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ZOOM H4n Pro Handy Recorder

Mfr. Code: ZH4NPRO
Estimated to Ship – 5-10 Business Days
Special Order Only
This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
Handheld, 4-track simultaneous field recorder featuring dvanced X/Y microphones, incredibly natural-sounding preamps, and an exceptionally low noise floor.
Key Highlights
  • Four-track simultaneous recording
  • High-fidelity mic preamps
  • XLR (balanced input)


The ZOOM H4n Pro Handy Recorder features advanced X/Y microphones, incredibly natural-sounding preamps, and an exceptionally low noise floor, enabling you to record everything from the Indy 500 to the fluttering of a hummingbird with extraordinary realism.


  • Four-track simultaneous recording 
  • High-fidelity mic preamps
  • Built-in X/Y stereo microphones, adjustable between 90˚ and 120˚
  • Record up to 140 dB SPL with X/Y microphones
  • Two mic/line level inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors 
  • Stereo 1/8" Mic In mini phone jack
  • +24 or +48V phantom power for main inputs and Plug-in power (2.5V) via Mic/Line In mini phone jack
  • Output/headphone jack with dedicated volume control
  • New rubberized and ergonomic body with improved 1.9 inch backlit LCD display
  • Built-in reference speaker for fast playback
  • Records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32 GB
  • Supports up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats
  • Onboard Mid-Side decoding
  • Internal mixdown: four-track to stereo and stereo to dual mono
  • Up to 99 marks per recording
  • Built-in effects, including compression/limiting, low-cut filtering, modulation, reverb/delay and amp models
  • Normalize (maximum gain) and Divide (file splitting) functions
  • Chromatic tuner and metronome
  • Loop playback with user-defined start and stop points
  • Variable playback speed, from 50% to 150%, without affecting pitch
  • Variable pitch without affecting playback speed
  • USB port for file transfer to and from computer
  • 2-in/2-out USB audio interface for PC/Mac computers
  • Mounts to mic stand or tripod, or directly to DSLR with optional Hot Shoe adapter
  • Runs on 2 standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries with up to 6 hours of operation (up to 10 hours in Stamina mode)


Ideal for Filmmakers

The H4n Pro is packed with features that make it perfect for capturing audio for film. The onboard X/Y microphones deliver spectacular stereo imaging, and two combo input jacks allow you to use your favorite microphones as well. It also includes a headphone/line out jack to easily send high-definition stereo directly to your camera.

Concert Performance

The Pro is ideal for capturing live performances. Capable of handling up to 140 dB SPL, it can record everything from ear-splitting heavy metal to bass-heavy EDM. Take a line-level* stereo feed from your mixing console and capture room ambience with the X/Y microphones to put your listeners front row center. 

* +4dBu line-level is not supported.

Podcasters & Journalists

The H4n Pro provides the essential combination of mic versatility, portability, and superior audio necessary for impactful storytelling. With support for plug-in power, you can use a lavalier to mic up your subject for podcasts or interviews. Record time-stamped WAV files to sync with video footage in post-production, or embed superior audio directly on your video in real-time through an 1/8" stereo feed.

Mobile Studio 

With overdubbing and punch-in features, as well as studio-grade instrument effects and emulators, you can create songs from start to finish. The Pro also functions as a 2-input / 2-output USB audio interface for PC or Mac. Launch your favorite recording/editing software or use the included Cubase LE to start creating. 

High-Performance Mic Preamps 

The Pro features the same high performance, low-noise mic preamps as Zoom's acclaimed H5 and H6 Handy Recorders, with recording and playback at resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz. The improved noise floor (-120 dBu EIN) captures audio at lower volumes with less noise and fewer artifacts.

Integrated Stereo Recording 

X/Y stereo recording covers a wide area while capturing sound sources in the center with clarity and definition. The angle of its two unidirectional condenser mics can easily be changed from 90 degrees for a tightly focused stereo image to 120 degrees for a wider image simply by twisting the mic capsules.

The H4n Pro provides an onboard MS decoder for Mid-Side recording with external microphones. This allows you to adjust the width of the stereo image, making it especially useful for sound design and broadcasting.

Inputs & Outputs

Two locking combo connectors accept either XLR or 1/4" balanced/unbalanced phone cables, handling mic- and line-level signals as well as instrument-level signals. Phantom Power of +24V or +48V can be applied to both inputs. Plus, there’s a stereo 1/8” Mic jack for external audio sources, including lavalier microphones requiring 2.5V of plug-in power.

A stereo 1/8" Line/Phone Out, with dedicated volume control, allows for headphone monitoring or connection to your DSLR, while the built-in monophonic speaker allows for quick playback reference.  In addition, a USB port enables fast file transfer, firmware updates, and use as a 2-in / 2-out audio interface for computers.

Compact & Ergonomic Form Factor

A rubberized, ergonomic body is perfect for use in the field or with a camera, while new locking XLR/TRS connectors ensure your mic cables stay secure. Highly portable, the H4n Pro can travel anywhere for convenient mobile recording.

Three Ways to Record

  • STEREO MODE uses the built-in X/Y microphones (or external mics) and is convenient for recording live performances, acoustic instruments, dialogue, and more
  • 4CH MODE enables recording with the built-in X/Y mics and two external inputs simultaneously, great for getting live room sound and a stereo board feed at the same time
  • MTR MODE (Multi-Track Mode) turns your device into a four-track studio, with built-in effects, overdub functions, and the ability to work with previously recorded sound files

Recording Functions

  • Pre-Record (for STEREO/4CH mode)
    • Pre-Record ensures that you'll never miss the start of a great take; the device is continuously listening, keeping the previous two seconds* of audio whenever you hit RECORD 
  • Auto-Record (for STEREO/4CH mode)
    • Auto-Record automatically starts recording when a user-set sound level is detected; there is also an Auto-Record Stop function, which ends the recording as soon as the incoming signal drops below the user-set stop level

*One second when recording at 96k or working 4CH mode.

Remote Control 

Use the optional RC4 remote to control the H4n Pro. The RC4 allows you to start and stop recording, fast forward and rewind through your files, switch the input source, and set recording/playback levels at a distance while eliminating handling noise. 

Onboard Effects 

The Pro offers studio-grade effects and emulators to enhance your recordings. Choose from a variety of effects, including compression, limiting, reverb, delay, echo, a low-cut filter, and more.

There's an onboard metronome and tuner, along with dozens of amp models and effects crafted for guitar and bass. Additionally, you can loop playback and adjust pitch and speed independently, making the H4n Pro a perfect tool for phrase training. 

Supported File Types 

The Pro records audio in both WAV and MP3 formats. It supports 16- and 24-bit WAV audio at sampling rates of 44.1, 48, or 96 kHz. The WAV files are automatically time-stamped, making them Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) compliant, allowing precise synchronization in post-production.

Battery Life & Recording Times

The H4n Pro runs on (2) AA batteries, providing up to 6 hours in normal operation, or up to 10 hours when operating in STAMINA mode. An optional AD-14 AC adapter (sold separately) allows the H4n Pro to be powered from any standard wall outlet.

The H4n Pro accepts SD and SDHC cards (not included), up to 32GB capacity.

NOTE: See images for chart listing maximum recording times with different file types and card sizes. 


Optional Accessories

Add a black furry long hair windscreen from Redhead to reduce your wind noise when shooting outside.

Edit and Record Software Included

The H4n Pro comes with free download licenses for Steinberg’s Cubase LE music production software and WaveLab LE audio editing software, representing a complete audio production toolkit. Create your own music utilizing the Pro’s USB audio interface function or expand your capabilities with Steinberg’s renowned audio software. 

Currently shipping with:

  • Cubase LE8 for Mac OS X 10.9/10.10 and Windows 7/8/8.1
  • Wavelab LE9 for Mac OS X 10.10/10.11 and Windows 7/8/8.1/10

NOTE: For information on license activation and upgrades, visit Zoom’s Steinberg Software support page.




What's in the Box

  • Case
  • Steinberg Cubase LE & WaveLab LE Software License Download
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • ZOOM H4n Pro Handy Recorder


Key Highlights

  • Four-track simultaneous recording
  • High-fidelity mic preamps
  • XLR (balanced input)
  • Stereo 1/8" Mic In mini phone jack
  • Records to SD & SDHC cards (32GB max.)
  • 2-in/2-out USB audio interface


Input - (Using balanced input) 3 kΩ or more, pin 2 hot (Using unbalanced input) 470 kΩ or more


Input Connector/Port:
1 x USB - USB 2.0 High Speed Mass Storage Class operation, Audio interface operation (USB functions can be operated by USB bus power)

Inputs & Outputs

Audio I/O:
2 x Audio Input - XLR (balanced input) / standard phone (unbalanced input) combo jack
1 x Audio Output - LINE Output load impedance: 10 kΩ or more LINE rated output level: -10 dBu PHONE: 20 mW + 20 mW (into 32Ω load)


Input - (Using balanced input) −16 dB to +43 dB (Using unbalanced input) -30 dB to +32 dB


Power Input:
AC - 5V 1A from optional AC adapter (ZOOM AD-14; sold separately)


Phantom Power:
Yes - 48V, 24V, OFF
Yes - MP3 Format - Bit Rate: 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 80, 96, 112, 128, 160, 192, 224, 256, 320 kbps, VBR; Sampling Frequency: 44.1 / 48 kHz


Recording Format:
WAV - Recording/Playback - Quantization: 16/24-bit; Sampling frequency: 44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz
MP3 - Bit rate: 48, 56, 64, 80, 96, 112, 128, 160, 192, 224, 256, 320 kbps, VBR; Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz
Max Record Time:
STAMINA mode (using built-in mics at 44.1 kHz/16-bit without headphones connected) - About 10 hours using alkaline batteries or about 12 hours using NiMH (2450mAh) batteries
Stereo Mode (Using built-in mics at 44.1 kHz/16-bit without headphones connected) - About 6 hours using alkaline batteries or about 8 hours using NiMH (2450mAh) batteries
With 4GB SDHC Media (Example) - Approx. 380 minutes (WAV 44.1 kHz / 16-bit stereo track) Approx. 68 hours (MP3 44.1 kHz / 128 kbps stereo track) * Recording times are approximations. Actual times may differ according to recording conditions.
Simultaneous Recording:
Yes - Maximum File Size: 2GB

Recording / Media

Media Type:
SDHC - SD card (16 MB - 2 GB), SDHC card (4GB - 32 GB)
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