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Zoom H2N Handy Portable Digital Audio Recorder - Ultra-Portable Design , 5 Integrated Microphones , 4 Selectable Recording Patterns, 1.8" Backlit LCD Display , 3.5mm mic/line input , On-board MS decoding, Chromatic tuner and metronome, Over 20 hours of operation with 2 AA alkaline batteries , Supports up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats , Built-in reference speaker for fast monitoring , Retail Box, 1 year Limit warranty

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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. The H2n offers not one, not two, but five built-in microphones. Two of them are arranged as an X/Y pair, while the other three are configured in an MS ("Mid-Side") pattern. They can be used separately for X/Y or MS stereo recording, or combined to create stunning 2- or 4-channel surround sound.
The versatile Zoom H2n handheld recorder seriously raises the bar for portable recorders - and not just other handhelds! With five onboard microphones and a ton of recording options, the H2n is more than just a handheld recorder, it's a pocket-sized recording studio. It can record in conventional XY stereo, 360-degree surround, and even Mid-Side stereo - all with pristine detail! Whether you're a singer/songwriter or a whole band, capturing live music or samples for sound design, you're going to love recording with the ultra-versatile Zoom H2n!
• A handheld recorder that's ready for any situation
• 5 onboard microphones give you tons of recording options
• Crystal-clear 1.8-inch backlit LCD display is easy to see in variable lighting conditions
• Mid-Side (MS) mics provide continuously variable stereo width control - even after you've recorded
• Get stunning 360-degree surround sound recordings using the Mid-Side and XY mics together
• Data recovery function has you recover your recordings if you lose power
• Built-in reference speaker confirms that your recording has been captured
• High-Speed USB 2.0 interface lets you transfer files to your computer and use the H2n as a USB microphone
• Uses SD/SDHC cards up to 32GB for over 50 hours of recording time (16-bit/44.1kHz WAV)

X/Y for natural-sounding stereo
The X/Y technique provides 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. The H2n's built-in X/Y microphone provides two matched unidirectional microphones set at a 90 degree angle relative to one another, optimum for most stereo recording applications.
Surround sound for lifelike realism
The H2n allows you to combine 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 all directions. Use 2ch mode to create a single stereo file of the combined mics, or 4ch mode to record the signal from the H2n's X/Y mics onto one stereo track and signal from the MS mics onto another. The resulting pair of tracks can then be routed to separate speakers for an immersive listening experience or can be blended into a custom stereo track. In addition, the H2n's MS decoding feature can be used to independently alter the level of the Side signal in both 2ch and 4ch modes.
Zoom H2n Handheld Recorder at a Glance:
• Five microphones, tons of possibilities
• Record with total confidence
• Freakishly simple to use
• Great in the studio too
Five microphones, tons of possibilities
This handy handheld recorder puts five of Zoom's best microphone capsules in the palm of your hand, giving you the perfect pickup patterns for any situation. Set the H2n to conventional XY stereo mode to record your band's next show, or set it to Mid-Side stereo mode, which lets you adjust the stereo spread - even after you've recorded! Plus, the H2n can also record in 360-degree surround recording, which is just what you need to capture interviews, band practices, and more.
Record with total confidence
Don't suffer the frustration of losing your work, ever again! When Zoom set out to make the H2n, they decided to make it as reliable as possible. Even if your H2n loses power in the middle of recording, its auto recovery mode will restore your recorded data, as soon as you power it back up. But that's not all. The H2n also comes equipped with an onboard compressor/limiter, and an analog gain circuit, protecting your recordings from nasty digital clipping.
Freakishly simple to use
With all of these exciting and super-useful tools onboard, you might expect the H2n to be complicated to use. Don't worry, Zoom built this handheld recorder to be incredibly easy to use. You can access all of the H2n's most important functions right from the front panel. Even switching from Mid-Side mode to 360-degree surround sound mode just takes a twist of a dial. Recording with the H2n couldn't be simpler.
Great in the studio too
And as if all of these reasons weren't enough make the H2n a truly must-have recording tool, here are a few bonuses. First off, the H2n comes equipped with USB 2.0. Not only does this let you quickly transfer your recordings to your computer, it also lets you use the H2n as a USB microphone. How cool is that!? What's more, the H2n comes with Steinberg's Wavelab LE 7 recording software, so you're ready to record, mix, and master projects, right out of the box!
• Stock Code B20371507
• Description Zoom H2N Handy Recorder
• 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)
File formats
• 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)
Digital processing
• 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)
Additional features
• 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) × 42.7mm (D)
• Weight: 130 g (without batteries)