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Evolved Recording The Zoom H5 Flexible Audio for Video Perfection

Four tracks of simultaneous recording and interchangeable mic capsules make the H5 flexible and powerful enough to meet the evolving needs of today’s creators.

Evolved Recording The Zoom H5 Flexible Audio for Video Perfection

Four tracks of simultaneous recording and interchangeable mic capsules make the H5 flexible and powerful enough to meet the evolving needs of today’s creators.

The H5.
Versatile Productivity.






The H5.
Versitile Productivity.

Louder.

The design of the XYH-5 mic capsule allows the H5 to handle up to 140 dB SPL — equivalent to the sound of a jet aircraft from less than 200 feet away! And to keep your levels under control, the H5 offers compression and limiting.

Louder.

The design of the XYH-5 mic capsule allows the H5 to handle up to 140 dB SPL — equivalent to the sound of a jet aircraft from less than 200 feet away! And to keep your levels under control, the H5 offers compression and limiting.

Cleaner.

The H5’s rubberized housing and shock-mounted microphones minimize vibration and handling noise, while a low-cut filter helps eliminate wind noise and other kinds of low frequency rumble.







Cleaner.

The H5’s rubberized housing and shock-mounted microphones minimize vibration and handling noise, while a low-cut filter helps eliminate wind noise and other kinds of low frequency rumble.

Clearer.

The H5 utilizes the same high-quality, low-noise preamps as our flagship H6, ensuring great-sounding recordings in all sonic environments.

Clearer

The H5 utilizes the same high-quality, low-noise preamps as our flagship H6, ensuring great-sounding recordings in all sonic environments.

Recording Features

Pre-Record

The Pre-Record function captures and saves two seconds of audio before you hit RECORD -- perfect for unexpected starts.

Auto-Record
The Auto-Record function allow the H5 to automatically start and stop recording at predefined sound levels.

Backup-Record*
The H5’s Backup-Record function automatically records a duplicate set of L/R tracks with 12db less input gain. This audio safety net helps to protect your recordings.

*44.1 and 48 kHz WAV files only.

 

Recording Features

Pre-Record

The Pre-Record function captures and saves two seconds of audio before you hit RECORD -- perfect for unexpected starts.

Auto-Record
The Auto-Record function allow the H5 to automatically start and stop recording at predefined sound levels.

Backup-Record*
The H5’s Backup-Record function automatically records a duplicate set of L/R tracks with 12db less input gain. This audio safety net helps to protect your recordings.

*44.1 and 48 kHz WAV files only.

Inputs and Outputs

Ins

The H5’s XLR/TRS combo inputs can handle both mic- and line-level signals for microphones, wireless receivers, mixers, keyboards and more. Each input has a dedicated gain control knob. The supplied XYH-5 capsule also provides an additional mic/line input via a ⅛" mini phone jack.


Outs
A Line Out with adjustable volume allows you to send audio from the H5 to the input of a 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 with headphones.

 

Inputs and Outputs

Ins

The H5’s XLR/TRS combo inputs can handle both mic- and line-level signals for microphones, wireless receivers, mixers, keyboards and more. Each input has a dedicated gain control knob. The supplied XYH-5 capsule also provides an additional mic/line input via a ⅛" mini phone jack.

 


Outs
A Line Out with adjustable volume allows you to send audio from the H5 to the input of a 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 with headphones.

Recording Times
and File Formats

Record continuously for over 15 hours with just 2 AA batteries or extend your recording time indefinitely with the optional AD-17 AC adapter.

The H5 can record up to six monophonic WAV files (or up to three stereo files) in any of the following formats:

 




Recording Times
and File Formats

Record continuously for over 15 hours with just 2 AA batteries or extend your recording time indefinitely with the optional AD-17 AC adapter.

The H5 can record up to six monophonic WAV files (or up to three stereo files) in any of the following formats:

 

 

Audio Interface

The H5 also works as a USB audio interface for your computer or iPad** complete with a Loop Back function that makes it easy to add narration to music playback.


*Apple Camera Connection Kit required.

Audio Interface

The H5 also works as a USB audio interface for your computer or iPad** complete with a Loop Back function that makes it easy to add narration to music playback.


*Apple Camera Connection Kit required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Production Software

The Zoom H5 comes with free download licenses for Steinberg’s Cubase LE music production software and WaveLab LE audio editing software.

Free Production Software

The Zoom H5 comes with free download licenses for Steinberg’s Cubase LE music production software and WaveLab LE audio editing software.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mic’d for Anything.
Built for Everything.




Mic’d for Anything.
Built for Everything.




Features

  • Includes detachable X/Y capsule (XYH-5) capable of handling 140 dB SPL
  • Shock-mounted mics for reduced handling noise
  • Compatible with all Zoom input capsules
  • Four-track simultaneous recording
  • Records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32 GB
  • Up to 24-bit/96 kHz 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 -20 dB pad
  • Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression, and limiting
  • Auto-record, Pre-record, and Backup-record functions mean that you'll never miss that perfect take
  • Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad with Loop Back function
  • Powered by two AA batteries or via USB
  • Over 15 hours of operation with alkaline batteries

 

Features

  • Includes detachable X/Y capsule (XYH-5) capable of handling 140 dB SPL
  • Shock-mounted mics for reduced handling noise
  • Compatible with all Zoom input capsules
  • Four-track simultaneous recording
  • Records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32 GB
  • Up to 24-bit/96 kHz 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 -20 dB pad
  • Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression, and limiting
  • Auto-record, Pre-record, and Backup-record functions mean that you'll never miss that perfect take
  • Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad with Loop Back function
  • Powered by two AA batteries or via USB
  • Over 15 hours of operation with alkaline batteries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s In the Box

Here's what comes included with the H5

  • Operation manual
  • XYH-5 X/Y mic capsule
  • AA size (LR6) battery x 2
  • USB cable
  • Foam windscreen
  • Case
  • ​Steinberg WaveLab LE software download
  • Steinberg Cubase LE software download

Optional H5 accessories

  • PCH-5 Protective Case for H5 Handy Recorder
  • SGH-6 Shotgun Mic Capsule
  • SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun Mic Capsule
  • EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Capsule
  • XYH-6 X/Y Mic Capsule
  • MSH-6 Mid-Side Mic Capsule
  • ECM-3 Extension Cable for Zoom Microphone Capsules
  • HS-1 Hot Shoe Mount Adapter
  • MA-2 Tripod to Mic Stand Adapter for Handy Recorders
  • WSU-1 Universal Windscreen
  • APH-5 Accessory Pack includes RCH-5 wired Remote Controller,
AD-17 USB-type AC adapter, and Hairy Windscreen

 








What’s In the Box

Here's what comes included with the H5

  • Operation manual
  • XYH-5 X/Y mic capsule
  • AA size (LR6) battery x 2
  • USB cable
  • Foam windscreen
  • Case
  • ​Steinberg WaveLab LE software download
  • Steinberg Cubase LE software download

Optional H5 accessories

  • PCH-5 Protective Case for H5 Handy Recorder
  • SGH-6 Shotgun Mic Capsule
  • SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun Mic Capsule
  • EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Capsule
  • XYH-6 X/Y Mic Capsule
  • MSH-6 Mid-Side Mic Capsule
  • ECM-3 Extension Cable for Zoom Microphone Capsules
  • HS-1 Hot Shoe Mount Adapter
  • MA-2 Tripod to Mic Stand Adapter for Handy Recorders
  • WSU-1 Universal Windscreen
  • APH-5 Accessory Pack includes RCH-5 wired Remote Controller,
AD-17 USB-type AC adapter, and Hairy Windscreen

Media

Video

Specs

GENERAL
Recording media::

Recording media:

Display::

Backlit LCD (128 x 64 pixels)

INPUTS
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

MIC/LINE IN ::

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

INPUTS 1/2::

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

OUTPUTS
LINE OUT ::

Connector:    1/8" stereo mini jack

Rated output level:   -10 dBm
Output load impedance: 10k Ω or more

PHONE OUT::

Connector:    1/8" stereo mini jack
Output Level:    20 W +20 W into 32 Ω load

Built-in speaker::

400mw 8 Ω mono

RECORDING FORMATS
STEREO MODE::

WAV (BWF-compliant) 
Sampling frequency:   44.1/48/96 kHz
Bit rate:    16/24 (Stereo)
Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 2
MP3
Sampling frequency:  44.1kHz
Bit rate: 48/56/64/80/96/112/32/160/192/224/256/320kbps

MULTITRACK MODE::

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)

USB
Mass Storage Class operation::

Class: USB 2.0 High Speed

Audio Interface operation: Multitrack mode::

Class: USB 2.0 High Speed
Sampling frequency: 44.1/48kHz
Bit rate: 16/24 bit
Inputs / Outputs: 4 / 2

Audio Interface operation: Stereo mode::

Class: USB 2.0 Full Speed
Sampling frequency: 44.1/48kHz
Bit rate:  16 bit
Inputs / Outputs: 2 / 2
USB bus powered operation  possible
(iPad operation supported in Stereo mode only)

POWER REQUIREMENTS

AA size (LR6) battery x 2
AC adapter: AD-17 (DC5V/1A/USB-type) (optional)
USB bus power