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Zoom H6essential 32-Bit Float Six Track Recorder

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Product Description

Our most robust handheld recorder, the H6essential is a recording powerhouse. With 6 tracks of 32-bit float recording, the H6essential provides unprecedented quality and unmatched versatility.

Key Features

  • 6-track 32-bit float recorder with Dual A/D Converters
  • Clip-free recording with no need to set gain
  • Records up to 96kHZ sample rate
  • Interchangeable Mic Capsule System 3.0 with 32-bit float support
  • Included X/Y Mic Capsule captures up to 135 dB SPL
  • 4 XLR/TRS combo inputs with locking connector
  • Color LCD Screen
  • Built-in mixer to adjust each track’s audio level
  • Built-in speaker for quick reference playback
  • 3.5mm headphone output plus 3.5mm line output
  • Voice Guidance accessibility for the visually impaired
  • 32-Bit Float audio interface for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices via USB-C port
  • Use as an interface and record to SD card simultaneously
  • Using the BTA-1* Bluetooth Adapter, sync with wireless timecode devices via Bluetooth
  • Use the BTA-1* Bluetooth Adapter to pair with the H6essential Control App for iOS
  • Record to SD cards up to 1TB
  • 10 hours of battery life on AA battery (2x) or USB-C Bus Power

Step Up To 32-Bit Float

The First Handy Recorders with Accessibility


The Essential Series was designed with Accessibility for the blind and visually impaired. Navigate the menu with audible descriptions through the built-in speaker or headphones. Creators can choose English, Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Italian or Chinese.*

* To use a language other then English, please visit Support and Downloads.

Six Perfect Tracks

The 4 XLR/TRS combo inputs feature ultra-clean Zoom preamps, and the included X/Y microphones can capture up to a booming 135 dB SPL, equivalent to a jet taking off.


Next Generation 3.0 Capsule System

The H6essential’s 3.0 capsule system has been updated to support 32-bit float and gives creators more options to use the right mic for their recording.

Remove The Mics

When the X/Y mic is not needed, detach the capsule and use the included cap for a low-profile setup.

replacing the mic capsule with a protective cover when no capsule is necessary


Record And Stream

Use the USB-C port to connect to PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices to use the H6essential as a 32-bit float interface while simultaneously recording all 6 tracks to an SD card.

Essential For Creators

For Musicians

The H6essential is a portable studio. The XLR inputs can be used to mic up to four instruments, and the X/Y microphones can capture the full ensemble in beautiful stereo.

For Filmmakers

32-bit float recording gives filmmakers confidence with every take. The interchangeable capsules, 4 XLR inputs and wireless timecode make the H6essential invaluable on any set.

For Podcasters

When everyone wants to be on your podcast, the H6essential has you covered with 4 XLR inputs. For two additional XLR inputs, connect the optional EXH-6e capsule.

Waveform Display

Close up of the waveform display of the H6e

The H6essential has a waveform display so you can see your audio as it records.

Built-In Mixer

For full control of your mix, hit the ‘Mixer’ button and quickly adjust your levels.

Using the mixer button and adjustment wheel to adjust track levels

Pair With Your iOS Device

Use the BTA-1* Bluetooth Adapter to pair with your iOS device to remotely hit record, adjust your mix, view your waveforms, and change settings.

using an iPhone to remotely control the H6e

Bluetooth Timecode

With the BTA-1* Bluetooth Adapter you can also pair with Bluetooth timecode devices for audio and video sync.


General Specifications


InputsMic capsule1
MIC/LINE (mono)4
OutputsLINE OUT1
Built-in speaker (mono)1


XY mic: XYH-6e90º XY stereo format
Sensitivity−42dB/1Pa at 1kHz
Maximum sound pressure input135 dB SPL
MIC/LINE (mono)Connectors4 XLR/TRS combo jacks
Input gainAdjustment unnecessary (dual A/D converter circuits used)
Input impedanceMIC: 3.8 kΩ or more
LINE: 39 kΩ or more
Maximum input levelMIC: +4 dBu
LINE: +24 dBu
Phantom power+48 V
Channel total 32 mA or less
Equivalent input noiseMIC: -120 dBu or less(IHF-A) @150 Ω input
LINE: -95 dBu or less(IHF-A) @600 Ω input


LINE OUTConnectorStereo mini jack
Maximum output level+1 dBu
Output impedance110 Ω or less
HeadphonesConnectorStereo mini jack
Maximum output level20 mW + 20 mW(when 32 Ω load)
Output impedance10 Ω or less
Built-in speakerType20 mm x 30mm elliptical dynamic speaker
Effective maximum output250mW


Maximum simultaneous recording tracks8
Maximum simultaneous playback tracks6
Recording formatsWAV
44.1/48/96 kHz,
32-bit float mono/stereo
BWF and iXML formats supported
Recording media4-32GB cards compatible with the microSDHC specification
64GB–1TB cards compatible with the microSDXC specification


2.0-inch full-color LCD360 x 240


ConnectorUSB Type-C
• Use a USB cable that supports data transfer.
Audio InterfaceUSB 2.0 High Speed
Input and output channels6 in / 2 out (Multi)
2 in / 2 out (Stereo)
Sampling frequency44.1/48/96 kHz (AIF only)
44.1/48 kHz (AIF + onboard recording)
Bit depth24-bit, 32-bit float
File transferUSB 2.0 High Speed


Dedicated wireless adapterZOOM BTA-1


4 AA batteriesAlkaline, lithium or rechargeable NiMH batteries
AC AdapterZOOM AD-17 (DC 5 V/1 A)
• USB bus power is supported.


Alkaline batteriesAbout 18 hours
NiMH batteries (1900 mAh)About 14.5 hours
Lithium batteriesAbout 30 hours

48 kHz/32-bit float with phantom power off, no headphones, no LINE OUT, no REMOTE, Power Saving on, Display Brightness Medium
• These values are approximate.
• Continuous battery operation times were determined using in-house testing methods.They will vary greatly according to use conditions.


Alkaline batteriesAbout 3.5 hours
NiMH batteries (1900 mAh)About 4 hours
Lithium batteriesAbout 9 hours

48 kHz/32-bit float with phantom power off, headphones used (33Ω load), no LINE OUT, no REMOTE, Power Saving on, Display Brightness Medium
• These values are approximate.
• Continuous battery operation times were determined using in-house testing methods.They will vary greatly according to use conditions.

Power consumption5 W maximum
DimensionsRecorder: 78.1 mm (W) × 160.1 mm (D) × 42.8 mm (H)
XYH-6e: 69.1 mm (W) × 50.8 mm (D) × 43.0 mm (H)
WeightRecorder: 381 g (including batteries)
XYH-6e: 42 g

Note: 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms