Zoom F8N Multitrack Field Recorder

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  • Zoom F8N Multitrack Field Recorder, the next generation of professional field recording.
  • Features Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters, Zoom AutoMix, and mic/line options for both XLR and TRS inputs.
  • Updates have been made to the F8n’s headphone processing to maximize volume, clarity, and immersion.
  • Signals can be freely routed to the left and/or right headphone channels, pre-or post-fader.
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Zoom F8N Multitrack Field Recorder


Professional Multi-Track Field Recorder

When developing the F8n, it was Zoom's mission to provide every sound professional with the tools to create something exceptional. 

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.

 

Louder, Cleaner and Clearer Monitoring

Volume, clarity, and immersion are equally important for proper monitoring in the field. That’s why updates have been made to the F8n’s headphone processing to maximize all three. A digital gain boost has been added to minimize ambient bleed, which can cause comb filtering resulting in poor audio quality.

Signals can be freely routed to the left and/or right headphone channels, pre-or post-fader. Additionally, the headphone output can be switched to mono. You also can set headphone alert tones for low battery, recording start/stop, or recording errors.

 

Safeguard your Recordings

Record simultaneously on two SD/SDHC/SDXC cards, up to 512 GB each, allowing for redundant recording.

A 4-pin Hirose connector allows the use of external 9-18 volt DC battery packs. Power can also be provided by 8 AA batteries or the AD-19 AC adapter included with your device. The F8n can switch power sources at a user-defined voltage level for uninterrupted recording.

The F8n’s dual-channel recording mode allows you to create safety tracks by doubling up the recordings from inputs 1-4 onto tracks 5-8. Tracks can be controlled independently, allowing you to customize each safety track with different gain, limiting, and more.

The pre-record function allows you to capture up to 6 seconds of audio before you hit the RECORD button.

 

IOS Wireless Control

The Zoom F8 Control App for iOS provides extensive wireless remote control of the F8n from your iPhone or iPad using Bluetooth LE protocol. Functions include mixer pan and fader levels as well transport controls. It also monitors input levels, current time code, and battery status. When you’re finished, you can even enter file and metadata info directly from your iOS device.

 

What's in the Box:

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

 

Features:

  • 8-channel/10-track field audio recorder/mixer, 8 discrete inputs with locking Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors
  • Compact and lightweight aluminium 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; drop-frame/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-colour 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 a 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
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Specifications

Recording Media

  • Dual SD card slots support: 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: 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 type (−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: TA-3 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: 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: 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 headphones, PHANTOM OFF

  • Alkaline batteries: 6 hours or more
  • NiMH (2450mAh): 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 headphones, PHANTOM OFF

  • Alkaline batteries: 3.5 hours or more
  • NiMH (2450mAh): 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 (2450mAh): 2 hours or more
  • Lithium batteries: 3 hours or more

 

Display

  • 4" full-colour 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: 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

 

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 *Note: iOS device audio interface operation supported (stereo mode only)

 

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 pounds (1000g)
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