Scan code: LN65784 Manufacturer code: H2N

ZOOM - H2n Handy Recorder

ZOOM - H2n Field Handy Field Recorder, X/Y, Mid Side, 2 and 4 Channel Surround Recording Modes

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Scan code: LN65784 Manufacturer code: H2N
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ZOOM - 'H2n'
Handy Recorder

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THE WORKHORSE OF FIELD RECORDERSThe ZOOM H2n Handy Recorder is the only portable recording device that features five built-in microphones with four different recording modes: X/Y, Mid-Side, 2-channel surround and 4-channel surround. It also includes other advanced features such as automatic gain control and onboard MS decoding, with effects like compression, limiting and low cut filtering.

You can also use the H2n as a multi-purpose USB microphone. The H2n offers not one, not two, but five built-in microphones. Two of them are set as as an X/Y pair, while the other three are configured in a Mid-Side pattern. They can be used separately for X/Y or MS stereo recording, or combined to create impressive 2 or 4-channel surround sound.

Amazing Features • Five built-in microphones and four recording modes
• Auto Gain provides three preset recording levels
• Built-in reference speaker for fast monitoring
• Large 1.8 inch backlit LCD display
• Records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32 GB

Multiple Mic Configurations


MID-SIDE FOR VARIABLE STEREO WIDTHMid-Side recording is an impressive technique that allows you to actually adjust the width of the stereo image after it has been recorded, while maintaining perfect mono compatibility, making it incredibly useful for film, video and television projects.


X/Y FOR NATURAL-SOUNDING STEREOThe X/Y technique offers a great way to cover a wide area while still capturing sound sources in the center with clarity and definition, making it perfect for all types of live stereo recording.


SURROUND SOUND FOR LIFELIKE REALISMThe H2n allows you to join together the signals from both the X/Y and MS microphones in order to create surround sound recordings of everything you hear, not just those sounds coming from in front of you, but from every direction.

The Ins & Outs

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All You NeedThe H2n Line In is a stereo ⅛" mini phone jack that takes two channels of mic- and/or line-level signals. Condenser microphones requiring Plug-In Power (2.5 volts) can be connected to this jack. An analog-type Mic Gain dial means you can manually set input level, or you can choose one of the three Auto Gain presets to automatically set the optimum recording level.

The H2n Line Out is a stereo ⅛" phone jack with dedicated volume control. Headphones can be connected to this jack for private monitoring of the input or recorded signal. Also built-in is a speaker on the back panel for fast monophonic monitoring of the recorded signal without the need to make any connections.

The H2n USB port offers a digital output of the stereo mix and allows data to be sent to and from your computer. From there, it can be imported into editing software such as the supplied WaveLab LE. USB also enables the H2n to be used as a 4-in/2-out audio interface or as a USB microphone.

Efficient Recording Modes


Pre-RecordIf an interview stars a split-second before you're ready or a performance started just as you were checking a cable or the talent went back live a moment too soon, the H2n has you covered. Its 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-RecordAuto-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, as soon as incoming signal drops below the Stop Level you've set, recording ends.

Onboard Effects

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Enhanced RecordingThe H2n features a wide range of effects that allow you to add enhance to your recordings and make up for any problems or limitations in the acoustics of the recording environment. Compression and limiting can be used to control fluctuations in level, working like an automatic volume control. The main difference between the two is that a limiter reduces louder sounds more drastically.

A low-cut filter removes signal below a designated frequency. This is helpful when eliminating pops, wind noise, blowing, and other kinds of low frequency rumble such as transmitted resonance from an onstage mic stand. You also get an onboard metronome and chromatic / guitar / bass tuner. In addition, playback can be looped and the playback speed varied without pitch change, or vice versa to facilitate.

File Types Supported

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Convenient RecordingsThe H2n can record audio in two different basic file types: WAV and MP3. The main difference between the two is that WAV files are uncompressed, so they contain all the recorded signal without any data being removed. The WAV files recorded by the H2n can be either 16 or 24-bit, with sampling rates of 44.1, 48, or 96 kHz, and are automatically time-stamped, making them Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) compliant—especially important when recording audio for video since it allows for precise synchronization in post-production.

MP3 recordings are compressed, as a result some unnecessary data is removed prior to storage, making them much smaller than WAV files, and thus much easier to upload and download. Some MP3 files exhibit a slight loss of audio fidelity as compared with the original signal, although this is not noticeable in all circumstances.

The H2n allows you to simply convert WAV files to MP3 format and you can use its internal mixer to mix down the pair of stereo files created in 4ch surround to stereo, with independent control over each track's level and panning.

Spatial Audio For VR


Next-Generation SoundThe Zoom H2n is the only handheld recorder that captures four-channel surround sound audio. With Firmware v 2.0, ideal for the creation of 360-degree Spatial Audio files, the next-generation surround sound format native to the google JUMP Virtual Reality Platform.

Using Spatial Audio mode, you can create a single four-channel, multi-track WAV file that includes Omni, Left/Right, and Forward/Backward tracks. This Spatial Audio file is then ready to be combined with 360-degree VR videos recorded with the google JUMP compatible camera rig (such as the GoPro Odyssey or Ricoh Theta). Once completed, the immersive videos are ready to upload to YouTube.

Battery Life & Recording Times

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Covenient Power OptionsThe H2n can run on just 2 AA batteries, either alkaline or rechargeable NiMH. Battery life when using alkaline batteries is more than 20 hours, even through continuous recording. Alternatively, you can use an optional AD-17 AC adapter, which allows you to power the H2n from any standard wall socket.

The H2n records directly to SD cards and supports standard SD and SDHC cards of up to 32 gigabytes. The chart below shows maximum recording time with different file formats and card sizes.

Using The H2n As An Audio Interface

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Versatile InputsThe H2n's USB port allows it to send and receive digital data and work as a 4-input / 2-output audio interface, allowing you to use it as a USB microphone.

Simply connect the H2n to your laptop or desktop computer using USB, launch your favorite DAW or use the included WaveLab LE software, and start laying down your tracks.

State of The Art Editing Included

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Finalise Your RecordingsThe Zoom H2n comes with free download licenses for Steinberg’s Cubase LE music production software and WaveLab LE audio editing software, not just giving the ability to capture superior audio, but to do incredible editing afterwards.

Take your recordings to a more professional level uuing Steinberg’s powerful and state-of-the-art audio software used by creators around the world, which now comes with every Zoom Handy Recorder purchase.

Zoom H2n: Introduction

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Audio Interface Yes
A/D Resolution 24-bit/96kHz
Simultaneous Rec Tracks 4
Simultaneous Play Tracks 4
Built-in Mics 5
Analog Inputs 1 x 1/8", 1 x 1/8" (Mic)
Analog Outputs 1 x 1/8" (headphones)
Headphones 1 x 1/8"
Built-in Speaker Yes
Memory (removable) SD/SDHC Card Slot (up to 32GB)
Power Supply 2 x AA Batteries Included
Battery Life 20 hours
Stand Mountable Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.5" x 4.33" x 1.26"
Weight 24 lbs. (Without Batteries)
Computer Interface Type  
Connections (Input)  
Mic Preamps (Max)  
Instrument Inputs (Max)  
Phantom Power No
Sample Rate (Max)  
Bit Resolution  
iPad Compatible No
Connections (Output)  
Dimensions (mm)  
DSP Processing No
Misc. Notes  
Additional Information
Scan Code LN65784
Model Number H2N
GTIN 4515260013487

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