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« on: August 06, 2007, 08:38:03 PM »
any idea when this will hit the stores?

ever sience my beloved marantz pmd-420 died (playback is fine, but the right input channel is dead), ive been looking at this, as it seems to do everything i want it to do, plus some, for a great price (199.99).

i know there was a problem with the h4 and a beeping noise when a certain light flashed.  im sure that will be fixed for the h2

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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2007, 12:04:59 PM »
Maybe in September some will appear?  We all hope the H2 is less a 'toy' meant for aspiring musicians than the H4 seems to be.  No doubt, at $200, the H2 will be the low price champion regardless of recording quality/feature set.
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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2007, 05:23:05 PM »
the last i heard, it was supposed to ship sometime this month.

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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2007, 12:55:56 AM »
Looks like its here for pre-order.  This guy has 20 of them on eBay, with arrival on Aug. 29..  Any guinea pigs available?  $199.00 shipped.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Zoom-H2-Handy-Recorder-w-512-SD-Smaller-than-H4_W0QQitemZ320148980098QQihZ011QQcategoryZ15199QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2007, 08:33:29 AM »
if you google "zoom h2", it comes up with a place selling it for $162.00
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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2007, 08:48:45 AM »
if you google "zoom h2", it comes up with a place selling it for $162.00

ZOOM = Plastic toy crap.. GET AN EDIROL... save your money :) The zoom h4 was junk.. this is going to be based on the same technology. It too will prove to be junk...They cant even make a good guitar effects processor ( this is what the company does for a living ) how are they supposed to make a digital recorder????
And lets face it the built in mics are going to be junk too... They are using some lame DSP to fool you into thinking that the mics actually sound good.. Garbage.. imo

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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2007, 11:22:22 AM »
if you google "zoom h2", it comes up with a place selling it for $162.00

ZOOM = Plastic toy crap.. GET AN EDIROL... save your money :) The zoom h4 was junk.

To each their own...I love my H4.

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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2007, 04:58:51 PM »
Yeah, I ran into a pro musician who tapes her acoustic horn with the H4 and she loves it. Using the built in mics, too....

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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2007, 07:38:19 PM »
if you google "zoom h2", it comes up with a place selling it for $162.00

ZOOM = Plastic toy crap.. GET AN EDIROL...

I've seen lots of reports of problems with the Edirol input jacks breaking.  The XLR inputs on the H4 are pretty sturdy.  Which is the toy again?

No one recorder is right for everybody.  If you want XLR inputs and phantom power you're going to have to spend a whole lot more money than the price of the Zoom H4 to beat it.  You certainly can beat it, but it will cost you.
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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2007, 07:02:34 PM »
if you google "zoom h2", it comes up with a place selling it for $162.00

ZOOM = Plastic toy crap.. GET AN EDIROL... save your money :) The zoom h4 was junk.. this is going to be based on the same technology. It too will prove to be junk...They cant even make a good guitar effects processor ( this is what the company does for a living ) how are they supposed to make a digital recorder????
And lets face it the built in mics are going to be junk too... They are using some lame DSP to fool you into thinking that the mics actually sound good.. Garbage.. imo



That's a false statement.  The H4 is a nice, rock solid, little box with a lot of good qualities.  Good for what we do?  Not quite there, but close.  It just needed an improved preamp and get rid of the shared line-in/mic-in XLR/TRS connection.  It certainly is not junk.  Where did you come up with that scientific determination?    I never had an issue with it operationally.  It was a proven winner has far as reliability.  Just needs some tweaks.

Oh yeah:  Who uses its onboard mics any way?   ???   
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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2007, 03:42:26 AM »
Most dealers have the H2 (as of 22 Aug) now....

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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2007, 12:15:46 PM »
My H2 is on the way to me as I write this from Sweetwater.com.

Looking forward to comparing the H2 to the H4 and R09 that I already have.

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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2007, 02:37:43 PM »
if I could only make out the details from that picture at the top...
LMA recordings and what-not


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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2007, 02:52:16 PM »
My H2 is on the way to me as I write this from Sweetwater.com.

Looking forward to comparing the H2 to the H4 and R09 that I already have.

Let us know what is inside!!!  It could be a cheaper alternative to the Edirol R09.

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Re: zoom h2
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2007, 03:52:25 PM »
if I could only make out the details from that picture at the top...


yeah..that second picture is so tiny...i wish i could have found one a little bigger....to give the idea of what the functions are
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