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Zoom H5 Four Track Portable Handy Recorder
  • Zoom H5 Four Track Portable Handy Recorder
  • Zoom H5 Four Track Portable Handy Recorder
  • Zoom H5 Four Track Portable Handy Recorder
  • Zoom H5 Four Track Portable Handy Recorder
  • Zoom H5 Four Track Portable Handy Recorder
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Zoom H5 Four Track Portable Handy Recorder

Manufacturer: ZOOM

Item #: ZOOM-H5   •   MFG #: H5


List Price:$337.99
Our Price:$269.99

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    The H5 provides four tracks of simultaneous recording and, like our flagship H6, it uses a system of interchangeable input capsules, allowing you to choose the best microphone for every recording situation. In addition to being fully compatible with all Zoom input capsules, the H5 comes with a new X/Y stereo capsule, featuring extended signal capacity and shockmounted microphones for reduced handling noise..

    Whether you're new to portable recording or a long-time user of Zoom Handy Recorders, the flexible and powerful H5 provides everything you need to create professional-quality multitrack recordings, add pristine audio to your videos, and do state-of-the-art podcasting, broadcasting and electronic newsgathering.

    Louder. Closer. Cleaner.

    X/Y recording allows you to cover a wide area yet still capture sound sources in the center with clarity and definition, making it ideal for all types of live stereo recording.

    The XYH-5 X/Y microphone capsule included with the H5 provides two matched unidirectional condenser microphones set at a 90 degree angle. These are housed within an advanced shockmount that employs rugged external mic wires and rubberized material to isolate the unit from the H5 body and thus minimize vibration and handling noise. The design of the XYH-5 also allows the H5 to handle louder sounds than any other Handy Recorder model: 140 dB SPL, to be precise-equivalent to the sound of a jet aircraft from less than 200 feet away-enabling you to capture sounds louder, closer, and cleaner than you ever could before.

    Use the Optimal Mic Every Time

    The H5's modular design means that you can always use the best microphone for every recording environment.

    For example, the Zoom XYH-6 large diaphragm X/Y mic capsule allows you to alter the angle of its microphones (choose 90 degrees for a more focused sound or 120 degrees for a wider stereo image), making it a good choice for recording classical music and for capturing sound effects in the field.

    Our MSH-6 mid-side mic capsule is the perfect accessory for film and video work. In conjunction with the H5's built-in MS decoder, it enables you to alter the width of the stereo soundstage during recording or in postproduction, while still maintaining perfect mono compatibility.

    Create audio that's as compelling as the story you're telling by plugging in an SGH-6 Shotgun capsule-a highly directional microphone designed for capturing sound at a distance, ideal for electronic newsgathering and for recording theatrical performances.

    Or connect an EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo capsule to give your H5 four discrete mic/line inputs, each with its own dedicated gain knob, allowing you to record the sound of four separate microphones simultaneously-great for everything from rehearsals to full-fledged music production.

    You can also use dynamic, condenser or ribbon microphones with the H5. Phantom power of +12, +24 or +48 volts can be applied to each of the main inputs, as well as a 20dB pad for signal attenuation. Small condenser microphones requiring 2.5 volts of Plug-In Power can be connected to the XYH-5's 1/8" Mic/Line In jack.

    In addition to standard transport controls (stop, play/pause, record, rewind and fast-forward), the front panel of the H5 offers dedicated record arming buttons for each track, which double as mute switches during playback. A Hold switch disables all front panel buttons to prevent accidental operation during recording. The H5 can be attached to a camera strap or, with the use of our optional Hot Shoe mount, mounted directly to a DSLR or camcorder.

    • Features

      • Uses a system of interchangeable input capsules that can be swapped out as easily as the lens of a camera
      • Includes detachable X/Y capsule (XYH-5) with extended signal capacity and shockmounted mics for reduced handling noise
      • Compatible with all Zoom input capsules
      • Four-track simultaneous recording
      • Large backlit LCD display
      • Records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32GB
      • Up to 24-bit/96kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats
      • Two mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors
      • Analog-style gain controls for each input
      • Protective "roll-bar" type covers prevent accidental movement of gain controls
      • Hold switch disables front panel buttons to prevent accidental operation during recording
      • Selectable phantom power for either or both main inputs: +12/+24/+48V
      • Plug-in power (2.5 volts)
      • Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression and limiting
      • Chromatic tuner and metronome
      • Auto-record, Pre-record and Backup-record functions mean that you'll never miss that perfect take
      • MS decoding
      • 20dB pads for either or both main inputs
      • Multitrack to stereo internal mixdown
    • Specifications

      • Recording media
      • SD card: 16MB to 2GB
      • SDHC card: 4GB to 32GB

      • Inputs
      • INPUTS L/R [XYH-5 X/Y mic]
      • Mic type: Unidirectional
      • Sensitivity: -45 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
      • Input gain: -- to 52 dB
      • Max sound pressure input: 140 dB SPL
      • MIC/LINE IN
      • Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
      • Input gain: -- to 52 dB
      • Input impedance: 2 k Ω or more
      • Plug-in power: 2.5V supported
      • Backup recording: -12dB lower than set L/R input gain
      • INPUTS 1/2
      • Connectors: XLR / TRS combo jacks (XLR: Pin 2 hot / TRS: Tip hot)
      • Input gain (PAD OFF): -- to 55.0 dB
      • Input gain (PAD ON): -- to 35.0 dB
      • Input impedance: 1.8 k Ω or more
      • Max 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 dBm
      • Output load impedance: 10k Ω or more
      • PHONE OUT
      • Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
      • Output Level: 20 W +20 W into 32 Ω load
      • Built-in speaker 400mw 8 Ω mono
    • Item Includes

      • Operation manual
      • XYH-5 X/Y mic capsule
      • SD card (2GB)
      • AA size (LR6) battery x 2
      • USB cable
      • Foam windscreen
      • Case
      • Steinberg Wavelab LE software download

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