Zoom H1 Handy Recorder Built-in reference speaker for fast monitoring

Zoom H1 Handy Recorder Supports up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats

Product Code: H1

This model has been discontinued. Pls refer to the new model Zoom H1n

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• Built-in 90˚ X/Y stereo mic
• Stereo ⅛" Mic/Line Input mini phone jack with Plug-in power (2.5V)
• Stereo ⅛" Phones/Line Output jack with dedicated volume control
• Built-in reference speaker for fast monitoring
• Backlit LCD display
• Records directly to microSD and microSDHC cards up to 32 GB
• Supports up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats
• Auto Level for automatic control of input level
• Low-cut filter for elimination of wind noise and rumble
• Up to 99 marks per recording
• USB port for data transfer to computer and use as an audio interface and USB microphone
• SD card reader function
• Mounts directly to tripod, or to mic stand or DSLR with optional adapter
• Runs on only 1 standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable battery
• Up to 10 hours of operation with a single AA alkaline battery

The ultra-compact H1 Handy Recorder brings new meaning to the term "portability." Small enough to slip in your pocket, it offers professional-quality stereo recording at an incredibly affordable price. Take it with you wherever you go—live concerts and band rehearsals, location video shoots, lectures and meetings—or use it to capture your musical ideas whenever inspiration strikes.

You can count on your H1 to deliver pristine audio wherever you go. Here are just a few ways it can be used:
Recording live concerts and rehearsals.
Capturing audio for video.
Documenting lectures and meetings—faster and easier than taking notes!
Conducting interviews in the field.
Capturing song ideas.

The H1's built-in X/Y microphone provides two matched unidirectional microphones set at a 90 degree angle relative to one another, optimum for most stereo recording applications.

Alternatively, you can connect a pair of external microphones or line level signal to the H1's Mic/Line Input mini phone jack for X/Y or other types of stereo recording.

The H1 also provides a built-in low cut filter for the elimination of pops,
wind noise, blowing, and other kinds of low frequency rumble.

The H1 requires just a single AA battery—either alkaline or rechargeable NiMH—for power. Battery life when using an alkaline battery is up to 10 hours, even during continuous recording. Alternatively, you can use an optional AD-17 AC adapter, which allows you to power the H1 from any standard wall socket.

The H1 records directly to microSD and microSDHC cards, up to 32 gigabytes. The chart below shows maximum recording time with different file formats and card sizes.

Simultaneous recording tracks: 2
Simultaneous playback tracks : 2
Functions: Lo-cut Filter, Auto REC Level, Marker
Recording/playback format: WAV: 44.1 / 48 / 96kHz, 16- / 24-bit
MP3: 44.1kHz 48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320kbps
A/D conversion: 24-bit, 128x oversampling
D/A conversion: 24-bit, 128x 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
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: 2kΩ (Input level: 0 to -39dBm)
Phones/line output: 1/8" stereo phone jack
Output load impedance: 10kΩ or more
Rated output level: -10dBm
Phones output level: 20mW + 20mW into 32Ω load
Output load impedance: 10kΩ or more
Rated output level: -10dBm
Phones output level: 20mW + 20mW into 32Ω load
Output load impedance: 10kΩ or more
Rated output level: -10dBm
USB interface: Type: Mini-B type (USB 2.0 High Speed compatible), Mass Storage Class operation
Format: 44.1 kHz/16-bit or 48 kHz/16-bit
Power requirements: Alkaline or Ni-MH AA battery x 1, or AC adapter (AD-17, USB to AC type)
Battery life (alkaline batteries): 10 hours (MP3), 9.5 hours (WAV)
Dimensions: 44(W) x 136(D) x 31(H)mm
Weight: 60g (without batteries)

• Operation manual
• 2 GB microSD card
• 1 AA Battery
• Steinberg Cubase and WaveLab LE

 Zoom H1 Handy Recorder Review

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Best buy
By Jeff Aw 15/04/2017

Awesome! Zoom H1 recorder is a best buy for anyone who is on a budget. I used it for my cousin wedding video shooting in Malaysia and the quality of audio it has recorded was amazing. It worked great with a Lavalier microphone and it is very reliable! This recorder is an incredible value for money for its quality audio recording.

Good things DO come in small packages
By Jeffrey Lum 10/04/2017

Good and Cheap audio recorder? Where to find here in Singapore?

Use External Mic
By Edward Tan 04/04/2017

As other reviewer has commented, the H1 picks up handling noise quite readily, so it is not effective to use it as a hand held microphone/recorder. I would suggest to use with an external microphone to eliminate the handling noise or use a shock mount suspension. Best use of H1 is with an external microphone. It is great with a Lav mic, just slip it in a pocket and hide the wire. Unfortunately, it will add on to the cost.

Good Handy Recorder
By Neil Yong 29/03/2017

I have used this decent low-end recorder to record piano practice session and love the ease of use. It worked for me during the playback. No complaint.

Excellent Audio Recorder
By KY Woo 04/03/2017

Its small in size and lightweight has made me fell in love with it. My Sony camera does not have an external microphone or 3.5mm jack which the H1 does. With H1 recorder, I can monitor the audio while recording. It works wonder!

Over Sensitive
By Jimmy Wong 02/03/2017

The Zoom H1 handy Recorder is somehow too sensitive. I could even heard the slight hand movement sound when holding the handle attached to the tripod mount during playback.

Easy and perfect
By Wayne Pi 28/02/2017

Zoom H1 recorder is definitely a quality recorder at a bargain price. It is very user friendly, very simple to learn and does its job perfectly well as the recordings are exceptional quality.

Highly Recommended
By Chuck Ang 27/02/2017

I am a NTU undergraduate and cost has always been a deciding factor when come to purchasing equipment for recording purposes. I was happy that I have purchased the low cost Zoom H1 recorder as it has the best cost benefit and the recorded sound was pure and clear. The H1 is definitely small and is certainly a good digital recorder at a budget price. All-in-all, I'm very pleased with the H1.