Zoom’s New H4n

by | Mar 12, 2009 | Equipment | 2 comments

Zoom is now marketing the next generation of its popular H4 studio-quality hand-held recorder.

I was an unabashed fan of the original H4.  It was arguably the best of the first generation of hi-quality portable recorders.

Not long after, Tascam, Sony, Marantz and many others got into the game in the $200-$400 price range.

Zoom later came out with the H2, but it didn't quite match up to the H4.

The nex-gen H4, the H4n, seen at the left is a nice upgrade.  Much bigger display (my biggest beef about the previous model), and a significantly larger removable media slot (32Gig SD card)…as well as retaining the excellent twin stereo microphone configuration, the onboard mic emulations, 4-track recording, and XLR inputs…and I'm just getting started!

Do yourself a favor (besides saving up for the $350 pricetag (Sweetwater)…go to the Zoom site, and take a look at their excellent explainer — complete with nicely-done graphics — and educate yourself on what is once again the best portable studio-quality hand-held recorder on the market.

Click HERE.




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  1. Peter O'Connell

    Hi Dave:
    I got mine last week and I’m digging it.
    Helps with on the road recording.
    Best always,
    – Peter


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