Zoom F8n Field Recorder is made for serious filmmakers and sound designers

Zoom F8n Multitrack Field Recorder

Product Code: F8n

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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
• Dedicated headphone output (100 mW) with front panel volume control

When developing the Zoom F8n, it was mission to Zoom 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.

Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters
The Zoom 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.

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

Mic Preamps
The Zoom 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 Zoom 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.

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.

360° Audio
Ambisonics

Capable of recording 360-audio, the F8n is a must-have for engineers of the future. The Zoom F8n’s Ambisonics mode features A to B decoding, gain and settings linking, and a customized metering screen.

The VR Dream Team
For the ultimate VR rig, pair the Zoom F8n with a Sennheiser AMBEO mic. Built for mobility and backed by two quality names, this combination lets you capture premium 360-audio anywhere and everywhere.

Recording Media
Dual SD card slot supports:

16 MB–2 GB SD cards
4 GB–32 GB SDHC cards
64 GB–512 GB SDXC cards
INPUTS: 1-8
Connectors: XLR/TRS combo jacks (XLR: 2 hot, TRS: TIP hot)
INPUTS: XLR (MIC)
Input gain: +10 – +75 dB
Input impedance: 3.3 kΩ
Maximum input level: 14 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)
Phantom power: +24/+48V 10mA maximum for each channel
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion): 0.009% max (1kHz, 22Hz-22kHz BW, Input Gain min, -10dBu input)
INPUTS: TRS (LINE)
Input gain: −10 – +55 dB
Input impedance: 28 kΩ
Maximum input level: +34 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion): 0.010% max (1kHz, 22Hz-22kHz BW, Input Gain min +10dBu input)
INPUTS: ADDITIONAL INFO
Equivalent input noise: −127 dBu or less
(A-weighted, +75 dB input gain, 150Ω input)
Frequency characteristics: 10 Hz – 80 kHz +0.5 dB/−1 dB
(192 kHz sampling rate)
A/D dynamic range: 120 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 freely be assigned to tracks
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 Type),
−40 dBV (Mic Output Type), 1 kHz, 600Ω load
Maximum output level: +10 dBV (Normal Output Type),
−20 dBV (Mic Output Type), 1 kHz, 600Ω load
OUTPUTS: SUB OUT 1/2
Connector: 3.5 mm stereo mini unbalanced output jack
Output impedance: 100 Ω or less
Reference output level: −10 dBV (Normal Output Type),
−40 dBV (Mic Output Type), 1 kHz, 10kΩ load
Maximum output level: +10 dBV (Normal Output Type),
−20 dBV (Mic Output Type), 1 kHz, 10kΩ load
HEADPHONE
Connector: 1/4" unbalanced stereo output jack
Output impedance: 15 Ω or less
Maximum output level: 100 mW + 100 mW
(32Ω load)
D/A
D/A dynamic range: 106 dB typical (−60 dBFS input, A-weighted)
RECORDING FORMATS: WHEN WAV SELECTED
Supported formats: 44.1/47.952/48/48.048/88.2/96/192 kHz,
16/24-bit, mono/stereo/2-10 ch poly, BWF and iXML
Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 10 (8 inputs stereo mix)
8 (with 192 kHz sampling rate) 
RECORDING FORMATS: WHEN MP3 SELECTED
Supported formats: 128/192/320 kbps, 44.1/48 kHz, ID3v1 tags
Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 2
RECORDING FORMATS: WHEN MP3 SELECTED 
Supported formats: 128/192/320 kbps, 44.1/48 kHz, ID3v1 tags
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
CONTINUOUS RECORDING TIME: WHEN RECORDING 2 CHANNELS AT 48KHZ/16-BIT WITHOUT HEADPHONES 
Alkaline batteries: 8.5 hours or more
NiMH (2450mAh): 10 hours or more
Lithium batteries: 12.5 hours or more 
CONTINUOUS RECORDING TIME: WHEN RECORDING 8 CHANNELS AT 48KHZ/24-BIT WITH HEADPHONES 
Alkaline batteries: 4.5 hours or more
NiMH (2450mAh): 6 hours or more
Lithium batteries: 8.5 hours or more 
CONTINUOUS RECORDING TIME: WHEN RECORDING 8 CHANNELS AT 192KHZ/24-BIT WITH HEADPHONES, PHANTOM POWER AND DISPLAY BACKLIGHTING
Alkaline batteries: 1 hour or more
NiMH (2450mAh): 2 hours or more
Lithium batteries: 3  hours or more 
DISPLAY
2.4" full-color LCD: 320×240
USB: MULTITRACK AUDIO INTERFACE OPERATION (DRIVER REQUIRED FOR WINDOWS, NOT REQUIRED FOR MAC)
Class: USB 2.0 High Speed
Specifications: 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit, 8-in/4-out 
USB: STEREO MIX AUDIO INTERFACE OPERATION (NO DRIVER REQUIRED)
Class: USB 2.0 High Speed
Specifications: 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16-bit, 2-in/2-out 
GENERAL
External Dimensions 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 2.1 pounds (960g)

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