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  • FXR002

    Zoom H2N Handy Recorder

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    The Zoom H2n is a portable recorder with two sets of in-built stereo condenser microphones, offering omni-directional 4-track recording. One side has a pair of mic’s configured to an XY array, whilst the other side offers Mid-Side recording. You can set the H2 to record via either XY, MS or both - 4-track recording. Using all microphones makes the H2 omnidirectional - ideal for clarity when recording interviews.


        Using the H2n:
        With its multiple microphones and recording modes, the H2n can handle just about every kind of application. Here are just a few ways it can be used:

        Live recording of concerts and rehearsals, in either stereo or surround sound
        Location videography—the H2n gives you plenty of options in postproduction
        Creating audio for YouTube videos
        Generating lasting audio documents of important events
        As a USB microphone providing input to recording software

        Features at a glance:
        Five built-in microphones and four recording modes: Mid-Side (MS) stereo, 90° X/Y stereo, and both 2-channel and 4-channel surround
        Analog-type input gain control
        Auto Gain provides three preset recording levels
        Stereo ⅛" Mic/Line In mini phone jack with Plug-in power (2.5V)
        Stereo ⅛" Phone/Line Output jack with dedicated volume control
        Built-in reference speaker for fast monitoring
        Large 1.8 inch backlit LCD display
        Records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32GB
        Supports up to 24-bit/96kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats
        Auto-record and Pre-record features
        WAV to MP3 conversion
        Internal mixdown: four-track surround to stereo
        Up to 99 marks per recording
        Built-in effects, including compression/limiting and low-cut filtering
        Onboard MS decoding
        Normalize and Divide functions
        Chromatic tuner and metronome
        Loop playback with user-defined start and stop points
        Variable playback speed, from 50% to 150% for phrase training
        Variable pitch without affecting playback speed
        USB port for data exchange to and from computer and use as a USB microphone
        2-in/2-out USB audio interface for PC/Mac computers
        SD card reader function
        Data recovery function automatically saves data if power fails or card is removed
        Mounts directly to tripod or DSLR
        Runs on only 2 standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries, or AC adapter (AD-17, USB to AC type)
        Over 20 hours of operation with 2 AA alkaline batteries

        Here's what comes included with the H2n:
        Operation manual
        SD card (2GB)
        2 AA batteries
        Steinberg Cubase LE software download
        Steinberg WaveLab LE sofware download

        Recording media:

        16MB–2GB SD cards, 4GB–32GB SDHC cards

        Built-in memory:

        Up to 1 minute in 96kbps MP3 format 
        (Recording overwrites any previous recording in memory)

        Mic arrangements:

        90˚ X/Y stereo, MS stereo with adjustable side mic level

        Recording modes:

        MS, XY, MS+XY (2ch), MS+XY (4ch)

        Microphone types:

        Directional (XY, MS mid mics)
        Bidirectional (MS side mic)

        Maximum sound pressure input:

        120 dB spl (directional)
        122 dB spl (bi-directional)

        Stereo uncompressed PCM:

        44.1 / 48 / 96kHz, 16 / 24bit WAV (BWF)

        Compressed MP3 (recording):

        44.1kHz, 48kHz
        56 /64/80/96/112/128/160/192/ 224/256/320kbps
        (Not compatible with MS-RAW recording)

        Compressed MP3 (playback):

        44.1kHz, 48kHz 

        4ch uncompressed PCM:

        44.1 / 48 / 96kHz, 16 / 24bit WAV (BWF)
        (Two stereo files for each recording)

        A/D conversion:

        24-bit 128× oversampling

        D/A conversion:

        24-bit 128× oversampling

        Signal processing:


        Recording time (2GB card):

        3:08:00 (44.1kHz/16bit WAV), 34:43:00 (128kbps MP3)

        Lo cut:

        80Hz high-pass filter


        3 types of compressors and 3 types of limiters

        Auto gain:

        Automatic input gain adjustment (3 levels)

        Pre rec:

        2 seconds of pre-recording

        Auto rec:

        Automatic recording start/stop, continuous standby


        Chromatic, guitar, bass and alternate (A/E/G/D/DADGAD) tunings with automatic string detection


        40–250 BPM range, five tones, pre-count


        Playback speed adjustable between 50–150%

        Key control:

        Playback pitch adjustable ±6 semitones 
        (Cannot be used with 96kHz files)

        AB repeat:

        Repeats playback between selected points in a file

        File divide:

        Divides a file into two

        File normalize:

        Maximizes file volume 
        (Cannot be used with MP3s)

        File MP3 encode:

        Converts WAV files to MP3 formats at fixed bit rates


        Up to 99 marks 
        (WAV files only)

        Surround mixer:

        Adjusts mix balance when playing back 4ch surround recordings

        Display graphic:

        128×64 pixels backlit LCD

        Input gain:

        0 to +39 dB

        Input jack:

        Line/mic stereo mini jack with plug-in power
        2 kΩ impedance at input levels of 0 to –39 dBm

        Output jack:

        Line/headphone stereo mini jack

        Rated output level:

        −10 dBm (output impedance 10 kΩ or more)


        20 mW + 20 mW (into 32 Ω load)

        Built-in speaker:

        400mW, 8Ω, mono


        Mini-B type
        Card reader operation

        USB 2.0 high speed:

        Audio interface operation

        USB 1.0 full speed:

        Supports 44.1 / 48kHz sampling rates and 16-bit rate
        USB bus power operation supported


        Two AA batteries, AD-17 USB to AC adapter (DC 5V 1A) 
        Continuous operation of 20 or more hours when recording 44.1kHz/16-bit WAV files using alkaline batteries

        Physical features:

        Tripod mounting socket, strap attachment


        67.6mm (W) × 113.85mm (H) × 42.7mm (D)


        130 g (without batteries)

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