Zoom H4essential

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Zoom H4essentials 4-Track Handy Recorder

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Product Description

Zoom H4essential

With four tracks, 32-bit float recording, advanced X/Y mics and 2 XLR/TRS inputs, creators have more ways to record their music, podcasts, and audio-for-video.

Key Features

  • 4-track 32-bit float recorder with Dual A/D Converters
  • Clip-free recording with no need to set gain
  • Records up to 96kHZ sample rate
  • Color LCD Screen
  • 130 dB SPL XY Mic
  • 2 XLR/TRS combo inputs with locking connector
  • 3.5mm mic/line input for lavalier mics and line-level sources
  • Built-in mixer to adjust each track’s audio level
  • Built-in speaker for quick reference playback
  • 3.5mm line output for headphones or to connect to a camera
  • Voice Guidance accessibility for the visually impaired
  • 32-bit Float audio interface for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices via USB-C port
  • Use as an interface and record to SD card simultaneously
  • Using the BTA-1* Bluetooth Adapter, sync with wireless timecode devices via Bluetooth
  • Use the BTA-1* Bluetooth Adapter to pair with the H4essential Control App for iOS
  • Record to SD cards up to 1TB
  • 10 hours of battery life on AA battery (2x) or USB-C Bus Power

More Dynamic Range

With 32-bit float recording, you never have to adjust levels. The H4essential captures every nuance of your sound, ensuring high-quality, clip-free audio in every take.

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The Essential Series was designed with Accessibility for the blind and visually impaired. Navigate the menu with audible descriptions through the built-in speaker or headphones. Creators can choose English, Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Italian or Chinese.*

* To use a language other then English, please visit Support and Downloads.

Sound Pressure Level

The 2 XLR/TRS combo inputs feature Zoom’s ultra-clean preamps that supports phantom power and +4dBu professional line level input. The onboard X/Y microphones can capture sound up to a thunderous 130 dB SPL, equivalent to a rock concert.

Record and Stream

Stream in 32-bit float while simultaneously recording to an SD card. When connected to a PC, Mac, iOS, or Android device using the USB-C port, the H4essential can be used as a 4-in/2-out audio interface.

Mix, Monitor, Record

Use the built-in mixer to easily adjust each track’s audio level. It also has a waveform display so you can see your audio as it records.

Essentials For Creators

Big Stage Sound For Musicians

The H4essential is perfect for recording music. With 2 XLR/TRS inputs and the stereo X/Y microphones it’s easy to record live shows, rehearsals and songs.

Location Sound

The XLR inputs can be used to capture on-set dialogue and audio for sound design. The onboard X/Y microphones are perfect for recording ambience.

For Interviews and Podcasts

Podcasters can use the H4essential’s XLR inputs with external mics for one-on-one conversations and the X/Y mics for interviews on the go.

Pair With Your iOS Device

Use the BTA-1* Bluetooth Adapter to pair with your iOS device to remotely hit record, adjust your mix, view your waveforms, and change settings.

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Bluetooth Timecode

With the BTA-1* Bluetooth Adapter you can also pair with Bluetooth timecode devices for audio and video sync.

Premium Features

Soft Touch Controls

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Recording and rotary controls have been designed to allow for quiet operation.

Built-In Speaker

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You can use the built-in speaker to listen to your recordings for quick reference.

Now In Color

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The new full-colour LCD screen makes it easy to navigate through the H4essential’s menu and functions.

In and Out

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Use the 3.5mm line output for headphones or to connect to a camera. The H4essential also features a 3.5mm mic/line input.

Advanced XY Mics

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The onboard X/Y microphones capture crystal clear audio up to 130 dB SPL.

High Capacity Storage

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The H4essential supports SDXC cards up to 1TB to record hours and hours of audio.

General Specifications

INPUT AND OUTPUT CHANNELS

InputsBuilt-in mic (stereo)1
XLR/TRS2
MIC/LINE IN1
OutputsHeadphones1
Built-in speaker (mono)1

INPUTS

Built-in mic90º XY stereo format
DirectionalityUnidirectional
Sensitivity–43 dB/1 Pa at 1 kHz
Maximum sound pressure input130 dB SPL
INPUT1-2ConnectorXLR/TRS combo jacks ×2
(XLR:2 HOT TRS:TIP HOT)
Input gainAdjustment unnecessary
Input impedanceMIC: 3.8 kΩ or more
LINE: 39 kΩ or more
Maximum input levelMIC: +4 dBu
LINE: +24 dBu
Phantom power+48 V
Channel total 10 mA or less
Equivalent input noiseMIC: -120 dBu or less(IHF-A) @150 Ω input
LINE: -95 dBu or less(IHF-A) @600 Ω input
MIC/LINE INConnectorStereo mini jack
(supports plug-in power)Input gainAdjustment unnecessary
Input impedance2 kΩ or more

OUTPUTS

HeadphonesConnectorStereo mini jack
Maximum output level20 mW + 20 mW(into 32 Ω load)
Output impedance15 Ω or less
Built-in speakerType20 x 30mm elliptical dynamic speaker
Effective maximum output250mW

RECORDER

Maximum simultaneous recording tracks4
Maximum simultaneous playback tracks4
Recording formatsWAV
44.1/48/96 kHz,
32-bit float mono/stereo
BWF and iXML formats supported
Recording media4-32GB cards compatible with the microSDHC specification
64GB–1TB cards compatible with the microSDXC specification

DISPLAY

2.0-inch full-color LCD360 x 240

USB

ConnectorUSB Type-C
• Use a USB cable that supports data transfer.
Audio InterfaceUSB 2.0 High Speed
Input and output channels4 in / 2 out (Multi)
2 in / 2 out (Stereo)
Sampling frequency44.1/48/96 kHz (AIF only)
44.1/48 kHz (AIF + onboard recording)
Bit depth24-bit, 32-bit float
File transferUSB 2.0 High Speed

REMOTE

Dedicated wireless adapterZOOM BTA-1

POWER

2 AA batteriesAlkaline, lithium or rechargeable NiMH batteries
AC AdapterZOOM AD-17:DC 5V / 1 A
• USB bus power is supported.

ESTIMATED CONTINUOUS OPERATION TIMES USING BATTERIES : 2-track recording (built-in XY mic)

Alkaline batteriesAbout 9 hours
NiMH batteries (1900 mAh)About 9 hours
Lithium batteriesAbout 19 hours

48 kHz/32-bit float, phantom power off, no headphones, no remote, display power saving on, display brightness at Medium
• These values are approximate.
• Continuous battery operation times were determined using in-house testing methods.They will vary greatly according to use conditions.

ESTIMATED CONTINUOUS OPERATION TIMES USING BATTERIES : 4-track recording (built-in XY mic with INPUT 1-2)

Alkaline batteriesAbout 2 hours 30 minutes
NiMH batteries (1900 mAh)About 4 hours
Lithium batteriesAbout 8 hours

48 kHz/32-bit float, phantom power off, headphones used (33Ω load), no remote, display power saving on, display brightness at Medium
• These values are approximate.
• Continuous battery operation times were determined using in-house testing methods.They will vary greatly according to use conditions.

ESTIMATED CONTINUOUS OPERATION TIMES USING BATTERIES : 4-track recording (plug-in power mic with INPUT 1-2)

Alkaline batteriesAbout 40 minutes
NiMH batteries (1900 mAh)About 1 hour 30 minutes
Lithium batteriesAbout 3 hours 30 minutes

48 kHz/32-bit float, phantom power off, headphones used (33Ω load), no remote, display power saving on, display brightness at Medium
• These values are approximate.
• Continuous battery operation times were determined using in-house testing methods.They will vary greatly according to use conditions.

Power consumption3 W maximum
Dimensions66.9 mm (W) × 156.1 mm (D) × 38.0 mm (H)
Weight (including batteries)243 g

Note: 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms