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Zoom H6essential Handy Recorder

by Zoom
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$299.99 - $299.99
Current price $299.99
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A Recording Powerhouse - The Zoom H6essential Handy Recorder

As Zoom's most robust handheld recorder, the H6essential is a recording powerhouse. With 6 tracks of 32-bit float recording, the H6essential provides unprecedented quality and unmatched versatility.

  • The Essential Series is designed with accessibility for the blind and visually impaired, featuring audible menu navigation through the built-in speaker or headphones, with language options including English, Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Italian, or Chinese
  • The 4 XLR/TRS combo inputs feature ultra-clean Zoom preamps, and the included X/Y microphones can capture up to 135 dB SPL
  • The H6essential's 3.0 capsule system supports 32-bit float and offers more options for microphone selection in recording
  • Use the USB-C port to connect the H6essential to PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices as a 32-bit float interface while also recording all 6 tracks to an SD card
  • The H6essential includes a waveform display for visual monitoring of audio as it records
  • It features a built-in mixer for full control of the mix, with a 'Mixer' button for quick level adjustments
  • Pair the H6essential with your iOS device using the optional BTA-1 Bluetooth Adapter for remote recording, mixing adjustments, waveform viewing, and settings changes
  • Bluetooth timecode sync is available with the BTA-1 Bluetooth Adapter for audio and video synchronization (Note: BTA-1 Adapter not included)
  • Detachable X/Y mic capsule allows for a low profile setup when the mic is not needed
  • Quieter controls have been designed for silent operation during recording and adjustments
  • The improved onboard speaker provides a quick reference for listening back to recordings
  • Includes line output for camera connection and a headphone output for audio monitoring
  • The new full-color LCD screen offers a vivid display for recording and menu navigation


  • Inputs
    • Channels: 2 (MIC Capsule) + 4 (XLR/TRS INPUTS)
    • MIC Input
      • MIC Type: Unidirectional
      • Sensitivity: -42 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
      • Input Gain: Adjustment unnecessary (dual AD converter circuits used)
      • Max Sound Pressure Input: 135 dB SPL
    • XLR/TRS Inputs
      • Connectors: XLR/TRS combo jacks (XLR: 2 HOT / TRS: TIP HOT)
      • Input Gain: Adjustment unnecessary (dual AD converter circuits used)
      • Input Impedance: MIC: 3 kΩ or more, LINE: 3 kΩ or more
      • Maximum Input Level: XLR: +4 dBu, TRS: +24 dBu
      • Phantom Power: +48V
      • Equivalent Input Noise: −120 dBu or less
  • Outputs
    • Line Out
      • Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
      • Maximum Output Level: +2 dBu
    • Headphone
      • Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
      • Maximum Output Level: 20 mW + 20 mW (32 Ω load)
    • Built-in Speaker: 500mW/8Ω mono speaker
  • Recording
    • Recording Media: 4GB–32GB microSDHC cards, 64GB–1TB microSDXC cards
    • WAV Supported Formats: 44.1/48/96kHz, 32-bit float, BWF and iXML
    • Maximum Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 8 (2 MIC Capsule + 4 XLR/TRS INPUTS + 2 LR) at 44.1/48kHz, 6 (2 MIC Capsule + 4 XLR/TRS INPUTS) at 96kHz
  • Display: LCD 2.00" full color (320 x 240)
  • Power Supplies
    • Batteries: 4 AA
    • AC Adapter: ZOOM AD-17 (DC 5 V/1 A), USB bus power is supported
  • USB
    • Connector: USB Type-C
    • Mass Storage Class: USB 2.0 High Speed
    • Audio Interface Class: USB 2.0 High Speed
    • Sampling Rate: Multi Track mode: 44.1/48/96kHz, Stereo Mix mode: 44.1/48/96kHz
    • Bit Rate: 24-bit/32-bit float
    • Channels: Multi Track mode: 6 in/2 out, Stereo Mix mode: 2 in/2 out
  • BTA-1: Support (iOS App)
  • Estimated Continuous Operation Time Using Batteries: Alkaline batteries about 18 hours at 48 kHz/32-bit float, Mic Capsule 2ch recording

Manufacturer: Zoom
SKU: I765992-N-12-WHXA
UPC: 4515260029204

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