Zoom Unleashes The H2n Portable Surround-Sound Recorder
Zoom has unleashed their newest 24bit/96kHz portable recording weapon, the H2n. The H2n features five studio-quality microphones onboard offering four unique recording modes: Mid-Side (MS) stereo, a technique used for many years in film and broadcast, 90° X/Y stereo, 2-channel and 4-channel surround sound. Nice!
With its newly designed user interface, 1.8-inch backlit LCD display for monitoring and built-in micro reference speaker that allows you to playback recordings on the spot, not to mention up to 32GB of storage via SDHC cards, the H2n could be the answer for field recorders and videographers who are interested in enhancing the audio quality of their productions.
» Five built-in mic capsules provide Mid-Side (MS) stereo, 90° X/Y stereo, 2-channel and 4-channel recording modes
» Records in WAV up to 24-bit/96kHz and MP3 up to 320kbps
» Newly designed user interface
» Additional functions include Lo-cut Filter, Compressor/Limiter, Auto Gain, Pre-Rec, Auto-Rec, » Tuner, Metronome, Variable Speed Playback, Key Control, A-B Repeat, File Dividing, Normalize, MP3 Post-Encode, Marker and Surround Mixer
» Data recovery function protects against unexpected recording errors
» Over 20 hours of operation using two standard AA batteries
» Operates on battery, AC or USB bus power
» 1.8-inch backlit LCD display with 128 x 64 resolution
» Analog-type Mic Gain wheel
» Built-in reference speaker
» High-speed USB 2.0 card reader function
» 1/8-inch Mic/Line Input and Phones/Line Output stereo phone jacks
» Accommodates up to 32GB SDHC memory cards
» Includes Steinberg WaveLab LE 7 editing software, 2GB SD memory card and two AA batteries
» Optional accessory package (APH-2n) includes remote control with extension cable, windscreen, AC adapter (USB type), USB cable, adjustable tripod stand, padded-shell case and a mic clip adapter.
Zoom claims the H2n provides over 20 hours of continuous operation on just two standard AA alkaline batteries. In addition, the H2n features a new data recovery function and a High-Speed USB 2.0 interface. You can even use the H2n as a USB microphone and record directly to your computer.
The H2n will be available September 2011 for $199.