Zoom F8 Multitrack Field Recorder

The F8 Multi-track Field Recorder has been designed for advanced filmmakers and sound designers to record professional quality audio with essential features such as time code, high-resolution audio and advanced limiters that records at 24 bit/192 kHz to provide overload protection, a 2.4inch full colour backlit LCD display for monitoring purposes, 10 tracks - 8 input channels with a stereo mix track that allows you to simultaneously record astonishing stereo and surround sound and an onboard mixer.

What’s cool about this field recorder is that it’s the first to come with wireless Bluetooth control allowing you to have full control from your phone over the record, play, stop, fast-forward & rewind, plus mixer pan & fade level and monitor input levels on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch (5th Gen). With the advanced technology packed into this Multi-Track Field Recorder – it is equipped with a built-in 100 mW headphone amplifier to help you monitor sound in the noisiest environments.

  • 8x XLR/TRS Combo Jacks with +75 dB Gain
  • Up to 192 kHz/ 24-Bit PCM Recording
  • Record Up to 10 Tracks Simultaneously
  • Dual Channel Recordings at Two Levels
  • Works with Zoom Microphone Capsules
  • 2x SDXC Card Slots
  • Built-In Slate Microphone
  • 8x AA Batteries, AC, External DC Adaptor
  • Supports SMPTE Timecode I/O
  • +24V/+48V Phantom Power
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SKU
F8
R17,045.00
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  • 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, less than -127 dBu EIN, and +4 dB line inputs
  • Support for up to 24-bit/192 kHz recording as well as 96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, 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) 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)
  • Automatic switching of power source from DC to batteries at user-defined voltage levels
  • Dedicated gain control knob, 6-segment LED level meter, and PFL/Solo switch for each channel
  • Phantom power (+48V/+24V) on every preamp 
  • Advanced onboard limiters for input and output
  • 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 monochrome 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
  • Built-in tripod mount; camera mount adapter also included
  • 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
  • Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder
  • Camera Mount Adapter
  • Zoom AD-19 12V AC adapter
  • 2 x TA3 to XLR Cable
  • Cubase LE and WaveLab LE Download Codes

Zoom F8 Specs

Inputs
Connectors 8x XLR/TRS combo jacks
XLR Inputs
Input Gain +10 to +75 dB
Input Impedance 3.3 kOhms
Maximum Input Level +14 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)
Phantom Power +24/+48 V 10 mA maximum for each channel
Line Inputs
Input Gain -10 to 55 dB
Input Impedance 22 kOhms
Maximum Input Level +34 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter on)
Equivalent Input Noise -127 dBu or less (A-weighted, +75 dB input gain, 150 ohms)
Frequency Response 10 Hz to 80 kHz
Dynamic Range 120 dB typ (-60 dBFS input, A-weighted)
Crosstalk -69 dB or less (between adjacent channels, 1 kHz)
Mic Capsule: Zoom mic capsule input (use disables inputs 1/2)
Slate Mic: Built-in mic for voice memos can be assigned to tracks freely
Main Outputs
Connectors Main Out 1/2: TA-3 Connectors, balanced output (2: hot)
Sub Out 1/2: 3.5 mm stereo mini unbalanced output jack
Headphone: 1/4" unbalanced stereo output jack
Output Impedance Main Out 1/2: 150 ohms or less
Sub Out 1/2: 150 ohms or less
Headphones: 15 ohms or less
Reference Output Main Out 1/2: -10 dBV (normal output types), -40 dBV (mic output type, 1 kHz, 600 ohms load
Sub Out 1/2: -10 dBV (normal output types), -40 dBV (mic output type, 1 kHz, 10 kOhms load
Maximum Output Level Main Out 1/2: +10 dBV (normal output type), -20 dBV (mic output type), 1 kHz, 600 ohms load
Sub Out 1/2: +10 dBV (normal output type), -20 dBV (mic output type), 1 kHz, 600 ohms load
Headphone: 100 mW + 100 mW (1% or lower THD+N, 32 ohm load)
Dynamic Range D/A: 106 dB typ (-60 dBFS input, A-weighted)
Recording Formats
Supported Formats WAV: 44.1/47.952/48/48.048/88.2/96/192 kHz, 16/24-bit, mono/stereo//2-10 ch poly, BWF and iXML
MP3: 128/192/320 kbps, 44.1/48 kHz, ID3v1 tags
# Of Simultaneous Record Tracks WAV: 10 (8 inputs + stereo mix)
MP3: 2
Recording
Time Using a 32 GB 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
Input Level 0.2 - 5.0 Vpp
Input Impedance 4.6 kOhms
Output Level 3.3 Vpp
Output Impedance 50 ohms or less
Power
Batteries 8x AA
AC Adapter AD-19 DC12V 2A (center plus)
External DC Source HIROSE HR10A-7R-4S 4-pin connector (1 pin: −, 4 pin: +), 9-16 V
Battery / Runtime When recording 2 channels at 48 kHz/16-bit
Alkaline Batteries: 7 hours or more
NiMH (2450 mAh): 9.5 hours or more 

When recording 8 channels at 48 kHz/24-bit
Alkaline batteries: 2.5 hours or more
NiMH: 7 hours or more 

When recording 8 channels at 192 kHz/24-bit with headphones, phantom power and display backlighting
NiMH (2450 mAH): 1.5 hours or more
Display 2.4" full-color LCD (320 x 240)
USB Class: USB 2.0 high speed
Interface As multi-track audio interface operation 
Class: USB 2.0 high speed
Specifications: 44.1/48/96 kHz sampling rate, 16/24-bit bit rate, 8 in/4 out 

Stereo Mix audio interface operation (no driver required)
Class: USB 2.0 full speed
Specification: 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate, 16-bit rate, 2 in/2 out
Dimensions (W x D x H) 7.02 x 5.50 x 2.16" (178.2 x 139.8 x 54.8 mm)
Weight 0.95 kg
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