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    Zoom H4n


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    SKU: H4n

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    Manufacturer: Zoom
    Warranty: 1 year
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    The Zoom H4n

    World Class Recording For Everyone.

    Turn your world into a world-class recording studio with the H4n, the next level of portable recording from Zoom.

     
         
     

    Unique X/Y mic arrangement captures perfect stereo images

    Its onboard X/Y stereo condenser mics are arranged with the right and left mics on the same axis. This design ensures that the mics are always an equal distance from the sound source for perfect localization without phase shifting. Frequency response remains uniform throughout your recording. The result is great stereo recording with natural depth and accurate imaging every time.

    Zoom H4n - X/Y microphone

     
         
       
     

    Unmatched versatility from selectable recording patterns

    Custom designed, onboard X/Y stereo condenser mics allow variable recording patterns at either 90° or 120°. Our unique design lets you rotate each mic capsule from 90° (standard) to 120° (wide-angle) stereo for the ultimate versatility in any recording situation (US Patent 8184815). Now your recordings can be richer than ever before.

    Zoom H4n - Recording Pattern

    Zoom H4n - Recording Pattern

     
       
         
     

    Attach to a video camera as an external microphone

    Zoom H4n - HS-1 Hotshoe mount

    The H4n is perfect for use on a video or DSLR camera. The remarkable depth and clarity of sound achieved by the stereo X/Y mic design brings additional realism and depth to HD video. By attaching the H4n to a DSLR video camera with an optional hot shoe mount (HS-1), you can create a professional video system with high-quality sound.

    Zoom H4n - APH-4n Accessory Pack for DSLR Cameras

    We now also offer a special accessory package for DSLR users. The APH-4n package includes a windscreen that provides a professional level of wind noise prevention, a hot shoe mount to attach the H4n to a camera, a remote controller with REC, PLAY, STOP and other functions, an attenuator cable for connecting the H4n line output to the camera mic input and a splitter cable to allow simultaneous headphone monitoring.

     
         
       
     

    High resolution 24-bit / 96-khz linear PCM recording

    Choose up to 24-bit/96-kHz linear PCM WAV files for audio resolution that surpasses CD quality. Or, when maximum recording time with smaller file size is desired, select a variety of MP3 formats to produce smaller files suitable for web or e-mail distribution.

     
       
         
     

    Save your audio recordings on SD and SDHC cards

    The H4n uses compact SD or high-capacity SDHC memory cards of up to 32GB. Unlike other media such as tape or discs, SD cards produce no mechanical noise, are not disturbed by vibrations and are readily available for your convenience.

     

    Zoom H4n - SD Card

     
     
    Recording Times
     
    Stereo Mode
    REC Format SD/SDHC Card Capacity
    1GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
    MP3 128kbps 17hrs 21min. 69hrs 26min. 138hrs 53min. 277hrs 46min. 555hrs 33min.
    320kbps 6hrs 56min. 27hrs 46min. 55hrs 33min. 151hrs 6min. 342hrs 13min.
    WAV 16bit / 44.1kHz 1hr 34min. 6hrs 17min. 12hrs 35min. 25hrs 11min. 50hrs 23min.
    16bit / 48kHz 1hr 26min. 5hrs 47min. 11hrs 34min. 23hrs 8min. 46hrs 17min.
    24bit / 96kHz 28min. 1hrs 55min. 3hrs 51min. 7hrs 42min. 15hrs 25min.
     
    4CH Mode
    REC Format SD/SDHC Card Capacity
    1GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
    WAV 16bit / 44.1kHz 47min. 3hrs 8min. 6hrs 17min. 12hrs 35min. 25hrs 11min.
    24bit / 48kHz 28min. 1hrs 55min. 3hrs 51min. 7hrs 42min. 15hrs 25min.
     
    MTR Mode (Monaural tracks)
    REC Format SD/SDHC Card Capacity
    1GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
    WAV 16bit / 44.1kHz 3hrs 8min. 12hrs 35min. 25hrs 11min. 50hrs 23min. 100hrs 46min.
     
    *Recording times are approximations. Actual times may differ according to recording conditions.
    *The maximum file size is limited to 2GB.
     
         
       
     

    It's all about the preamp

    Our new, digitally controlled, high-quality preamplifier renders audio so precise, you'll sound like you recorded in a world-class studio. And this new preamp means you can make recording level adjustments on the fly. Of course, an automatic level setting function is also built in to optimize the level quickly as the situation requires.

     
       
         
     

    Phrase trainer with speed control playback

    Learning new songs is now a breeze with the H4n's adjustable playback speed that ranges from 50 to 150 percent, while keeping pitch the same. This is also a great feature for learning a language, conference recording, and various electronic news gathering (ENG) situations.

    Zoom H4n - X/Y microphone

     
         
       
     

    Low-cut filter and limiter for better audio recordings

    With its low-cut filter, the H4n effectively reduces unwanted background noise like wind or air-conditioning noise. A variety of compressors and limiters help to optimize the dynamic range while preventing distortion.

     
       
         
     

    Zoom H4n - Stamina mode

     

    Stamina mode extends battery life up to 11 hours

    For situations where you require maximized, continuous recording operation you can select stamina mode which effectively doubles battery life, letting you record continuously for about 11 hours in 16-bit/44.1-kHz linear PCM format.

     
         
       
     

    Combined XLR/Phone connectors for direct mic or guitar input

    The H4n is the only handheld recorder that features built-in combination XLR/Phone connectors with phantom voltage source capability. With its Hi-Z inputs, you can record guitars or other line output sources such as mixing consoles. A separate external mic input supports plug-in power microphones.

     

    Zoom H4n - SD Card

     
         
       
     

    Zoom H4n - 4 channel recording

    The H4n also supports Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) so your recorded files carry time stamp information. You can even set markers (cue points) during recording or playback.

    For even more versatility, the H4n also features a Mid-Side stereo decoder that allows you to utilize this classic microphone setup. The H4n converts the mid and side channels into a conventional stereo (L/R) signal for even more versatility… and it’s only found on the H4n.

     

    Why four channels are better than two

    Proper miking is essential to making a great recording. The H4n is the only handheld recorder that allows recording on four channels simultaneously by using your own external mics with its onboard mics. Use its built-in mixer to blend the channels for perfectly balanced recordings of extraordinary depth and clarity.

    Or, to get a great recording of a live performance, use the H4n’s onboard mics to get a room mix while simultaneously recording a stereo mix from the mixing board for a live recording that is easily one of the best you’ve ever heard.

    And for media and filmmakers, the H4n makes it easy to record “high definition” audio at 24-bit/48kHz with booms, handhelds or lavaliers while gathering atmospheric audio with the onboard mics.

     
       
         
     

    Never miss a thing with automatic recording

    You can set your H4n to automatically record whenever sound above your designated level is detected. This ensures that you capture everything of importance while minimizing blank sections such as when recording a conference or lecture.

    Zoom H4n - Automatic Recording

    The H4n can also be set to continuously record the most recent two seconds of audio in memory. Now, you never miss the beginning of anything you want to record, even when it begins suddenly.

     
         
       
     

    Edit audio without a computer

    Even without external software, you can divide a recorded file at any desired point, right on the H4n. A built-in normalizing feature lets you optimize the volume level, and you can convert WAV files into MP3 directly on the unit as well. Versatile playback options

     

    Versatile playback options

    You can choose between single-song playback, single-song repeat, all-songs playback, or all-songs repeat. This is great when you want to use the H4n as a personal trainer for learning new music. A-B repeat even lets you zoom in on a specified section of a song.

     
       
         
     

    Broadcast ready with time stamping and track markers

    The H4n supports Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) used in broadcasting and other professional A/V applications. Recorded files carry time stamp information and you can set markers (cue points) during recording or playback.

     
         
       
     

    Monoraul mix function great for interviews

    A stereo input signal can be mixed down to mono to reduce unwanted sound source position shifts between right and left channels. This is ideal for recording interviews.

     

    Mid-side stereo decoder

    The built-in M/S stereo decoder allows the use of an external Mid-Side microphone setups. The H4n converts the mid and side channel signals into a conventional stereo (L/R) signal for even more versatility, and it's only found on the H4n.

     
       
         
     

    Four-track MTR mode

    The MTR mode allows simultaneous 2-track recording and 4-track playback. With this feature, creating songs by overdubbing vocals and instruments is a snap. Level and panning can be adjusted individually for each track on the built-in mixer, and you can even do a mixdown right on the H4n.

    *In the MTR mode, the recording format is fixed to 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV files.

     

    Zoom H4n - MTR mode

     
     

    Center cancel and pitch control functions
    With its center cancel function, the H4n even lets you suppress audio that is recorded with center imaging. And because the H4n also lets you alter pitch without changing playback speed, you can choose source material, suppress the center audio and use it as a backing track while recording a vocal or guitar track.

    Onboard effects include studio effects and guitar amp models
    The H4n offers a choice of 50 studio-quality DSP effects including compressor, chorus, phaser, delay, and reverb. In addition, models of the most famous guitar amps are included. Find tone perfection with classic amp models during your recording sessions.

    Amp Models
    For Guitar FD Clean, VX Clean, HW Clean, US Blues, BG Crunch, MS #1959, PV Drive, Rect Vnt, DZ Drive, TS+FD_Combo, SD+MS_Stack, FZ+MS_Stack For Bass SVT, Bassman, Hartke, SuperBass, Sansamp, Tube Pre

     
         
       
     

    Zoom H4n - Chromatic Tuner

     

    Musician friendly tools for better practice

    The H4n has a number of useful tools that will be welcomed by musicians. The built-in tuner allows for quickly checking the pitch of a vocalist or tuning an instrument. The selectable metronome sound can serve as a guide rhythm during recording and is also great for practicing.

     
       
         
     

    Integrated reference speaker

    The H4n even has a built-in reference speaker to let you check recordings without earphones. It is also handy to preview playback when selecting recorded files.

     

    Zoom H4n - Integrated Speaker

     
         
       
     

    Zoom H4n - Large Display and Rubberized Chassis

     

    Large display and rubberized chassis

    A large, 1.9 inch LCD screen with backlit graphic display shows all the tracking information at a glance and makes it easy to navigate the functions of the unit. And its new rubberized, shock resistant chassis also improves durability while reducing handling noise.

     
       
         
     

    USB 2.0 hi-speed file transfer

    The H4n is now a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed device, meaning that files can be transferred to a computer at the highest rate available. Then use recording software for editing, create your own original CDs, post your recordings on your myspace page or send out your recordings by e-mail... the possibilities are endless.

     

    Zoom H4n - Integrated Speaker

     
         
       
     

    It's also a USB audio interface

    The H4n also functions as a USB audio interface, letting you record directly to your computer. Use your favorite recording software or the bundled Cubase LE from Steinberg, so you can start to produce and edit music right away.

    * Some audio problems may occur when using the H4n as an audio interface for some laptop computers based on AMD chipsets. Due to this compatibility issue, we recommend using laptop computers based on Intel chipsets.

     

    Power from batteries, AC adaptor or USB bus power

    The H4n can record continuously for about six hours on a set of two IEC R6 (size AA) alkaline batteries. Use the supplied AC adaptor when working at home. The H4n also runs on USB bus power when using the H4n as an audio interface.

     
       
         
     

    Everything you need to get started

    A 2 GB SD card, windscreen, mic clip adapter, AC adaptor, USB cable, protective case and Cubase LE recording software are included. The windscreen is especially helpful to reduce wind noise. A mic clip adapter for attaching the unit to a standard mic stand is also included, or you can use the built-in tripod mount with a standard camera tripod.

    Zoom H4n - Automatic Recording

     
         
       
     

    Zoom H4n features at a glance

    The H4n Handy Recorder is the ultimate in professional, portable recording. A large 1.9-inch, backlit display features recording levels, file format, time elapsed, file name, remaining battery life and recording time. Optional features such as low cut filter, compressor/limiter and phantom power are also shown when utilized. LEDs indicate Stereo, 4-Channel or MTR mode.

    Transport controls include one button recording, playback and pause, forward and rewind buttons. You also have greater control over functions such as Folder, File, Speed or Format selection with the Short Cut/Track Select keys. These keys double as track selectors with the Multi-Track Recorder mode.

    Zoom H4n - Parts Description

    On right side of the H4n, the Jog Dial and Menu Key are positioned together for easy navigation. Push the Menu Key to enter the menu and the Jog Dial to navigate through the plentiful features. Use the record level buttons to toggle your levels up or down, and replace your SDHC card by folding down the rubberized door.

    The left side of the H4n contains a jack for the RC4 remote control, Phone/Line Output for monitoring and playback. Playback Volume, USB 2.0 interface, Power On and Hold.

    Use the USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Interface to move your files to a PC or Mac for storage, editing or playback. And you can even use the H4n as a USB interface and record directly to your favorite digital audio software or the supplied Cubase LE software.

    On the back, you’ll find a reference speaker, external mic input for plug-in power type mics and a tripod mount. Remove the battery cover to turn on Stamina Mode. There is also mount for a carry strap. On the bottom of the H4n, you’ll find the combination XLR/Phone inputs and the AC power input is located here as well.

    Our most sophisticated recorder, the H4n is also incredibly easy to navigate and setup for the most diverse recording situations you could ever encounter. Now you can capture every sonic detail with the kind of quality and precision usually found in the world’s finest recording studios.

     
       
         
     
    Specifications
    STEREO MODE

    Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 2

    Simultaneous Playback Tracks: 2

    Functions: Lo-cut Filter, Compressor/Limiter, Mono Mix, M/SStereo Decoder, Auto-Rec, Pre-Rec, Tuner, Metronome, A-B Repeat, Variable Speed Playback, File Dividing, Normalize, MP3 Post-Encode, Marker

    Recording Format: WAV (Quantization: 16/24bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1 / 48 / 96kHz), MP3 (Bit Rate: 48 / 56 / 64 / 80 / 96 / 112 / 128 / 160 / 192 / 224 / 256 / 320kbps / VBR, Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz)

    Playback Format: WAV (Quantization: 16/24bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1 / 48 / 96kHz), MP3 (Bit Rate: 32 / 40 / 48 / 56 / 64 / 80 / 96 / 112 / 128 / 160 / 192 / 224 / 256 / 320kbps / VBR, Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48kHz)

     
    4CH MODE

    Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 4

    Simultaneous Playback Tracks: 4

    Functions: Lo-cut Filter, Compressor/Limiter, M/S Stereo Decoder, Auto-Rec, Pre-Rec, Tuner, Metronome, A-B Repeat, Normalize, Marker

    Recording Format: WAV (Quantization: 16/24bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48kHz)

    Playback Format: WAV (Quantization: 16/24bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48kHz)

     
    MTR MODE

    Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 2

    Simultaneous Playback Tracks: 4

    Effects: 50 types, 2 Modules, 60 patch

    Functions: Tuner,Metronome, Punch-In/Out, Bounce

    Recording Format: WAV (Quantization:16bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz)

    Playback Format: WAV (Quantization:16bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz)

     
    STAMINA MODE

    Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 2

    Simultaneous Playback Tracks: 2

    Functions: Lo-cut Filter, Auto-Rec

    Recording Format: WAV(Quantization: 16bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz)

    Playback Format: WAV(Quantization: 16bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz

     
    GENERAL

    A/D Conversion: 24bit, 128times oversampling

    D/A Conversion: 24bit,128times oversampling

    Signal Processing: 32bit

    Recording Media: SD memory card (16MB - 2GB), SDHC memory card (4GB - 32GB)

    Display: 128 x 64pixel, 1.9-inch backlit LCD

    Balanced / Unbalanced Input: 2 x XLR-1/4"phone combo Jack

    Input Impedance: Balanced input = 1kΩ balanced / pin 2 hot, unbalanced input = 480kΩ unbalanced

    Input Level: Balanced input = -10 to -42dBm, unbalanced input = +2 to -32dB

    Phantom Power Supply: 48V,24V, OFF

    Built-in Stereo Mic: Unidirectional condenser microphone (Gain: +7 to +47dB)

    External Mic Input: 1/8" stereo phone jack(Plug- in powered,Input impedance: 2kΩ, Input level: -7 to -47dBm)

    Phones / Line Output: 1/8" stereo phone jack

    Output Load Impedance: 10kΩ or more

    Rated Output Level: -10dBm

    Phones Output Level: 20mW + 20mW into 32Ω load

    Built-in Speaker: 400mW 8Ω

    Phantom Power: 48V, 24V, OFF

    USB Interface: Mini-B type (USB2.0 High Speed compatible), Mass Storage Class operation / Audio Interface operation (16bit, 44.1kHz / 48kHz)

    Power Requirements: AA size (LR6) battery x 2, or AC adaptor (DC5V/1A/center plus)

    Battery Life (with alkaline batteries): 6 hours (Normal mode), 11 hours (Stamina mode)

    Dimensions: 70(W) x 156.3(D) x 35(H)mm

    Weight: 280g (without batteries)

           
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    *All features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
    *Unauthorized recording of concerts, lectures and other public performances is prohibited by law.