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Zoom F8n MultiTrack Field Recorder


The Zoom F8n is an 8-channel/10-track field audio recorder/mixer. With features such as Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters, Zoom AutoMix™, and mic/line options for both XLR and TRS inputs, the F8n is the next generation of professional field recording.


    • Zoom F8n Product Features:

      Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters

      The F8n is equipped with Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters that provide overload protection no matter what comes your way. By adding a 1 millisecond delay, the limiters “look ahead” anticipating clipping before it’s recorded. Limiting is applied to each of the 8 channels simultaneously at full resolution, with 10 to 20 dB of headroom to ensure pristine audio on every take. (US Patent 10033344)

      Note: Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters cannot be used when 192 kHz sampling is selected.

      Mic Preamps

      The F8n features a super-low noise floor (−127 dBu EIN) and high gain (up to 75 dB). Mic/line levels are selectable for both XLR and TRS inputs.

      Zoom AutoMix™

      Meet your new assistant sound editor, the Zoom AutoMix™. This smart software automatically adjusts the levels of your mix to reduce the amount of ambient sound, so you can focus on what really matters – capturing a well-balanced mix.

      Note: Zoom AutoMix™ cannot be used when 192 kHz sampling is selected.

      State-Of-The-Art Time Code

      The F8n utilizes a Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) that generates time code at 0.2 ppm accuracy, enabling rock-solid syncing of audio and video. When powered off, the F8n will maintain up to 0.2 ppm accuracy. Time code I/O is provided on BNC connectors.

      Features:

      • 8-channel/10-track field audio recorder/mixer
      • 8 discrete inputs with locking Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors
      • Compact and lightweight aluminum chassis, weighing just 2 pounds (without batteries)
      • High quality mic preamps with up to 75 dB gain and less than -127 dBu EIN
      • Switchable +4dB inputs with mic/line options for both XLR and TRS
      • Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters
      • Zoom AutoMix™ software
      • Support for up to 24-bit/192 kHz recording, and 44.1 kHz, plus 47.952 kHz/48.048 kHz for HD video compatibility;
      • 16-/24-bit resolution
      • Accurate Time Code (0.2 ppm when on and up to 0.2 ppm when powered off) I/O on standard BNC connectors; dropframe/non-drop formats with Jam Sync
      • Three different power supply options: 8x AA batteries, external DC battery pack with Hirose connector, or 12V AC adapter (AA’s and DC battery pack not included)
      • Dedicated gain control knob, 6-segment LED level meter, and PFL/Solo switch for each channel
      • High pass filter, phase invert, and Mid-Side decoder
      • Input delay of up to 30 msec per channel / output delay of up to 10 frames per output
      • Compatible with Zoom microphone capsules; optional extender cable enables remote positioning
      • Dual mini-XLR (TA3) balanced Main Outs plus ⅛" stereo mini-jack Sub Out
      • Dedicated headphone output (100 mW) with front panel volume control
      • 2.4" full-color backlit LCD with monochromatic mode
      • Dedicated PFL display with viewable trim settings
      • Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots, up to 512 GB each
      • Records in BWF-compliant WAV or MP3 file formats
      • Support for extensive metadata (BWF and iXML); input time, date, project, scene number, etc.
      • Built-in slate mic/slate tone with front panel switch
      • Use as an 8-in/4-out USB audio interface (@ 96 kHz)
      • Free Zoom F8 Control App for iOS allows wireless remote control, file renaming, and metadata entry

      Here's what comes included with the F8n:

      • Zoom AD-19 12V AC Adapter
      • Cubase LE and WaveLab LE download codes
      • Operation manual

      Optional Accessories

      • PCF-8n Field Bag
      • PCF-4 Field Bag
      • ECM-3 Mic Capsule Extender Cable
      • ECM-6 Mic Capsule Extender Cable
      • XYH-5 X/Y Mic Capsule
      • XYH-6 X/Y Mic Capsule
      • MSH-6 Mid-Side Mic Capsule
      • SGH-6 Shotgun Mic Capsule
      • SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun Mic Capsule
      • EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Input Capsule
      • CMF-8 Camera Mounting Bracket
      • TXF-8 TA3 to XLR Cables
      • F-Control : FRC-8 F-series Remote Controller

    • Zoom F8n Technical Specifications:

      RECORDING MEDIA

      Dual SD card slots supports::

      16MB–2GB SD cards, 4GB–32GB SDHC cards and 64GB–512GB SDXC cards

      INPUTS 1-8

      Connectors:

      XLR/TRS combo jacks (XLR: 2 hot, TRS: TIP hot)

      INPUT SOURCE SET TO MIC

      Input gain:

      +10 – +75 dB

      Input impedance:

      2 kΩ

      Maximum input level:

      +14 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)

      Phantom power:

      +24/+48V 10mA maximum for each channel

      INPUT SOURCE SET TO LINE

      Input gain:

      -10 – +55 dB

      Input impedance:

      2.6 kΩ

      Maximum input level:

      +24 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)

      INPUTS: ADDITIONAL INFO

      Equivalent input noise:

      −127 dBu or less (A-weighted, +75dB input gain, 150Ω input)

      Frequency characteristics:

      10 Hz – 80 kHz +0.5dB/−1dB (192kHz sampling rate)

      A/D dynamic range:

      120 dB typ (−60dBFS input, A-weighted)

      Crosstalk:

      −90 dB or less (between adjacent channels, 1kHz)

      MIC IN:

      ZOOM mic capsule input (use disables Inputs 1/2)

      SLATE MIC:

      Built-in mic for voice memos can be assigned to tracks freely

      OUTPUTS : MAIN OUT 1/2

      Connectors:

      TA3 connectors, balanced output (2: hot)

      Output impedance:

      150 Ω or less

      Reference output level:

      −10 dBV (normal output level), +4 dBu (Output Level: Line), 1 kHz, 600Ω load

      Maximum output level:

      +10 dBV (normal output level), +24 dBu (Output Level: Line), 1 kHz, 600Ω load

      OUTPUTS: SUB OUT 1/2

      Connector:

      3.5mm stereo mini unbalanced output jack

      Output impedance:

      100 Ω or less

      Reference output level:

      −10 dBV (normal output level), −40 dBV (mic output level), 1 kHz, 10kΩ load

      Maximum output level:

      +10 dBV (normal output level), -20 dBV (mic output level), 1 kHz, 10kΩ load

      HEADPHONE

      Connector:

      1/4" unbalanced stereo output jack

      Output impedance:

      15 Ω or less

      Maximum output level:

      100mW + 100mW (32Ω load)

      D/A

      D/A dynamic range:

      106 dB typ (−60dBFS input, A-weighted)

      RECORDING FORMATS: WHEN WAV SELECTED

      Supported formats:

      44.1/47.952/48/48.048/88.2/96/192kHz, 16/24-bit, mono/stereo//2-10ch poly, BWF and iXML

      Maximum simultaneous recording tracks:

      10 (8 inputs + stereo mix)

      8 (at 192kHz sampling rate)

      RECORDING FORMATS: WHEN MP3 SELECTED

      Supported formats:

      128/192/320kbps, 44.1/48kHz, ID3v1 tags

      Maximum simultaneous recording tracks:

      2

      RECORDING TIME

      Using a 32GB card:

      30:51:00 (48 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV)

      7:42:00 (192 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV)

      TIME CODE

      Connector:

      BNC

      Modes:

      Off, Int Free Run, Int Record Run, Int RTC Run, Ext, Ext Auto Rec (audio clock can be synchronized to timecode)

      Frame rates:

      23.976ND, 24ND, 25ND, 29.97ND, 29.97D, 30ND, 30D

      Precision:

      ±0.2 ppm

      Supported input levels:

      0.2 – 5.0 Vpp

      Input impedance:

      4.6 kΩ

      Output level:

      3.3 Vpp

      Output impedance:

      50 Ω or less

      POWER SUPPLIES

      Batteries:

      8 AA

      AC adapter:

      AC adapter: AD-19 DC12V 2A (center plus)

      External DC power supply:

      HIROSE HR10A-7R-4S 4-pin connector

      (1 pin: −, 4 pin: +), 9–18 V

      Power consumption:

      15 W

      CONTINUOUS RECORDING TIME WHEN RECORDING 2 CHANNELS AT 48KHZ/16-BIT TO SD1 WITH MAIN/SUB OUT OFF, TIME CODE OFF, LED/LCD BRIGHTNESS 5, 32Ω HEAD- PHONES, PHANTOM OFF

      Alkaline batteries:

      6 hours or more

      NiMH (2450 mAh):

      8.5 hours or more

      Lithium batteries:

      12 hours or more

      CONTINUOUS RECORDING TIME WHEN RECORDING 8 CHANNELS AT 48KHZ/24-BIT TO SD1 WITH MAIN/SUB OUT OFF, TIME CODE OFF, LED/LCD BRIGHTNESS 5, 32Ω HEAD- PHONES, PHANTOM OFF

      Alkaline batteries:

      3.5 hours or more

      NiMH (2450 mAh):

      6 hours or more

      Lithium batteries:

      8 hours or more

      CONTINUOUS RECORDING TIME WHEN RECORDING 8 CHANNELS AT 192KHZ/24-BIT TO SD1 WITH MAIN/SUB OUT ON, TIME CODE INT FREE RUN, LED/LCD BRIGHTNESS 60, 32Ω HEADPHONES, PHANTOM 48V

      Alkaline batteries:

      1 hour or more

      NiMH (2450 mAh):

      2 hours or more

      Lithium batteries:

      3 hours or more

      DISPLAY

      2.4" full-color LCD:

      320x240

      USB: MASS STORAGE OPERATION

      Class:

      USB 2.0 High Speed

      USB: MULTI TRACK AUDIO INTERFACE OPERATION (DRIVER REQUIRED FOR WINDOWS, NOT REQUIRED FOR MAC)

      Class:

      USB 2.0 High Speed

      Specifications:

      44.1/48/88.2/96kHz sampling rate, 16/24-bit , 8 in/4 out

      USB : STEREO MIX AUDIO INTERFACE OPERATION (NO DRIVER REQUIRED)

      Class:

      USB 2.0 Full Speed

      Specifications:

      44.1/48kHz sampling rate, 16-bit , 2 in/2 out

      Note: iPad audio interface operation supported (Stereo Mix mode only)

      AUDIO INTERFACE WITH REC. (DRIVER REQUIRED FOR WINDOWS, NOT REQUIRED FOR MAC)

      Class:

      USB 2.0 High Speed

      Specifications:

      44.1/48 kHz sampling rate, 16/24-bit , 10 in/4 out

      EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS

      Main unit:

      7.0 in. (W) × 5.5 in. (D) × 2.1 in. (H) 178.2 mm (W) × 140.3 mm (D) × 54.3 mm (H)

      WEIGHT

      Main unit only:

      2.2 pounds (1000 g)

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