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Zoom H6 Handy Digital Recorder with Accessory Pack
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Zoom H6 Handy Digital Recorder with Accessory Pack $689.00 

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Product Summary

  • Five interchangeable mic capsules
  • Six-track simultaneous recording
  • Four mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors
  • Supports up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio in WAV or MP3 formats
  • Up to 20 hours of operation with four AA batteries
  • Built in effects for low-cut filtering and compression
  • Records directly to SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards of up to 128 GB
  • Mounts directly to DSLR or camcorder with optional Hot Shoe adapter
  • Auto-record, Pre-record, and Backup-record functions
  • Large full-colour LCD display
  • Product code FXR006P
  • 24 Months Genuine Local Australian Warranty

With the ability to render up to 20 hours of operation with two AA alkaline batteries, the Zoom H6 Handy Digital Recorder supports up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio in WAV or MP3 formats. This device records directly to SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards of up to 128 GB and it mounts directly to a DSLR or camcorder with optional Hot Shoe adapter. Audio is recorded through the five interchangeable mic capsules which allow six-track simultaneous recording. For more precise recording, you can plug in instruments or microphones to its four mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectorsThe sound can then be enhanced with the built-in effects for low-cut filtering and compression while its functions can be seen at the large full-colour LCD display. With auto-record, pre-record, and backup-record functions, this item comes with product code FXR006P.


Product Features in Detail

Unmatched versatility of audio recording
For live concert recording, Use the X/Y capsule to capture the overall sound in stereo, then use the other four inputs for a direct feed from the mixing board, or for external spot mics to pick up specific instruments and the room sound. With the H6, you can relive that great performance night after night.

For location videography, 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.

In terms of electronic newsgathering, 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.

If you are recording multiple tracks for a song, 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.

What's in with the inputs
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 ⅛” 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 ¼” balanced or unbalanced phone cables. They can handle both mic- and 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 L, R) have a dedicated gain control knob as well as 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 lowdown on the output
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 its 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.

Pre-Record, Backup-Record, Auto-Record
Pre-Record - The interview started a split-second before you were ready. The conductor lifted his baton just as you were checking a cable. The talent went back on-air a moment too soon.

No problem… as long as you’re using the H6. Its Pre-Record function automatically keeps the H6 silently but continuously recording in the background, all the time. Then, when you hit the RECORD button, it keeps the previous two seconds and appends it to the beginning of the file. It’s as if the H6 had started recording two seconds before you actually got to hit the button.

Backup-record - The ultimate safety net. When turned on during the recording of WAV files, the H6 automatically records a duplicate set of L/R tracks, but with 12dB less input gain. Even if the original L/R track is distorted, chances are the Backup version is fine.

You can listen to either set of tracks simply by going to the Backup File option in the PROJECT menu. When turned OFF, you’ll hear the original L/R tracks; when turned ON, you’ll hear the lower-level Backup tracks instead. Pick the one you prefer and use it as your L/R master. Bacon saved.

Auto-record - The Auto-Record function allows the H6 to automatically start recording when a certain level of sound is detected. When turned ON and the RECORD button is pressed, the H6 doesn’t immediately start recording; instead, it goes into a standby mode; as soon as an incoming signal exceeds the Start Level you’ve set, recording begins.

There’s an equivalent Auto-Record Stop function, too. When turned ON, as soon as incoming signal drops below the Stop Level you’ve set, recording ends.

Total control over the audio
The H6 allows you to choose from three compressor settings and three limiter settings. The two “General” settings (Comp1 and Limiter1) are all-purpose settings that will work well on most kinds of program material. The Comp2 and Comp3 presets are optimized for use with vocals and drums, respectively, while the Limiter2 and Limiter3 presets are optimized for use in live concert recording and small room “studio” recording, respectively.

Compression and limiting compensate for fluctuations in level; in essence, they act like an automatic volume control, reducing the level of louder sounds (that is, the sounds above a threshold point). The main difference between the two is that a limiter reduces louder sounds more severely.

A low-cut filter allows you to remove signal below a certain user-designated frequency (called a cutoff frequency). This is useful for eliminating pops, wind noise, blowing, transmitted resonance from an onstage mic stand and other kinds of low frequency rumble. In addition, there’s an onboard metronome and chromatic / guitar / bass tuner—both handy tools when recording musical content.

Save as either WAV or MP3
The H6 can record up to six monophonic WAV files (or up to three stereo files) in any of the following formats: 44.1kHz/16-bit, 44.1kHz/24-bit, 48kHz/16-bit, 48kHz/24-bit, 96kHz/16-bit, 96kHz/24-bit.

All WAV files recorded by the H6 are automatically time-stamped, making them fully compatible with the Broadcast Wave Format (BWF); in other words, they are “BWF-compliant.” This is especially important when recording audio for video, because it allows the audio to be precisely synchronized with the onscreen action in post-production.

MP3 recordings are compressed, which means that some unnecessary data is removed prior to storage, making them much smaller than WAV files, and thus much easier to upload and download. Some MP3 files exhibit a slight loss of audio fidelity as compared with the original signal; however, this is not noticeable in all circumstances.

When the MP3 file type is selected, the H6 only records in stereo; if you want to record in multitrack, you must select a WAV file type. The H6’s internal mixdown function allows multitrack WAV projects to be easily reduced down to stereo MP3 (or WAV), with independent control over each track’s level, panning and pitch.

DIY never sounded this good
The H6’s USB port allows it to send and receive digital data. Connect the H6 to your laptop or desktop computer via USB, launch your favorite DAW or use the included Cubase LE software, and start laying down your tracks. You can even connect the H6 to an iPad (camera connection kit required).

When the H6 is set to “Stereo Mix” in the USB menu, it acts as a 2-input / 2-output interface; when set to “Multi Track,” it acts as a 6-input / 2-output interface. The H6’s onboard INPUT&OUTPUT mixer allows you to create a custom stereo or six-track mix for output via USB, with independent control over the level and panning of each track, as well as access to effects like low-cut filtering, compression and limiting. In addition, signal that is input to the H6 can be monitored directly before it passes through the connected computer or iPad for zero latency (that is, without any delay). There’s also a handy Loop Back mode that allows you to blend stereo signal coming from the computer or iPad with signal coming into the H6 inputs, useful for live streaming via the Internet or for adding narration to a musical backing track.


Included in the Box

     Zoom H6 Handy Digital Recorder
     4 x AA (LR6) Battery
     XYH-6 X/Y mic capsule
     MSH-6 MS mic capsule
     2 GB SD card
     Sponge Windscreen
     Hairy Windscreen
     Remote Control
     Case
     Steinberg Cubase LE Software
     USB Cable
     USB-type AC Power Adapter
     Operational Manual
     24 Months Genuine Local Australian Warranty


Warranty Information

     This Zoom H6 Handy Digital Recorder with Accessory Pack comes with 24 Months Genuine Local Australian Warranty.
     Our products are sourced from authorised Australian suppliers and therefore come with genuine Australian warranty.
     Camera Warehouse does not participate in 'Grey Market' or 'Parallel Import' activities.


 

Tech Specs

RECORDING MEDIA
  SD card: 16MB to 2GB
  SDHC card: 4GB to 32GB
  SDXC card: 64GB to 128GB
INPUTS
Capsules
XYH-6 X/Y mic Mic type: Unidirectional
Sensitivity: -41 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Input gain: -∞ to 46.5 dB
Max sound pressure input: 136 dB SPL
XYH-6 MIC/LINE IN Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
Input level: - ∞ to 46.5 dB
Input impedance: 2 k Ω
Plug-in power: 2.5V supported
MSH-6 MS mic 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
Max sound pressure input: 120 dB SPL (unidirectional)
122 dB SPL (bi-directional)
Shotgun mic (SGH-6) Mic Type: Unidirectional (mic unit x3)
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
INPUTS 1 to 4
  MicConnectors: XLR / TRS combo jacks
(XLR: Pin 2 hot / TRS: Tip hot)
MicInput gain: (PAD OFF) -∞ to 55.5 dB
MicInput gain: (PAD ON) -∞ to 35.5 dB
MicInput impedance: 1.8kΩ or more
MicMax input level: +22 dBu (PAD ON)
MicPhantom power: +12V /+24V /+48V
(Phantom power can be turned on/off independently for Inputs 1 - 4)
MicEquivalent Input Noise (EIN): -120 dBu or less
OUTPUTS
Line Out Jack type: 1/8" stereo mini jack
Rated Output Level: -10 dBu when output load impedance is 10k Ω or more
Phone Out Jack type: 1/8" stereo mini jack
Output Level: 20 W +20 W into 32 Ω load
Built-in speaker 400mw 8 Ω mono speaker
RECORDING FORMATS
WAV Sampling frequency: 44.1/48/96 kHz
Bit rate: 16/24
(Mono/Stereo, BWF-compliant)
Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 8 (L/R + INPUT 1 to 4 + L/R backup)
(Backup recording: -12dB lower than set L/R input gain)
MP3 Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz
Bit Rate: 48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320kbps
Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 2
RECORDING TIME (WITH 2GB CARD)  
03:08:00 (44.1 kHz / 16-bit WAV) DISPLAY
34:43:00 (128kbps MP3) 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: 2-Jun
Sampling frequency: 44.1/48kHz/96kHz
Bit rate: 16/24 bit
USB bus powered operation possible
Audio Interface operation: Stereo mode Class: USB2.0 Full Speed
Inputs / Outputs: 2-Feb
Sampling frequency: 44.1/48kHz
Bit rate: 16 bit
USB bus powered operation possible
(iPad operation supported in stereo mode only)
POWER REQUIREMENTS  
AA size (LR6) battery x 4 DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Alkaline or NiMH type H6: 77.8mm (W) x 152.8mm (D) x 47.8mm (H), 280g
AC adapter: AD-17 (DC5V/1A/USB-type) (optional) XYH-6: 78.9mm (W) x 60.2mm (D) x 45.2mm (H), 130g
USB bus power MSH-6: 58.0mm (W) x 67.6mm (D) x 42.1mm (H), 85g
BATTERY LIFE  
Over 20 hours with alkaline battery and continuous recording  

 


 

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