Zoom Intros Portable Audio Recorder

Zoom Media recorderZoom has introduced a new portable recorder, the H2 Handy Recorder. According to Zoom, the H2 provides studio-quality stereo recording in an easy-to-use, ultra-portable device.


From seminars and conferences, to interviews, electronic news gathering (ENG) and podcasting, to musical performances, songwriting sessions and rehearsals, the H2 provides amazing stereo recording quality. The H2 is the only portable recorder with 4 mic capsules onboard in an W-X/Y configuration, for recording from the front at 90° and the rear at 120°, or use all four mics for 360° recording in 2 or 4 channel mode.

A remarkably robust device that is incredibly easy to use, the H2 features one button recording, gain controls on the side and an intuitive user interface. For maximum flexibility, the H2 can record in up to 96 kHz/24-bit WAV format, or as MP3 up to 320 kbps. Additionally, it can record 360° in 48kHz/24-bit format which can then be converted to Surround 5.1.

The H2 records on Secure Digital (SD) media and a 512MB SD card is included. With a 4GB SD memory card, it provides up to 2 hours recording at 96kHz, 6 hours at 44.1kHz, or 138 hours in MP3. Recordings can be moved to a PC or Mac with its USB 2.0 interface, And it includes time stamping and track marking functions in Broadcast WAV Format (BWF). Earbuds, stereo adapter cable, mic clip adapter, tripod stand, USB cable, AC adapter and a 512MB SD card are included. Two standard alkaline AA batteries provide 4 hours of continuous operation.

With its pocket-sized profile, a weight of just over 4 ounces, and a backlit display, the H2 Handy Recorder gives everyone the power to brilliantly record anything and share it with anyone, anywhere.

The H2 will be widely available for a street price of $199.99.

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