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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.

  • What if I need to feed audio into a camera or other 3.5mm input device?
    • 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.

  • Does this rental include mounting hardware?
    • 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 include a standard Zoom mic clip adapter but if that doesn’t suit your needs, we will toss in a 1/4-20 to 1/4-20 spigot if requested in the Special Instructions box prior to checkout.

    • 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.

  • Does this rental include batteries?
    • 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.


    Analog I/O

    1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRSLine/Mic Input

    1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRSHeadphone/Line Output

    1x 2.5 mm TRRS Remote Input

    Approximate Battery Life

    20 hours

    Audio File Formats

    MP3, WAV

    Audio Type

    Field Recorder

    Bit Depth

    32-Bit (Internal DSP)
    24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)

    Bit Rate

    48 to 320 kb/s




    2.7 × 4.5 × 1.7″

    Gain Range

    0 to +39 dB

    Headphone Output Power

    20 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms

    Host Connection

    1x Mini-USB (USB 2.0)


    Inputs: 2 kOhms
    Outputs: ≥10 kOhms

    Item Type


    Microphone Max SPL

    120 dB

    Power Source

    2x AA Batteries, USB Bus Power, AC/DC Power Adapter

    Recording Time

    MP3 128 kb/s: 17 Hrs 21 Mins per GB (Stereo)

    MP3 320 kb/s: 6 Hrs 56 Mins per GB (Stereo)

    WAV 44.1 kHz/16-Bit: 1 Hr 34 Mins per GB (Stereo)

    47 Mins per GB (All Channels)

    WAV 48 kHz/16-Bit: 1 Hr 26 Mins per GB (Stereo)

    WAV 48 kHz/24-Bit: 28 Mins per GB (All Channels)

    WAV 96 kHz/24-Bit: 28 Mins per GB (Stereo)

    Sample Rate

    WAV: 44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz; MP3: 44.1 kHz




    0.3 lb.

    AC Adapter - Zoom AD-17A/D (H1)

    Audio Accessory - Zoom H2MC Mic Clip Adapter

    Audio Accessory - Zoom H2n Battery Door

    Audio Field Recorder - Zoom H2n

    Cable - USB 2.0 A Male to Mini-B

    Case - Zoom SCU-20 for H2n

    Memory Card - SDHC SanDisk 32GB Extreme 90MB/s UHS-1