Departments > Pro Audio & Recording > Multi-track Recorders > Recorders - Handheld > Zoom > H6essential 6-Track Portable Audio Recorder

Zoom H6essential 6-Track Portable Audio Recorder

SKU: # 801098   |   Model: # H6ESSENTIAL   |    Product Reviews0 Reviews  Write a Review

H6essential 6-Track Portable Audio Recorder

Additional Photos:

H6essential 6-Track Portable Audio Recorder
H6essential 6-Track Portable Audio Recorder
H6essential 6-Track Portable Audio Recorder
Your Price: $399.99 CDN
or from $42 CDN/mo
Notify Me

Buy Online

 Add to Cart

Buy In-Store

The Flagship
Zoom's most robust handheld recorder, the H6essential is a recording powerhouse. With 6 tracks of 32-bit float recording, the H6essential provides unprecedented quality and unmatched versatility.

Step Up To 32-Bit Float
With 32-bit float and dual AD converters the H6essential captures huge dynamic range. This gives creators the ability to record perfect audio, clip-free every time.

The First Handy Recorders with Accessibility
The Essential Series was designed with Accessibility for the blind and visually impaired. Navigate the menu with audible descriptions through the built-in speaker or headphones. Creators can choose English, Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Italian or Chinese.

Six Perfect Tracks
The 4 XLR/TRS combo inputs feature ultra-clean Zoom preamps, and the included X/Y microphones can capture up to a booming 135 dB SPL, equivalent to a jet taking off.

Next Generation 3.0 Capsule System
The H6essential's 3.0 capsule system has been updated to support 32-bit float and gives creators more options to use the right mic for their recording.

Remove The Mics
When the X/Y mic is not needed, detach the capsule and use the included cap for a low profile setup.

Record And Stream
Use the USB-C port to connect to PC, Mac, iOS, and Android device to use the H6essential as a 32-bit float interface while simultaneously recording all 6 tracks to an SD card.

For Musicians
The H6essential is a portable studio. Mic up to 4 instruments using the XLR inputs and use the X/Y microphones to capture the full ensemble in beautiful stereo.

For Filmmakers
32-bit float recording gives filmmakers confidence with every take. The interchangeable capsules, 4 XLR inputs and wireless timecode make the H6essential invaluable on any set.

For Podcasters
When everyone wants to be on your podcast, the H6essential has you covered with 4 XLR inputs. For two additional XLR inputs, connect the optional EXH-6e capsule.

Waveform Display
The H6essential has a waveform display so you can see your audio as it records.

Built-In Mixer
For full control of your mix, hit the "Mixer" button and quickly adjust your levels.

Quieter Controls
Recording and rotary controls have been meticulously designed to allow for silent operation.

Onboard Speaker
Use the improved onboard speaker to listen to your recordings for quick reference.

Outputs You Need
Use the line output to connect to a camera and the headphone output to monitor your audio.

Higher Visibility
The new full-color LCD screen provides you with a more vivid view as you record and navigate the menu.

Features

• 6-track 32-bit float recorder with Dual A/D Converters
• Clip-free recording with no need to set gain
• Records up to 96kHZ sample rate
• Interchangable Mic Capsule System 3.0 with 32-bit float support
• Included X/Y Mic Capsule captures up to 135 dB SPL
• 4 XLR/TRS combo inputs with locking connector
• Color LCD Screen
• Built-in mixer to adjust each track's audio level
• Built-in speaker for quick reference playback
• 3.5mm headphone output plus 3.5mm line output
• Voice Guidance accessibility for the visually impaired
• 32-Bit Float audio interface for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices via USB-C port
• Use as an interface and record to SD card simultaneously
• Record to SD cads up to 1TB
• 10 hours of battery life on AA battery (2x) or USB-C Bus Power

Specifications

INPUTS
CHANNELS: 2(MIC Capsule) + 4(XLR/TRS INPUTS)

MIC INPUT
MIC TYPE: Unidirectional
SENSITIVITY: -42 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
INPUT GAIN: Adjustment unnecessary (dual AD converter circuits used)
MAX SOUND PRESSURE INPUT: 135 dB SPL

XLR/TRS INPUTS
CONNECTORS: XLR/TRS combo jacks (XLR:2 HOT / TRS:TIP HOT)
INPUT GAIN: Adjustment unnecessary (dual AD converter circuits used)
INPUT IMPEDANCE: MIC: 3 kΩ or more LINE: 3 kΩ or more
MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL: XLR: +4 dBu TRS: +24 dBu
PHANTOM POWER: +48V
EQUIVALENT INPUT NOISE: −120 dBu or less

OUTPUTS
LINE OUT
CONNECTOR: 1/8" stereo mini jack
MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL: +2 dBu

HEADPHONE
CONNECTOR: 1/8" stereo mini jack
MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL: 20 mW +20 mW(32 Ω load)

BUILT-IN SPEAKER
500mW/8Ω mono speaker

RECORDING
RECORDING MEDIA: 4GB32GB microSDHC cards 64GB1TB microSDXC cards
WAV SUPPORTED FORMATS: 44.1/48/96kHz 32-bit float BWF and iXML
MAXIMUM SIMULTANEOUS RECORDING TRACKS: 44.1/48kHz: 8 (2 MIC Capsule + 4 XLR/TRS INPUTS + 2 LR) 96kHz: 6 (2 MIC Capsule + 4 XLR/TRS INPUTS)

DISPLAY
LCD: 2.00" full color (320 x 240)

POWER SUPPLY
BATTERIES: 4 AA
AC ADAPTER: ZOOM AD-17 (DC 5 V/1 A) • USB bus power is supported.

USB
CONNECTOR: USB Type-C
MASS STORAGE CLASS: USB 2.0 High Speed
AUDIO INTERFACE CLASS: USB 2.0 High Speed
SAMPLING RATE: Multi Track mode:44.1/48/96kHz Stereo Mix mode:44.1/48/96kHz
BIT RATE: 24-bit/32-bit float
CHANNELS: Multi Track mode:6 in/2 out Stereo Mix mode:2 in/2 out

Q & A


There are currently no questions for this product.

Reviews


There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to write one!

Performance Warranty Banner

Protect your investment with the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty

A warranty can be a very important factor when making a buying decision. Because repairs can be very expensive in terms of parts and labour costs, manufacturers usually only provide one year limited warranties that generally only cover items that malfunction due to a manufacturer’s defect. With an important purchase such as a musical
instrument or piece of studio gear, however, many people want to have the peace of mind in knowing that their investment will be protected should the product no longer be performing at 100%.

Because of this, Long & McQuade provides our customers with a FREE one-year Performance Warranty on most of our products. The Long & McQuade Performance Warranty supplements the manufacturer’s warranty to ensure that our customers receive complete “no hassle” warranty coverage within their first year.

How does the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty differ from most manufacturers' warranties?
  • Performance Guarantee: Normal wear and tear is covered, so your product will be performing as well as the day you purchased it for the entire duration of the coverage. Band and Orchestral Performance Warranty does not include replacing pads or cleaning for woodwind instruments, unless deemed necessary by our repair staff. Ultrasonic cleaning for brass instruments will be provided if deemed necessary by our repair staff, but is not routinely offered under the Performance Warranty.
  • Product Replacement: If your product cannot be fixed or costs too much to fix, we will replace it with the equivalent model for no additional charge. If this is not possible, a full refund will be provided.
  • No Lemon Policy: Your product will be replaced should the same problem occur multiple times.
  • Convenient: Easy drop off and pick up of the product at any Long & McQuade location.
  • Guitar Setup: Guitars purchased at Long & McQuade come with 1 free setup, to be redeemed within 1 year for new guitars and 90 days for used guitars.
  • Loaners Available: A loaner product may be given while the product is being repaired.
  • Power Surge Protection: Your product is covered even if damaged from a power surge.
  • Accessory Coverage: Any peripheral devices or accessories that come with your product (i.e. foot pedal, case) are also covered.
  • Commercial Use Coverage: Music and recording professionals who purchase gear for “heavy-use” commercial purposes will still be covered.
 

Long & McQuade reserves the right to restrict the purchase of additional years of Performance Warranty. Used products come with a 3-month Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Some products (i.e. computers, software, cymbals and other items) are covered only by the manufacturer‘s warranty. Consumables (i.e. strings, reeds, drum sticks, batteries, tubes, cross faders) are excluded as they are designed to be replaced. Cosmetic Damage, Accidental Damage, or problems caused by Humidity or Temperature Issues are not covered. Speakers damaged by overpowering are generally not covered. Our coverage does not provide compensation for loss of use. As of June 2018 the Performance Warranty is no longer transferable. The warranty is only valid in Canada.

Purchasing additional years of coverage

Some manufacturers provide warranties for longer than 1 year; however, these are usually limited warranties that do not provide the same coverage as the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Customers interested in more complete and convenient (but not necessarily longer) coverage are still able to purchase additional years of the Performance Warranty.

If you are interested in receiving this coverage for longer than one year, you have the option of purchasing additional years of the Performance Warranty. The pricing is as follows:

  • NEW products: 4% of the current new selling price to double the warranty from 1 year to 2 years. 4% for each additional year.
  • USED products: 4% of the current new selling price to increase the warranty from 3 months to 1 year. 4% for each additional year.
  • GUITARS: 4% of the current new selling price to double the warranty from 1 year to 2 years. 4% for each additional year. $45 maximum. An additional free setup is not included with additional purchased years of Performance Warranty.
  • BAND and ORCHESTRAL instruments: 4% of the current new selling price to double the warranty from 1 year to 2 years. 4% for each additional year.

Great Additions