Zoom H2n Handy Recorder

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The Zoom H2n is a portable digital sound recording device manufactured by Zoom. It is the successor of the Zoom H2 recorder. The Zoom H2n has 4 mic capsules (including one bidirectional) built inside it. Musical applications for the H2N include the ability to use the device as a stereo or multi-track (4 channel) recorder; the device also includes built-in editor for some minor editing works with in the device.[1][2]


The Zoom H2n is capable of more than 20 hours of operation using two standard AA batteries. The device weighs 130g without batteries and has a reference speaker for listening the recordings.[3]

Key Features[edit]

It can record in WAV format up to 24-bit/96 kHz and MP3 up to 320kbit/s. It has additional functions like Lo-cut Filter, Compressor/Limiter, Auto Gain, Pre-Rec, Auto-Rec, Tuner, Metronome, Variable Speed Playback built into it.[4]

Recording modes[edit]

Zoom H2n sound recording test

The device can record in MS (mid-side), XY, MS+XY (2ch) and MS+XY (4ch) modes. If the 2.00 firmware update has been applied, it can also record in the 360-degree ambisonic format, along a horizontal plane. A recent 3.00 firmware update has also added support for 4ch input multitrack mode when connected as a USB audio interface, and the function that accepts input in spatial audio format when used in multitrack mode.[5] The device can record in Directional (XY, MS mid mics) and Bidirectional (MS side mic) modes.


  1. ^ Zoom. "Zoom H2n Portable audio Recorder". Zoom Corporation. Retrieved 26 Jun 2015.
  2. ^ "Zoom H2n Handy Recorder". amazon.com. Retrieved 26 Jun 2015.
  3. ^ "H2n". Zoom North America. Retrieved 26 Jun 2015.
  4. ^ Tom Flint (March 2012). "Zoom H2N". soundonsound.com. Retrieved 26 Jun 2015.
  5. ^ "Zoom H2n now works as a SPATIAL AUDIO supported USB microphone". Zoom Corporation. Retrieved 27 Sep 2018.

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