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ZOOM PORTABLE RECORDER - H4n Pro

The H4n Pro is a hand-held recorder aimed at music, live performance and conference applications. Four recording modes are offered - Stereo, for general purpose recording using built-in microphones or external inputs; 'Stamina', for extended battery life; four-channel, for simultaneous recording of two stereo signals from built-in microphones and external inputs and 'MTR' (multi-track), which enables simultaneous two-track recording and four-track playback.

Recordings are made to SD or SDHC cards as either linear PCM WAV files at up to 24-bit, 96kHz or in MP3 format to maximise recording times. If no SD card is inserted, one audio file of up to one minute at 96 kbps MP3 can be recorded using the built-in memory. The maximum file size of any one recording is limited to 2GB. The H4n Pro does not have any internal memory. When a suitable memory card is inserted, the maximum file size of any one recording is limited to 2GB.

An external microphone can be connected and 'plug-in' power is provided via a 3.5mm, 3-pole, stereo jack socket. A second 3.5mm 3-pole socket provides line/headphone out. A pair of combination, XLR / 6.35mm, 3-pole jack inputs are provided for external microphones or high impedance output sources. Switchable 24V and 48V phantom power is available. The integrated speaker can be used to check recordings and preview playback. A USB2.0 (Mini-B type) socket is provided for transfer of audio files to PC or Mac. Once connected, the user can choose to use the H4n Pro as an SD card reader for file transfer or USB microphone for direct recording or live podcasting.

The built-in mixer can be used to adjust level and panning of individual tracks and to mix down. Selection of the desired mode is via jog dial. Except for 'Stamina' mode, which is indicated within the display screen, the current mode is identified by mode indicator LEDs. When booting up for the first time, the default mode is Stereo. The H4n Pro will subsequently power up in the same mode in which it was last used. A 1.9 inch, back-lit LCD shows status, recording format, battery condition, track information and aids menu navigation. The chassis is rubberised for durability and provides shock resistance from handling noise. A pair of condenser microphones are arranged in a variable X/Y configuration; it is possible to rotate the microphones from 90 degrees (standard X/Y) to 120 degree (wide-angle).

Two AA alkaline batteries give up to 6 hours of continuous operation. Stamina mode limits recording/playback to WAV 16-bit/44.1kHz and MP3 format but extends battery life to approximately 11 hours. The H4n Pro can operate on USB bus power when operated as a USB audio interface. An AC adapter may also be used.

Compatible media types: SD or SDHC card, 16MB to 32GB.

Approximate recording times in stereo mode:

Format SD or SDHC card capacity
1GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
MP3, 128kbps 17hrs 21min 69hrs 26min 138hrs 53min 277hrs 46min 555hrs 33min
MP3, 320kbps 6hrs 56min 27hrs 46min 55hrs 33min 151hrs 06min 342hrs 13min
WAV 16bit, 44.1kHz 1hrs 34min 6hrs 17min 12hrs 35min 25hrs 11min 50hrs 23min
WAV 16bit, 48kHz 1hr 26min 5hrs 47min 11hrs 34min 23hrs 08min 46hrs 17min
WAV 24bit, 96kHz 28min 1hr 55min 3hrs 51min 7hrs 42min 15hrs 25min

Approximate recording times in four channel mode:

Format SD or SDHC card capacity
1GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
WAV 16bit, 44.1kHz 47min 3hrs 08min 6hrs 17min 12hrs 35min 25hrs 11min
WAV 24bit, 48kHz 28min 1hrs 55min 3hrs 51min 7hrs 42min 15hrs 25min

Approximate recording times in MTR mode:

Format SD or SDHC card capacity
1GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
WAV 16bit, 44.1kHz 3hrs 08min 12hrs 35min 25hrs 11min 50hrs 23min 100hrs 46min

Included accessories: Protective case, Cubase LE and Wavelab LE download licences, operation manual.
Optional accessories: RC4 wired remote control.

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