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Zoom H4essential Handy Recorder

by Zoom
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Current price $199.99
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Unleash Your Creative Potential with the Zoom H4essential Handy Recorder

Unleash your creative potential with the H4essential - the ultimate tool for musicians, podcasters, and audio professionals. Experience unparalleled versatility with four tracks, 32-bit float recording, advanced X/Y mics, and dual XLR/TRS inputs, offering endless possibilities to capture your music, podcasts, and audio-for-video with ease and precision. Say goodbye to adjusting levels and embrace the full dynamic range of your sounds, capturing every nuance with clip-free, high-quality audio in every take.

  • 32-bit Float and Dual AD Converters - Ensures clip-free recordings with a huge dynamic range
  • Accessibility Features - Designed for the blind and visually impaired with audible menu descriptions and multiple language options
  • Six Perfect Tracks - Includes 4 XLR/TRS combo inputs with Zoom preamps and X/Y microphones capable of capturing up to 135 dB SPL
  • Next Generation 3.0 Capsule System - Updated to support 32-bit float recordings and offers versatile microphone options
  • Record and Stream - USB-C port connection to PCs, Macs, iOS, and Android devices for use as a 32-bit float audio interface while recording to SD card
  • Waveform Display - View audio recording in real-time with the waveform display feature
  • Built-in Mixer - Quick access to adjust levels with the 'Mixer' button
  • Pair with iOS Device - Use the optional BTA-1 Bluetooth Adapter for remote operation and settings adjustments
  • Bluetooth Timecode Sync - Pair with Bluetooth timecode devices using the optional BTA-1 adapter for audio and video synchronization
  • Detachable Mics - Option to remove the X/Y capsule for a low profile setup and use the included cap
  • Quieter Controls - Recording and rotary controls are designed for silent operation
  • Onboard Speaker - Listen back to recordings directly from the device for quick reference
  • Outputs - Line output for camera connection and headphone output for audio monitoring
  • Higher Visibility - Full-color LCD screen for a vivid display during recording and menu navigation


  • Input and Output Channels
    • Inputs:
      • Built-in mic (stereo): 1
      • XLR/TRS: 2
      • MIC/LINE IN: 1
    • Outputs:
      • Headphones: 1
      • Built-in speaker (mono): 1
  • Inputs
    • Built-in Mic: 90º XY stereo format, Unidirectional, Sensitivity: –43 dB/1 Pa at 1 kHz, Maximum sound pressure input: 130 dB SPL
    • XLR/TRS:
      • Connectors: XLR/TRS combo jacks × 2 (XLR: 2 HOT TRS: TIP HOT)
      • Input Gain: Adjustment unnecessary
      • Input Impedance: XLR: 3 kΩ or more, TRS: 3 kΩ or more
      • Maximum Input Level: XLR: +4 dBu, TRS: +24 dBu
      • Phantom Power: +48 V (Channel total 10 mA or less)
      • Equivalent Input Noise: -120 dBu or less (IHF-A) @150 Ω input
    • MIC/LINE IN (supports plug-in power):
      • Connector: Stereo mini jack × 1
      • Input Impedance: 2 kΩ or more
  • Outputs
    • Headphones:
      • Connector: Stereo mini jack × 1
      • Maximum Output Level: 20 mW + 20 mW (into 32 Ω load)
      • Output Impedance: 15 Ω or less
    • Built-in Speaker: 250 mW 8 Ω mono speaker
  • Recorder
    • Maximum Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 4
    • Maximum Simultaneous Playback Tracks: 4
    • Recording Formats: WAV (44.1/48/96 kHz, 32-bit float mono/stereo, BWF and iXML formats supported)
    • Recording Media:
      • 4-32GB cards compatible with the microSDHC specification
      • 64GB–1TB cards compatible with the microSDXC specification
  • Display 2.0-inch full-color LCD (360 x 240)
  • USB
    • Connector: USB Type-C (supports data transfer and USB bus power)
    • USB Mic: USB 2.0 High Speed (44.1/48 kHz, 24-bit/32-bit float, 4-in/2-out)
    • File Transfer: USB 2.0 High Speed
  • Remote Dedicated wireless adapter (ZOOM BTA-1)
  • Power
    • Batteries: 4 AA (alkaline, NiMH, or lithium)
    • AC Adapter: ZOOM AD-17 (DC 5V/1A), USB bus power is supported
  • Estimated Continuous Operation Times Using Batteries 2-track recording (built-in XY mic), 48 kHz/32-bit float, Alkaline batteries: about 9 hours, NiMH batteries (1900 mAh): about 14 hours, Lithium batteries: about 20 hours
  • Power Consumption 3 W maximum
  • Dimensions 66.9 mm (W) × 156.1 mm (D) × 38.0 mm (H)
  • Weight (including batteries) 226g

Manufacturer: Zoom
SKU: I765993-N-12-WHXX
UPC: 4515260029389

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