Project Description

The Zoom H6 Portable Handheld Field Recorder is a must-have for any professional in need of high-quality audio recording. With its innovative features and versatile design, this recorder is sure to impress.

Never miss a take again with the H6’s Pre-record function. This feature automatically keeps the recorder silently recording in the background, ensuring that you capture every moment. Even if you hit the record button a split-second too late, the H6 will add the previous two seconds to the beginning of the file, giving you a seamless recording.

Worried about losing your recording? The H6 has you covered with its Backup-record feature. This ensures that your recording is always saved, providing the ultimate safety for your important audio.

At Zoom, we have been creating top-quality audio products for over 30 years. The H6 is no exception, with its four interchangeable input capsules (X/Y, MS, Shotgun, and Dual XLR/TRS Combo) that make it the ultimate chameleon of the audio world. Plus, its advanced preamps ensure that your recordings sound the best they possibly can.

Whether you’re recording live events, professional film or video work, or even doing broadcast ENG, the H6 is up for the challenge. Its versatility and superior sound quality make it the go-to choice for professionals in any field.

Get the Zoom H6 Portable Handheld Field Recorder today and experience the difference it can make in your audio recordings. With its powerful features and unmatched performance, it’s the perfect tool for any audio professional. Don’t wait any longer, add the H6 to your recording arsenal now!


Recording media 16MB–2GB SD cards
4GB–32GB SDHC cards
64GB–128GB SDXC cards
Inputs L/R
XY mic (XYH-6)
Mic Type: Unidirectional
Sensitivity: –41 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Input Gain: –∞ to 46.5 dB
Maximum Sound Pressure Input: 136 dB SPL
Connector: 1/8″ stereo mini jack
Input Gain: –∞ to 46.5 dB
Input Impedance: 2 kΩ
Plug-in Power: 2.5V supported
MS mic (MSH-6)
Mic Types: Unidirectional and bi-directional
Sensitivity: –37 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa (unidirectional),–39 dB,1 kHz at 1 Pa (bi-directional)
Input Gain: –∞ to 42.5 dB
Maximum Sound Pressure Input: 120 dB SPL (unidirectional),122 dB SPL (bi-directional)
Inputs 1 to 4
Connectors: XLR/TRS combo jacks
(XLR: 2 hot / TRS: TIP hot)
Input Gain (PAD OFF): –∞ to 55.5 dB
Input Gain (PAD ON): –∞ to 35.5 dB
Input Impedance 6.8kΩ
Maximum 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 dBu (when output load impedance is 10 kΩ or more)
Phone Out
Connector: 1/8″ stereo mini jack
Output Level: 20 mW + 20 mW (into 32Ω load)
Built-in Speaker 400 mW/8 Ω mono speaker
Recording Formats
[WAV setting]
Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48/96kHz
Bit Rate: 16/24-bit (Mono/Stereo, BWF-compliant)
Maximum Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 8 tracks (6 tracks + L/R backup)
Backup recording: 12dB lower than set L/R input gain
[MP3 setting]
Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz Bit Rate: 48–320 kbps
Maximum Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 2 tracks
Recording Time
(with 2GB card) 03:08:00 (44.1kHz/16-bit WAV)
34:43:00 (128kbps MP3)
Display 2.0-inch full-color LCD (320 x 240 pixels)
[Mass Storage Class operation]
Class: USB2.0 High Speed
[Audio Interface operation: Multi-track mode]
Class: USB2.0 High Speed
Inputs / Outputs: 6 / 2
Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48/96kHz
Bit Rate: 16/24bit
Note: Use with Windows requires a driver, but Macintosh does not.
[Audio Interface operation: Stereo mode]
Class: USB2.0 Full Speed
Inputs / Outputs: 2 / 2
Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48kHz
Bit Rate: 16 bit
Note: iPad operation supported in stereo mode only.
Battery Life
(with alkaline battery)
XY mic, 44.1kHz/16-bit (stereo x 1): 21 hours
XY mic and Inputs 1, 2, 3 and 4 used,96kHz/24-bit(stereo x 3): 9 hours 45 minutes
Note: The above times are estimates. Approximate continuous recording times when using battery power were calculated using our own testing method. They may differ greatly depending on operating conditions.
Power AA size (LR6) battery x 4
AC adapter: AD-17 (DC5V/1A/USB-type) (optional)
USB bus power
Dimensions H6: 77.8mm(W)x 152.8mm(D)x 47.8mm(H)
XYH-6: 78.9mm(W)x 60.2mm(D)x 45.2mm(H)
MSH-6: 58.0mm(W)x 67.6mm(D)x 42.1mm(H)
Weight H6: 280g (without batteries)
XYH-6: 130g
MSH-6: 85g