Zoom H4N Pro All Black 4-Track Handheld Recorder

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Note: The following listing is for the H4N Pro Black, which supercedes the now-discontinued H4N Pro. The “Black” in the model name refers to an entirely new version, not just a color update.

Like its predecessor, the H4N Pro, the H4N Pro Black lets you record both the stereo input from the built-in mics plus 2 additional inputs via XLR/TRS Combo jacks.

The difference in this new version is an updated preamp with a lower noise floor than its predecessor, an incremental improvement that improves usability for quieter ambient recordings.

The mics can be used in A/B position and X/Y position for flexibility with different sound sources.

With the additional inputs, 4 tracks (1 stereo track + 2 inputs) can be recorded, suitable for performance recordings. You can also use the unit as an audio interface.

The H4n Pro Black also has onboard effects like reverb, compression and limiting.


  • Inputs: 2 XLR/TRS combo jack, Stereo 1/8 plug-in power mic input
  • Outputs: 1 Line/Headphone out 1/8″ stereo jack
  • Built-in Mic: XY Stereo
  • Recording / Playback Format:WAV, BWF, MP3
  • Simultaneous Recording / Playback 4 channels (2 stereo or 1 stereo plus 2 mono)
  • Storage capacity: Comes with 2GB microSD card; Expandable to 32 GB
  • Power Requirements: 2 AA batteries (IEC R6)
  • Battery Life: 6-10 hours
  • Weight: 10.37 oz.
  • Dimensions: 2.87″(W) x 6.19(H) x 1.46″(D)