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Zoom H2N Handy Recorder

code: H2N
  • £124.17
  • RRP: £124.17
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  • 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 32 GB
  • Supports up to 24-bit/96 kHz 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
  • 4-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

Zoom H2n (H2-n, H2_n, H2/n, H2N, h2n) Handy Recorder

Representing a new generation of portable recording, the H2n is Zoom’s most innovative handheld recorder to date. We’ve packed groundbreaking features into an ultra-portable device that allows you to record pristine audio anywhere you go. From film and broadcast, to journalism, podcasting, musical performance, songwriting and rehearsal, the H2n provides amazing recording quality. No matter the application, the H2n brings the very best in stereo recording to a convenient, user-friendly package that fits in your pocket. Zoom H2n Handy Recorder. The new standard in portable recording.

Five new mic capsules provide four unique recording modes

The H2n features our best microphones yet and is the only portable recorder with five mic capsules onboard. This design enables the H2n to offer four unique recording modes: Mid-Side (MS) stereo, 90° X/Y stereo, 2-channel and 4-channel surround sound.

Create stunning 360° surround sound recordings

Using the H2n’s Mid-Side and X/Y mics together, you can create stunning 360° surround sound recordings. Choose between 2-channel mode, which combines the Mid-Side and X/Y mics, and 4-channel mode, which records two separate stereo files, allowing you even more post-production capability. No matter which mode you use, you’ll get perfectly balanced, surround sound recordings.

Linear PCM recording at up to 24bit/96kHz quality

The H2n supports linear PCM WAV recording at 24bit/96kHz, which far exceeds standard CD-quality. Use a high-resolution WAV format to faithfully capture the delicate reverberations of natural sounds and acoustic instruments. For web and e-mail distribution, choose one of a dozen convenient MP3 formats.

Broadcast Wave Format support

The H2n supports the Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) used for broadcasting and other professional applications. With this format, each file can have a creation date/time stamp and up to 99 track marks (cue points) to help with file management and finding desired points in recordings.

Newly designed user interface

The H2n is remarkably easy to use. With its newly designed user interface, critical controls are right at your fingertips and make studio-quality recording a breeze. The H2n also houses an arsenal of comprehensive functions, including Auto-Gain, a compressor/ limiter, Low-cut filter and more.

Special playback features aid practice

Various playback functions make the H2n ideal for music—and even language—practice. Use the Variable Speed Playback to adjust the playback speed between 50% and 150% of the original, the Key Control to adjust the pitch, and the AB Repeat function to loop a desired part. You can even use the H2n as a music player, as it supports playback of a single track or all tracks in a folder once or repeatedly. The tuner and metronome are also handy when practicing with an instrument.

Edit audio onboard

You can edit audio right on the H2n. Without connecting to a computer, you can Divide recorded files and Normalize them to maximize their volume. You can also use the MP3 encoder to convert WAV files to MP3 files.

Data recovery function protects against unexpected errors

Never again will you have to worry about losing recorded data to unexpected errors. The H2n has you covered with its new data recovery function. Whether you experience battery loss or an accidental power-down, this feature will automatically restore your data the next time the H2n is powered on.

20 hours of battery life

The H2n provides over 20 hours of continuous operation on just two standard AA alkaline batteries! This astonishing feature enhances the H2n’s flexibility and convenience. In addition, the H2n can also operate using an AC adapter, which is included in the optional APH-2n Accessory Pack.

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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


  • 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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In the Box

  • Operation manual
  • 2 AA batteries
  • Steinberg Cubase LE and WaveLab LE editing software
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