Portable audio recorder

  • System with changeable microphone capsules
  • X/Y Microphone capsule XYH-5 is included
  • Compatible with all Zoom changeable microphone capsules
  • Records up to 24 Bit / 96 kHz
  • Recording format: WAV (BWF compatible) and MP3
  • Up to four audio tracks can be simultaneously recorded
  • Backlit LCD
  • Recording onto SD- and SDHC memory cards up to 32 GB
  • Two mic/-line inputs via XLR/TRS combo connectors with phantom power and -20 dB pad
  • Gain control knob on each input with a protective bar prevents accidental movement during handling
  • Plug-in power (2.5 V)
  • Built-in effects, including high-pass filter, compressor and limiter
  • Chromatic tuner and metronome
  • Auto-Record-, Pre-Record and Backup-Record functions
  • M/S Decoding
  • Multitrack to stereo internal mixdown
  • Normalize, Divide, and Trim editing
  • A/B Loop playback
  • Integrated loudspeaker
  • Variable playback speed and pitch (without tempo change)
  • Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC, Mac and iPad (requires optional camera connection kit)
  • 1/4" Attachment screw-hole on the back side
  • Powered by: 2 Conventional AA alkaline batteries or NiMH rechargeable battery packs
  • Operating time with alkaline batteries: Approx. 15 h
  • Dimensions H5: 67 x 135 x 42 mm
  • Dimensions XYH-5 capsule: 66 x 82 x 41 mm
  • Weight H5: 176 g
  • Weight XYH-5: 94 g

Included in the delivery:

  • XYH-5 X/Y Microphone capsules
  • SD Card (2GB)
  • 2x AA (LR6) Batteries
  • USB Cable
  • Foam wind shield
  • Case
  • Software Steinberg Cubase LE (Download)
  • Software Steinberg WaveLab LE Software (Download)
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Further information

Integrated Stereo Microhone Yes
Recording Tracks 4
Microphone Inputs 2
48 V Phantom power Yes
Line Inputs 4
Storage Medium SD/SDHC Card
Headphone connection Yes
Integrated Speaker Yes
Resolution max. 24 bit
Max. Sample Rate 96 kHz
Limiter Yes

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Light, Flexible, Dynamic... Fairly noisy? OK!

Evy09, 16.01.2018
Zero Handling noise thanks to the material the unit is made, XLRs just make the job with no complaints at all.
The software is really ok, makes the job too.
Possibility to switch over different capsules makes this unit worth the price both really, really durable and versatile.

Maybe some uncertainty on the capsules recording quality, they just didn't convince me completely 'cause for a hundred bucks less you get the H2n and the quality gap is not that high (I compared them with a consistent re-amping test).
Zoom's preamps seem to be all slightly noisy on their own, Not that much to say "this mic is scam", but you know, high enough to say "ok, I know you're there, I'll just fix you if needed".
Obviously, if you use a premium external phantom-powered mic this problem is easily bypassed.

THAT SAID, the recording quality on the H5 is remarkably higher than the previous brothers, the sound is just more naturally "in your face" and easily verges on a studio-like sound.
This is becoming a standard for sound-design solutions.

Zero-handling noise is an important feature and here is your friend. This is not granted on all devices on the market.

All of this balance revealed itself as a crucial point and is exactly where I decided to bank on it, with tremendous satisfaction!
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Zoom H5 the perfect handy recorder!

felx, 23.01.2018
I bought this recorder for many purposes: recorder me in studio while singing and playing piano, recording jam sessions and live performances and also to record my marching band rehearsals. The sound is brilliant, and you can manage to change the level of the recording volume. You can connect up to two external microphones and there's another two built in ones that you can manage separately, and this is amazing if you want to recorder in the multitrack mode. I really like that there isn't any background noise so the sound is very clean. It is made of high quality material and it's a pleasure to handle it. You can connect also a pair of headphones and listen while recording, and you can connect also a camera or a computer to use the audio of the zoom h5 while making videos!!! There's a charging cable, and the battery lasts for very long. If I had to say something negative about it I couldn't because I'm 100% satisfied!
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