• Zoom H5 Handy Portable Digital Field Recorder with Interchangeable Mics

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    The flexible H5 provides everything you need to create multi-track recordings, audio for video, podcasting and broadcasting. It can use all 6 Zoom interchangeable mic capsules, allowing you to choose the best microphone for every recording situation.

    Zoom H5 Handy Recorder
    The H5 Recorder provide four tracks of simultaneous recording, and allows the use of interchangeable mic input capsules, allowing for the best microphone to be used in every recording situation. Included is the detachable X/Y capsule with extended signal capacity. It provides two matched unidirectional condenser microphones set at a 90 degree angle.

    The Ins and Outs
    Dual combo XLR/TRS inputs that can handle both mic- and line-level signals allow you to connect external microphones and line-level devices like mixers, portable music players, effects processors, and electronic keyboards—even electric guitars or basses equipped with active electronics. The supplied XYH-5 X/Y capsule also provides a secondary input for connecting stereo mic- or line-level signal via a ⅛" mini phone jack. A dedicated Line Out with adjustable volume allows you to send a stereo audio output from the H5 to the mic input of a video camera or other device without the need for an attenuator cable. In addition, there's a separate headphone output with a dedicated volume control. You can use both outputs simultaneously to route audio to your DSLR while monitoring over headphones. There's also a built-in speaker for fast access playback, and a USB port which allows the H5 to be used as an audio interface for your computer or iPad.

    Power and Storage
    Just 2 AA batteries—either alkaline or rechargeable NiMH—are required for power. When using alkaline batteries, the H5 will operate for more than 15 hours, even while recording continuously. You can also use an optional AC adapter to power the H5 without batteries. The H5 records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32 gigabytes. Maximum recording time is dependent upon the card size and file type; for example, the supplied 2GB SD card can hold approximately fourteen hours of stereo 320kbps MP3 files, three hours of stereo 16-bit / 44.1 kHz WAV files, or an hour of stereo 24-bit / 96kHz WAV files.

    Here's what comes included with the H5.

    • 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
    • Steinberg Cubase LE software download

    Optional Accessories

    • SGH-6 Shotgun Mic Capsule
    • EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Capsule
    • XYH-6 X/Y Mic Capsule
    • MSH-6 Mid-Side Mic Capsule
    • HS-01 Hot Shoe Mount Adapter
    • WSU-1 Universal Windscreen
    • PCH-5 Protective Case
    • APH-5 Accessory Pack includes RCH-5 wired Remote Controller,
    • AD-17 USB-type AC adapter, and Hairy Windscreen


    • 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, each with selectable phantom power and -20dB pad
    • Analog-style gain controls for each input
    • Protective "roll-bar" type covers prevent accidental movement of gain controls
    • 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
    • Multitrack to stereo internal mixdown
    • Normalize, Divide, and Trim editing
    • Voice memo and up to 99 marks per recording
    • A/B loop playback
    • Variable playback speed and variable pitch without affecting playback speed
    • Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad with loop back function
    • Mountable to DSLR or camcorder with optional HS-01 Hot Shoe Mount adapter
    • Uses two standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries
    • Over 15 hours of operation with alkaline batteries


    Recording media:<

    SD card: 16MB to 2GB , SDHC card: 4GB to 32GB


    Backlit LCD (128 x 64 pixels)

    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


    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

    LINE OUT :

    Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
    Rated output level: -10 dBm
    Output load impedance: 10k Ω or more


    Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
    Output Level: 20 W +20 W into 32 Ω load

    Built-in speaker:

    400mw 8 Ω mono


    WAV (BWF-compliant)
    Sampling frequency: 44.1/48/96 kHz
    Bit rate: 16/24 (Stereo)
    Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 2

    Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz
    Bit rate: 48/56/64/80/96/112/32/160/192/224/256/320kbps


    WAV (BWF-compliant)
    Sampling frequency: 44.1/48 kHz
    Bit rate: 16/24 (Mono/Stereo)
    Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 6 (L/R + INPUT 1/2 + L/R backup)

    Mass Storage Class operation:

    Class: USB 2.0 High Speed

    Audio Interface operation: Multitrack mode:

    Class: USB 2.0 High Speed
    Sampling frequency: 44.1/48kHz
    Bit rate: 16/24 bit 
    Inputs / Outputs: 4 / 2

    Audio Interface operation: Stereo mode:

    Class: USB 2.0 Full Speed
    Sampling frequency: 44.1/48kHz
    Bit rate: 16 bit
    Inputs / Outputs: 2 / 2

    USB bus powered operation possible
    (iPad operation supported in Stereo mode only)


    AA size (LR6) battery x 2
    AC adapter: AD-17 (DC5V/1A/USB-type) (optional)
    USB bus power

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