Zoom H5 Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone System


Modular Mic and Input System
Includes XY Microphone Module
Four Simultaneous Inputs
Uses SD Memory Cards
Compatible with H6 Mic Modules
Optional Shotgun Mic and XLR/TRS Inputs
Record up to 24-bit/96kHz Audio
Doubles as USB Audio Interface
Optional Hot Shoe Mount


The H5 Handy from Zoom is a compact, portable handheld digital recorder that is capable of four-track recording and features an interchangeable, modular microphone system. The recorder ships with an XY microphone capsule and is compatible with the existing line of H6 modules including the optional shotgun mic and XLR/TRS input modules.
The included XY stereo mic module provides two matched unidirectional condenser microphones set at a 90 degree angle, and features a built-in shockmount system and a maximum SPL of 140dB. Additionally, the recorder is equipped with two inputs for external sources, allowing you to record simultaneously with the included stereo XY mic for a total of four input channels. Each input is controllable by its own analog gain knob, and also has a -20dB pad.
The recorder also has an LCD screen and a side-mounted toggle control for navigating through the menu options. It gives you fast access to transport functions, offering physical control buttons right underneath the screen, and conveniently stores its recorded audio to external SD cards.
In addition to the detachable X/Y capsule, the recorder also ships with a foam windscreen, a 2GB SD card, two AA batteries, a USB cable, WaveLab LE (download), Cubase LE (download), and a hard plastic case.


Includes detachable X/Y capsule (XYH-5) with extended signal capacity and shockmounted microphones for reduced handling noise
Compatible with Zoom H6 input capsules and optional capsules including the SGH-6 shotgun mic capsule and the EXH-6 dual XLR/TRS combo input capsule
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

Package Weight
1.85 lbs

Package Dimensions
9.1 x 6.6 x 3.5 in

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

Backlit LCD (128 x 64 pixels)

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

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? or more Plug-In Power: 2.5V supported Backup Recording: -12 dB 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? 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: 10 k? or more Phone Out: Connector: 1/8? stereo mini jack Output Level: 20 W + 20 W into 32 ? load Built-in speaker: 400 mw 8 ? mono

Mass Storage Class Operation: Class: USB 2.0 high speed Audio Interface Operation: Multitrack Mode: Class: USB 2.0 high speed Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48 kHz Bit Rate: 16-/24-bit Inputs / Outputs: 4 / 2 Stereo Mode: Class: USB 2.0 full speed Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48 kHz Bit Rate: 16-bit Inputs / Outputs: 2 / 2 USB Bus Powered Operation: Yes iPad Operation: Supported in stereo mode only

Recording Formats
Stereo Mode: WAV (BWF-compliant) Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48/96 kHz Bit Rate: 16-/24-bit (Stereo) Maximum Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 2 MP3 Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz Bit Rate: 48/56/64/80/96/112/32/160/192/224/256/320 kbps Multi-Track Mode: WAV (BWF-compliant) Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48 kHz Bit Rate: 16-/24-bit (mono/stereo) Maximum Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 6 (L/R + INPUT 1/2 + L/R backup)

H5: 2.3 x 5.3 x 1.7? (66.8 x 135.2 x 42.1 mm) XYH-5 X/Y mic:2.6 x 2.4 x 1.6? (65.5 x 62.2 x 41 mm)

H5: 6.2 oz (176.0 g) XYH-5 X/Y mic: 3.3 oz (94.0 g)


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