zoom h6

Here at Zoom we’ve been building innovative products for the past thirty years. But with the revolutionary H6 six-track recorder, the bar is raised further still. Four interchangeable input capsules – X/Y, MS, Shotgun, and Dual XLR/TRS Combo – make the H6 the ultimate chameleon of the audio world, and its advanced preamps make it the best-sounding one too. Whatever your application – live recording, professional film/video work, live broadcast or electronic news gathering – the H6 can handle it with ease.

  • The ins and outs
  • Pre-record, backup-record, and auto-record
  • Onboard effects
  • Battery life and recording times
  • Supported file types
  • Using the H6 as an audio interface
  • Features at a glance

Recording media

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



XYH-6 X/Y mic
Mic type:Unidirectional
Sensitivity:-41 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Input gain:-∞ to 46.5 dB
Max sound pressure input:136 dB SPL
Connector:1/8" stereo mini jack
Input level:- ∞ to 46.5 dB
Input impedance:2 k Ω
Plug-in power:2.5V supported
MSH-6 MS mic
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
Max sound pressure input:120 dB SPL (unidirectional)
122 dB SPL (bi-directional)
Shotgun mic (SGH-6)
Mic Type:Unidirectional (mic unit x3)
Polar Pattern:Super-cardioid
Sensitivity:–39 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa (each mic unit)
Input Gain:–∞ to 50 dB
Maximum Sound Pressure:122 dB SPL

INPUTS 1 to 4

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


Jack type:1/8" stereo mini jack
Rated Output Level:-10 dBu when output load impedance is 10k Ω or more
Jack type:1/8" stereo mini jack
Output Level:20 W +20 W into 32 Ω load
Built-in speaker:400mw 8 Ω mono speaker


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)
Sampling frequency:44.1kHz
Bit Rate:48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320kbps
Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 2
Recording time (with 2GB card):03:08:00 (44.1 kHz / 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:44.1/48kHz/96kHz
Bit rate:16/24 bit USB bus powered operation possible
Audio Interface operation: Stereo mode
Class:USB2.0 Full Speed
Inputs / Outputs:2 / 2
Sampling frequency:44.1/48kHz
Bit rate:16 bit USB bus powered operation possible (iPad operation supported in stereo mode only)
Power Requirements:AA size (LR6) battery x 4
Alkaline or NiMH type
AC adapter: AD-17 (DC5V/1A/USB-type) (optional)
USB bus power
Battery life:Over 20 hours

Dimensions and Weight

H6:77.8mm (W) x 152.8mm (D) x 47.8mm (H), 280g
XYH-6:78.9mm (W) x 60.2mm (D) x 45.2mm (H), 130g
MSH-6:58.0mm (W) x 67.6mm (D) x 42.1mm (H), 85g
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