New Lower Price on Zoom H2 Portable 2-Track SD Recorder


I just saw that has lowered their price on the Zoom H2 recorder to $179! I have one of these and highly recommend it. It's very inexpensive yet has a great set of features for the price.

Here is a summary of features:

  • It weighs 4 ounces.
  • 4 mic capsules onboard for
    360° recording in a W-X/Y configuration.
  • 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 a staggering 138 hours
    in MP3. Store your recordings on a PC or Mac with its USB 2.0 port. And
    you can use its time stamping function for reference during production.
  • Use the H2 as a USB Mic for recording directly to a computer.
  • Comes with earbuds,
    an 1/8 inch stereo to RCA cable, a mic clip adapter, tripod stand, USB
    cable, an AC adapter and a 512MB SD card.

Here are some thoughts on how you can use this little beast:

  • Field recording for found sound
  • Record band practice
  • Use it as a song writing tool
  • Record meetings and notes
  • Use it as a USB mic (great for podcasters)

The inclusion of all the accessories and the ability to use this as a USB mic make it this a no brainer buy at this price if you are in the market.


Mark Mosher

Found Sound/Field Recording Microphones

Mark Mosher • Audio/Visual Synthesist | Boulder, CO View All →

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2 Comments Leave a comment

  1. I love my Zoom! I recorded the output of a mixer for a live album and it was pretty darned awesome. I also used it on its own, in front of the musicians, and that was great too. Fantastic little machine.


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