The H5. Versatile Productivity.

Four tracks of simultaneous recording and interchangeable mic capsules make the H5 flexible and powerful enough to meet the evolving needs of today’s creators.

Front of the H5 Handy Recorder
H5 facing front

Louder.

The design of the XYH-5 mic capsule allows the H5 to handle up to 140 dB SPL — equivalent to the sound of a jet aircraft from less than 200 feet away! And to keep your levels under control, the H5 offers compression and limiting.

H5 side view

Cleaner.

The H5’s rubberized housing and shock-mounted microphones minimize vibration and handling noise, while a low-cut filter helps eliminate wind noise and other kinds of low frequency rumble.

H5 Top View

Clearer.

The H5 utilizes the same high-quality, low-noise preamps as our flagship H6, ensuring great-sounding recordings in all sonic environments.

Videographer recording musician with H5 mounted to DSLR camera

Pre-Record


The Pre-Record function captures and saves two seconds of audio before you hit RECORD -- perfect for unexpected starts.

Auto-Record

The Auto-Record function allow the H5 to automatically start and stop recording at predefined sound levels.

Backup-Record*

The H5’s Backup-Record function automatically records a duplicate set of L/R tracks with 12db less input gain. This audio safety net helps to protect your recordings.


*44.1 and 48 kHz WAV files only.

H5 with headphones, remote control, lavalier and camera plugged into it.

Inputs and Outputs

Ins

The H5’s XLR/TRS combo inputs can handle both mic- and line-level signals for microphones, wireless receivers, mixers, keyboards and more. Each input has a dedicated gain control knob. The supplied XYH-5 capsule also provides an additional mic/line input via a ⅛" mini phone jack.

Outs
A Line Out with adjustable volume allows you to send audio from the H5 to the input of a 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 with headphones.

Videographer adjusting settings on H5. H5 mounted to DSLR camera.

Recording Times & File Formats

Record continuously for over 15 hours with just 2 AA batteries or extend your recording time indefinitely with the optional AD-17 AC adapter.

The H5 can record up to six monophonic WAV files (or up to three stereo files) in any of the following formats:

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What's in the Box

Included with the H5

  • 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

Optional H5 accessories

  • PCH-5 Protective Case for H5 Handy Recorder
  • SGH-6 Shotgun Mic Capsule
  • SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun Mic Capsule
  • EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Capsule
  • XYH-6 X/Y Mic Capsule
  • MSH-6 Mid-Side Mic Capsule
  • ECM-3 Extension Cable for Zoom Microphone Capsules
  • HS-1 Hot Shoe Mount Adapter
  • MA-2 Tripod to Mic Stand Adapter for Handy Recorders
  • WSU-1 Universal Windscreen
  • APH-5 Accessory Pack includes RCH-5 wired Remote Controller,
AD-17 USB-type AC adapter, and Hairy Windscreen
Photo of the H5 Packaging

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