Zoom H2n Handy Recorder - Portable Digital Recorder

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Main Features
  • 5 Internal Microphones
  • SD/SDHC Recording
  • Backlit LCD
  • High-Speed USB 2.0
  • Tuner and Metronome
  • Compact Design
  • 4 Selectable Recording Patterns
  • Intuitive Interface
  • 3.5mm I/O
  • Data Recovery built in
  • Variable Speed Playback and Key Control
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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. Steinberg WaveLab LE 7 software is included, giving 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.

Features

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

XY Stereo Recording: The 90deg. 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 360deg. 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

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: 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

 

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: Up to 320kbps
Sampling Frequency WAV: Up to 96kHz
Number of Channels 2 or 4, Depending on Mode
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
Display 1.8" (128 x 64) Backlit LCD
Power 2 x AA Batteries (Up to 20 Hours Operation)
USB or AC Power (AC Adapter Sold Separately)

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Zoom H2n Handy Recorder - Portable Digital Recorder
 
4.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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4.0

Great microphone for general use

By AV

from Brisbane

About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Carry Around
  • High Quality Sound
  • Long Battery Life
  • Reliable

Cons

  • Cheap Build Quality

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Conversations
  • Skype

Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder - Portable Digital Recorder:

This is a great microphone, good audio quality and compact. Build quality is lower than I would expect for a product in this price range.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great field recorder

By Gazza

from Adelaide

About Me Video enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • High Quality Sound
  • Long Battery Life

Cons

  • Plastic thread mount
  • Sensitive to wind

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Conversations
  • Lectures
  • Usb microphone
  • Video microphone

Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder - Portable Digital Recorder:

My first use of the H2n was to record audio at a wedding, I am so glad I did. I placed the recorder on a tripod positioned it between the choir and the "couple" and used the 4 channel setting. The sound was awesome and I was able to seperate the two sound sources out afterwards which was extremely useful. I had a home made "dead cat" and I needed it, without it there is too much wind noise. I am extremely pleased with this recorder. I have also used it for voice overs attached to the PC using Adobe Premiere and again very happy with the results.
I can happily recommend this recorder to budding enthusiasts as an introduction to better quality audio and a lot of fun.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very Handy Recorder

By giru

from Perth, WA

About Me Musician, Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable Stereo Field
  • Compact Design
  • High Quality Sound
  • Light weight

Cons

  • Few Included Accessories
  • Flimsy Buttons
  • Fragile Build

Best Uses

  • General Sound Recording
  • Music Composition
  • Music Performances

Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder - Portable Digital Recorder:

This small device records high quality sound with a pleasing stereo depth, without the phase problems that can affect a multi-mic setup. My criticisms are minor: the shiny black plastic finish seems fragile and the menu buttons are small and fiddly. Overall though, the Zoom H2n is well-designed and easy to use. Ideal for musicians or anyone who needs to record audio on-the-fly, it may even find a place in professional projects.

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  • Q:

    I would like to record discussion group audio only, and would like to know if this product can be easily passed from one speaker to another - I know that usually the mic should be put in one place, but I have a lecture room full of students and want to pick up all the conversations and questions.
    Asked on 28/9/2014 by none

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes this will be fine.

      Answered on 1/10/2014 by Michael from Videoguys
  • Q:

    Hi,
    I need to excessive noise coming into my home - how well will this product do that? is there an automatic function that it will start when the noise starts - eg. could I leave it unattended in a room when away from my property?
    Asked on 8/8/2013 by Ms M from Sydney NSW

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    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      No.. i havent heard of an item that we sell, that can start recording when the noise starts.. this is a voice record and music recorder only.. not a noise detector

      Answered on 8/8/2013 by Michael from Videoguys
    • A:

      I believe the Zoom H4n can auto-record when sound begins

      Answered on 16/9/2013 by Anon from Melbourne, Vic
    • A:

      It does have an auto-record feature. The following is from the manual:
      "After the home screen reopens, press
      to put the recorder in standby.
      Recording will start automatically when the input
      signal exceeds the REC START LEVEL.
      Recording will stop automatically when the input
      signal becomes less than the REC STOP LEVEL."

      Answered on 20/2/2014 by Pete from Lot-et-Garonne, France
  • Q:

    Can I use rechargeable batteries? Can I get a remote control? How much
    Asked on 8/12/2011 by Richard from Canberra, Australia

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes you can buy rechargable batteries for this item. Please click the accessoirs tab on the product page, and see all options. the remote is included in the accessory package.

      Answered on 8/12/2011 by Michael from Videoguys
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UPC: 884354010065
Zoom H2n Handy Recorder - Portable Digital Recorder
  • 2GB SD Card 2 x AA Batteries Steinberg WaveLab LE 7 Software 1 Year Warranty

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 Zoom H2n Handy Recorder - Portable Digital Recorder
Zoom APH-2N Accessory Package for H2n
Price: $59.95
Inc GST
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Ship Time: 2-3 Business days
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 Zoom H2n Handy Recorder - Portable Digital Recorder
Sony MDR7506 Pro Monitor Headphone
Price: $159.00
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NiMH, NiCd & Li-Ion Batteries
 Zoom H2n Handy Recorder - Portable Digital Recorder
Maha Powerex MH-C401FS AA Battery Charger + 12V adaptor
Price: $64.95
Inc GST
COMBO SAVER ITEM
Ship Time: 2-3 Business days
SD & Micro SD Cards
 Zoom H2n Handy Recorder - Portable Digital Recorder
SanDisk 32GB Ultra SDHC UHS-I Card
Price: $30.00
Inc GST
COMBO SAVER ITEM
IN STOCK
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Zoom H2n Handy Recorder - Portable Digital Recorder
  • 2GB SD Card 2 x AA Batteries Steinberg WaveLab LE 7 Software 1 Year Warranty
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