Zoom H2n Handy Portable Digital Audio Field Recorder

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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. Capture concerts and performances in surround sound.

Zoom H2n Handy Recorder
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. It also includes an automatic gain control and onboard MS decoding, plus effects like compression, limiting and low cut filtering. You can even use the H2n as a 2-input / 2-output audio interface and a multi-purpose USB microphone!  

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 post-production
  • Creating audio for YouTube videos
  • Generating lasting audio documents of important events
  • As a USB microphone providing input to recording software

Five Microphones, Four Ways of Recording
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. The H2n is the only handheld recorder that captures four-channel surround sound audio. It is perfect for the creation of 360-degree “Spatial Audio" files

The Ins and Outs - external Mics, Headphone Output, in-built Speaker
The Mic/Line Input is a stereo ⅛" mini phone jack that can accept two mic- and/or line-level signals. Condenser microphones requiring Plug-In Power (2.5 volts) can be connected to this jack. Recordings can be monitored either via the stereo ⅛" phone jack with headphones, or by the built-in speaker on the back panel. The USB port provides a digital output of the stereo mix and allows data to be sent to and from your computer. It also allows the H1 to be used as a 2-in/2-out audio interface and USB microphone, as well as a microSD card reader.

Pre-Record, Auto-Record and Data Recovery
The H2n's Pre-record function automatically keeps the H2n silently but continuously recording in the background, all the time, keeping the previous two seconds* when you hit RECORD. Auto-Record allows the H2n to automatically start recording when a certain level of sound is detected. As soon as an incoming signal exceeds the Start Level you've set, recording begins. There's an equivalent Auto-record Stop function, too; as soon as incoming signal drops below the Stop Level you've set, recording ends. The H2n's Data Recovery feature automatically repairs corrupted files—something that can happen if power is interrupted during recording or if an SD card is removed during a writing or editing procedure.

Battery life and recording times
The H2n requires just 2 AA batteries—either alkaline or rechargeable NiMH. Battery life when using alkaline batteries is more than 20 hours, even during continuous recording. Alternatively, you can use an optional AD-17 AC adapter, which allows you to power the H2n from any standard wall socket.

Features:

  • 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 
Specifications:
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)

FILE FORMATS
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)

DIGITAL PROCESSING
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)

ADDITIONAL FEATURES
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

OTHER
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)

Headphones:

20 mW + 20 mW (into 32 Ω load)

Built-in speaker:

400mW, 8Ω, mono

USB:

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

Power:

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

Dimensions:

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

Weight:

130 g (without batteries)

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