Zoom H5 handheld digital recorder


Zoom H5 handheld digital recorder

R9,299 R6,599

  • Uses a system of interchangeable input capsules that can be swapped out as easily as the lens of a camera
  • Includes detachable X/Y capsule (XYH-5) with extended signal capacity and shockmounted mics for reduced handling noise
  • Compatible with all Zoom input capsules
  • 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
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The Zoom H5 Handy is a compact, handheld digital recorder with an interchangeable modular microphone system. An XYH-5 X/Y microphone capsule is included in this kit.

  • Compact, handheld digital recorder
  • Interchangeable modular microphone system
  • Included XYH-5 X/Y microphone capsule
  • Dual combo XLR/TRS inputs
  • Variety of output options

XYH-5 X/Y microphone capsule

The XYH-5 X/Y microphone capsule provides two matched unidirectional condenser microphones set at a 90 degree angle. These mics are housed within an advanced rubberised shockmount for a maximum SPL of 140 dB SPL, making the microphone ideal for capturing loud sounds such as rock concerts.

Dual combo XLR/TRS inputs

The Zoom H5 features dual combo XLR/TRS inputs that can handle both mic- and line-level signals to allow you to connect external microphones, mixers, portable music players, effects processors, electronic keyboards, and even electric guitars equipped with active electronics. Each input has a dedicated gain control knob, which is located beneath a protective bar to prevent accidental movement during handling. The supplied XYH-5 X/Y capsule also provides a secondary input for connecting stereo mic- or line-level signal via a ⅛” mini phone jack. The H5 supports a +4 dB (professional) input level and utilizes the same preamps as the Zoom H6, ensuring great-sounding recordings in all environments.

Variety of output options

A Line Out with adjustable volume allows you to send a stereo audio output from the Zoom H5, to the mic input of a video camera, or other device, without the need for an attenuator cable. In addition, there’s a separate headphone output with a dedicated volume control. You can use both outputs simultaneously to route audio to your DSLR while monitoring over headphones. There’s also a built-in speaker for fast access playback, and a USB port which allows the H5 to be used as an audio interface for your computer, tablet or iPad.


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