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Zoom - H5 Recorder (4-track)

Zoom - H5 Recorder (4-track)
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Product Code: ZOOM H5
Sales SKU: ZOO H5
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The Zoom H5 Handy Recorder is a small handheld 4-track recorder built on the foundation of the popular H4n with the mic swapability of the H6.  The H5 has an interchangeable microphone/input system that can be swapped out by clipping the Zoom capsules into a housing at the top of the machine.  It can also be used as a USB interface to plug directly into a computer with a DAW, and comes with Cubase LE software.  This is a great little backup recorder, and can even be used as a primary recorder on smaller projects, or in more low profile/covert situations.

*Please check the confirmed list of approved SD and SDHC cards before purchasing.


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


• 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


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

Built-in speaker

400mw 8 Ω 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)


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

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