Like all Zoom recorders, the H1's onboard
microphones are configured in an X/Y
pattern for stunning stereo imaging.
Because both mics are arranged on the same
axis, they are equidistant from the sound
source for perfect localization and no
phase shifting. The result is great stereo
recordings with natural depth and accurate
The H1's built-in directional microphones
focus on the sound being recorded. Unlike
omnidirectional microphones, which pick up
sound all around indiscriminately, the H1
mics ignore the unwanted noise behind
The H1 can record linear PCM (WAV) files
at 24-bit/96 kHz, which far exceeds CD
quality, allowing the delicate
reverberations of natural sounds and
acoustic instruments to be recorded
faithfully. The H1 can also record in MP3
format to maximize the recording time.
These formats are perfect for the web
posting or e-mailing to your fans.