
  • Mic Connectors: XLR/TRS combo jacks
  • Mic Input Gain (PAD OFF): -∞ - 55.5dB
  • Mic Input Gain (PAD ON): -∞ - 35.5dB
  • Mic Input Impedance: 6.8kΩ
  • Mic Max Input Level: +22dBu (PAD ON)
  • Mic Phantom Power: +12V/+24V/+48V
  • (Phantom power can be turned on/off independently for Inputs 1 - 4)
  • Mic Equivalent Input Noise (EIN): -120dBu or less

  • Line Out Jack Type: 1/8" stereo mini jack
  • Line Out Rated Output Level: -10dBu when output load Impedance is 10kΩ or more
  • Phone Out Jack Type: 1/8" stereo mini jack
  • Phone Output Level: 20W +20W into 32Ω load
  • Built-In Speaker: 400mw 8Ω mono speaker

  • USB Audio Interface
  • USB Type: Mini-B, 2.0
  • Inputs/Outputs: 6/2 (mult-itrack), 2/2 (stereo)
  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48kHz/96kHz (multi-track), 44.1/48kHz (stereo)
  • Bit Rate: 16/24 (multi-track), 16 (stereo)

    Power & Physical
  • Power Source: 4x AA or NiMH rechargeable batteries, AD-17 AC adapter, USB bus
  • Battery Life: Over 20 hours
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 1.9" x 3.06" x 6.02"
  • Weight: 0.62lbs

Item Includes:

  • Operation manual
  • XYH-6 X/Y mic capsule
  • MSH-6 MS mic capsule
  • 4x AA batteries
  • USB cable
  • Sponge windscreen
  • Cubase LE software
  • Case

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