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

Product #111919 | SKU H6ESSENTIAL | Zoom
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  • Flagship Handheld Audio Recorder
  • Filmmakers, Musicians & Content Creators
  • 32-Bit Float: No Level Adjustment Needed
  • Removable X/Y Mics Handle up to 135 dB
  • 4 XLR-1/4" TRS Combo Inputs with Preamps
  • Dual A/D Convertors


The Zoom H6essential 6-Track 32-Bit Float Portable Audio Recorder is an impressive handheld recorder that offers six tracks of high-quality audio. This recorder eliminates the hassle of setting levels and ensures distortion-free recordings. With its 32-bit float recording feature and hot-swappable X/Y mics that can handle high sound levels, the H6essential is a versatile and reliable audio solution.

Equipped with four XLR-1/4" combo inputs, this recorder boasts low-noise and top-notch Zoom mic preamps. These inputs also provide +48V phantom power, allowing you to use professional condenser mics. The onboard mixer with a bright 2" color display makes it easy to adjust individual tracks and view waveforms in real time. Additionally, the H6essential's USB-C port serves not only as a power source but also allows you to stream up to two channels of audio to computers and smart devices. It can also function as a 6-in / 2-out interface.

To enhance convenience, this recorder can be mounted on a tripod, making it suitable for fixed location recordings or for use on top of a camera with the help of an adapter. Whether you need to record in the field or in a controlled environment, the H6essential Portable Recorder delivers exceptional results.


Portable Recorder
Form Factor Handheld Recorder
Primary Use Applications Audio-for-Video, Dictation & Transcription, Music Recording, Podcasting
Number of Tracks 8 (6 Inputs + Stereo Mix)
Number of Input Channels 6 (4 x Mono, 1 x Stereo)
Maximum Sampling Rate 96 kHz / 32-Bit Float
Microphone Interchangeable Cardioid Condenser Stereo Pair, X/Y Configuration
Number of Microphone Inputs 4
Built-In Speaker Yes, 500 mW Mono
Display 2" / 5.1 cm Colour LCD
Memory Card Support microSDXC (Up to 1 TB)
Internal Storage No
Special Features Overdubbing
Audio File Formats BWF, iXML, WAV
Sample Rates 44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz
Bit Depth Up to 32-Bit (Floating Point)
Timecode Support No
Included Software No
Analogue I/O 4 x Combo XLR-1/4" 3-Pin Female Balanced/Unbalanced Line/Mic Input (Lockable)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Line Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Headphone Output
Digital I/O No
Phantom Power +48 V
Plug-In Power No
System Connection 1 x USB-C (I/O, 2.0)
Audio Interface Capability Stereo Only
Wireless No
Mobile App Compatible No
Max Input Level Mic Inputs:
+4 dBu
Line Inputs:
+24 dBu
Max Output Level Line Outputs:
+2 dBu
Headphone Output Power 20 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
Impedance Mic/Line Inputs:
≥3 Kilohms
Microphone Sensitivity -42 dB (X/Y)
Microphone Max SPL 135 dB SPL (X/Y)
Power Options Battery, USB Bus Power, AC/DC Power Adapter
Battery Type 4 x AA
Approximate Battery Life 48 kHz/32-Bit:
18 Hours (AA Alkaline, 2 Channels, Recording, Built-In Mic)
AC/DC Power Adapter 5 VDC at 1 A (Included)
Included Accessories No

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  • Zoom H6essential 6-Track 32-Bit Float Portable Audio Recorder


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  • Product: Zoom H6essential 6-Track 32-Bit Float Portable Audio Recorder
  • Manufacturer: Zoom
  • Model: H6 essential
  • RM Product #: 111919

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