Zoom H2n 2-Input / 4-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard 5-Mic Array

Ideal for versatile, immersive capture of musical ensembles and audio for VR.

Key Features
  • Music, Sound Effects & Speech Recording
  • Onboard 5-Mic Array in X/Y & Mid-Side
  • 3.5mm Mic/Line Input with Plug-In Power
  • Stereo/Surround Record Modes

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The Zoom H2n portable handheld recorder with an onboard 5-mic array lets you record high-resolution stereo or surround sound audio in the palm of your hand. Make aurally exciting music tracks and create captivating sound beds with nothing more than the H2n.

Like other H-Series Handy recorders such as the H5 and H6, you can hold it in your hand, attach it to a mic stand or tripod, or mount it to a camera (shoe mount available separately); the H2n’s multichannel capabilities and rugged, travel-friendly body make it more than ready to meet the varied demands of YouTube content creators, musicians, sound recordists, and more.From its long battery life to its Spatial Audio support, the H2n is well equipped for tracking live music, recording sound effects and ambience, or producing sound for 360° VR videos. It can supply plug-in power for a lavalier condenser mic, or even accept a direct line-level connection from a mixer or wireless receiver. No matter the source, selectable auto-recording and pre-recording ensure that you’ll never miss the start of a take.

Onboard 5-Mic Array for Customizable Audio Pickup

The H2n’s onboard 5-mic array opens the door to true stereo or surround sound recording without external microphones. The built-in microphones—two form an X/Y pair, while the other three are configured in a mid-side pattern—can be used separately for X/Y or MS stereo recording, or combined to create 2- or 4-channel surround sound. A simple dial atop the grille grants effortless switching between the four modes.

Spatial Audio for VR

Using Spatial Audio mode, you can create a single 4-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° 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.

Includes Audio Software

The H2n comes with free download licenses for Steinberg’s Cubase LE music production software and WaveLab LE audio editing software, representing a complete audio production toolkit.
Brand

Number of Tracks

4

Max Sample Rate/Resolution

96 kHz / 24-Bit

Microphone

Built-In 5-Mic Array, Mid/Side and X/Y Configurations

Built-In Speaker

Yes, 400 mW Mono

Display

1.8" / 4.57 cm Monochrome LCD (Backlit)

Memory Card Support

SD (16 MB to 2 GB)
SDHC (4 GB to 32 GB)

Internal Storage

None

Audio File Formats

BWF, MP3, WAV

Sample Rates

WAV:
44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz
MP3:
44.1 / 48 kHz

Bit Rates

48 to 320 kb/s (Record)
32 to 320 kb/s (Playback)

Signal Processing

Auto Gain, Compressor, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter, Pitch Control

Timecode

No

Recording Time

MP3 128 kb/s:
17 Hrs 21.5 Mins per GB (Stereo)
MP3 320 kb/s:
6 Hrs 56.5 Mins per GB (Stereo)
WAV 44.1 kHz/16-Bit:
1 Hr 34 Mins per GB (Stereo)
47 Mins per GB (All Channels)
WAV 48 kHz/24-Bit:
57.5 Mins per GB (Stereo)
28.5 Mins per GB (All Channels)
WAV 96 kHz/24-Bit:
28.5 Mins per GB (Stereo)

Analog I/O

1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line/Mic Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone/Line Output
1 x 2.5 mm TRRS Female Remote Input

Digital I/O

None

Phantom Power

None

Plug-In Power

Yes, 2.5 V

Host Connection

1 x Mini-USB (USB 2.0)

Power Options

Batteries 2 x AA (Included), USB Bus Power, AC/DC Power Adapter

Approximate Battery Life

WAV 44.1 kHz/16-Bit:
20 Hours (Alkaline)

AC/DC Power Adapter

5 VDC at 1 A (Not Included)

Mounting Options

1/4"-20 Female

Dimensions

2.7 x 4.5 x 1.7" / 67.6 x 113.9 x 42.7 mm

Weight

4.6 oz / 130 g (Without Batteries)

Package Weight

0.9 lb

Box Dimensions

(LxWxH) 6.2 x 5.9 x 2.7"

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