Zoom - H2n (4-Channel Portable Recorder)

The Zoom H2n Handy Recorder is the only portable recording device to come with 5 built-in mics and 4 different recording modes: X/Y, Mid-Side, 2-channel surround and 4-channel surround. Other advanced features include automatic gain control and onboard MS decoding, plus effects like compression, limiting and low cut filtering.

It's Also An Interface!
You can even use the H2n as a multi-purpose USB mic! The H2n's USB port allows it to send and receive digital data and to act as a 2-input/2-output audio interface. Simply connect the H2n to your laptop or desktop computer via USB, launch your favorite DAW or use the included WaveLab LE software, and start laying down your tracks.

Power Up & Record For Hours
The H2n records to widely-available SD and SDHC flash memory cards, and supports capacities up to 32GB. 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.

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.


  • Operation manual
  • 2 AA batt.
  • Steinberg WaveLab LE software


  • 5 built-in mics and 4 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 1/8" Mic/Line In mini phone jack with Plug-in power (2.5V)
  • Stereo 1/8" Phone/Line Output jack with dedicated volume control
  • Built-in reference speaker for fast monitoring
  • Large 1.8" 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: 4-track surround to stereo
  • Up to 99 marks per recording
  • Built-in effects, including compression/limiting and low-cut filtering
  • Onboard MS decoding
  • Chromatic tuner and metronome
  • Loop playback with user-defined start and stop points
  • Variable playback speed, from 50% - 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
  • Mounts directly to tripod or DSLR
  • Runs on only 2 standard AA alkaline (over 20 hours of operation), NiMH rechargeable batteries or AC adapter

    Optional Accessories:
  • WSU-1 universal hairy windscreen
  • HS-1 hot shoe mount
  • MA-2 tripod to mic stand adapter for Handy Recorders
  • APH-2n accessory package includes remote control, windscreen, AD-17 AC adapter, USB cable, adjustable tripod stand, padded-shell case and mic clip adapter.



  • General
  • Rec Media: 16MB-2GB SD cards, 4GB-32GB SDHC cards
  • Built-In Memory: Up to 1 min. in 96kbps MP3 format
  • Mic Arrangements: 90° X/Y stereo, MS stereo with adjustable side mic level
  • Rec Modes: MS, XY, MS+XY (2ch), MS+XY (4ch)
  • Mic Types: Directional (XY, MS mid mics), Bi-directional (MS side mic)
  • Max. Sound Pressure Input: 120dB SPL (directional), 122dB SPL (bi-directional)

    Digital Processing
  • A/D & D/A Conversion: 24-bit 128x oversampling
  • Signal Processing: 32-bit

    Additional Features
  • Tuner: Chromatic, guitar, bass and alternate (A/E/G/D/DADGAD) tunings with automatic string detection
  • Metronome: 40-250BPM range, 5 tones, pre-count
  • Speed: Adjustable between 50% - 150%
  • Display: 128 x 64 pixels backlit LCD
  • Input Gain: 0 - +39 dB
  • Input Jack: Line/mic stereo mini jack with plug-in power
  • Output Jack: Line/headphone stereo mini jack
  • Built-In Speaker: 400mW, 8Ω, mono
  • USB Type: Mini-B, 2.0

    Power & Physical
  • Power: 2 AA batteries, AD-17 adapter
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 4.5" x 2.7" x 1.7"
  • Weight: 4.6oz (w/o batteries)

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