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Zoom H5 Handy Recorder

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Manufacturer # H5

Our Stock # ZOH5

  • The New Standard in Portable Recording
  • Louder. Closer. Cleaner
  • Use the Optimal Mic Every Time

Zoom H5 Handy Recorder


  • 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
  • Analog-style gain controls for each input
  • Protective "roll-bar" type covers prevent accidental movement of gain controls
  • Hold switch disables front panel buttons to prevent accidental operation during recording
  • Selectable phantom power for either or both main inputs: +12/+24/+48V
  • 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
  • 20dB pads for either or both main inputs
  • Multitrack to stereo internal mixdown
  • Unique mono mix function to eliminate shifts in perspective during live recording
  • Normalize, Divide and Trim editing
  • Voice memo and up to 99 marks per recording
  • A/B loop playback
  • Variable playback speed, from 50% to 150%
  • Variable pitch without affecting playback speed
  • Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad
  • Loop Back operation for combining live audio input with computer playback
  • USB port for SD card reader function and data exchange to and from computer
  • Mountable directly 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
  • Optional AC adapter, wired remote control and hairy windscreen

Recording media

  • SD card: 16MB to 2GB
  • SDHC card: 4GB to 32GB


INPUTS L/R [XYH-5 X/Y mic]

  • Mic type: Unidirectional
  • Sensitivity: -45 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
  • Input gain: -8 to 52 dB
  • Max sound pressure input: 140 dB SPL
  • Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack
  • Input gain: - 8 to 52 dB
  • Input impedance: 2 k O 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): -8 to 55.0 dB
  • Input gain (PAD ON): -8 to 35.0 dB
  • Input impedance: 1.8 k O or more
  • Max input level: +22 dBu (PAD ON)
  • Phantom power: +12V /+24V /+48V
  • Equivalent Input Noise (EIN): -120 dBu or less
  • Outputs


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


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

    Recording formats

    • 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)

    Display Backlit LCD (128 x 64 pixels)


    [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: USB2.0 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

    Battery life (with alkaline battery, continuous recording) Over 15 hours


    H5: 66.8 W x 135.2 H x 42.1 D mm

    XYH-5 X/Y mic: 65.5 W x 62.2 H x 41 D mm


    H5: 176.0 g

    XYH-5 X/Y mic: 94.0 g

    • Operation manual
    • XYH-5 X/Y mic capsule
    • SD card (2GB)
    • AA size (LR6) battery x 2
    • USB cable
    • Foam windscreen