Item Details

Brand: Zoom
Warranty: 2 years


Zoom H2n - Tec Award Winner


H2n Wins 2013 TEC Award

On January 25, 2013, the Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Foundation awarded Zoom’s H2n Handy Recorder for its oustanding technical achievement in the “Recording Devices” category. The H2n was chosen by the TEC Foundation from a shortlist of nominated products. The award was presented to Zoom representatives at the 28th Annual TEC Awards in Anaheim, CA during the 2013 NAMM Show. Visit TECFoundation.com to read more about the 28th Annual TEC Awards, specifically the Zoom H2n.


Enjoy the new standard

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.


The first portable Mid-Side recorder

The H2n is the first handheld recorder to offer Mid-Side stereo recording, a technique used for and surrounding noise are crucial.

Mid-Side recording combines a uni-directional Mid mic that captures sound directly in front of you and a bi-directional Side mic that captures sound from your left and right.

By increasing or decreasing the level of the Side mic, you can control the width of the stereo field, which gives you incredible flexibility over your recordings.

If you record in RAW mode, you can even adjust the stereo width after recording.


Zoom H2n - Mid-Side Mic Pattern


X/Y mics capture stunning stereo images with depth and accuracy

The H2n’s onboard 90° X/Y stereo condenser mics are arranged with the right and left mics on the same axis. This design ensures that the mics are always equidistant from the sound source for perfect localization and no phase shifting. The result is brilliant stereo recording with natural depth and accurate imaging.


Zoom H2n - X/Y Mic Pattern


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.


Zoom H2n - Mic Modes


Builti-in Mic Frequency Response

Zoom H2n - Frequency Response


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.

Zoom H2n - Controls


Special playback features aid practice

Various playback functions make the H2n ideal for music—and even language—practice. Use theVariable 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.


Zoom H2n - Battery Life


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.


Analog mic gain
for precision
volume control

Digital volume controls offer too much or too little gain, with no middle ground. The H2n’s analog Mic Gain wheel allows you to dial-in the perfect amount of gain for any given application.


Zoom H2n - Mic Gain


Onboard reference speaker and stereo output

The H2n’s built-in reference speaker lets you know your recordings have been captured. With its 1/8-inch stereo output, you can also playback your recordings on your home audio system or listen to your masterpiece using your favorite pair of headphones.


Zoom H2n - SD Card


Supports up to
32GB SDHC cards

The H2n uses SD/SDHC cards and can accommodate up to a 32GB SDHC card for over 50 hours of recording time using the 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV format. With 128kbps MP3 format, you get an incredible 555 hours of stereo recording. The H2n comes with a 2GB SD card to get you started.

Recording Times
Stereo Mode
REC FormatSD/SDHC Card Capacity
MP3128kbps34hrs 43min.69hrs 26min.138hrs 53min.277hrs 46min.555hrs 33min.
320kbps13hrs 53min.27hrs 46min.55hrs 33min.151hrs 6min.342hrs 13min.
WAV16bit / 44.1kHz3hr 8min.6hrs 17min.12hrs 35min.25hrs 11min.50hrs 23min.
16bit / 48kHz1hr 55min.3hrs 51min.7hrs 42min.15hrs 25min.30hrs 51min.
24bit / 96kHz57min.1hrs 55min.3hrs 51min.7hrs 42min.15hrs 25min.
4CH Mode
REC FormatSD/SDHC Card Capacity
WAV16bit / 44.1kHz1hr 34min.3hrs 8min.6hrs 17min.12hrs 35min.25hrs 11min.
24bit / 48kHz57min.1hrs 55min.3hrs 51min.7hrs 42min.15hrs 25min.
*Recording times are approximations. Actual times may differ according to recording conditions.
*The maximum file size is limited to 2GB.

Bigger, brighter
LCD screen

The H2n’s 1.8-inch backlit LCD display (128 x 64 resolution) provides crystal-clear monitoring and makes it simple to navigate all of the unit’s functions.


Zoom H2n - LCD Screen


Zoom H2n - USB 2.0


USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
allows for rapid
file transfer

Use the H2n’s High-Speed USB 2.0 interface to transfer files to your Mac or PC. Once your recordings are on your computer, you can easily store, edit, playback and share your favorite creations. You can even use the H2n as a USB microphone, letting you record directly to your computer.


WaveLab LE software included for editing and mastering

Steinberg’s WaveLab LE can be used for audio editing and professional-quality mastering. By using its precise waveform editing and high-quality processing, you can refine your recordings into finished works. Furthermore, you can freely download the “MS Decoder“, a plug-in for mid-side decoding. Use this to convert mid and side signal data into left and right signals. Using the Mid and Side faders, you can adjust the stereo image as you like.


Zoom H2n - LCD Screen


Zoom H4n - Large Display and Rubberized Chassis


Increase the H2n functionality with an accessory pack

The APH-2n optional accessory pack includes seven tools for use with the H2n. The remote control can be used to start, stop and pause recordings as well as to add marks. The other accessories in the pack are a windscreen that reduces wind and breath noise, a mic clip adapter for use with a mic stand, a tabletop tripod with extendable legs, a padded-shell case, an AC adapter and a USB cable.

Zoom H2n - Accessory Pack


Built-in Mic:MS stereo & 90-degree XY stereo

Maximum Sound Pressure Level:120dB SPL

Recording Format:STEREO MODE
PCM (Quantization : 16/24bit, Sampling Frequency : 44.1/48/96kHz),
MP3 (Bit Rate : 48 to 320kbps, Sampling Frequency : 44.1kHz)
PCM (Quantization: 16/24bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48kHz)

A/D Conversion:24bit, 128times oversampling

D/A Conversion:24bit,128times oversampling

Signal Processing:32bit

Recording Media:SD/SDHC card (up to 32GB)

Functions:Lo-cut Filter, Compressor/Limiter, Auto Gain, Pre-Rec, Auto-Rec, Tuner,Metronome, Variable Speed Playback, Key Control, A-B Repeat,File Dividing, Normalize, MP3 Post-Encode, Marker, Surround Mixer

Display:128 x 64pixel, backlit LCD

Input Gain:0 to +39dB

Mic / Line Input:1/8″ stereo phone jack (Plug-in power supported)

Input Impedence:2kΩ (Input level: 0 to -39dBm)

Phones / Line Output:1/8″ stereo phone jack

Rated Output Level:-10dBm

Output Load Impedance:10kΩ or more

Phones Output Level:20mW + 20mW into 32Ω load

Built-in Speaker:400mW 8Ω

Phantom Power:48V, 24V, OFF

USB Interface:Mini-B type, Mass Storage Class operation (USB2.0 High Speed compatible), Audio Interface operation (16bit, 44.1kHz/48kHz)

Power Requirements:AA/LR6 battery x 2, or AC adapter AD-17 (DC5V/1A/center positive)

Battery Life (with alkaline batteries):20 hours (16bit/44.1kHz WAV recording)

Dimensions:67.6 (W) x 113.8 (D) x 42.7 (H) mm

Weight:130g (without batteries)

* The SD and SDHC logos are trademarks.
* Steinberg and WaveLab are registered trademarks of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.
* The use of MPEG Layer-3 audio compression technology is licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Sisvel SpA.
* Unauthorized recording of concerts, lectures and other public performances is prohibited by law.
* All other trademarks,product names, and company names mentioned in this documentation are the property of their respective owners.
* All features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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