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Zoom H6 Handy Portable Recorder in Black

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Product Description

Zoom's H6 is the ultimate portable recorder. It comes loaded with advanced preamps, interchangeable capsules, up to 6-track simultaneous recording, over 20 hours of AA-battery operation - and much more.

Key features

  • Interchangeable input capsules
  • Six-track simultaneous recording
  • Four mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors
  • Gain control knobs and -20dB pads for each input
  • Supplied XYH-6 X/Y capsule provides secondary input via a stereo ⅛” Mic/Line In mini phone jack
  • Phantom power for all main inputs: +12/+24/+48V
  • Large full-color, angled LCD display
  • Records directly to SD, SDHC and SDXC cards up to 128GB
  • Up to 24-bit /96kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats
  • Auto-record, Pre-record and Backup-record functions mean that you'll never miss that perfect take
  • Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression, and limiting
  • Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad
  • Accepts standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries
  • Over 20 hours of operation with 4 AA alkaline batteries

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Professional recording anywhere

The H6 is designed to be the perfect portable recording companion for any application. It has 2 x jack/XLR inputs with phantom power for easy connection of instruments, mics and other sound sources. Built-in gain control and compression/filter/limiter effects ensure a crystal-clear sound.

You can record up to 24-bit 24kHz audio onto SD, SDHC or SDXC cards up to 128GB, meaning pro-quality sound - no matter where you are. It even has a built-in screen displaying multi-track recording in real-time, and can be used as a USB interface for your computer or iOS device.

Great for podcasting, sound design and sampling

With such a useful set of features, the H6 ticks all the boxes for modern requirements. Podcast on the go with multiple inputs, capture inspiring sounds wherever you are, or create unique high-quality samples when creativity strikes.

Better still, the H6 can be expanded to have 6 discrete line/mic-level inputs with an optional EXH-6 capsule. And thanks to overdubs and the ultra-useful auto-record/backup-record functions, you'll be able to nail the perfect take without hassle.


Card Compatibility

  • SD Card: 16MB to 2GB
  • SDHC Card: 4GB to 32GB
  • SDXC Card: 64GB to 128GB

XYH-6 X/Y mic inputs

  • 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 inputs

  • Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
  • Input level: - ∞ to 46.5 dB
  • Input impedance: 2 k Ω
  • Plug-in power: 2.5V supported

Inputs 1 to 4

  • Mic Connectors: XLR / TRS combo jacks (XLR: Pin 2 hot / TRS: Tip hot)
  • Mic Input gain: (PAD OFF) -∞ to 55.5 dB
  • Mic Input gain: (PAD ON) -∞ to 35.5 dB
  • Mic Input impedance: 1.8kΩ or more
  • Mic Max input level: +22 dBu (PAD ON)
  • Mic Phantom power: +12V /+24V /+48V (Phantom power can be turned on/off independently for Inputs 1 - 4)
  • Mic Equivalent Input Noise (EIN): -120 dBu or less

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 mW +20 mW into 32 Ω load
  • Built-in speaker: 400mw 8 Ω mono speaker

WAV recording formats

  • 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 recording formats

  • Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz
  • Bit Rate: 48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320kbps
  • Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 2


  • Mass Storage Class operation: USB2.0 High Speed
  • Inputs / Outputs: 6 / 2
  • Sampling frequency: 44.1/48kHz/96kHz
  • Bit rate: 16/24 bit
  • USB bus powered operation possible

Other specs

  • LCD Display: 2.0-inch full color LCD (320 x 240 pixels)
  • Battery life (with alkaline battery, continuous recording) Over 20 hours
  • H6 dimensions: 77.8mm (W) x 152.8mm (D) x 47.8mm (H), 280g
  • Dimensions with XYH-6: 78.9mm (W) x 60.2mm (D) x 45.2mm (H), 130g

Here's what comes included with the H6.

  • H6 Handy Recorder
  • XYH-6 X/Y mic capsule
  • 4x AA batteries
  • Quick Guide
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Customer Reviews


10 reviews





Mr Trevor Brown14th Mar 2024

I bought this knowing the new version was out and got it new at a very good price! The sound quality is amazing and it’s a nice weighted handheld recorder. The colour screen is easy to navigate. Just a brilliant value for money recorder

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer11th Jan 2024

Expected it to be really good, and it turns out it's even better!

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer17th Dec 2023

Although I did a lot of research on the product, YouTube reviews etc. I was even more pleasantly surprised with the sound quality this records at, than anticipated. User interface feels somewhat dated, but is very easy to use. Doubles up as an interface when connected to a computer, so is perfect for recording your own material on multiple instruments and with multiple microphones. Only downsides I suppose is 4 double A batteries, which aren’t included, but this is quite trivial. And the lack of USB cable. Which I’ve had to purchase since almost everything I own is now USB-C. All in all, very happy with this product. And would recommend it to anyone. I’ve seen a few reviews mention that the storage is an issue. But my 128GB memory card records up to 350 hours of music at good quality. So my advice would be to pick up a large memory card (which are very affordable nowadays) and you’ll be fine.

Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

Trusted Customer24th Oct 2023

Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 5

Nigel11th Oct 2023

I needed a good multi track recorder for recording my group and that was also good for field recordings. This was recommended by several people.

Mr Chris Horne13th Nov 2022

Surpised at the high quality recordings the Zoom H6 made.

Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 5

David Wolfin25th Sep 2022

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer9th Feb 2022

Excellent sound quality for music. Good microphone included. Shows all subtleties and nuances of piano music - (including unintentional mistakes!). Much improved quality after my old Zoom H2. Well pleased. It would have been even better if a mains adapter was included.

Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 5

Ms Maureen Winder3rd Aug 2021

A gift at a good price, arrived in good time.

Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

Mr Michael Worrall27th Mar 2021

Perfect for any audio recording at home or on location. Quick and easy to set up on the go.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

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