CES 2009 Preview: Samson debuts the Zoom H4n Handheld Recorder

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Zoom H4n debuts at CES 2009The next generation recording device just might debut this week at CES 2009 in Las Vegas. Samson (makers of the Zoom line of recorders), a leader in the manufacture of handheld recording devices is set to release their newest Zoom model at the trade show. Enter the Zoom H4n.

The Zoom H4n comes complete with built-in X/Y stereo condenser mics. These offer a range of recording patterns. The addition of a high-quality mic preamp boosts the overall audio quality of this little recording powerhouse. On top of the aforementioned, the Zoom H4n offers the ability to use internal and external mics at the same time for 4-channel recording.

Combine all the great audio features with a large LCD screen and intuitive interfaces and you have what some are referring to as possibly the next generation of recording devices. According to Zoom CEO, Masa Iijima, “We have learned a great deal from the success of the H2 and H4, and have continually sought to bring the most important improvements to our designs. Our new H4n confirms our commitment to this category while bringing users substantial improvements to their experience,”

Everyone from traveling musicians to documentarians and more will enjoy the buffed out H4n with its rubberized, shock resistant body and metal mics for durability. And furthermore, musicians ought to be delighted with the multi-track and Hi-Z capabilities of the Zoom H4n.

The H4n epitomizes what portable audio recording should encompass and it’s packaged in a nice, neat little device with the power of a small studio.

Look for the Samson Zoom H4n at the CES 2009 electronics tradeshow in Las Vegas. And while you’re there, check out the other great gadgets and technology being unveiled.

Source: SwiftPage3 (Press Release)

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  • Emanuel

    hello, my only cuetion is…

    when it will be avalianle?



  • Eric Brown


    There has been no news of it's actual public release, but rumors seem to point at the price being around $300.00…again just rumors around the web.

    Will leave a comment when I know it's available.