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Zoom H1n 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Microphone (Black)

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Zoom H1n 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Microphone (Black)
Key Features
  • 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
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.
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Zoom H1n Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2What's New on the H1n
  • 3Simple Layout of Common Controls
  • 4Onboard Stereo Microphone
  • 53.5mm Microphone/Line Input with Plug-In Power
  • 6Powered via AAA Batteries or AC Adapter
  • 7Rugged and Portable, Handheld or Mounted
  • 8Signal Processing Adds Sonic Polish
  • 9Special Recording Functions
  • 10Tone Generator for Calibrating Levels
  • 11Includes Audio Software
  • 12Overdub Unlimited Layers
  • 13microSD Card Recording and Audio Interface Functionality
  • 143.5mm Output for Hookup to a Camera or Headphones

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.
Simple Layout of Common Controls
The H1n's front panel is arranged to ensure simple, straightforward access to its most commonly used controls—transport buttons for record, play/pause, stop, back, and forward operations, one-touch buttons for the low-cut filter, limiter, and auto-level functions, and a large gain knob (clearly labeled from 0 to 10). Of course, the selectable Auto Level mode makes setup even faster by automatically adjusting the input level according to the input signal.

For added safety, the power switch offers a hold position that disables all front-panel buttons to prevent accidental operation during recording. Day or night, view vital information such as audio levels, recording time, battery status, and more on the 1.25" monochrome backlit LCD.
Onboard Stereo Microphone
Record in true stereo without external microphones; the H1n is outfitted with an onboard stereo microphone that provides clear, phase-accurate capture. The capsules are arranged in a classic 90° X/Y configuration for a tight stereo image. With nothing more than the H1n, you're set to record speech, practice sessions, concerts, or ambient and environmental sounds—even intensely loud ones up to 120 dB!
3.5mm Microphone/Line Input with Plug-In Power
Thanks to a 3.5mm stereo mini-jack input that supplies 2.5V plug-in power, the H1n can accommodate an external condenser microphone such as a clip-on lavalier for crisp, close-miked speech reproduction. Plugging in an external source to the 3.5mm jack overrides the onboard mic input, so no manual input selection is required. Since the 3.5mm input also supports line-level signal, you can route the output of a wireless microphone receiver into the H1n.
Powered via AAA Batteries or AC Adapter
Power the H1n via two AAA batteries, or plug it into a wall outlet with an AD-17 AC adapter (available separately). Alkaline batteries can keep the H1n recording the onboard X/Y mic at 16-bit / 44.1 kHz resolution for up to 10 hours. When using the H1n as an audio interface, USB bus powering is possible.
Rugged and Portable, Handheld or Mounted
The compact, durable, ergonomic body lends itself naturally to being handheld or stashed in a pocket. Should you need to mount it on a mic stand or tripod, a threaded hole on the back of the H1n obviates the need for stand adapters. Obtain a hot shoe adapter (available separately) to attach the H1n directly to a DSLR.
Signal Processing Adds Sonic Polish
The H1n's onboard effects allow you to add polish to your recordings. The limiter can prevent distortion by controlling input signals that have excessively high levels, while a low-cut filter helps eliminate wind noise, blowing, and other kinds of low-frequency rumble. Also, you can adjust playback speed and choose from multiple tone-enhancing sound effects.
Special Recording Functions
The H1n offers selectable recording functions designed to prevent you from accidentally missing the start of a performance. By keeping the previous two seconds of audio whenever you press the record button, the pre-record option ensures that you'll never cut off the beginning of a great take. Auto-record can automatically start recording when a user-set sound level is detected, making it great for voice-activated recording. You can even set a timer to make the H1n automatically start recording after up to 10 seconds.
Tone Generator for Calibrating Levels
An internal tone generator makes it easy to calibrate your H1n and camera audio levels. When the H1n is connected to a DSLR camera or other external device, a test tone can be played to match their output levels.
Includes Audio Software
The H1n comes with free download licenses for Steinberg's Cubase LE music production software and WaveLab LE audio editing software, representing a complete audio production toolkit.
Overdub Unlimited Layers
Not only can the H1n record two channels at up to 24-bit / 96 kHz resolution, but it also supports unlimited overdubbing for layering new sounds over existing recordings. Since a new file is created and the original file is left unchanged, you can overdub without worrying about mistakes.
microSD Card Recording and Audio Interface Functionality
Maximize portability by recording directly to a separately available microSD/microSDHC card (up to 32GB capacity). A 4GB card will yield approximately over six hours of 16-bit / 44.1 kHz stereo recording time using the BWF-compliant WAV format for uncompressed audio quality and industry-standard file compatibility.

Alternatively, use the H1n as a 2-in/2-out USB 2.0 audio interface at up to 16-bit / 48 kHz. The USB port also enables the H1n to be used as a card reader for fast file transfers.
3.5mm Output for Hookup to a Camera or Headphones
The 3.5mm line/headphone mini-jack output features a dedicated volume control, making it capable of feeding your camera/DSLR or a pair of headphones. For quick playback reference, a built-in monophonic speaker is presented on the bottom of the front panel.
UPC: 884354018191

Zoom H1n Specs

Portable Recorder
Number of Tracks2
Maximum Sampling Rate96 kHz / 24-Bit
MicrophoneBuilt-In Cardioid Condenser Stereo Pair, X/Y Configuration
Built-In SpeakerYes, 500 mW Mono
Display1.25" / 3.17 cm Monochrome LCD (Backlit)
Memory Card SupportmicroSD, microSDHC (Up to 32 GB)
Internal StorageNone
Recording
Audio File FormatsBWF, MP3, WAV
Sample RatesWAV:
44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz
Bit Depth24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)
32-Bit (Internal DSP)
Bit Rates48 to 320 kb/s
Signal Processing & FXAuto Gain, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter
Timecode SupportNo
Recording TimeWAV 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)
Connectivity
Analog I/O1 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/ONone
Phantom PowerNone
Plug-In PowerYes, 2.5 V
Host Connection1 x Micro-USB (2.0)
Performance
Gain/Trim RangeX/Y Mic Capsule:
Up to +39 dB
Mic/Line Inputs:
Up to +39 dB
Headphone Output Power20 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
ImpedanceMic/Line Inputs:
≥2 Kilohms
Line Outputs:
≥10 Kilohms
Microphone Max SPL120 dB SPL
Power
Power OptionsBattery
Battery Type2 x AAA (Not Included)
Approximate Battery LifeWAV 44.1 kHz/16-Bit:
10 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels)
AC/DC Power Adapter5 VDC at 1 A (Not Included)
Physical
Mounting Options1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions2 x 1.3 x 5.4" / 50 x 32 x 137.5 mm
Weight2.1 oz / 60 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.6 x 4.3 x 1.7"

Zoom H1n Reviews

Audio recorder

By Naomi
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-07

Simple to use, works fine

Improve request

By Tim
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-18

A 192khz 24bit be audio capture would be an improvement and a sdxc up to 4tb and A rechargeable battery up 3 days of single charge

Great deal

By Caleb
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-12

Has withstood the competition over the years, still records great sound. I use it in a fixed environment and in the field as well, love the results. I use it with my H8 and mix the recording together and get great sound.

Great deal

By Caleb
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-12

The sound recorded by the H1n is very clean. I use it in a fixed setting and in the field and am satisfied with the results. I have an h8 as well and integrate my recordings together and get great sound from both. Great product that has withstood time, can still record great sound.

More Than Pleased

By Frank
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-08

I bought the H1n mainly for recording some things off another device. I was hoping with the input it has that I would get clean audio and I am more than pleased with the quality of the sound it recorded. I recorded in the .wav format so the files are quite large but for my use that is fine since the quality is so good. The H1n picks up the highs and lows very well. I can't say how it records in the traditional microphone way because I haven't used it that way but I can only assume that it would do quite well. Are there better recorders out there? I'm sure there are but for the price this does very well.

Reliable and great quality.

By Josh
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-28

This is a perfect beginner and intermedite hand recorder that does the job and then some. Having the ability to use the 2 way built in mic inputs or a lav mic is awesome. Perfect for run and gun shooting.

Impressed with sound and features

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-07

Bought this for a specific purpose to record my daughters band playing on a float in a parade. Last year filmed them with GoPro attached to trailer but the audio was terrible. Found a good place to mount the H1n at the front of the trailer and let it record the whole time. Was very pleased with the sound quality that it produced which I used for the audio track of the recording. For next show (will be stationary) I plan to compare with the external mic that I use with my DSLR to record their shows.

Awesome

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-19

Great product

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question

When you use the HOLD on the Zoom H1n, will it prevent the rotary dial from changing the input level?I have FOUR Zoom H1 recorders and use them to record with lav mics. I plug the lav into the Zoom H1, set the record level, start recording, then use the HOLD function and the recorder gets put into a pocket, etc. I'd hate to have the input level change because the knob gets moved while in someone's pocket.Also, I wish it was USB-C instead of microUSB, but that's not a big issue.The other thing I've really been wishing for in the Zoom H1 recorder is a SAFETY TRACK , so when I'm recording with a lav mic (which is mono), the LEFT channel will record at the level I set, and the RIGHT channel will be a few dB lower; allowing me to rescue anything that may have clipped. Basically asynchronous input levels, since I don't really need stereo for a lav mic.
Asked by: Jared
The Hold setting does not prevent the audio dial from adjusting the volume, unfortunately
Answered by: Christopher G.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Does it record every touch when use internal mic? That was a big disadvantage of H1. Is it fixed now?
Asked by: Vadim
You mean he is very sensitive and you hear anything that touches him? If this is your question, it is solved with a windshield or by removing the auto option. and using it in manual
Answered by: Carlos
Date published: 2022-06-01

Are the built in microphones on this unit better ...

Are the built in microphones on this unit better than the one's on the original H1?
Asked by: Danny
never owning the H1 I can say the the microphones on the H1n are very good.
Answered by: Bob
Date published: 2019-01-16

Has anyone tried using the Countryman B3 lav mic ...

Has anyone tried using the Countryman B3 lav mic with this? Any issues?
Asked by: Mike
Great unit use it often. Use as a lav mic then mic in production. Good sound even outdoors. It’s sensitive so watch your volume on recording. I have two and alway work well.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2022-08-23

question

The previous model H1N fails to keep the date and time once the batteries are removed. It also tends to drain the batteries when sitting on the shelf for even a few days. Does the new one fix this issue at all? Its annoying to have to change the batteries/set the date and time every time I use the device.
Asked by: Nicolas
I don't know about retaining the date and time if the batteries are removed, but I have not noticed any battery drain while the units are on the shelf. I have had two H1n's since May 2020 and have sent them out to interviewees for "in person" sound may times, with intervals on the shelf between sending them out. Even considering the interviewing time, battery drain has been minimal.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-08-23

What is the minimum and maximum frequency ...

What is the minimum and maximum frequency response for this recorder?
Asked by: Nicole
Approx. 20Hz to 20kHz.
Answered by: Zoom Customer Support
Date published: 2020-08-10

How do you name files

How do you name files
Asked by: PC
Just remove the mini sd card, insert it into the computer of your choice, then name your file.
Answered by: Craig
Date published: 2019-06-12

question

Can you connect this to the iPhone ?
Asked by: Calin
I have an iPhone 11 Pro (lightning adapter, no audio jack). For video, I used the Zoom USB cable to plug into the Apple Camera dongle (USB adapter to Lightning connector) to plug into the phone. On the Zoom, select "iOS" as the interface and the iPHone will use the Zoom as the mic instead of the phone mic.
Answered by: Neal
Date published: 2022-08-26
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