Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder

Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder

Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder

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Product Highlights

  • Ultra-Portable Design
  • 5 Integrated Microphones
  • 4 Selectable Recording Patterns
  • Records to SD/SDHC Cards
  • 3.5mm I/O
  • Reference Speaker
  • 1.8" Backlit LCD Display
  • High-Speed USB 2.0
  • Battery, USB, or AC Power
  • WaveLab LE 7 Activation Card Included
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  • 1Description

The Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder combines Zoom's years of experience in portable recording with enhanced technology and features to present a versatile device that can be used for film and broadcast applications, as well as journalism, podcasting, musical performances and rehearsals, and much more. The H2n has an unprecedented 5 microphones built in, providing you with 4 selectable recording patterns to choose from. A simple dial on top of the recorder lets you switch between traditional XY stereo, 2-channel surround, 4-channel surround, and a mid-side stereo mode. The mid-side mode allows you to adjust the width of your stereo field for terrific flexibility. When recording in RAW mode, you can even adjust the field after you've made a recording.

The H2n records to widely-available SD and SDHC flash memory cards, and supports capacities up to 32GB. A 2GB card is included so you can use the recorder right away. When using a 32GB card, you can capture up to 50 hours of CD-quality WAV files, or up to 555 hours of stereo 128kbps MP3 files. An integrated reference speaker makes it easy to review your recordings to make sure everything has been captured properly. The streamlined and intuitive interface puts critical controls right at your fingertips. The large 1.8" backlit LCD display makes it easy to navigate through system menus and monitor audio levels. The analog-type mic gain wheel lets you make precise adjustments on-the-fly.

If you'd like to connect external equipment, the H2n provides you with a 3.5mm mic/line input, allowing you to hook up your favorite microphones, instruments, and other sound sources. A 3.5mm headphone/line output makes it easy to connect headphones, portable speakers, and other devices. A remote jack lets you connect the optional wired remote to start, stop, and pause recordings, as well as add marks. It also reduces handling noise for the cleanest possible recordings. A high-speed USB 2.0 port lets you transfer recordings to your Mac or PC. You can even use the H2n as a live USB mic, terrific for VoIP chats and podcasting. An activation card for Steinberg's WaveLab LE 7 software is included, and once downloaded, it will give you audio editing and mastering tools to help you turn your recordings into finished masterpieces.

The H2n offers a number of versatile powering options. It offers over 20 hours of continuous operation on a pair of standard AA alkaline batteries. It can also be operated via USB bus power, or an AC adapter (sold separately). In the event of battery failure or accidental power loss, your recordings won't be lost. A data recovery function will automatically restore you data the next time the recorder is powered on, so you don't lose one-of-a-kind audio moments. Other features of the H2n include a lo-cut filter, a compressor/limiter, auto gain, pre-rec, auto-rec, a tuner and metronome, variable speed playback, key control, A-B repeat, file dividing, normalize, MP3 post-encode, marker, and surround mixer to give you useful tools for a variety of applications.

Compact Design
The compact design fits in the palm of your hand and can be taken practically anywhere. This makes it ideal for film and broadcast applications, as well as journalism, podcasting, musical performances and rehearsals, and much more
5 Internal Microphones
The H2n has 5 high-quality mic capsules, more than any other portable recorder. This unique 5-mic design enables the H2n to record with 4 selectable patterns
4 Selectable Recording Patterns
A simple dial on top of the recorder lets you switch between traditional XY stereo, 2-channel surround, 4-channel surround, and a mid-side stereo mode
Mid-Side Stereo Recording
The mid-side mode allows you to adjust the width of your stereo field for terrific flexibility, setting the perfect amount of ambient/surrounding noise. Commonly used in film and broadcast, 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. When recording in RAW mode, you can even adjust the field after you've made a recording
XY Stereo Recording
The 90° XY stereo condenser mics are arranged with the left and right mic capsules on the same axis to ensure perfect localization and eliminate phase shifting. This provides accurate depth and imaging for terrific stereo recordings
2-Channel and 4-Channel Surround
By using the mid-side and XY mics together, you can create 360° surround sound recordings in either 2-channel or 4-channel mode
SD/SDHC Recording
The H2n records to widely-available SD and SDHC flash memory cards, and supports capacities up to 32GB. A 2GB card is included so you can use the recorder right away
Multiple File Formats
Depending on your needs, you can record uncompressed WAV files at up to 24-bit/96kHz or compressed MP3 files at up to 320kbps in order to fit more hours of data on your memory card. When using a 32GB card, you can capture up to 50 hours of CD-quality 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV files, or up to 555 hours of stereo 128kbps MP3 files
Reference Speaker
An integrated reference speaker makes it easy to review your recordings to make sure everything has been captured properly
Intuitive Interface
The streamlined and intuitive interface puts critical controls right at your fingertips. It includes a large record button on the front panel, as well as a jog dial/transport control on one side and a volume control on the other
Analog-Type Mic Gain
The mic gain wheel allows you to set the perfect amount of gain for your application, giving you convenient tactile control, as opposed to digital volume controls which are not always as precise
Backlit LCD
The large 1.8" backlit 128 x 64 LCD display makes it easy to monitor audio levels and navigate through system menus and functions
3.5mm I/O
The 3.5mm mic/line input allows you to hook up your favorite microphones, instruments, and other sound sources. A 3.5mm headphone/line output makes it easy to connect headphones, portable speakers, and other devices
Wired Remote Control
A remote jack lets you connect the optional wired remote to start, stop, and pause recordings, as well as add marks. It also reduces handling noise for the cleanest possible recordings
High-Speed USB
A high-speed USB 2.0 port lets you transfer recordings to your Mac or PC. You can even use the H2n as a live USB mic, terrific for VoIP chats and podcasting. The H2n can also act as a high-speed USB card reader
Software Included
Activation card with Steinberg WaveLab LE 7 software is included, giving you audio editing and mastering tools to help you turn your recordings into finished masterpieces
Power Options
The H2n offers over 20 hours of continuous operation on a pair of standard AA alkaline batteries. It can also be operated via USB bus power, or an AC adapter (sold separately)
Data Recovery
In the event of battery failure or accidental power loss, your recordings won't be lost. A data recovery function will automatically restore you data the next time the recorder is powered on, so you don't lose one-of-a-kind audio moments
Automatic Recording and Pre-Recording
You can set the H2n to automatically start recording at the presence of audio. The pre-recording function will always "listen" and store a few seconds of audio in a memory buffer, so if audio starts suddenly you don't miss the beginning of a recording
Automatic Gain and Lo-Cut Filter
An advanced Auto Gain Control (AGC) and lo-cut filter allow the H2n to record audio at the most appropriate level while minimizing unwanted noise without having to adjust settings. If desired, you can also adjust the gain levels manually with the mic gain wheel
Compressor/Limiter
The built-in compressor/limiter puts a cap on maximum audio levels to ensure that your recordings remain distortion-free
File Dividing, Normalization, and MP3 Post-Encode
The H2n allows you to split any recorded file right inside the unit without external editing hardware or software. The normalizing and MP3 post-encode features let you set the optimal volume level and convert WAV files into MP3s
Tuner and Metronome
A perfect tool for musicians, the H2n has a built-in tuner and metronome to keep you on pitch and on tempo
Variable Speed Playback and Key Control
You can adjust the playback speed and key of a recording, ideal for music and singing applications
A-B Repeat
The repeat function lets you repeat a chosen segment of a recording, ideal for studying or practicing music, speeches, and more
Markers and Mixing
You can set markers at important points, and also perform surround mixing right in the recorder for on-the-fly refinement
Accessories Available
The separately-available APH-2n accessory package includes a wired remote with an extension cable, a windscreen, USB AC adapter, USB cable, adjustable tripod stand, padded case, and a mic clip adapter so you can get even more out of your H2n
UPC: 884354010065
In the Box
Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder
  • 2GB SD Card
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • Steinberg WaveLab LE 7 Activation Card
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Type Hand-held stereo digital audio recorder
    Recording/Reading Methods SD/SDHC card (up to 32GB supported, 2GB card included)
    USB connection to PC/Mac
    Recording Bit Rate WAV: 16 and 24-bit
    MP3: 48 to 320kbps
    Sampling Frequency WAV: 44.1/48/96kHz
    MP3: 44.1kHz
    Number of Channels 2 or 4, Depending on mode
    Recording Time All times are for a 1GB memory card
    Stereo Mode:
    MP3: 17 hours 21 mins (128kbps), 6 hours 56 mins (320kbps)
    WAV: 1 hour 34 mins (16-bit/44.1kHz), 1 hour 26 mins (16-bit/48kHz), 28 mins (24-bit/96kHz)
    4-Channel Mode:
    WAV: 47 mins (16-bit/44.1kHz), 28 mins (24-bit/48kHz)
    AD/DA Conversion 24-bit, 128x oversampling
    Signal Processing 32-bit
    Microphone Type Mid side stereo and 90° XY stereo
    SPL 120dB max
    Input Gain 0 to +39dB
    Connectors 1 x 3.5mm mic/line stereo input
    1 x 3.5mm headphone/line stereo output
    1 x Remote jack
    1 x High-speed USB 2.0 port, mini-B type
    Input Impedance 2k ohms
    Output Impedance 10k ohms or more
    Output Level -10dBm rated
    20mW + 20mW phones output level @ 32 ohms
    Speaker 400mW @ 8 ohms
    Display 1.8" (128 x 64) Backlit LCD
    Power 2 x AA or LR6 Batteries (Up to 20 hours operation)
    USB or AC power (AC adapter sold separately)
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 2.7 x 4.5 x 1.7" (68 x 114 x 43mm)
    Weight 4.6 oz (130g) (without batteries)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.2 x 5.9 x 2.7"

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