The Zoom H4N Handy Recorder is ideal for recording interviews, lectures, rehearsals, meetings, and more, this palm-sized unit packs the ability to record up to 4 channels of audio at greater than CD quality.
The H4N features on board true X/Y stereo microphones to pick up clear, natural sound without phase shifting. The mics can be rotated to select a 90° or 120° recording pattern for terrific versatility. The digitally-controlled preamp, combined with the high-quality microphones, allows you to capture Linear PCM audio at rates up to 24-bit/96kHz. The recorder captures audio to SD or SDHC cards with capacities up to 32GB. A USB 2.0 port allows you to quickly transfer files to a Mac or PC, or use the H4N as a live audio interface.
For connecting your own microphones or instruments, the H4N features XLR/TRS combo input jacks with phantom capability. A 3.5mm line output is provided, and a reference speaker is built-in for quickly reviewing your recordings. The unit operates on a pair of standard AA batteries, and features a Stamina mode to provide up to 11 hours of continuous recording at 16-bit/44.1kHz. Other useful features of the H4n include variable playback speed, automatic and pre-record functions, a low-cut filter and limiter for improving the sound quality of recordings, time stamping, a metronome and tuner, and more. The backlit LCD screen and intuitive controls are easy to use, even for the recording novice. A collection of accessories are included so you can start recording right out of the box.
Compact Form Factor
The small size of the H4N makes it ideal for use in mobile situations. The rubberized chassis provides a high level of durability and helps to minimize handling noise.
The H4N can record up to 4 channels of audio. It also has a 4-track MTR mode that provides simultaneous 4-track playback and 2-track recording for overdubbing and creating songs.
True X/Y Stereo Mics
The onboard mics are arranged in true X/Y fashion to produce natural stereo recordings with no phasing issues.
Selectable Recording Patterns
The built-in mics can be rotated to select a recording pattern of 90° or 120° for versatility.
The digitally-controlled preamp captures clear, precise audio at rates up to 24-bit/96kHz, SD/SDHC Storage.
The H4N records to readily-available SD or SDHC flash memory cards at capacities up to 32GB. This type of media features no moving parts, and is an incredibly stable platform, ensuring the safety of your data
The H4N features professional-quality XLR/TRS inputs with phantom power for connecting instruments or microphones. An additional 3.5mm mic input is also provided. Output is via a 3.5mm headphone/line out jack. A USB 2.0 port lets you transfer files to a computer, or use the unit as a live audio interface.
The built-in speaker lets you quickly monitor recordings without having to bother with headphones
The unit can operate on a pair of standard AA batteries. The recorder’s Stamina mode allows it to record continuously for up to 11 hours at CD-quality settings. The recorder can also be powered with the included wall adapter or by USB power
The backlit LCD screen and intuitive control buttons make it easy to record right away, even for beginners
Built-in editing features let you make basic adjustments. A mid-side stereo decoder allows you to use an external mid-side mic setup, while a mono mix function lets you convert a stereo recording down to mono, ideal for interviews.
The H4n features pre-record and auto record features so you never miss an important moment. A low-cut filter and limiter make sure you capture a clean recording every time.
Playback speed can be adjusted from 50 to 100%, making it easy to learn a song or language, or analyze recordings. You can also choose single or all repeat modes, and A-B repeat
The H4n recordings carry time stamp information, and can accept cues/markers to support the Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) used in professional applications.
The integrated tuner and metronome are perfect tools for singers and musicians.
The recorder can be mounted on a standard mic stand by using the included mic clip adapter, or mounted to a standard camera tripod thanks to the threaded mount.
The H4n comes complete with a 16GB SD card, wind screen, mic clip adapter, AC adapter, USB cable, and protective case so you can start recording right away.
TypeHand-held multi-track stereo SD card recorder, Recording/Reading MethodsSD/SDHC card (up to 32GB, 2GB included)
USB connection to PC/MacRecording Bit RateWAV: 16 and 24-bit
MP3: 48 to 320kbpsSampling FrequencyWAV: 44.1/48/96kHz
MP3 – 44.1/48kHzNumber of Channels2 or 4, depending on modeRecording TimePer 1GB of SD memory
MP3: 17 hours 21 mins (128kbps), 6 hours 56 mins (320kbps)
WAV: 1 hour 34 mins (16-bit/44.1kHz), 1 hour 26 mins (16-bit/48kHz), 28 mins (24-bit/96kHz)
WAV: 47 mins (16-bit/44.1kHz), 28 mins (24-bit/48kHz)
WAV: 3 hours 8 mins (16-bit/44.1kHz)AD/DA Conversion24-bit, 128x oversamplingSignal Processing32-bitPhantom Power48V, 24V, offInputs2 x XLR/TRS combo inputs (balanced, unbalanced)
1 x 3.5mm mic input
2 x Built-in condenser microphones
1 x USB 2.0 portOutput1 x 3.5mm mini stereo headphone/line out jack
1 x USB 2.0 port (same as input)Power2 x AA or LR6 batteries
AC wall power
USB bus powerBattery LifeApprox 6 hours (normal) or 11 hours (stamina mode)Display128 x 64 pixel 1.9″ backlit LCDDimensions (WxDxH)2.75 x 6.1 x 1.4″ (70 x 156 x 35mm)Weight9.9 oz (280g) (without batteries)