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Zoom H2N Portable Recorder

Product Code: 361290

The H2n Handy Recorder is the only portable recording device to come with five built-in microphones and four different recording modes: X/Y, Mid-Side, 2-channel surround and 4-channel surround.

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Zoom H2N Handheld Recorder

Get a free Studiospares Tripod with this professional recorder. Use the code TRIPOD at checkout to claim your free gift.



Other advanced features include automatic gain control and onboard MS decoding, plus effects like compression, limiting and low cut filtering. You can even use the H2n as a multi-purpose USB microphone!


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


The H2n offers not one, not two, but five built-in microphones. Two of them are arranged as an X/Y pair, while the other three are configured in an MS ("Mid-Side") pattern. They can be used separately for X/Y or MS stereo recording, or combined to create stunning 2- or 4-channel surround sound.




  • 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 S
  • teinberg WaveLab LE editing software




Optional H2n accessories:


  • APH-2n accessory package includes remote control with extension cable, windscreen, AD-17 AC adapter (USB type), USB cable, adjustable tripod stand, padded-shell case, and a mic clip adapter.



  • 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 32/40/48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320kbps
  • 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: 32-bit
  • Recording time (2GB card): 3:08:00 (44.1kHz/16bit WAV), 34:43:00 (128kbps MP3)
  • Lo cut: 80Hz high-pass filter
  • Comp/Limiter: 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
  • Tuner: Chromatic, guitar, bass and alternate (A/E/G/D/DADGAD) tunings with automatic string detection
  • Metronome: 40–250 BPM range, five tones, pre-count
  • Speed: 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
  • Mark: Up to 99 marks (WAV files only)
  • Surround mixer: Adjusts mix balance when playing back 4ch surround recordings
  • Dimensions: 67.6mm (W) × 113.85mm (H) × 42.7mm (D)
  • Weight: 130 g (without batteries)
Customer Reviews
  • Verified Customer
    on 15 April 2013
    Very easy to set up and very useful to record rehearsals
  • Verified Customer
    on 28 March 2013