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Zoom H1essential 32-Bit Float Stereo Recorder Standard


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Effortless audio recording with 32-bit float technology.

The H1essential 32-bit float stereo recorder from Zoom makes capturing pristine audio easier than ever. With innovative 32-bit float recording, the H1essential records every subtle nuance without you needing to adjust levels. Just hit record and let the H1essential do the work to capture flawless takes every time.

Record in Complete Clarity With 32-Bit Float

This handheld recorder captures audio with stunning realism and precision, freeing you from worrying about clipping or distorted levels. The H1essential detects and records the faintest sounds up to 120dB SPL, preserving all the dynamic range and detail for post-production. With 32-bit float, you can finally record live performances, band practices, song ideas and more without compromise.

Designed for Accessibility

An incredibly thoughtful design feature of the H1essential is the audible menu system for visually impaired creators. Navigate through the simple interface using the built-in speaker or headphones. Menu descriptions are available in English, Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Italian and Chinese. Whether you want to review recordings or change settings, the H1essential makes audio recording accessible to more creators.

Advanced Features Enhance Your Workflow

Despite its compact size, the H1essential is packed with useful tools to aid your creative process. Overdubbing allows you to layer tracks while listening to previously recorded parts. The playback speed control stretches or compresses your recordings for analyzing solos and riffs. You can even use the H1essential as a USB mic and interface while simultaneously recording to the SD card. The possibilities are endless with the H1essential 32-bit float stereo recorder.

For effortlessly capturing studio-quality sound on the go, the feature-rich H1essential is the perfect companion for musicians, podcasters, filmmakers and all creators. Join the 32-bit float revolution today.

  • Channels: 2 (Built-in XY mic)
  • Mic Type: Unidirectional
  • Sensitivity: -37dB, 1kHz at 1 Pa
  • Max SPL Input: 120dB SPL
  • Connectors: 1/8” stereo mini jack
  • Input Impedance: 2kΩ or higher
  • Maximum Input Level: XLR- +4dBu TRS- +24dBu
  • Plug-in Power: 2.5V supported
  • Output Impedance: 10 kohm or more
  • Built-in Speaker: 1W/8 ohm mono speaker
  • Recording Media: 4-32GB microSDHC cards, 64GB-1TB microSDXC cards
  • Formats: 44.1/48/96kHz, 32-bit float, mono/stereo
  • Display: LCD
  • Sampling Rate: 48kHz
  • Bit Rate: 24-bit depth
  • Channels: 2 in/2 out
  • Power: 2 AAA batteries


  • 32-bit float bit depth for high dynamic range
  • Records in WAV and MP3 formats
  • Built-in stereo condenser microphones
  • XLR/TRS combo input jacks for external microphones