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Zoom H2n recorder incorporates five mics, ships in September  
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 | by Rob Galbraith
Zoom has announced the H2n, a portable audio recorder that incorporates five built-in mics, and one 3.5mm external mic input, for a variety of sound capture scenarios including mono, x/y stereo, two and four channel surround and mid-side (a recording technique that's apparently popular in the cinematic world).

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Five Mics: The H2n (Photo courtesy Zoom)

Other H2n features include up to 24 bit/96kHz WAV or 320kbps MP3 recording, a 1.8-inch LCD function display, automatic and manual gain controls, 3.5mm headphone jack and built-in speaker, USB port (the H2n can act as either a USB card reader or USB mic when linked to a computer), remote control port (the wired remote is not included) and promised 20-hour battery life from two AAs. Sound is captured to an SD/SDHC card up to 32GB in capacity. A 2GB card is included, as is Steinberg' WaveLab LE 7 software for Mac and Windows.

The manufacturer video below is a good introduction to the new recorder.

Introduction: H2n product video (Video courtesy Zoom)

Unlike the H4n, the H2n does not include XLR mic inputs.

The Zoom H2n is slated to ship in September at an expected street price of US$199 in the U.S.

The APH-2n accessory bundle for the H2n will be a separate purchase and is comprised of a wired remote control with extension cable, foam windscreen, USB-type AC adapter, A-to-Mini-B USB cable, mini tripod, screw-in adapter and padded case. A price for the APH-2n has not been set.

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Accessorize: The APH-2n accessory bundle (Photo courtesy Zoom)

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