Zoom H2n
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Zoom H2n

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  • Inputs: 3,5 mm stereo mini-jack
  • Outputs: 3,5 mm mini-jack plug, headphones
  • Audio resolution: 24 Bit / 96 kHz
  • Recording channels: 2
  • Recording format: WAV, MP3
  • Capacity: SD card: 8GB = 763 min approx
  • Recording medium: SD card
  • Playback channels: 4
  • Computer connection: USB 2.0
  • Built-in speaker: Yes
  • Backlit Display: Yes
  • Intergated microphone: 5 Microphone capsules for 360° and M/S recording
  • Power supply: AA battery, mains adapter
  • Special Features: Mobile audio interface
  • 1st application: Mobile recording
  • 2nd Application: MP3 player
  • Dimensions: 67.6 (B) x 113.8 (T) x 42.7 (H) mm

Zoom H2n · Digital Recorder

The Zoom H2n handheld SD recorder features five microphones and a list of recording options to create a pocket-sized recording studio. The Zoom H2n Handy Recorder can record in conventional X/Y stereo, 2-channel and 4-channel 360-degree surround sound, and Mid-Side MS stereo to adjust the stereo spread after you've recorded. The Zoom H2n Handy Recorder will appeal to singer songwriters, bands, filmers, broadcasters, journalists, podcasters, as well as recording live music and samples.

The Zoom H2n Handy Recorder records to SD and SDHC media cards, with over 50 hours of 16-bit 44.kHz WAV format recording to a 32GB SDHC card. In 128kbps MP3 format the Zoom H2n Handy Recorder records a massive 555 hours of stereo recording. The Zoom H2n Handy Recorder ships with a 2GB SD card.

The Zoom H2n Handy Recorder is incredibly easy to use. You can access all of the Zoom H2n recorder's most important functions from the front panel. Even switching from Mid-Side stereo mode to 360-degree surround sound mode just takes a twist of a dial. Recording with the H2n couldn't be simpler. Even if the Zoom H2n Handy Recorder loses power in the middle of recording, its auto recovery mode will restore recorded data, as soon as you power it back up. And the Zoom H2n Handy Recorder comes equipped with an onboard compressor/limiter, and an analogue gain circuit, protecting recordings from digital clipping.

Other features of the Zoom H2n Handy Recorder include a USB 2.0 port for transfering recordings to a PC or Mac computer and also allows the Zoom H2n recorder to function as a USB microphone, a built-in monitor speaker, 1/8-inch stereo headphone output, and 1.8-inch backlit LCD 128 x 64 display. Various playback functions make the Zoom H2n Handy Recorder ideal for practicing music: tuner, metronome, Variable Speed Playback adjusts the playback speed between 50% and 150% of the original, Key Control adjusts the pitch, and the AB Repeat functions to loop a desired part. Use the Zoom H2n Handy Recorder as a music player supporting playback of a single track or all tracks in a folder once or repeatedly. The Zoom H2n Handy Recorder will run for over 20 hours of continuous operation on two standard AA alkaline batteries, and can be powered by an optional AC adapter.

The Zoom H2n Handy Recorder supports the BWF Broadcast Wave Format where audio files can be date/time stamped and feature up to 99 track mark cue points for file management in broadcast and pro audio applications.

The Zoom H2n Handy Recorder ships bundled with Steinberg's Wavelab LE 7 recording software, so you're ready to record, mix, and master projects, right out of the box.

Online consultation: Handy Recorder
A few years ago the company HHB in London had the idea to integrate a microphone into a USB stick for storing the recording. This microphone quickly became a favorite tool for TV / radio reporters.

In the meantime, many companies have taken up this very obvious idea, producing so-called "handheld recorders" - now multi-track and in unbelievable quality - which have now also opened the door for completely different user domains.

Mobile phone recorders can be easily compared, with respect to size and weight, with a commercial mobile phone, which can be accepted everywhere. They offer high audio quality, are easy to use, do not need cumbersome wiring, have a cheap storage medium and are now the basic equipment of every musician and / or sound engineer.

Why a mobile recorder?
The main reason why the mobile phone recorders are so popular is the super-simple operation and the speed - you can record everything IMMEDIATELY: A concert recording, a demo song, your own sample, the next gig, Preserving a meeting / conference / seminar / lecture, making interviews / podcasts, or simply recording bird voices in the city park.

The handset recorder is so convenient: Simply stand, point to the sound source, and press the "Record" button, that's it. The modulation is already fully automatic for most devices.

The quality is much higher than you can expect, which is due to the sophisticated digital technology and the fact that there are no moving parts like motors and tapes in the devices that could spread into the recording.

How much recording time?
The digital memory cards used, e. g. CompactFlash or SD are available everywhere. The maximum amount of data is e. g. At 4GB for the Zoom H2 model or 2GB for the Zoom H4 model. The recording time depends on the recording quality: 96 kHz (DVD quality), 48 kHz (DAT quality), 44.1 kHz (standard CD quality) up to MP3 format with 320 kbps.

With some devices you can store up to 100 hours of audio material in the economic recording quality mode. In CD quality, these recorders offer up to 6 hours or in DVD quality up to 2 hours recording time. However, since a memory card is changed in seconds, the available memory time is not a problem. When recording in battery mode the manufacturers give an operating time of 3 to 5 hours, but through trials it shows time and again that there are models which start to weaken after 2 hours of continuous operation.

How many tracks should it be?
Most recorders are stereo, ie 2-track recorders, while e. g. The Zoom H4 or the Boss Micro BR already have 4 independent recording tracks. With the Boss Micro BR you can even record 32 "virtual tracks", and delete over and over.

Inputs and Outputs
All devices provide a line input, e. g. For keyboards, guitars or even basses. These instruments can be connected directly to the recorder. The built-in microphones are amazingly good. If this is not enough, an external microphone can also be connected to some models. Sometimes, even a phantom supply voltage (for example, for high-quality condensation microphones) can be switched on.

Via the USB port you can get the recordings quickly to the computer, while there is also a software for the Zoom H4 to facilitate further processing, you can However also listen directly to the recordings via headphones. Just as simple as an MP-3 Player, but depending on the selected recording quality mode, of course, in better playback quality.

The battery life with standard 1.5 V AA / LR6 batteries is about 4 hours according to the manufacturer.


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