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Zoom_H1_Handy_Recorder_450Zoom has announced that its authorised dealers in the United States are taking pre-orders for the “highly anticipated” H1 Handy Recorder. It’s Zoom’s smallest recorder yet, and features the same mic capsules as its H2 – the most popular handheld recorder in the world, according to the company – along with a stylish, pocket-sized design.

The H1 features two onboard microphones configured in an X/Y pattern, for “stunning stereo imaging depth and clarity”.

“Delivering crystal clear 24-bit/96kHz stereo recordings, the H1 is perfect for music, songwriting, interviews, lectures, recitals, band practice and more,” said a spokesman. 

A newly designed user interface also puts all the H1’s functions “at your fingertips”, with on-board buttons for track marker, auto record, low cut filter, level and volume controls (see image below).

The H1 records on microSD cards and comes with a 2GB microSD card. Using a 32GB microSDHC card allows over 50 hours of recording time at 16-bit/44.1 kHz.

Pre-ordered H1s will ship to customers on August 20, the same day they’ll be available in shops. The device sells for around $99.

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