An ideal fit for solo musicians and podcasters, as well as a terrific entry point into the world of audio for video and sound design, the black Zoom H1n portable recorder features an onboard stereo microphone that lets you easily record two tracks of high-resolution audio in the palm of your hand. Songwriters will appreciate unlimited overdubbing for building songs layer by layer, while filmmakers and podcast producers will enjoy the H1n's ability to capture clean, distortion-free speech.
Like other H-Series Handy recorders such as the H5 and H6, you can hold it in your hand, attach it to a mic stand or tripod, or mount it to a camera (shoe mount available separately). Springing from the foundation of the original H1, the H1n packs an array of workflow and performance upgrades into a rugged body that's more than ready to meet the varied demands of videographers, musical artists, podcasters, and more. From its plentiful battery life to its multiple audio-enhancing functions, the H1n is well equipped for tracking live performances, rehearsals, and demos, or for recording sound effects, interviews, and ambience. It can supply plug-in power for a condenser lavalier mic, or accept a direct line-level connection from a mixer or wireless receiver. No matter the source, selectable auto-recording and pre-recording ensure that you'll never miss the start of a take.
What's New on the H1n
- Operability is simplified via one-touch buttons, a dedicated gain dial, and an improved display.
- A built-in limiter protects against distortion caused by overloads.
- Auto-record, pre-record, and self-timer functions enhance your workflow and prevent cutting off the start of recordings.
- Unlimited overdubbing allows layering new performances on an existing recording.
- Playback speed is adjustable for transcribing, studying, and learning pieces of music or quickly scanning through long takes.
- An integrated tone generator makes it easy to calibrate your H1n and camera audio levels.
- Two AAA batteries (alkaline, NiMH, or lithium) can power the H1n, whereas the H1 utilized one alkaline or NiMH AA battery.
- Additional protection around the microphones inhibits extraneous noises caused by physical contact with the capsules.
Zoom H1n 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Microphone
Number of Tracks 2 Max Sample Rate/Resolution 96 kHz / 24-Bit Microphone Built-In Cardioid Condenser Stereo Pair, X/Y Configuration Built-In Speaker Yes, 500 mW Mono Display 1.25" / 3.17 cm Monochrome LCD (Backlit) Memory Card Support microSD, microSDHC (Up to 32 GB) Internal Storage None
Audio File Formats BWF, MP3, WAV Sample Rates WAV:
44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz
Bit Depth 24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)
32-Bit (Internal DSP)
Bit Rates 48 to 320 kb/s Signal Processing Auto Gain, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter Timecode Support No Recording Time WAV 44.1 kHz/16-Bit:
1 Hr 34 Mins per GB (Stereo)
WAV 48 kHz/24-Bit:
57.5 Mins per GB (Stereo)
WAV 96 kHz/24-Bit:
28.5 Mins per GB (Stereo)
MP3 128 kb/s:
17 Hrs 21.5 Mins per GB (Stereo)
MP3 256 kb/s:
8 Hrs 40.5 Mins per GB (Stereo)
MP3 320 kb/s:
6 Hrs 56.5 Mins per GB (Stereo)
Analog I/O 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line/Mic Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone/Line Output
Digital I/O None Phantom Power None Plug-In Power Yes, 2.5 V Host Connection 1 x Micro-USB (USB 2.0)
Gain Range X/Y Mic Capsule:
Up to +39 dB
Up to +39 dB
Headphone Output Power 20 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms Impedance Mic/Line Inputs:
Microphone Max SPL 120 dB SPL
Power Options Batteries Battery Type 2 x AAA (Included) Approximate Battery Life WAV 44.1 kHz/16-Bit:
10 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels)
AC/DC Power Adapter 5 VDC at 1 A (Not Included)
Mounting Options 1/4"-20 Female Dimensions 2 x 1.3 x 5.4" / 50 x 32 x 137.5 mm Weight 2.1 oz / 60 g
- Speech, Sound Effects & Music Recording
- Onboard Stereo Mic, Built-In Speaker
- 3.5mm Mic/Line Input with Plug-In Power
- Simple Layout of Common Controls
- Records in WAV up to 96 kHz
- 3.5mm Line/Headphone Output
- Auto-Record & Pre-Record Functions
- Battery Life up to 10 Hours
- Supports microSDHC Cards up to 32GB
- Auto-Level, Limiter & Low-Cut Filter