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H5

Handy Recorder

Zoom

H5

Handy Recorder

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  • Key Info

The Zoom H5 is a portable recorder with an interchangeable microphone system. This handy recorder is compact and lightweight and comes with an XY stereo microphone and a built-in shockmount system.

Zoom H5

Delivery

UK Delivery

FREE Next Working Day Delivery on orders over £49.00.

Orders placed before 4pm will normally be dispatched the same day and will be delivered on the next working day between 9am and 6pm.

Delivery Upgrade Options (Over £49)

  • Pre 12.00pm Next Working Day - £4.99
  • Pre 10.30am Next Working Day - £14.69
  • Saturday / Sunday - £14.99

International Delivery

Delivery is charged at a flat rate of £21. The following list of countries are available at checkout:

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Returns

At Music Matter, our goal is to ensure complete satisfaction with your purchase.

If, for whatever reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you can return it to Music Matter within 30 days of receiving the item, providing it arrives back in new condition.

You have the option of receiving a full refund / exchange within 14 days, or, exchange / credit only within 30 days.

Full Refund Within 14 days

In order to receive a full refund, you must notify us within 14 days of receiving the goods. Once you have notified us you will have 14 days to return the product to us.

Exchange Within 30 days

In order to exchange an item, you must notify us within 30 days of receiving the goods. Once you have notified us you will have days to return the product to us.

Goods received back 14 days after the cooling of period ends may be rejected.

Your returns period starts the day after you receive the item(s)

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Warranty

Minimum 12 Months Warranty

All new & used goods supplied by Music Matter are warranted free from defects for 12 months from the date of supply (unless otherwise stated).

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Many manufacturers offer a free extended warranty upon registration.

  • Details

  • Additional Info

Overview

X/Y Recording

X/Y Recording allows you to cover a wide area and capture sound sources in the centre with clarity and definition. The XYH-5 X/Y microphone capsule included with the H5 provides two matched unidirectional condenser mics set at a 90 degree angle. These are housed within an advanced shockmount that employs rugged external mic wires and rubberized material to isolate the unit from the H5 body and thus minimize vibration and handling noise. The XYH-5 also allows the H5 to handle louder sounds than any other Handy Recorder model: 140 dB SPL, equivalent to the sound of a jet aircraft from less than 200 feet away!

Controls

In addition to stop, play/pause, record, rewind and fast-forward, the front panel of the H5 offers dedicated record arming buttons for each track, which double as mute switches during playback. A Hold switch disables all front panel buttons to prevent accidental operation during recording. The H5 can be attached to a camera strap or, with an optional Hot Shoe mount, a DSLR or camcorder.

Inputs

Dual combo XLR/TRS inputs that can handle both mic- and line-level signals allow you to connect external microphones and line-level devices like mixers, portable music players, effects processors and instruments equipped with active electronics. Each H5 input has its own dedicated gain control knob, located beneath a protective bar that prevents unwanted movement. The supplied capsule also provides a secondary input for connecting stereo mic- or line-level signal via a 1/8" mini phone jack. The H5 supports a +4 dB (professional) input level and uses the same high-quality preamps as the H6, ensuring great-sounding recordings in all sonic environments.

Outputs

A dedicated Line Out with adjustable volume allows you to send a stereo audio output from the H5 to the mic input of a video 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 over headphones. There's also a built-in speaker for fast access playback, and a USB port which allows the H5 to be used as an audio interface for your computer or iPad.

Power

Just 2 AA batteries - either alkaline or rechargeable NiMH - are required for power. When using alkaline batteries, the H5 will operate for more than 15 hours, even while recording continuously. You can also use an optional AC adapter to power the H5 without batteries. The H5 records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32 gigabytes. Maximum recording time is dependent upon the card size and file type; for example, a 2GB SD card can hold approximately fourteen hours of stereo 320kbps MP3 files, three hours of stereo 16-bit/44.1 kHz WAV files, or an hour of stereo 24-bit/96kHz WAV files.

File Types

The H5 can operate in two different modes - choose stereo for two-track stereo recording, or multitrack for four-track recording (in either stereo pairs or individual mono tracks)-and it captures audio in the two most commonly used file formats: WAV and MP3. The WAV files recorded by the H5 can be 16- or 24-bit, with sampling rates of 44.1, 48, or 96kHz (96kHz sampling rate available in stereo mode only). They are automatically time-stamped and thus Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) compliant, allowing for precise synchronization in video post-production. MP3 files, while slightly lower in fidelity, are much smaller than WAV files and are thus easier to email and post on social networking sites - allowing you to quickly and easily share your creations around the world.

Signal Processing

The H5's onboard effects allow you to add polish to your recordings. Compression and limiting compensate for fluctuations in input level, while a low-cut filter helps eliminate wind noise, blowing, and other kinds of low frequency rumble. There's even an onboard metronome and chromatic/guitar/bass tuner.

Extras

But the list of H5 features doesn't end there. There's playback looping, pitch change and variable playback speed (without pitch change) to help with phrase training. A pre-record function that keeps the H5 continuously recording in the background, keeping the previous two seconds before you hit RECORD. There's an Auto-Record function that allows recording to begin automatically when a certain level of sound is detected and an equivalent Auto-Stop function that ends recording when the sound drops below a user-designated level, either immediately or up to 5 seconds later. And then there's Backup-Record - the ultimate safety net (44.1 and 48kHz WAV files only). It enables the H5 to automatically record a duplicate set of stereo tracks with 12dB less input gain. Even if your original track is distorted, chances are the Backup version will be fine!

You can even use your H5 as an audio interface, complete with a Loop Back function that makes it easy to add narration to music playback. Simply connect the H5 to your computer or iPad (Apple Camera Connection Kit required). via USB, launch your favorite DAW or use the included Wavelab LE software, and start creating a masterpiece.

Highlights

  • 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

Technical Specifications

  • Accessories

  • 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

  • General

  • Recording media:

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

  • 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

SKU 317408
Brand Zoom
Condition New
Colour No
Recording Tracks No
Playback Tracks No
Connectivity No
Internal Memory Information Not Available
Microphone No
Storage Medium No
Rec Format No
EAN 4515260013296

Delivery

UK Delivery

FREE Next Working Day Delivery on orders over £49.00.

Orders placed before 4pm will normally be dispatched the same day and will be delivered on the next working day between 9am and 6pm.

Delivery Upgrade Options (Over £49)

  • Pre 12.00pm Next Working Day - £4.99
  • Pre 10.30am Next Working Day - £14.69
  • Saturday / Sunday - £14.99

International Delivery

Delivery is charged at a flat rate of £21. The following list of countries are available at checkout:

Click here to view our delivery options

Returns

At Music Matter, our goal is to ensure complete satisfaction with your purchase.

If, for whatever reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you can return it to Music Matter within 30 days of receiving the item, providing it arrives back in new condition.

You have the option of receiving a full refund / exchange within 14 days, or, exchange / credit only within 30 days.

Full Refund Within 14 days

In order to receive a full refund, you must notify us within 14 days of receiving the goods. Once you have notified us you will have 14 days to return the product to us.

Exchange Within 30 days

In order to exchange an item, you must notify us within 30 days of receiving the goods. Once you have notified us you will have days to return the product to us.

Goods received back 14 days after the cooling of period ends may be rejected.

Your returns period starts the day after you receive the item(s)

Click here to view our full Returns Policy.

Payments

Secure Online Payment Powered By Sage Pay 

We accept the following debit / credit cards:

Card Payments

Paypal

Pay for your item(s) in just a few clicks with PayPal. PayPal

Finance

Klarna Retail Finance

Instant Online Finance With Klarna

Finance is a great way to spread the cost of your purchase.

To make it easy we’ve teamed up with Klarna Retail Finanace whose smart technology lets you apply for and complete the loan application quickly and entirely online.

Quick and Easy

Simply add the items to your basket and at the checkout, select the Klarn finance option that suits you.

The quick application form should take no more than a couple of minutes to complete and you’ll receive an instant decision.

Click here for more information about applying for finance.

Warranty

Minimum 12 Months Warranty

All new & used goods supplied by Music Matter are warranted free from defects for 12 months from the date of supply (unless otherwise stated).

Extended Warranty

Many manufacturers offer a free extended warranty upon registration.

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