The Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder is designed for professional and enthusiast recording applications on set and in the field, including music, filmmaking, and electronics news gathering (ENG). Designed to be carried by a shoulder strap or in a bag, the unit features eight analog input channels with lockable XLR/TRS combo jacks that provide +75 dB maximum input gain, and support for +4 dB inputs with an EIN of -127 dBu or less. It can record up to 10 tracks simultaneously (channels 1-8 plus a stereo mix), or up to eight channels when recording at the A/D converter's maximum 24-bit 192 kHz resolution.
Alternatively, you can perform dual-channel recording of separate files at lower volume levels to ensure you have backup recordings to use when unexpected loud noises distort the primary recording. A newly designed limiter provides up to 10 dB of headroom. The unit supports SMPTE time code input and output. Included in the outputs is a powerful 100 mW + 100 mW headphone jack, as well as the MAIN OUT 1/2 and SUB OUT 1/2 jacks so you can send the audio signal to a video camera or other device while monitoring with headphones.
The unit's internal mixing capability enables flexible routing, and the inclusion of individually selectable +24V/+48V phantom power ensures you can use your favorite condenser microphones.
Power to the recorder can be supplied in one of three ways: via AA batteries, an AC adapter, or a 9 to 16V external DC power supply. Two SDXC card slots can be used simultaneously for recording even longer sessions, and can also be used as card readers when connected to a computer via USB.
When operating via USB, the unit can be used in a 2-in/2-out configuration as well as an 8-in/4-out audio interface (driver required for windows). A built-in slate mic allows you to make voice memos and the unit's slate tone can be used to confirm specific levels.
Connectors 8x XLR/TRS combo jacks
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
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 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
Dynamic Range D/A: 106 dB typ (-60 dBFS input, A-weighted)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 7.02 x 5.50 x 2.16" (178.2 x 139.8 x 54.8 mm)
Weight 2.1 lb (0.95 kg)
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
Standard Manufacturer's Warranty