Zoom XYH-6 XY Capsule for H5, ...

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Zoom XYH-6 XY Capsule for H5, H6, Q8, F4, F8, F8n, U-44

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Manufacturer's ID: ZACXYH6

A little X, a little Y, a whole lotta stereo.

The X/Y miking technique is optimal when you want to cover a wide area and still capture sound sources in the center with clarity and definition, making it great for all types of live stereo recording.

Specification

The capsule adds two matched high-quality unidirectional microphones to your H6 or H5. This kind of microphone is most sensitive to signal coming from directly in front, and less sensitive to signal coming from behind or from the sides; in technical terms, they are said to utilize a cardioid polar pattern.

Playing back stereo X/Y tracks in mono results in a fuller sound than you would get with one microphone, but if mono compatibility is critical (for example, in television production), the Mid-Side (MS) mic technique can be a better choice.

Mic type Unidirectional
Sensitivity -41 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Input gain -∞ to 46.5 dB
Max sound pressure input 136 dB SPL

Customer reviews

Overall Rating 4 (1 reviews)

Purchased as an alternative to the standard module on an H5. First impressions are good, though further use will tell whether it is a worthwhile improvement over the standard offering. Score may well change up or down depending on its ruggedness and general usefulness over several months of use and further listening tests - it is clearly not any worse - but how much better and whether the ability to adjust the angle of the mics is of actual value for the recordings I make.

John A. - 3/2/2019