H5 Handy Recorder

The H5 Handy Recorder is a portable handheld recorder that lets you record up to four input signals. With versatile 2-channel XLR inputs, and up to 4-track recording, the H5 is user-friendly and easily expandable. You can also check-out a pair of microphone cables if you’d like to connect some external microphones to this device.

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  • Includes detachable X/Y capsule (XYH-5) capable of handling 140 dB SPL
  • Shock-mounted mics for reduced handling noise
  • Compatible with all Zoom input capsules
  • Four-track simultaneous recording
  • Records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32 GB (included in kit)
  • Up to 24-bit/96 kHz 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 -20 dB pad
  • Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression, and limiting
  • Auto-record, Pre-record, and Backup-record functions mean that you’ll never miss that perfect take
  • Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad with Loop Back function
  • Powered by two AA batteries or via USB
  • Over 15 hours of operation with alkaline batteries

Usage & Training

Overview of the H5 Handy Recorder

Tutorial on the various input/output setting

Tutorial on overdubbing

H5 Handy Recorder User Manual

More information and documentation

Demo Video

More Help

Need more help with the library H5 Handy Recorder? Contact the Information Services Reference Desk at 224-233-1841 or asd@lincolnwoodlibrary.org.