A low cost stereo sound notebook in an easy-to-use, ultra-portable form
factor, the Zoom H2 enables you to record audio in a variety of
applications. From seminars and conferences, pod-casting, musical
performance, song writing sessions and rehearsals, the H2 will do the
job when you're on a budget. And no matter what kind of music
you perform or the instrument you play, the H2 can cut it reasonably well
for the money.
• Multi-format WAV
recording & MP3
The H2 records on Secure Digital (SD) media and a 512MB SD card is
included. With a 4GB SD memory card, the H2 provides up to 2 hours
recording at 96kHz, 6 hours at 44.1kHz, or up to 138 hours in MP3. Store
your recordings on a PC or Mac with its USB 2.0 interface. And you can
use its time stamping function for reference during production. Or use
the H2 as a USB Mic or digital audio interface for recording directly to
• One Button
That's all it takes to start recording! The H2 is very easy to use. One
button recording, gain controls on the side and an intuitive user
interface mean you can always capture the moment. Set your levels, push
record and go. It's that simple. Or use the Auto Start and Auto Gain
Control functions to ensure complete capture at the right level. And if
you need to fine-tune your levels on the fly, there are gain control
buttons on the front panel.
A clear, backlit display features recording levels, time code, file name
and remaining battery life. LEDs indicate Front, Rear, 2 Channel or 4
Channel modes and the recording angle: 90°, 120° or 360°. An Active Mic
LED is on the front and back of the H2. Transport controls include one
button recording, playback and pause, fast forward and rewind. Use the
Menu key to enter the control menu and the cursor keys to navigate
through the feature sets.
Within the menu you can set recording parameters such as direction and
polar pattern, activate the Auto Start function and set file format.
Once you have your recording/s play them on your home audio system via
the H2's mini-jack stereo output or listen to with headphones. Or use
the USB interface to move your recordings to your Mac or PC to listen,
edit and share.
Innovative Stereo Imaging
The H2 has 4 mic capsules onboard for 360°
recording. With 4 mic capsules in a W-X/Y configuration, for a small
device it has pretty good stereo imaging. For maximum flexibility, you
can record from the front of the H2 and at 90°, or the rear of H2 at
120° in up to 96 kHz/24-bit WAV format, and in MP3 up to 320 kbps.
Additionally, you can record 360° in 48kHz/24-bit format which will
allow you to convert your recordings to 5.1 surround.
It's almost too small! The H2 weighs 4 ounces and fits in your pocket
for the ultimate in portability and convenience.
Two standard alkaline AA batteries will give you 4 hours of continuous
operation and a backlit display means it's always easy to use in any