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Zoom 4 Track Handheld Recorder/USB Interface

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SKU: # 427776
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Your Price: $379.99 CDN



THE ZOOM H5 - Evolved recording in more ways than one.
Zoom products are constantly evolving to meet the needs of the creators who use them. With the H5 Handy Recorder, the tradition continues. The H5 provides four tracks of simultaneous recording and, like the flagship H6, it can use all Zoom interchangeable input capsules, allowing you to choose the best microphone for every recording situation. The flexible and powerful H5 provides everything you need to create multitrack recordings, audio for video, and state-of-the-art podcasting, broadcasting and electronic news gathering.

Louder. Closer. Cleaner.
X/Y recording allows you to cover a wide area yet still capture sound sources in the center with clarity and definition, making it ideal for all types of live stereo recording. The XYH-5 X/Y microphone capsule included with the H5 provides two matched unidirectional condenser microphones set at a 90 degree angle. These are housed within an advanced shockmount that employs rugged external mic wires and rubberized material to isolate the unit from the H5 body and thus minimize vibration and handling noise. The design of the XYH-5 also allows the H5 to handle louder sounds than any other Handy Recorder model: 140 dB SPL, to be preciseequivalent to the sound of a jet aircraft from less than 200 feet away - enabling you to capture sounds louder, closer, and cleaner than you ever could before.

The Hardware - Ins & Outs
In addition to standard transport controls (stop, play/pause, record, rewind and fast-forward), the front panel of the H5 offers dedicated record arming buttons for each track, which double as mute switches during playback. A Hold switch disables all front panel buttons to prevent accidental operation during recording. The H5 can be attached to a camera strap or, with the use of our optional Hot Shoe mount, mounted directly to a DSLR or camcorder.

The H5 also provides everything you need to connect with the outside world. Dual combo XLR/TRS inputs that can handle both mic- and line-level signals allow you to connect external microphones and line-level devices like mixers, portable music players, effects processors and electronic keyboardseven electric guitars or basses equipped with active electronics. Each H5 input has its own dedicated gain control knob, located beneath a protective bar that prevents 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 high-quality preamps as our flagship H6, ensuring great-sounding recordings in all sonic environments.

There are lots of output options as well. A dedicated Line Out with adjustable volume allows you to send a stereo audio output from the 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 or iPad.

Power & Storage
Just 2 AA batterieseither alkaline or rechargeable NiMHare required for power. When using alkaline batteries, the H5 will operate for more than 15 hours, even while recording continuously. You can also use an optional AC adapter to power the H5 without batteries. The H5 records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32 gigabytes. Maximum recording time is dependent upon the card size and file type; for example, the supplied 2GB SD card can hold approximately fourteen hours of stereo 320kbps MP3 files, three hours of stereo 16-bit / 44.1 kHz WAV files, or an hour of stereo 24-bit / 96kHz WAV files.

• 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


Recording media: SD card: 16MB to 2GB , SDHC card: 4GB to 32GB
Display: Backlit LCD (128 x 64 pixels)


INPUTS L/R [XYH-5 X/Y mic]:
• Mic type: Unidirectional
• Sensitivity: -45 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
• Input gain: -∞ to 52 dB
• Max sound pressure input: 140 dB SPL
• Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
• Input gain: - ∞ to 52 dB
• Input impedance: 2 k Ω or more
• Plug-in power: 2.5V supported
• Backup recording: -12dB lower than set L/R input gain
• Connectors: XLR / TRS combo jacks (XLR: Pin 2 hot / TRS: Tip hot)
• Input gain (PAD OFF): -∞ to 55.0 dB
• Input gain (PAD ON): -∞ to 35.0 dB
• Input impedance: 1.8 k Ω or more
• Max input level: +22 dBu (PAD ON)
• Phantom power: +12V /+24V /+48V
• Equivalent Input Noise (EIN): -120 dBu or less


• Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
• Rated output level: -10 dBm
• Output load impedance: 10k Ω or more

• Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
• Output Level: 20 W +20 W into 32 Ω load
• Built-in speaker: 400mw 8 Ω mono


WAV (BWF-compliant)
• Sampling frequency: 44.1/48/96 kHz
• Bit rate: 16/24 (Stereo)
• Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 2
• Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz
• Bit rate: 48/56/64/80/96/112/32/160/192/224/256/320kbps

• WAV (BWF-compliant)
• Sampling frequency: 44.1/48 kHz
• Bit rate: 16/24 (Mono/Stereo)
• Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 6 (L/R + INPUT 1/2 + L/R backup)
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