Zoom H4n Handy 1GB Digital Recorder

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About this product


  • Superb stereo recording with professional features
  • From seminars to electronic news gathering(ENG), interviews and podcasting to musical performances, song writing sessions and rehearsals - the H4n provides amazing recording quality
  • Built-in X/Y mics - no time delay from stereo recordings

Product overview

• Superb stereo recording with professional features• From seminars to electronic news gathering(ENG), interviews and podcasting to musical performances, song writing sessions and rehearsals - the H4n provides amazing recording quality• Built-in X/Y mics - no time delay from stereo recordings• 90-degree or 120-degree stereo recording• 24-bit / 96kHz - high-definition audio• Records in WAV (16- or 24-bit, up to 96 kHz) or MP3 (up to 320 kbps and in VBR format)• 1 GB SD card supplied gives 694 mins' recording in 192 kbps MP3 or 94 min in 16-bit / 44.1 kHz WAV• Compatible with SD or SD-HC memory cards (up to 32 GB)• Automatically start recording when audio is detected and stop when audio ceases• 2-second pre-record, never miss a beat!• Can also function as a USB microphone, letting you record directly to your computer - create a podcasts with ease• Direct monitoring - you can monitor with no latency during recording• Three types of dynamic range controls for pristine recordings (AGC, Compressor and Limiter)• Auto Gain Control and Low-Cut Filter• Variable speed playback (50 - 150% speed)• Built-in reference speaker to check recordings• Built-in normalising and file splitting functions• Support for plug-in power type external mics, combo XLR & 1/4 inch jack sockets• Tuner & metronome enhance practice sessions• Large 1.9-inch LCD screen for easy operation• Rubberised body for improved chassis protection• 6 hours' of continuous operation from 2 x AA batteries (11 hours' in stamina mode)• USB 2.0 port for fast file transfer• Dimensions (W x D x H): 70 x 156.3 x 35 mm• Weight: 230 g (without batteries)

The H4n features onboard 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/96 kHz. The recorder captures audio to SD or SDHC cards with capacities up to 32 GB. 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/44.1 kHz. 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.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an excellent professional quality sound recorder. I am using it currently for broadcast quality recordings and for off camera video sound track
Date published: 2009-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is probably the best portable sound recorder on the market. It has lots of different recording modes, it serves as a 4-track, and allows you to plug instruments like electric guitars for direct recording.I ordered a B-grade H4N recorder which arrived this morning. Box is a bit tattered but the equipment inside is basically new and everything is there so I'm happy.
Date published: 2012-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The sound quality of this recorder absolutely blows me away! We use this to record the audio of our live performances, so much better than taking an output from the desk. The audio quality is truly mind-blowing. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2011-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ideal for recording our Concert Band at gigs, with or without extra mics. The Cubase le5 that came with it is a bit "in depth" for me at the moment - I am using Audacity to tidy up and separate tracks for eventual burning to CD
Date published: 2011-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Zoom H4n is a very good, versatile and easy-to-use low priced digital recorder. With it's XLR inputs and phantom power and good sound, it is one I would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2011-03-30
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Hi, can you tell me if this item comes with a case and how many batteries does it use?

Asked by: Martn
This item does come with a case and uses two size AA batteries.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-07-26

It says, 1 gb recorder, can you use micro sd, is 1gb is internal memory? Im a Filmmarker i will like this item to use it 

Asked by: Ferhat14
As the listing states the unit is supplied with a 1GB SD card If more storage is required then you can use a larger SD card The unit supports SD/SDHC cards up to 32GB
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-06-28

I need a replacement power adapter, can you let me know what mA it needs to be? Can you let me know what power outputs it needs to be. THanks,

Asked by: RobMiles
As the H4n is USB powered you will need a Mini USB and a power supply to be 5V @ 2amps.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-07-17

Does this unit come with a mains charger?

Asked by: drjohn
No as this item is powered by AA Battery's.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-07-17

Looking to purchase H4n handheld recorder, none of your stores have one!!
Asked by: John Russell
This is a web only item.
Answered by: DH
Date published: 2015-07-17
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