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H1Quick Start Guide
Part names and functions• Parts of the unit• Screen indications
1 Line/headphones output jack Outputs sound to headphones or external equipment.
2 Volume adjustment buttons Use to adjust the output level.
3 microSD card slot Insert a microSD or microSDHC card here for use with the unit.
4 LO CUT switch Use to turn the low cut lter (noise reduction) ON or OFF.
5 AUTO LEVEL switch Use to turn automatic recording level adjustment ON or OFF.
6 REC FORMAT switch Use to select the recording format.
7 Tripod mount Attach a tripod here to use the unit in a xed position.
8 Battery compartment cover Install one AA battery under here.
9 Stereo microphone Record sound in stereo in a 90º eld in front of the unit.
10 Recording/peak indicator This lights during recording and blinks rapidly if the input signal
is too loud (peak detection).
11 Liquid crystal display (LCD) This shows various information.
12 Record button Use to start and stop recording, and to conrm le deletion, for
13 Built-in speaker (mono) Use to listen to recordings when not using the line/headphones
14 Mic/line input jack Connect and record another device or microphone here. Mics
that require plug-in power can be used with this jack.
15 Input level buttons Use to adjust the recording level manually.
16 Fast forward button During playback, use to select les and to fast forward. On the
home screen, use to set the recording format.
17 Play button Use to start and stop le playback. On the home screen, use to
add track marks.
18 Fast reverse button During playback, use to select files and fast reverse. On the
home screen, use to set the recording format.
19 Delete button Use to erase les that are not needed.
20 Power button Turn the power ON/OFF. Set to HOLD to disable other keys.
21 USB jack Connect to a computer to power the unit by USB or to trans-
fer les between the computer and the card in the unit.
1 Level meters These show input and output levels.
2 File/format information This area shows the recording format and the recording date
and le number of the playing le.
3 Battery level indicator This shows the remaining battery charge. It does not appear
when power is being supplied by USB.
4 Time display This shows the remaining recordable time of the inserted
microSD card, the playback time or the name of a le that is
about to be erased, for example.
5 Status indicators These show the current operating state. • Parts of the unit• Screen indications
Items included with this product• H1 unit• One AA battery (to test the unit)• Quick Start Guide (this manual)• microSD card (2 GB)
5FCC regulation warning (for the U.S.A.)
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.•
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that •
to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.• For EU Countries
Declaration of Conformity:
This product complies with the requirements of
EMC Directive 2004/108/EG and
Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/ECSafety and Operation Precautions must be read before using the unit.
Safety and Operation PrecautionsThis indicates that if a user ignores this warning and handles the device incorrectly, serious injury or death could result.
This indicates that if a user ignores this caution and handles
the device incorrectly, bodily injury or damage to equipment could occur.WarningCautionObserve the following precautions to use this unit safely.• Power and batteries Use only the ZOOM AD-17 (DC5V 1A) USB-connection type AC • adapter (sold separately).
Unplug the AC adapter when the unit will not be used for a long time.• This unit cannot recharge batteries. • Carefully read the precautions of batteries before using them. •
When using a battery, insert one commercially-available alkaline or • NiMH AA battery with the correct orientation.
Remove the battery from the unit if it will not be used for a long time.• • Operation environmentAvoid using the unit in the following types of places, because doing so could cause malfunction. Places that become extremely hot or cold• Near heating devices or other sources of heat•
Places that are extremely humid or where the unit could become wet• Sandy or dusty places• Places with frequent vibrations• • HandlingDo not disassemble or modify this device. Doing so could cause injury or malfunction. ZOOM Corporation will not take responsibility for malfunctions resulting from disassembly or modication.Do not apply excessive force to switches and other controls. Use of excessive force, dropping, bumping and other shocks could break the unit.
CautionYou might need this Quick Start Guide in the future. Always keep it in a place where you can access it easily.
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation (USA). Macintosh and Mac OS are registered trade-
marks or trademarks of Apple Inc. in the USA and other countries. The microSD and microSDHC logos
are trademarks. Other product names, registered trademarks and company names in this document are
the properties of their respective companies.
• MPEG Layer-3 audio compression technology has been licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Sisvel S.p.A.
• Recording concerts, lectures and other events without the permission of the rights-holders is illegal.
The contents of this document and the specications of the product could be changed without warning.
Upgrading the rmwareUpgrade the rmware version when necessary
2. While pressing , slide the power switch to start the unit in version upgrade mode. The version currently used by the unit and the upgrade ver-sion are shown on the screen alternately.
3. If the version upgrade shown is the one desired, press the button to open a conrmation screen. Press again to start the upgrade.
MEMOCheck the rmware version when the unit is starting up. Version 1.00 is shown as “1/00,” for example.
1. Copy the rmware upgrade le to the microSD card. • The latest version of the rmware can be downloaded from our web site (www.zoom.co.jp).
Note: Use alkaline or NiMH batteries.• Inserting the battery
Note: Use alkaline or NiMH batteries.
Open the case
here and then in-
sert the battery.
Connecting with a computerWith this unit’s power off, connect it to a computer running Windows or Macintosh OS using a USB cable. This allows the unit to be used as a microSD card reader.Files recorded to the microSD card are saved in the “FOLDER01” subfolder inside the “STEREO” folder on the card. If a le has been recorded to the unit’s built-in memory when a microSD card was not in the unit, that le will be saved in the “BLT-IN” subfolder inside the “STEREO” folder.Connect