Code: ZOOM-H2N

The H2n Handy Recorder is the only portable recording device to come with five built-in microphones and four different recording modes.


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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. Other advanced features include automatic gain control and onboard MS decoding, plus effects like compression, limiting and low cut filtering. You can even use the H2n as a multi-purpose USB microphone!


  • 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


  • 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
  • RECORDING TIME (2GB CARD): 3:08:00 (44.1kHz/16bit WAV), 34:43:00 (128kbps MP3)

  • 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

  • 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
  • WEIGHT: 130 g (without batteries)

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