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The H6essential 32-bit float six-track recorder from Zoom is a powerful portable studio ready to capture your best takes anywhere. With the H6essential, you get 32-bit float recording across six simultaneous tracks, enabling you to record clip-free audio at the highest-quality. Dual AD converters provide a huge dynamic range, while four XLR/TRS combo inputs equip you with flexible connectivity for mics, instruments and line-level sources. Whether you are recording an ensemble, podcast interviews or a film shoot, the H6essential provides studio-quality recording where you need it.

Capture Flawless Audio With 32-Bit Float Recording

H6essential's 32-bit float recording opens up a world of sonic depth and clarity. By exceeding the dynamic range of 24-bit, 32-bit float prevents clipping even when confronted with massive SPLs up to 135dB. Playback is silky smooth as well, with its high resolution excellently reproducing subtle details. Dual AD converters provide ultraclean preamps to faithfully capture each source and with 32-bit float's high headroom, you can finally record worry-free, knowing you'll capture usable audio every time.

Record Six Tracks Simultaneously for Total Flexibility

The H6essential allows you to record up to six tracks at once, enabling you to capture every element of your production. Use the four XLR/TRS inputs to connect four mics or instruments, while the XYH-6e capsule provides an additional stereo pair. For example, when recording a band, you can mic the guitar amp, bass amp, drums and vocals all discretely. Podcasters will appreciate the ability to interview up to four guests. Whatever your recording needs, the six-track H6essential delivers.

Choose the Right Mic With Interchangeable Capsules

To provide recording flexibility, the H6essential features an interchangeable capsule system. The included XYH-6e X/Y capsule is great for capturing a wide stereo image or, swap it out for the optional SSH-6e stereo shotgun capsule when focused dialog recording is needed. If you need more inputs, add two more XLRs with the EXH-6e capsule, with optional capsules, you can tailor the H6essential to each recording situation.

Get Precision Control With iOS Pairing

Pair your iPhone or iPad to the H6essential via the BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter and gain wireless remote control over recording, mixing, monitoring and more. View waveforms on your iOS device and even sync audio and video with supported timecode devices. For filmmakers and videographers, this wireless integration brings a whole new level of creative flexibility.

With robust connectivity, versatile microphone options and 32-bit float recording, the H6essential portable recorder provides pro-level recording wherever your creativity takes you. For musicians, podcasters or anyone needing to capture audio in the field, the H6essential is the ultimate portable studio.

Zoom H6essential 32-Bit Float 6-Track Recorder
Zoom H6essential 32-Bit Float 6-Track Recorder
Zoom H6essential 32-Bit Float 6-Track Recorder

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  • 32-bit float recording ensures high dynamic range and low noise floor
  • Records up to six tracks simultaneously
  • Dual XLR/TRS combo inputs with phantom power
  • Built-in stereo condenser mics for on-the-go recording

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  • Channels: 2 (Mic Capsule) + 4 (XLR/TRS Inputs)
  • Mic Type: Unidirectional
  • Sensitivity: -42dB, 1kHz at 1 Pa
  • Max SPL Input: 135dB SPL
  • Headphones Connector: 1/8” stereo mini jack
  • Built-in Speaker: 500mW/8 ohm mono speaker
  • Directionality: Unidirectional
  • Sensitivity: -43dB/1 Pa @ 1kHz
  • Maximum SPL: 130dB SPL
  • Connector: XLR/TRS combo jacks x2
  • Input Impedance: 3kΩ or more
  • Maximum Input Level: XLR- +4dBu TRS- +24dBu
  • Phantom Power: +48V
  • Maximum Simultaneous Playback Tracks: 4
  • Recording Formats: WAV, 44.1/48/96kHz, 32-bit float mono/stereo
  • Recording Media: 4-32GB microSDHC cards, 64GB-1TB microSDXC cards
  • 44.1/48/96kHz, 32-bit float
  • Display: LCD
  • 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
  • Power: 4 AA batteries

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