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Everything In Music Since 1958
Everything In Music Since 1958

Zoom H1essential Handy Recorder

by Zoom
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In stock: It is in stock and available to ship or pickup. Apparel must be shipped from another location and is not available for in-store pickup. We can usually ship or have these items available for pickup by the next business day if they don't require inspection, special handling, or setup. Our pickup location is 11151 Veirs Mill Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20902.

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Out of stock: We don't currently have it available but you're not out of luck yet. We still may be able to get it. If you order one of these items we will contact you with an estimated fulfillment date. You have the option to cancel the order if you change your mind.

Special order: The item is so special that it needs to be custom ordered for you. Some of these items are works of art and have to be made individually. Orders for special order items must be prepaid and we cannot accept cancellations or refunds.

█ Sold out: We don't think we can get this item because it was either discontinued by the manufacturer or was limited in quantity. If you want or need this item call or text us. Sometimes we can help you track down the item through other sources or help you find something similar.

About Item Conditions

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New: The item is brand new as received from the manufacturer with a full manufacturer warranty. Instruments such as guitars, snare drums, drum kits, brass and woodwind instruments may be opened for photography and quality control inspection and may not be in a factory sealed box.

Mint or Open Box: The item may have been opened and tested but has been repackaged. The original packaging may have superficial issues but the item itself and any originally included accessories are in perfect, like new condition.

Display Model: These items are so cool that we put them on display in our legendary shop. The condition is brand new as received from the manufacturer with manufacturer warranty. Rest assured, these items undergo a very careful inspection before shipping.

Demo: These items have been on our sales floor for demo purposes and will likely show signs of use. The original packaging may no longer be included, but you can be assured that you are receiving an awesome item and an awesome price.

Used: The item is used. These item may have varying degrees of wear. Please read the description for information about the condition of the item. Used items do not carry a warranty.

B or C Stock: Factory refurbished. These items were purchased from the manufacturer in a refurbished condition. They will show some cosmetic issues, but nothing that would impact performance. Being that these are sealed from the manufacturer, we generally do not open these to photograph the cosmetic issues. They are guaranteed to work and may have a limited warranty or you may purchase an extended warranty in some cases. Please see the listing description for item specific information.

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Easy Just Got Easier with the Zoom H1essential Handy Recorder

The world’s easiest recorder just got easier. With the push of a button, the H1essential captures perfect audio for musicians, podcasters, filmmakers, and content creators. Simply hit record and discover the power of 32-bit float.

  • USB Microphone
    • Can be used as a USB microphone when connected to a PC, Mac, iOS, or Android device via USB-C Port
    • Simultaneous recording to SD card while connected as a USB microphone
  • Soft Touch Controls - Recording and rotary controls designed for quiet operation.
  • Built-in Speaker - Allows for listening to recordings for quick reference.
  • Camera Friendly - 3.5mm output to connect to a camera or for headphone monitoring.
  • Lavalier Ready - 3.5 mm mic/line input compatible with lavalier microphones for dialogue capture.
  • Vivid OLED Screen - High-contrast OLED screen for easy navigation through a simple interface.
  • Set Markers - Dedicated Marker button to instantly set reference points while recording.
  • High Capacity Storage - Supports SDXC cards up to 1TB for extended recording sessions.

32-Bit Float Magic

With 32-bit float recording, you never have to adjust levels. The H1essential captures every nuance of your sound ensuring high-quality audio with every take.

The First Recorders With Accessibility

The Essential Series was designed with Accessibility for the blind and visually impaired. Navigate the menu with audible descriptions through the built-in speaker or headphones. Creators can choose English, Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Italian


  • Inputs
    • Channels: 2 (Built-in XY Mic)
    • Built-in Mic Type: Unidirectional
    • Sensitivity: -37 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    • Max Sound Pressure Input: 120 dB SPL
    • Configuration: 90° XY Stereo
    • Mic/Line In Connectors: 1/8" stereo mini jack
    • Input Impedance: 2 kΩ or higher input impedance
    • Plug In Power: plug-in power (2.5 V) supported
  • Outputs
    • Line Out/Phones Connector: 1/8" stereo mini jack Combined Line/Headphone
    • Maximum Output Level: 20 mW + 20 mW (32 Ω load)
    • Output Impedance: 10 kΩ or more
    • Built-in Speaker: 1W/8Ω mono speaker
  • Recording
    • Recording Media: 4GB–32GB microSDHC cards, 64GB–1TB microSDXC cards (Not support SD card 2TB~)
    • WAV Supported Formats: 44.1/48/96kHz, 32-bit float mono/stereo, BWF and iXML
  • Display: 0.96" monochrome OLED (128x64)
  • Power Supplies
    • Batteries: 2 AAA (alkaline, NiMH, or lithium)
    • AC Adapter: ZOOM AD-17 (DC 5 V/1 A), USB bus power is supported
  • USB
    • Connector: USB Type-C
    • Mass Storage Class: USB 2.0 High Speed
    • Audio Interface with Rec Class: USB class compliant, Transfer method: asynchronous, Sampling Rate: 48kHz, Bit Rate: 24-bit depth, Channels: 2 in/2 out
  • Estimated Continuous Operation Time Using Batteries: Approximately 10 hours (alkaline batteries, using built-in mic, 48 kHz/32-bit float)
  • Option: Accessory pack includes Hairy Windscreen, ZOOM AD-17, USB Cable (Type-C), Padded-Shell Case

Manufacturer: Zoom
SKU: I765994-N-1-WHXX
UPC: 4515260029235

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