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Re: Zoom H2n opinions please

Subject: Re: Zoom H2n opinions please
From: "Gianni Pavan" gpavan1960
Date: Tue Jun 4, 2013 11:31 pm ((PDT))
Hi all, not satisfied by Zoom H2 and Zoom H2n for nature recording, I'm
looking forward at the H6 as it appears to be the only one hand-held with 4
XLR inputs + the ability to record 2 more microphonic interchangeable
channels. My idea is experimenting with 4 mics array while maintaining the
ability to get 2 channels with standard stereo. However my main problem is
the self noise and I wait to have some feedback from the list, or hopefully
by Richmund and his comparison table at


2013/6/5 rterry_uk <>

> **
> Well not checked back for about 24 hours and many many thanks for all the
> replies and feedback. Only taken a quick look at the DR-60D while I
> bookmarked it to look at later in the week with the H6 offering.
> I appreciate the time you are all taking posting your thoughts and
> comments. As I said the smaller unit the better for carrying with the vid=
> kit but won't deny I'm impressed with some of the 'larger' offerings! I
> have no time limits and would rather ask from people who know more about
> the subject than just head to a store and buy without research. I used at
> one time, a number of years ago, a Marantz CP430 which wasn't a bad unit
> but technology has moved on and my needs have changed also. I have the
> choice of recording Dolby digital 5.1 and it does add to what is being
> watched so I would like to use it.
> Thanks again all
> Ron
> --- In  "Robin" <> wrote:
> >
> > Jez wrote:
> >
> > > I know some folks will be ok with it but, as with zoom in general, th=
> construction is a bit iffy - very plastic indeed - + the pre-amps are noi=
> & the mics themselves aren't that good. Whenever we do group mic tests on
> workshops - all set up in a semi-circle recording at the same time etc. t=
> zoom's can always be spotted when we playback the recordings without
> telling folks which is which. They're thin & brittle sounding.
> > >
> >
> > Agreed. I have been in situations where person A is showing off a Zoom
> to person B and B is loving it, ready to run out and buy one.
> >
> > There's no convincing people there are better options. Being popular
> helps make a device even more popular. Same as with many things.
> >
> > -- Robin Parmar
> >

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