The Zoom H2n is a compact, feature-rich audio field recorder that doubles as a four-in/two-out USB audio interface. Key features include:
Streamlined control layout and backlit LCD
Five internal mics, including two built-in 90° X/Y stereo condensers
WAV and MP3 file options
Doubles as a four-in/two-out USB audio interface for podcasting
Streamlined Controls. The Zoom H2n’s streamlined control layout places a large record button on the front of the recorder, a jog dial/transport control on one side, and a volume control on the other. There’s a large, 1.8-inch backlit LCD that makes navigation and monitoring a snap, and the analog-type mic gain wheel allows for fine tuning on the fly.
Five Internal Microphones. The H2n’s five-mic design lets you record with four selectable patterns: traditional x/y stereo, two-channel surround, four-channel surround, and mid-side stereo. The two built-in 90° X/Y stereo condenser mics capture crisp, true stereo recordings for incredible accuracy, depth, and realism. They’re configured with the left and right mic capsules on the same axis to eliminate phase shifting and ensure perfect localization. You can create 360° surround-sound recordings in either two- or four-channel modes by using the mid-side and X/Y mics together.
High-Quality Audio. Two file-type options, WAV (up to 24-bit/96kHz) and MP3 (up to 320kbps), give users options based on their needs. It records to ONLY SD and SDHC memory cards with up to 32GB capacities, not compatible with the larger, more common SDXC cards.
Input/Output Options. The standard 3.5mm mic/line input provides an external connection for microphones, instruments, and other sound sources, while the 3.5mm headphone/line output lets you connect headphones, small external speakers, and other devices.
Reference Speaker. The built-in speaker enables audio playback to ensure your captured audio is accurate.
Audio Interface. The H2n doubles as a four-in/two-out class-compliant USB audio interface, and you can use it as a USB mic for podcasting or VoIP chats. It can record directly to your DAW at 44.1 or 48 kHz and 16-bit resolution.
Additional Features. The H2n is powered by two AA batteries (not included), which provide up to twenty hours of operation, and its high-speed USB 2.0 port lets you quickly transfer your files to your Mac or PC.
Can this mic/recorder be used for spatial audio?
Yes! When used as a USB mic, you can plug this device directly into a compatible 360 camera using the included USB cable.
Need a line out? No problem! Simply ask us to include a spare 10’ 3.5mm stereo cable in the special instructions box before submitting your order and we’ll add one at no cost.
This recorder sits perfectly on a tabletop and features a standard 1/4-20 insert in the base making it compatible with a range of accessories.
We like the occasional crazy rig. Have a unique setup in mind? Contact us and a tech will be happy to discuss all of your mounting options with you.
This recorder requires two AA batteries, which are not included with this rental. Please note, this recorder is rated to run for approximately 20 hours on two fully charged batteries. Please plan your needs accordingly.
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRSLine/Mic Input
|Approximate Battery Life
|Audio File Formats
48 to 320 kb/s
2.7 × 4.5 × 1.7″
0 to +39 dB
|Headphone Output Power
20 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
1x Mini-USB (USB 2.0)
Inputs: 2 kOhms
|Microphone Max SPL
2x AA Batteries, USB Bus Power, AC/DC Power Adapter
MP3 128 kb/s: 17 Hrs 21 Mins per GB (Stereo)
WAV: 44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz; MP3: 44.1 kHz