Likely to appeal to journalists and users in educational environments, the H1 Handy Recorder has a lightweight and compact design, allowing for single-handed operation, while menu-free operation and manual slide-switches provide uncomplicated selection of recording format, low-cut filter and level adjustment. The onboard, directional, stereo, condenser microphones are configured in an X/Y pattern.
Recordings are made to micro SD or SDHC cards as either linear PCM WAV files at up to 24-bit, 96kHz or in MP3 format to maximise recording times. If no micro SD card is inserted, one audio file of up to 35 seconds can be recorded using the built-in memory. The maximum file size of any one recording is limited to 2GB
An external microphone can be connected and 'plug-in' power is provided via a 3.5mm, 3-pole, stereo jack socket. This input also accepts stereo line-level, which can be used to capture audio from analogue sources such as cassette decks and record players. A 3.5mm, 3-pole, jack socket provides line/headphone output. The built-in mono loudspeaker can be used to check recordings. A USB2.0 (Mini-B type) socket is provided for transfer of audio files to PC or Mac.
A single AA alkaline battery gives up to 10 hours of continuous operation; or an optional AC adapter may be used. The H1 can also operate on USB bus power when the card-reader function is activated.
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