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Handy mobile 4 track recorder for serious sound recording in the field and on the go.
The H4n features onboard true X/Y stereo microphones to pick up clear, natural sound without phase shifting. The mics can be rotated to select a 90° or 120° recording pattern for terrific versatility. The digitally-controlled preamp, combined with the high-quality microphones, allows you to capture Linear PCM audio at rates up to 24-bit/96kHz. The recorder captures audio to SD or SDHC cards with capacities up to 32GB. A USB 2.0 port allows you to quickly transfer files to a Mac or PC, or use the H4n as a live audio interface.
The H4n can use rechargeable batteries, but it cannot recharge them when plugged in to the AC adapter.
The H2 records your audio onto easily-found SD flash cards with capacities up to 16GB. A 1GB card is included so you can begin recording right away. When a 4GB card is inserted, you can record up to 2 hours of audio at 96kHz, 6 hours at 44.1kHz, or up to 138 hours in MP3 format. The pocket-sized device runs on 2 standard AA batteries to provide up to 4 hours of continuous operation.
Like the H4n, you can use rechargeable batteries, but cannot recharge them when plugged in to the AC adapter.