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The Zoom H6 Handy Recorder is a feature-packed professional audio recording solution designed for filmmakers, videographers, musicians and everyone in between. Featuring a revolutionary interchangeable microphone system, the H6 provides an unparalleled level of versatility from a compact audio recorder. The four interchangeable input modules include an X/Y mic, a Mid-Side mic, a Shotgun mic* and a XLR/TRS module* that allows you to adapt the H6 to your requirements ensuring you capture the best quality sound, specific to your application. 

The recorder is capable of six-track simultaneous recording and features multiple mic/line inputsand XLR/TRS combo connectors with customizable phantom power voltage (+12v, +24v, +48v) to cater for a wide range of external input devices such as boom and lavalier mics. A large full-colour LCD display allows you to monitor your audio levels and navigate menus with ease, even in dark conditions. Built-in effects including Low Cut FilterCompressor and Limiter can be utilised to minimise processing requirements in post while multiple recording functions including Auto Record and Pre-Record ensure you never miss that perfect take. The H6 supports SD cards up to a maximum capacity of 128GB and can record audio in quality ranging from 48kbps MP3’s to 24 bit, 96k High Definition WAV’s. Powered by 4 AA batteries which provide over 20 hours of operation, the Zoom H6 Handy Recorder is packed with additional features such as overdubbingMS decoding, in-built editing and customisable loop-playback to satisfy the needs of even the most demanding audio professionals.

* Sold separately.

Inputs Inputs L/R XY mic (XYH-6)
Mic Type: Unidirectional
Sensitivity: –41 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Input Gain: –8 to 46.5 dB
Maximum Sound Pressure Input: 136 dB SPL

Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
Input Gain: –8 to 46.5 dB
Input Impedance: 2 kO
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: –8 to 42.5 dB
Maximum Sound Pressure Input: 120 dB SPL (unidirectional),
122 dB SPL (bi-directional)
1 to 4
Connectors: XLR/TRS combo jacks
(XLR: 2 hot / TRS: TIP hot)
Input Gain (PAD OFF): –8 to 55.5 dB
Input Gain (PAD ON): –8 to 35.5 dB
Input Impedance 6.8kO
Maximum Input Level: +22 dBu (PAD ON)
Phantom Power: +12V / +24V / +48V
Equivalent Input Noise (EIN): –120 dBu or less
Outputs Line Out Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
Rated Output Level: –10 dBu
(when output load impedance is 10 kO or more)
Phone Out Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
Output Level: 20 W + 20 W (into 32O load)
Built-in Speaker 400 mW/8 O 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
Display 2.0-inch full-colour 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
Included Accessories Operation manual, XYH-6 X/Y mic capsule, MSH-6 MS mic capsule, AA size (LR6) battery x 4, Cubase LE Software, WSH-6S Foam Windscreen, USB Cable, Case
Optional Accessories SGH-6 Shotgun mic capsule
EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo capsule
HS-1 Hot Shoe Mount
APH-6 Accessory Pack (includes RCH-6 wired Remote Controller, AD-17 USB-type AC adapter, WSH-6H Hairy Windscreen)

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • Zoom H6 Handy Recorder Unit
  • XYH-6 X/Y Mic Capule
  • Quick Guide
  • 4 x AA Batteries


* Dispatch timeframes are indications only and may vary for multiple quantities. Timeframes are updated regularly during normal business hours.