The ground-breaking Zoom H6 handheld recorder will change the way you think about portable recording. With interchangeable stereo X/Y and Middle-Side microphone capsules included, plus Shotgun and Dual XLR/TRS Combo input capsules available separately, the H6 is 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, or broadcast ENG (electronic news gathering) -- the H6 can handle it with ease.
The H6 offers four main inputs (1-4), plus two additional inputs (L, R) that are derived from whichever capsule (X/Y, MS, Shotgun, or Dual XLR/TRS Combo) is plugged into the unit. The supplied XYH-6 X/Y capsule also provides a secondary input for connecting an external
mic- or line-level signal via a stereo 1/8" Mic/Line In mini phone jack. When a connection is made to that jack, signal from the X/Y microphones is muted.
The H6 Line Out is an unbalanced stereo 1/8"
phone jack, located on the bottom of the H6,
beneath the LCD display. It carries the analog
stereo output signal, as determined by the H6's
internal mixer. The H6 USB port, located on the side panel to the right of the LCD display, provides a digital output of either a stereo mix or the six individual input signals, depending upon the setting of the "Audio Interface"function in the USB menu. In addition, the H6 provides a headphone output with a dedicated volume control, located on the side panel to the left of the LCD display. Connect your headphones to the stereo 1/8" mini phone jack for private monitoring of the stereo output signal. The H6 even has a built-in speaker, located on the
underside of the unit, for fast monophonic
monitoring of the recorded signal without the need
to make any connections whatsoever. This speaker is automatically disconnected when connection is made to either the Line Out or Headphone output.