Zoom F8n Pro Multitrack Field Recorder

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  • Zoom F8n Pro Multitrack Field Recorder, the new flagship recorder featuring the game-changing 32-Bit Float.
  • Perfect for filmmakers and sound professionals, well equipped for long location shoots and remote fieldwork.
  • With 8 inputs and 10 tracks, you can capture the most complex audio and create sonic magic in post.
  • Records in BWF-compatible WAV formats up to 32-bit resolution and at sample rates up to 192 kHz.
  • Features flexible signal routing from all inputs to all outputs, phase inversion and mid-side decoding.
  • Uses dual A/D converters and professional-grade preamps to capture clip-free audio, without ever needing to adjust the gain.
Our price £1,099.00 £915.83
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Zoom F8n Pro Multitrack Field Recorder


Zoom’s New Flagship Field Recorder

As filmmakers and sound professionals, you know the importance of sharp, clean audio in storytelling. From the click of a seatbelt to the roar of an engine, the F8n Pro’s 8 inputs capture full dynamic range using 32-bit float technology.

 

Main Features

With 8 inputs and 10 tracks, the F8n Pro can capture the most complex audio, expanding your options so that you can create sonic magic in post.

32-Bit Float is a game-changer. The F8n Pro uses dual A/D converters and professional-grade preamps to capture clip-free audio, without ever needing to adjust the gain.

The F8n Pro has three outputs for external devices, headphones, and camera connections. You can keep tabs on your tracks pre- or post-fader, check levels, route signals to the left or right and set alert tones for battery and recording status.

It records in BWF-compatible WAV formats up to 32-bit resolution and at sample rates up to 192 kHz.

Features flexible signal routing from all inputs to all outputs, phase inversion and mid-side decoding. It also provides high pass filtering to reduce the sound of wind and other noise. Input and output delays are also available.

Keep your tracks perfectly synced even when you power down. On or off, the F8n Pro’s Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) generates time code at 0.2 ppm accuracy.

Zoom AutoMix lets you keep your eyes on the action by automatically adjusting the levels of your mix to reduce ambient sound.

The track name, scene names, notes, and more can be entered directly from the unit or via the Zoom F8 Control App for iOS / Android.

 

Power Up

The F8n Pro is well-equipped for long location shoots or remote fieldwork, with a variety of power options and massive storage.

  • Onboard Power - Use eight AA alkaline batteries for 5 hours of power or plug in the included AD-19 AC adapter.
  • Alternate Power - Use eight AA alkaline batteries for 5 hours of power or plug in the included AD-19 AC adapter.
  • Dual Memory - Record simultaneously on two SD cards, up to 1TB each, allowing for redundant recording.

 

Record and Stream Together

The pre-record function allows you to capture up to 6 seconds of audio before you hit the RECORD button, guaranteeing you never miss a take.

When connected to your computer, the F8n Pro can be used as an 8-in / 4-out audio interface. Record and stream in 32-bit float / 96kHz while simultaneously recording to SD cards.

The F8 Control App (for iOS / for Android) lets you visually monitor signals, adjust levels, trigger transport controls, enter metadata and more from your Android device, iPhone, or iPad via Bluetooth.

The F8n Pro’s Ambisonics mode offers precision A-to-B decoding and balanced gain linking, enabling you to capture spatial audio for VR, AR and more.

 

Key Features:

  • 32-bit float recording technology
  • 8-channel/10-track field audio recorder/mixer
  • Records in BWF-compliant WAV format up to 192kHz/32-bit float
  • 8 discrete inputs with locking Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors
  • 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
  • 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
  • Zoom AutoMix™ software
  • 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)
  • High pass filter, phase invert, and mid-side decoder
  • Dual mini-XLR (TA3) balanced Main Outs plus ⅛" stereo mini-jack Sub Out
  • Dedicated headphone output (100 mW) with front panel volume control
  • 4" full-colour backlit LCD with monochromatic mode
  • Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots, up to 1 TB each
  • Use as an 8-in/4-out USB audio interface
  • Free Zoom F8 Control App for iOS and Android allows wireless remote control, file renaming, and metadata entry

 

What’s in the Box:

  • F8n Pro Field Recorder
  • Zoom AD-19 12V AC adapter
  • Operation manual
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Specifications

INPUTS

  • INPUT 1 – 8
  • Connectors: XLR/TRS combo jacks (XLR: 2 hot, TRS: TIP hot)
  • INPUT SOURCE SET TO MIC (→ SETTING THE INPUT SOURCE (INPUT SOURCE))
  • Input gain: +10 – +75 dB
  • Input impedance: 3 kΩ or more
  • Maximum input level: +4 dBu (at 0 dBFS)
  • Phantom power: +24/+48 V, 10 mA maximum per channel
  • EQUIVALENT INPUT NOISE: −127 dBu or less (A-weighted, +75 dB input gain, 150 Ω input)
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20 Hz – 60 kHz, +0.5 dB/−1 kHz (192 kHz sample rate)
  • A/D DYNAMIC RANGE: 113 dB typ. (−60 dBFS input, A-weighted)
  • CROSSTALK: −90 dB or less (between adjacent channels, 1 kHz)
  • 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 (line output level)
  • 1 kHz, 600 Ω load
  • Maximum output level: +10 dBV (normal output level)
  • +24 dBu (line output level)
  • 1 kHz, 600 Ω load
  • SUB OUT ½
  • Connectors: 3.5 mm stereo mini (unbalanced output)
  • Output impedance: 100 Ω or less
  • Reference output level: −10 dBV (normal output level)
  • −40 dBu (mic output level)
  • 1 kHz, 10 kΩ load
  • Maximum output level: +10 dBV (normal output level)
  • HEADPHONE
  • Connector: 1/4-inch stereo (unbalanced output)
  • Output impedance: 18 Ω or less
  • Maximum output level: 100 mW + 100 mW (32 Ω load)
  • D/A DYNAMIC RANGE: 105 dB typ. (−60dBFS input, A-weighted)

RECORDING MEDIA

  • Dual SD card slots: SDHC cards: 4 GB – 32 GB
  • SDXC cards: 64 GB – 1 TB

RECORDING FORMATS

  • WHEN WAV SELECTED
  • Supported formats:
  • 1, 47.952, 48, 48.048, 88.2, 96 and 192 kHz
  • 16-bit linear, 24-bit linear and 32-bit float
  • Mono/stereo/2-10 ch poly
  • BWF and iXML
  • Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 10 (8 inputs + stereo mix)
  • 8 (at 192 kHz sampling rate)

WHEN MP3 SELECTED

  • Supported formats: 128, 192 and 320 kbps
  • 1 and 48 kHz
  • ID3v1 tags
  • Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 2

RECORDING TIME

  • Using a 32GB card: 23:08:00 (48 kHz/32-bit float stereo WAV)
  • 5:47:00 (192 kHz/32-bit float stereo WAV)

TIMECODE

  • Connector: BNC
  • Modes: Off, Int Free Run, Int Record Run, Int RTC Run, Ext and Ext Auto Rec (audio clock can be synchronized to timecode)
  • Frame rates: 23.976ND, 24ND, 25ND, 29.97ND, 29.97D, 30ND and 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

  • AA batteries: 8 (alkaline, nickel-metal hydride or lithium)
  • AC adapter: ZOOM AD-19, DC 12 V/2 A, centre plus
  • External DC power supply: HIROSE HR10A-7R-4S 4-pin connector (1 pin: -, 4 pin: +), 9–18 V

ESTIMATED CONTINUOUS RECORDING TIMES

  • THESE VALUES ARE ONLY ESTIMATES. 2 channels to SD 1 48kHz sampling frequency (32-bit float/16-bit linear/24-bit linear) MAIN/SUB OUT OFF, TIMECODE OFF
  • LED/LCD brightness 5, 32Ω headphones, PHANTOM OFF
  • Alkaline batteries: about 6 hours
  • THESE VALUES ARE BASED ON IN-HOUSE TESTING METHODS.
  • NiMH batteries (2500 mAh): about 8.5 hours
  • THEY WILL VARY GREATLY ACCORDING TO USE CONDITIONS.
  • Lithium batteries: about 12 hours
  • 8 channels to SD 1 48kHz sampling frequency (32-bit float/16-bit linear/24-bit linear) MAIN/SUB OUT OFF, TIMECODE OFF, LED/LCD brightness 5, 32Ω headphones, PHANTOM OFF
  • Alkaline batteries: about 5 hours
  • NiMH batteries (2500 mAh): about 7 hours
  • Lithium batteries: about 10 hours
  • 8 channels to SD 1/2 192kHz sampling frequency (32-bit float/16-bit linear/24-bit linear) MAIN/SUB OUT ON, TIMECODE Int Free Run, LED/LCD brightness 60, 32Ω headphones, PHANTOM 48 V Alkaline batteries: about 0.5 hours
  • NiMH batteries (2500 mAh): about 1.5 hours
  • Lithium batteries: about 2.5 hours

DISPLAY

  • 4-inch full-colour LCD (320 × 240)

USB

  • Connector: Mini-B
  • Use a USB cable that supports data transfer.
  • USB bus power operation is not supported.
  • MASS STORAGE OPERATION
  • Class: USB 2.0 High Speed
  • MULTI-TRACK AUDIO INTERFACE MODE OPERATION (DRIVER REQUIRED FOR WINDOWS, NOT REQUIRED FOR MAC)
  • Class: USB 2.0 High Speed
  • Specifications: Sampling rate: 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz
  • Bit depth: 24-bit linear/32-bit float
  • 8-in/4-out
  • STEREO MIX AUDIO INTERFACE MODE OPERATION (NO DRIVER REQUIRED) • SUPPORTS AUDIO INTERFACE OPERATION WITH IOS/IPADOS DEVICES
  • Class: USB 2.0 Full Speed
  • Specifications: Sampling rate: 44.1/48 kHz
  • Bit depth: 16-bit linear
  • 2-in/2-out
  • AUDIO INTERFACE OPERATION WITH RECORDING (DRIVER REQUIRED FOR WINDOWS, NOT REQUIRED FOR MAC)
  • Class: USB 2.0 High Speed
  • Specifications: Sampling rate: 44.1/48 kHz
  • Bit depth: 24-bit linear/32-bit float
  • 10-in/4-out
  • POWER CONSUMPTION: 15 W
  • EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS: 7.0 in. (W) × 5.5 in. (D) × 2.1 in. (H)
  • WEIGHT: (INCLUDING BATTERIES) 1200 g
  • NOTE: 0 DBU = 0.775 VRMS
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