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Zoom H1 Handy Recorder Red Special Edition  

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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
  • Limited edition red color
  • 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
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: 2kŽ (Input level: 0 to -39dBm)
    Phones/Line Output: 1/8" stereo phone jack
    Output Load Impedance: 10kŽ or more
    Rated Output Level: -10dBm
    Phones Output Level: 20mW + 20mW into 32Ž load
    Built-in Speaker: 400mW 8Ž
    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 Red Special Edition
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Excellent sound (5)
  • Low distortion (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Performances (4)
  • Home studio (3)
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5.0

Can't complain. Quality and affordability. All met.

By marviltron

from Chicago

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound

Cons

  • Plastic body

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Zoom H1 Handy Recorder Red Special Edition:

I listened to a couple other products via recordings posted on YouTube and found the Zoom to sound excellent. After doing my first session with it of a live Blues band outdoors, I was not disappointed. Of course, I did some quick post processing (EQ, stereo widening, compression, and limiter) to make the recording shine a bit more. But the raw audio itself sounded fantastic. No distortion, low background noise, clear audio. I'm very happy with this purchase so far.

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5.0

revolutioary portable recorder

By ou5150

from Upstate New York

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ

    Comments about Zoom H1 Handy Recorder Red Special Edition:

    Probably my 5 year old can use it. Record, playback, delete or transfer and store in your computer. The microphones aren't toys, they capture sound beautifully without noise. Incredibly handy, so you can take it anywhere. Bottomline : I can capture my fleeting ideas, and set them in stone (micro-sc) with a beautiful sound. Those who engineered the zoom had the user in mind. The result is too good to be true.

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    3.0

    ZOOM H1

    By SPEED BUMP

    from FLORIDA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • HIGH HANDLEING NOISE, SMALL HARD TO USE CONTROLS
    • Poor Quality Construction
    • Poor Sound Quality
    • Unnecessary Functions
    • Weak

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events

    Comments about Zoom H1 Handy Recorder Red Special Edition:

    LOOKS GREAT, GOOD MEMORY, BUT MICS ARE SMALL, IT HAS HIGH HANDLEING NOISE, CONTROL BUTTONS ARE HARD TO USE. SCROLLING IS NOT EASY. ONLY ONE BATTERY(SHORT LIFE).

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    5.0

    Excellent Recorder for the Money

    By Chad

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about H1 Handy Recorder Red Special Edition:

    I bought this to record band practices. I was skeptical about the sound quality, and researched reviews on several sites. Basically, for the price, this thing is awesome. Some tips: don't mess with the auto input level -- just set it yourself. Go ahead any buy the accessory kit -- the tripod and USB cable are very useful. The recording I made picked up everything in the room cleanly and clearly -- so clean and clear that it's a humbling experience for an amateur musician.

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    5.0

    Just what I have been looking for!

    By JOCO

    from Hampton, VA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bright red color-won't get lost.
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Low Distortion
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Zoom H1 Handy Recorder Red Special Edition:

      Needed something to record our band's practice. Liked the color and sale price. I was surprised by the recorder's small size. Glad I bought the accessory kit with the tripod. Set it on top of one of the PA speakers w/tripod at practice and it works great. Tends to loose higher bass notes, but I think that is a placement problem. Real test was a Saturday night gig at a noisy bar. Taped it on top of the AC/Heater control box on a column, 10 feet away, facing the stage. Turned it on and picked it up later. The sound through my stereo was great. Every instrument was clear. Cut a CD on my home computer and may even use a few songs for audition purposes. I found that setting your own record level rather than using "Auto" works best for live recording. Easy to use and I'm glad it will take a 32G SD card. Very happy with its performance.

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      4.0

      Nice handy little recorder for casual use.

      By The Doctor

      from Silver Spring, MD

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Included "Lite" version software isn't great.
      • The "one button" approach is underwhelming.

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Zoom H1 Handy Recorder Red Special Edition:

      This little recorder is small and light and handy, runs for a long time on a single AA battery, and sounds pretty good. Clear and crisp with no distortion. It's perfect for band practice or small room situations, or any time you need to get a good quality clip away from the studio. Frankly the included "Lite" versions of the fixing and shaping applications that come with it tend to be a bit intrusive when it comes to having to register to download them, but nearly everyone does that these days. The problem is that they aren't as good as the open source software out there, like Audacity. That's not a drawback, just a challenge for the companies that make them. My one real complaint is that there are too many functions combined into a single control so you have to pay attention to the display and not do things blindly, Otherwise it's really handy and does the job very nicely.

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      5.0

      Excellent Product.

      By Angie

      from Spring Valley, CA.

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Zoom H1 Handy Recorder Red Special Edition:

        After consistently using for two years this handy recorder and always had it in one pocket of my purse, the speakers felt apart. Now I bought another and I have it in the handy recorder case. Excellent product.

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