At ANR we are big fans of Zoom’s handy recorders since the launch of the good old Zoom H1 (see our Zoom H1 review). A few days ago Zoom unveiled an interesting new product for this successful series, the H4n Pro Handy Recorder.
Featuring advanced microphones, high- performance mic preamps, and an extremely low noise floor, the H4n Pro delivers high-quality four-track audio recording for music, film, podcasting, and beyond.
Improvements Zoom has listened to its users and improved the previous H4n model in several ways: higher quality mics, higher performance/lower noise preamps (the same as the acclaimed Zoom H5 and Zoom H6 Handy Recorders), a rubberized body (ready for the field!), new locking combo connectors (to ensure mic cables stay secure), etc.
The H4n Pro’s state-of-the-art, built-in condenser mics capture sound with remarkable clarity and definition. Newly updated to handle up to a thunderous 140 dB SPL, creators can count on distortion-free X/Y recording in even the loudest environments.
Also, a headphone/line out jack makes it easy to send high-definition stereo directly to a camera, while a built-in monophonic reference speaker provides quick audio reference in the field. The H4n Pro also features three recording modes, built-in studio-grade effects, and the ability to function as a 2-input/2-output USB audio interface.