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Zoom H5 Handy

Handheld 4-track digital recorder

MFR # H5

Zoom H5 Handy

Zoom H5 Handy

Handheld 4-track digital recorder

MFR # H5

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Great audio recorder

Ken from boston, MA on 2/14/2016

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The H5 fixes all the shortcomings of the H4 and H6. The buttons are covered w/ roll bars to protect accidental nudges. The recording rate is accurate and doesn't have as much as the H4. And the feel of the body/buttons etc. is much better with more of the feel of the quality of the H6 Only weirdness I've found is the JK mic doesn't seem to have enough signal to record via the line-input/mic jack. There doesn't seem to be a setting for it...just doesn't seem to work. And really should have included an AC Adapter and better wind screen for the price. The plastic case is also a bit cheapy feeling...definitely not on par w/ the rest of the H5.

Pros: Very little noise in the amps. Great battery life. Nice solid feel. No weird frame rate sound sync issue. Can still use it as a USB mic. Can pull power from USB port.

Cons: Highest audio quality mode can't be run with 4 inputs...only 2. Case feel a little cheapy compared w/ the rest of the components. Really should include an AC adapter though you can plug in a USB cable; should also include a furry windscreen. Microphone input doesn't work w/ JK lapel mics.

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New Digital 4 ntrack

Mesamanandmo from Ohio on 8/19/2015

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It does NOT come with an ac adapter which for the price, it SHOULD. And like all the new recording gear, it is difficult to learn. Not like the old days of analog. If you wanted to record, you just pressed the record button. WOW, what a concept! It is a shame that everything today requires weeks, months or years to learn and use when all I want to do is play, write, and oh.......record!

Pros: High quality sound and versatility.

Cons: See above. NO ac adapter, hard to learn for the analog crowd and requires a lot of 32 Gig sound chips.

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