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Zoom H1essential 2-Track Portable Audio Recorder

SKU: # 801096   |   Model: # H1ESSENTIAL   |    Product Reviews0 Reviews  Write a Review

H1essential 2-Track Portable Audio Recorder

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H1essential 2-Track Portable Audio Recorder
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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.

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 Handy 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 or Chinese.

Loud and Clear
The onboard X/Y microphones capture clean audio up to 120 dB SPL, equivalent to the sound of a high-performance engine.

The Perfect Practice Companion for Musicians
Musicians can use the H1essential to record every rehearsal, a great way to improve your playing. Features like overdubbing and playback-speed-adjustment are great for writing and practicing.

Sound Makes the Scene
The H1essential is great for filmmakers. Record and send audio directly to your camera or use it to record sound effects to complete your scene.

For Storytellers
Podcasters can mount the H1essential on a tripod for sit down conversations or use "mono mode" for on-the-go interviews.

Big Features, Small Package
The H1essential has advanced features such as overdubbing, pre-record, auto record, and playback speed adjustment.

USB Microphone
When connected to a PC, Mac, iOS, or Android device using the USB-C Port, the H1essential can be used as a USB microphone while simultaneously recording to the SD card.

Soft Touch Controls
Recording and rotary controls have been meticulously designed to allow for quiet operation.

Built-In Speaker
Use the built-in speaker to listen to your recordings for quick reference.

Camera Friendly
Use the 3.5mm output to connect to a camera or plug in headphones to monitor audio.

Lavalier Ready
The 3.5 mm mic/line input can be used with lavalier microphones for dialogue capture.

Vivid OLED Screen
The high-contrast OLED screen makes it easy to navigate through the H1essential's simple interface.

Set Markers
The H1essential has a dedicated Marker button to instantly set reference points while recording.

High Capacity Storage
The H1essential supports SDXC cards up to 1TB to record hours and hours of audio.


• 32-bit float recording: perfect audio with no need to set gain
• 120 dB SPL 90° XY Mics
• Records up to 96kHZ sample rate
• New OLED Display
• Overdubbing, auto record, pre-record and timer functions
• USB Microphone Function
• Audio guidance function for the blind and visually impaired
• 10 hours of battery life on 2 AAA Batteries or USB-C Bus power



MIC TYPE: Unidirectional
SENSITIVITY: -37 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
INPUT GAIN: unnecessary adjustment
Configuration: 90°XY STEREO

CONNECTORS: 1/8" stereo mini jack
INPUT GAIN: unnecessary adjustment
INPUT IMPEDANCE: 2 kΩ or higher input impedance
PLUG IN POWER: plug-in power (2.5 V) supported

CONNECTOR: 1/8" stereo mini jack combined LINE/HEADPHONE
MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL: 20 mW +20 mW (32 Ω load)
BUILT-IN SPEAKER: 1W/8Ω mono speaker

RECORDING MEDIA: 4GB32GB microSDHC cards 64GB1TB microSDXC cards (Not support SD card 2TB)
WAV SUPPORTED FORMATS: 44.1/48/96kHz, 32-bit float mono/stereo BWF and iXML

LCD: 0.96" monochrome OLED (128x64)

BATTERIES: 2 AAA (alkaline, NiMH or lithium)
AC ADAPTER: ZOOM AD-17 (DC 5V/1 A) • USB bus power is supported.

AUDIO INTERFACE WITH REC CLASS: USB class compliant Transfer method: asynchronous
BIT RATE: 24-bit depth
CHANNELS: 2 in/2 out

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A warranty can be a very important factor when making a buying decision. Because repairs can be very expensive in terms of parts and labour costs, manufacturers usually only provide one year limited warranties that generally only cover items that malfunction due to a manufacturer’s defect. With an important purchase such as a musical
instrument or piece of studio gear, however, many people want to have the peace of mind in knowing that their investment will be protected should the product no longer be performing at 100%.

Because of this, Long & McQuade provides our customers with a FREE one-year Performance Warranty on most of our products. The Long & McQuade Performance Warranty supplements the manufacturer’s warranty to ensure that our customers receive complete “no hassle” warranty coverage within their first year.

How does the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty differ from most manufacturers' warranties?
  • Performance Guarantee: Normal wear and tear is covered, so your product will be performing as well as the day you purchased it for the entire duration of the coverage. Band and Orchestral Performance Warranty does not include replacing pads or cleaning for woodwind instruments, unless deemed necessary by our repair staff. Ultrasonic cleaning for brass instruments will be provided if deemed necessary by our repair staff, but is not routinely offered under the Performance Warranty.
  • Product Replacement: If your product cannot be fixed or costs too much to fix, we will replace it with the equivalent model for no additional charge. If this is not possible, a full refund will be provided.
  • No Lemon Policy: Your product will be replaced should the same problem occur multiple times.
  • Convenient: Easy drop off and pick up of the product at any Long & McQuade location.
  • Guitar Setup: Guitars purchased at Long & McQuade come with 1 free setup, to be redeemed within 1 year for new guitars and 90 days for used guitars.
  • Loaners Available: A loaner product may be given while the product is being repaired.
  • Power Surge Protection: Your product is covered even if damaged from a power surge.
  • Accessory Coverage: Any peripheral devices or accessories that come with your product (i.e. foot pedal, case) are also covered.
  • Commercial Use Coverage: Music and recording professionals who purchase gear for “heavy-use” commercial purposes will still be covered.

Long & McQuade reserves the right to restrict the purchase of additional years of Performance Warranty. Used products come with a 3-month Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Some products (i.e. computers, software, cymbals and other items) are covered only by the manufacturer‘s warranty. Consumables (i.e. strings, reeds, drum sticks, batteries, tubes, cross faders) are excluded as they are designed to be replaced. Cosmetic Damage, Accidental Damage, or problems caused by Humidity or Temperature Issues are not covered. Speakers damaged by overpowering are generally not covered. Our coverage does not provide compensation for loss of use. As of June 2018 the Performance Warranty is no longer transferable. The warranty is only valid in Canada.

Purchasing additional years of coverage

Some manufacturers provide warranties for longer than 1 year; however, these are usually limited warranties that do not provide the same coverage as the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Customers interested in more complete and convenient (but not necessarily longer) coverage are still able to purchase additional years of the Performance Warranty.

If you are interested in receiving this coverage for longer than one year, you have the option of purchasing additional years of the Performance Warranty. The pricing is as follows:

  • NEW products: 4% of the current new selling price to double the warranty from 1 year to 2 years. 4% for each additional year.
  • USED products: 4% of the current new selling price to increase the warranty from 3 months to 1 year. 4% for each additional year.
  • GUITARS: 4% of the current new selling price to double the warranty from 1 year to 2 years. 4% for each additional year. $45 maximum. An additional free setup is not included with additional purchased years of Performance Warranty.
  • BAND and ORCHESTRAL instruments: 4% of the current new selling price to double the warranty from 1 year to 2 years. 4% for each additional year.

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