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Zoom H1 Handy Recorder  

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Don't let its size fool you. The H1 Handy Recorder has Zoom's renowned recording technology and studio-quality microphones in their easiest, most portable device ever.

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Overview

Don't let its size fool you. The H1 Handy Recorder has Zoom's renowned recording technology and studio-quality microphones in their easiest, most portable device ever.

Now Zoom recording technology is available to everyone. And with an infinite variety of applications, you'll want to take your H1 everywhere. From musical performances, songwriting sessions and rehearsals to seminars, conferences, journalism or capturing audio for video, the H1 gives you clean, clear stereo sound effortlessly.

What sets Zoom apart?
Like all Zoom recorders, the H1's onboard microphones are configured in an X/Y pattern, for stunning stereo imaging. Because both mics are arranged on the same axis, they are equidistant from the sound source for perfect localization and no phase shifting. The result is great stereo recordings with natural depth and accurate imaging.

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With its newly designed user interface, the H1 is also Zoom's easiest recorder to use. All its functions are at your fingertips, such as track marker, auto record, low cut filter, level and volume controls with on-board buttons No menus required.

Intuitive controls make it easy to capture the audio you need with ease. But Zoom still provides the versatility you've come to expect. So you get total recording format flexibility from 16-bit/44.1 kHz to 24-bit/96 kHz WAV, or MP3 from 48 kbps to 320 kbps and enough tools onboard to make impeccable recordings.

Everything you need to get started recording is included. Your H1 comes with an AA battery for 10 hours of operation and a 2 GB microSD card.

In addition, an H1 accessory package (APH-1) is also available (see sku # H70260) with an array of accessories that make your recordings even more pristine and easier to capture. The accessory kit includes a windscreen, AC adapter (USB type), USB cable, adjustable tripod stand, padded-shell case and a mic clip adapter.

Combining powerful recording capability with elegance and simplicity, the H1 Handy Recorder is our smallest, most affordable recorder ever.

Features
  • Stereo X/Y mic configuration captures perfect stereo images
  • Same frequency and SPL handling as popular Zoom H2
  • Records Broadcast WAV (BWF) at 96kHz/48kHz/44.1kHz at 16-bit or 24-bit
  • Records MP3 from 48 to 320kbps for maximum recording time
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port
  • Built-in reference speaker
  • Includes 2GB microSD memory card and one AA battery
  • One AA size battery (included) allows 10 hours operation
  • Accommodates up to 32GB microSDHC memory cards
  • Track marker function
  • Low-cut filter
  • Built-in tripod mount
  • 1/8" external mic input
  • 1/8" stereo line output
Specifications
  • Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 2
    Simultaneous Playback Tracks: 2
    Functions: Lo-cut Filter, Auto REC Level, Marker
    Recording Format: WAV (Quantization: 16/24-bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48/96kHz) MP3 (Bit Rate:48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320kbps, Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz)
    Playback Format: WAV (Quantization: 16/24-bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48/96kHz), MP3 (Bit Rate: 32/40/48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320kbps, Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48kHz)
    A/D Conversion: 24-bit, 128 times oversampling
    D/A Conversion: 24-bit, 128 times oversampling
    Signal Processing: 32-bit
    Recording Media: microSD card (16MB - 2GB), microSDHC card (4GB - 32GB) Display: 127 segment custom LCD (with backlight)
    Built-in Stereo Mic: Unidirectional condenser microphone
    Gain: 0 to +39dB (Minimum gain with digital attenuation: -28dB)
    Maximum Sound Pressure Level: 120dB SPL
    Mic/Line Input: 1/8" stereo phone jack (Plug-in power supported)
    Input impedance: 2kÎ (Input level: 0 to -39dBm)
    Phones/Line Output: 1/8" stereo phone jack
    Output Load Impedance: 10kÎ or more
    Rated Output Level: -10dBm
    Phones Output Level: 20mW + 20mW into 32Î load
    Built-in Speaker: 400mW 8Î
    USB Interface: Mini-B type (USB2.0 high-speed compatible), Mass Storage Class operation
    Power Requirements: (LR6 or Ni-MH) AA battery x 1, or AC adapter (AD-17, USB to AC type)
    Battery Life (LR6 batteries): 10 hours (MP3), 9.5 hours (WAV)
    Dimensions (mm): 44(W) x 136(D) x 31(H)
    Weight: 60g (without batteries)
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ZoomH1 Handy Recorder
 
4.0

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (4)

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2.0

Eats batteries

By Lee j.

from San Francisco, Ca.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Low Distortion
  • Powerful
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Zoom H1 Handy Recorder:

    Produce/Engineer San Francisco Giants Radio broadcasts. Use Zoom for recording managers pre-game show. Get MAYBE 2 shows per one AA battery.

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    5.0

    Awesome handy recorder

    By Awesome

    from Phoenix, Arizona

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Rehearsal

      Comments about Zoom H1 Handy Recorder:

      Never knew an awesome sound would come from such a compact and affordable recorder.

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      5.0

      The best

      By KPSOUND

      from Plantsville ,CT

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Low Distortion
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Zoom H1 Handy Recorder:

        This is the Perfect unit to record performances

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Hi handy recorder

        By Henry

        from Illinois

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Looks nice

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Zoom H1 Handy Recorder:

            Disappointed. Hard to operate, if I cannot return will just giveaway to kids at the church to see if they will able to like it

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Works well for what I bought it for.

            By K.

            from Mount Shasta, CA

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Weak

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Zoom H1 Handy Recorder:

            I bought this recorder to record music I am learning to play on the piano. I record from Utube and have my piano teacher play to the recorder and then I listen to her at home when practicing. Sounds better with headphones than through its own speaker. Works well for what I purchased it for.

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            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            As expected :)

            By Jonas Cortes

            from NY

            Comments about Zoom H1 Handy Recorder:

            Great product. I almost bought a tascam but after listening to a couple audio comparisons on youtube I decided to go for the Zoom, and I am not disappointed. I used it a couple times with live band in front of the stage, also recording drums from inside the cage, and recording through the mixer. Very impressive results.

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            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Highly Impressed

            By Michael Roberts

            from Wilmington DE

            Comments about Zoom H1 Handy Recorder:

            I am one of those analog old guys so the words "digital recorder" made me a little cautious but I got over that real fast. I told the salesman at the Wilmington Delaware store that I wanted something that I could just aim at my source and push on and it would be ready to go. This gizmo is exactly that. A few minutes with the owners manual and I was recording. Not only is it simple to use the sound quality is incredible. Reproduction is much greater than I expected and jacked into my Kustom PA50 it produces MP3 like quality. Everyone who plays anything should have one, for this price it's a steal. Also spring a bit more for the accessory kit, it gives you a nice case, AC adaptor, mic stand adaptor and a really neat little stand.

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            (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great recording devise

            By Jose Rivera

            from Jacksonville, FL

            Comments about Zoom H1 Handy Recorder:

            I was looking for something I could use to record some rehearsals and choir presentations. The saleswoman at the Jacksonville store offered this little gizmo as the one I intended to get was not available. I opened the box, popped in the provided battery and mim SD card, turned it on and I was recording. It has very simple controls. The quality of the recording is almost CD quality from what I have seen so far. It weight almost nothing. For the price I would strongly recommend this recorder.

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