Zoom H1essential 2-Track 32-Bit Float Portable Audio Recorder

Product #111917 | SKU H1ESSENTIAL | Zoom
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  • Portable, Easy-to-Use Audio Recorder
  • Musicians, Content Creators & Podcasters
  • 32-Bit Float: No Level Adjustment Needed
  • Onboard X/Y Mics Handle up to 120 dB
  • Overdubbing & Playback Speed Adjustment
  • Mono Mode for On-The-Go Interviews


The Zoom H1essential 2-Track 32-Bit Float Portable Audio Recorder offers a compact design and an intuitive interface, making it easier than ever to capture high-quality audio. With its 32-bit floating point recording, you can achieve perfect audio without having to manually adjust levels. This recorder is perfect for musicians, podcasters, filmmakers, and content creators in general, as it provides a range of essential features. The built-in X/Y microphones allow for sound capture up to 120 dB, while the 3.5mm mic/line input with plug-in power enables seamless use of lavalier mics for dialogue recording. Advanced functions like overdubbing, playback speed adjustment, mono mode, and auto record cater to a variety of applications. In addition, this tripod-mountable recorder can function as a USB-C microphone and audio interface while simultaneously recording to microSDXC cards up to 1TB. The H1essential comes with a furry windscreen, USB-C cable, AD-17 power adapter, and a padded shell case.


Portable Recorder
Form Factor Handheld Recorder
Primary Use Applications Audio-for-Video, Dictation & Transcription, Music Recording, Podcasting
Number of Tracks 2
Number of Input Channels 2
Maximum Sampling Rate 96 kHz / 32-Bit Float
Microphone Built-In Cardioid Condenser Stereo Pair, X/Y Configuration
Number of Microphone Inputs 1
Built-In Speaker Yes, 1 W Mono
Display 0.96" / 2.44 cm Monochrome OLED
Memory Card Support microSDXC (Up to 1 TB)
Internal Storage No
Special Features Overdubbing
Audio File Formats BWF, iXML, WAV
Sample Rates 44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz
Bit Depth Up to 32-Bit (Floating Point)
Signal Processing & FX Speed Change
Timecode Support No
Recording Time 10 Hrs (All Channels)
Included Software No
Analogue I/O 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Balanced/Unbalanced Line/Mic Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Headphone/Line Output
Digital I/O No
Phantom Power No
Plug-In Power Yes, 2.5 V
System Connection 1 x USB-C (I/O, 2.0)
Audio Interface Capability Stereo Only
Wireless No
Mobile App Compatible No
Headphone Output Power 20 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
Impedance Outputs:
≤10 Kilohms
Microphone Sensitivity -37 dB (X/Y)
Microphone Max SPL 120 dB SPL (X/Y)
Power Options Battery, USB Bus Power, AC/DC Power Adapter
Battery Type 2 x AAA (Not Included)
Approximate Battery Life 10 Hours (AAA Alkaline, Recording, Built-In Mic)
AC/DC Power Adapter 5 VDC at 1 A (Included)
Included Accessories Case, USB Cable, Windscreen

In The Box

  • Zoom H1essential 2-Track 32-Bit Float Portable Audio Recorder
  • Hairy Windscreen
  • AD-17 Power Supply
  • USB-C Cable
  • Padded Shell Case


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  • Product: Zoom H1essential 2-Track 32-Bit Float Portable Audio Recorder
  • Manufacturer: Zoom
  • Model: H1 essential
  • RM Product #: 111917

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