Zoom H1n Handy Stereo Audio Recorder
Like its predecessor, the black H1n Handy Recorder from Zoom is an easy-to-use, versatile stereo digital audio recorder that fits into the palm of your hand. However, in this iteration, Zoom has incorporated several features to make operation even simpler.
Whereas the Zoom H1 featured a single record button on the front of the recorder and a whole array of buttons along the side designed for play/pause, rewind/fast forward, and diving into menus, the H1n features buttons where you can easily see them, on the front of the recorder. Now you can go from recording to pausing, and from stopping to navigating between tracks, all with your thumb. Also provided are four buttons above the record function that let you change the sample rate and resolution, apply a low-cut filter for mitigating rumble, turn the built-in limiter on and off, and enact auto-level, which automatically sets the gain for you.
The H1n is geared for musicians, journalists, podcasters, and more, recording WAV and MP3 files to meet your professional needs. The H1n has a stereo X/Y microphone configuration that captures a realistic stereo image. The unit records audio to microSD or microSDHC flash memory cards, supporting capacities up to 32GB. The H1n records WAV audio at rates up to 24-bit / 96 kHz, and MP3 audio at rates up to 320 kbps. The pocket-sized device runs on two AAA batteries, providing up to 10 hours of continuous operation.
A 3.5mm mic/line input lets you connect an external microphone or music player, while a 3.5mm headphone/line output lets you connect your favorite headphones or small external speakers. A high-speed USB 2.0 port allows you to easily transfer data to your Mac or Windows computer. The unit also functions as an audio interface, allowing you to record directly from the Zoom H1n to your favorite DAW.
Compact Form Factor
This tiny recorder slips easily into your pocket or bag for the ultimate in portability
The recorder can record WAV (BWF) files at up to 24-bit/96 kHz or MP3 files up to 320 kbps and VBR. Broadcast Wave Format allows you to add track markers to your recording
X/Y Stereo Mic Configuration
Zoom H1n Specs
Recording Media microSD/SDHC (class 4 or higher, up to 32 GB)
Recording Format WAV: 44.1 kHz/16-bit, 48 kHz/16-bit, 48 kHz/24-bit, 96kHz/24-bit
MP3: 48 to 320 kbps
Display Monochrome LCD (96x64) with REC LED (red), 1.25" / 3.2 cm
Inputs Built-In Mic: 90° XY stereo format, 120 dB SPL maximum, -∞ to 39 dB input gain
Mic/Line In: 3.5 mm stereo jack, -∞ to 39 dB input gain, 2 kOhms or higher impedance rating, plug-in power (2.5 V) supported
Outputs 3.5 mm combined line/headphone stereo jack
USB Micro-USB, USB 2.0 high-speed
Interface Operation Mode USB class compliant, 44.1 / 48 kHz sample rate, 16-bit, 2 x 2 operation, asynchronous transfer
Power 2 x AAA batteries (alkaline, NiMH, or lithium)
Recording Time About 10 hours (alkaline batteries, built-in mic at 44.1 kHz / 16-bit)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 2.0 x 5.4 x 1.3" / 5.0 x 13.8 x 3.2 cm
Weight 2.1 oz / 60.0 g