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The Zoom H2n takes one of Zoom's most popular recorders and supercharges it, bringing it up to date with modern standards and expectations. The main new features in the Zoom H2n include improved microphones, the option to pick between MS Stereo, XY Stereo and 4 channel surround sound recording modes, and a physical redesign which means that all of your important recording functions are there at your fingertips when you need them.

With data recovery functions available if the H2n gets switched off mid-recording, and 20 hours battery life in optimum conditions, the Zoom H2n gives you peace of mind, as well as high quality recordings, no matter where you are.

Here's what Zoom say about the H2n

Enjoy the new standard

Representing a new generation of portable recording, the H2n is Zoom's most innovative handheld recorder to date. We've packed groundbreaking features into an ultra-portable device that allows you to record pristine audio anywhere you go.

From film and broadcast, to journalism, podcasting, musical performance, songwriting and rehearsal, the H2n provides amazing recording quality.

New mics, new sound

The H2n features our best microphones yet and is the only portable recorder with five mic capsules onboard. This design enables the H2n to offer four unique recording modes: Mid-Side (MS) stereo, 90 degrees X/Y stereo, 2-channel and 4-channel surround sound.

The first portable Mid-Side recorder

The H2n is the first handheld recorder to offer Mid-Side stereo recording, a technique used for many years in film and broadcast, where ambiance and surrounding noise are crucial. Mid-Side recording combines a uni-directional Mid mic that captures sound directly in front of you and a bi-directional Side mic that captures sound from your left and right. By increasing or decreasing the level of the Side mic, you can control the width of the stereo field, which gives you incredible flexibility over your recordings. If you record in RAW mode, you can even adjust the stereo width after recording.

Mid-Side (MS) mics provide continuously variable stereo width control

You still get X/Y...

The H2n's onboard 90 degrees X/Y stereo condenser mics are arranged with the right and left mics on the same axis. This design ensures that the mics are always equidistant from the sound source for perfect localization and no phase shifting. The result is brilliant stereo recording with natural depth and accurate imaging.

X/Y mics capture remarkable stereo depth and clarity

Completely surrounded

Using the H2n's Mid-Side and X/Y mics together, you can create stunning 360 degrees surround sound recordings. Choose between 2-channel mode, which combines the Mid-Side and X/Y mics, and 4-channel mode, which records two separate stereo files, allowing you even more post-production capability. No matter which mode you use, you'll get perfectly balanced, surround sound recordings.

Streamline your recording experience

The H2n is remarkably easy to use. With its newly designed user interface, critical controls are right at your fingertips and make studio-quality recording a breeze.

The H2n also houses an arsenal of comprehensive functions, including Auto-Gain, a compressor/limiter, time stamping and more.

We've got you covered

Never again will you have to worry about losing recorded data to unexpected errors. The H2n has you covered with its new data recovery function. Whether you experience battery loss or an accidental power-down, this feature will automatically restore your data the next time the H2n is powered on.

20 hours of battery life

The H2n provides over 20 hours of continuous operation on just two standard AA alkaline batteries! This astonishing feature enhances the H2n's flexibility and convenience. In addition, the H2n can also operate using an AC adapter, which is included in the optional APH-2n Accessory Pack.

Bigger and brighter

The H2n's 1.8-inch backlit LCD display (128 x 64 resolution) provides crystal-clear monitoring and makes it simple to navigate all of the unit's functions.

Turning to analog

Digital volume controls offer too much or too little gain, with no middle ground. The H2n's Mic Gain wheel allows you to dial-in the perfect amount of gain for any given application.

Play it back and listen

The H2n's built-in reference speaker lets you know your recordings have been captured. With its 1/8-inch stereo output, you can also playback your recordings on your home audio system or listen to your masterpiece using your favorite pair of headphones.

Secure your memories

The H2n uses SD/SDHC cards and can accommodate up to a 32GB SDHC card for over 50 hours of recording time using the 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV format. With 128kbps MP3 format, you get an incredible 555 hours of stereo recording. The H2n comes with a 2GB SD card to get you started.

Transfer and edit at High-Speed

Use the H2n's High-Speed USB 2.0 interface to transfer files to your Mac or PC. Once your recordings are on your computer, you can easily store, edit, playback and share your favorite creations. You can even use the H2n as a USB microphone, letting you record directly to your computer.

Software included

Steinberg's WaveLab LE 7 can be used for audio editing and professional-quality mastering. By using its precise waveform editing and high-quality processing, you can refine your recordings into finished works.

Accessorize with ease

The H2n accessory package (APH-2n) is also available separately with a variety of accessories that make it easier for you to capture your recordings. The accessory kit includes a wired remote control with an extension cable, windscreen, AC adapter (USB type), USB cable, adjustable tripod stand, padded-shell case and mic clip adapter.

The H2n's wired remote can be used to start, stop and pause recordings, as well as to add marks. It's also useful in preventing handling noise.

A new generation

No matter the application, the H2n brings the very best in stereo recording to a convenient, user-friendly package that fits in your pocket.

Zoom H2n Handy Recorder. The new standard in portable recording.

Main Features

  • Five built-in mic capsules provide Mid-Side (MS) stereo, 90 degrees X/Y stereo, 2-channel and 4-channel recording modes
  • Records in WAV up to 24-bit/96kHz and MP3 up to 320kbps
  • Newly designed user interface
  • Additional functions include Lo-cut Filter, Compressor/Limiter, Auto Gain, Pre-Rec, Auto-Rec, Tuner, Metronome, Variable Speed Playback, Key Control, A-B Repeat, File Dividing, Normalize, MP3 Post-Encode, Marker and Surround Mixer
  • Data recovery function protects against unexpected recording errors
  • Over 20 hours of operation using two standard AA batteries
  • Operates on battery, AC or USB bus power
  • 1.8-inch backlit LCD display with 128 x 64 resolution
  • Analog-type Mic Gain wheel
  • Built-in reference speaker
  • High-Speed USB 2.0 card reader function
  • 1/8-inch Mic/Line Input and Phones/Line Output stereo phone jacks
  • Accommodates up to 32GB SDHC memory cards
  • Includes Steinberg WaveLab LE 7 editing software, 2GB SD memory card and two AA batteries
  • Optional accessory package (APH-2n) includes remote control with extension cable, windscreen, AC adapter (USB type), USB cable, adjustable tripod stand, padded-shell case and a mic clip adapter.

Specifications

  • Recording Media: SD/SDHC card (up to 32GB)
  • Built-in Mic: MS stereo & 90-degree XY stereo
  • Maximum Sound Pressure Level: 120dB SPL
  • Recording Format: STEREO Mode PCM (Quantization : 16/24bit, Sampling Frequency : 44.1/48/96kHz), MP3 (Bit Rate : 48 to 320kbps, Sampling Frequency : 44.1kHz); 4CH Mode PCM (Quantization: 16/24bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48kHz)
  • A/D Conversion: 24bit, 128times oversampling
  • D/A Conversion: 24bit, 128times oversampling
  • Signal Processing: 32bit
  • Functions: Lo-cut Filter, Compressor/Limiter, Auto Gain, Pre-Rec, Auto-Rec, Tuner, Metronome, Variable Speed Playback, Key Control, A-B Repeat, File Dividing, Normalize, MP3 Post-Encode, Marker, Surround Mixer
  • Display: 128 x 64 pixel, backlit LCD
  • Input Gain: 0 to +39dB
  • Mic / Line Input: 1/8" stereo phone jack (Plug-in power supported)
  • Input impedance: 2kOhm (Input level: 0 to -39dBm)
  • Phones / Line Output: 1/8" stereo phone jack
  • Rated Output Level: -10dBm
  • Output Load Impedance: 10kOhm or more
  • Phones Output Level: 20mW + 20mW into 32Ohm load
  • Built-in Speaker: 400mW 8Ohm
  • USB Mini-B type, Mass Storage Class operation (USB2.0 High Speed compatible),
  • Audio Interface operation: (16bit, 44.1kHz/48kHz)
  • Power Requirements: AA/LR6 battery x 2, or AC adapter AD-17 (DC5V/1A/center positive)
  • Battery Life: 20 hours (16bit/44.1kHz WAV recording)
  • Dimensions: 67.6 (W) x 113.8 (D) x 42.7 (H) mm
  • Weight: 130g (without batteries)

    Anonymous review via Feefo | Purchase date: 07 May 2014
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    really good product ... working my way through instructions and you tubes ... lots of facilities for the price ....

    Anonymous review via Feefo | Purchase date: 20 March 2014
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    Does the job of recording interviews very well.

    Anonymous review via Feefo | Purchase date: 28 January 2014
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    great gizmo!

    Anonymous review via Feefo | Purchase date: 26 January 2014
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    Superb and simple.... a bit like me except for the superb bit. Very versatile, compact and simple

    Anonymous review via Feefo | Purchase date: 03 January 2014
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    haven't had much chance to use it yet!

    Anonymous review via Feefo | Purchase date: 30 December 2013
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    Excellent service when I had to return a faulty item. Replacement was sent straight away without any quibble or forms.

    Anonymous review via Feefo | Purchase date: 27 December 2013
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    Excellent company, offer a great range of mass produced and boutique products, will order it if they don't stock it from a company they sell, great service in store and online, will recommend to all guitarists!

    Anonymous review via Feefo | Purchase date: 29 September 2013
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    Sounds good

    Ian | Purchase date: 20 October 2012
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    I was recommended getting a Tascam, but the staff were so useful and told me about the Zoom and the user friendly interface. I have been using this weekly since October 2012 and it has been so useful and extremely good quality.

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