Zoom XYH-6 - X/Y Microphone Capsule for Zoom H5 and H6 Field Recorders
The Zoom XYH-6 X/Y microphone capsule comes standard with the H6. The capsule adds two matched high-quality unidirectional microphones to your H6 or H5 Handy Recorder. 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. These mics have the largest diaphragm size (0.579" = 14.6mm) of any ever available on a portable recorder.
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.
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.
As shown in this illustration above, the angle of the two mics can easily be changed from 90 degrees to 120 degrees for a wider stereo image (US Patent 8184815).
- Two Matched Unidirectional Microphones
- Adjust Angle from 90 to 120 Degrees
- Cardioid Pickup Pattern
- Studio, Live, Rehearsal, TV Broadcast
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