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Samson Zoom H2 Handy Recorder

Samson Zoom H2 - NewsGear® 2008 (Click on image for original photo.)

For dedicated podcast journalists, nothing compares to the specialised Samson Zoom H2 audio recorder with four built-in range-adjustable microphones and on-board audio file management and editing. The hand-sized H2 is used for professional concert recording and so makes podcast talk shows sound crisp and natural. It uses removable SD flash cards so capacity is unlimited. It can even plug into a laptop with a USB cable and be used as a high-quality wired microphone for recording directly to hard disk. (188 USD)

Specifications: File Editing functions:Time Stamp check, Rename, Delete, Size check, Divide, Normalize
●Other functions:MP3 post-encode, A-B repeat, Lo-cut filter, AGC/compressor/limiter, Marker
●A/D Conversion:24bit, 128 times over-sampling
●D/A Conversion:24bit, 128 times over-sampling
●Signal Processing:32bit
●Recording Media:SD memory card(16MB-2GB), SDHC memory card(4GB-8GB)
●Recording Format:[Stereo mode] WAV(Quantization:16/24bit, Sampling frequency:44.1/48/96kHz), MP3(Bitrate:48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320kbps/VBR, Sampling frequency:44.1kHz), [4ch mode] WAV(Quantization:16/24bit, Sampling frequency:44.1/48kHz)
●Playback Format:[Stereo mode] WAV(Quantization:16/24bit, Sampling frequency:44.1/48/96kHz), MP3(Bitrate:32/40/48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320kbps/VBR, Sampling frequency:44.1/48kHz), [4ch mode] WAV(Quantization:16/24bit, Sampling frequency:44.1/48kHz)
●Display:128x64 pixel, back-lit LCD
●Inputs:[LINE IN] 1/8" stereo phone jack(Input impedance:10kΩ, Input level:-10dBm), [EXT MIC IN] 1/8" stereo phone jack(Plug-in powered:2.5V, Input impedance:20kΩ, Input level:-20/-30/-40dBm), [Built-in stereo mic] W-XY stereo microphone(MIC GAIN:+1.5/+17/+27dB)
●Output:[PHONES/LINE OUT] 1/8" stereo phone jack([LINE] Output load impedance:10kΩ or more, Rated output level:-10dBm / [PHONES] 15mW+15mW, into 32Ω load)
●USB Interface:Mini-B type(USB2.0 Full-Speed compatible), Mass Storage Class operation / Audio Interface operation(16bit, 44.1/48kHz)
●Power Requirements:AA size(LR6) battery x2, or Supplied AC adaptor AD-0006(DC9V/300mA/center minus type)
●Battery Life(with alkaline batteries):4 hours recording, 4.5 hours playback
●Weight(without batteries):110g
●Supplied Accessories:SD memory card(512MB), Desktop stand, Mic clip adaptor, Wind screen, Earbuds, USB cable, Stereo Y cable, AC adaptor(AD-0006)

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Page first published: 27.11.2007

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