Zoom F8n Multitrack Field Recorder



This Zoom F8n is the next generation of professional field recording.

When developing this F8n, the goal was to provide every sound professional with the tools to create something exceptional.

This led to features such as Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters, Zoom AutoMix™, and mic/line options for both XLR and TRS inputs.

You’ll have 8-channel/10-track field audio recorder/mixer, 8 inputs with locking Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors in a compact and lightweight aluminium chassis, weighing in at just 0.9kg (without batteries).

There’s a dedicated gain control knob, 6-segment LED level meter and PFL/Solo switch for each channel (compatible with Zoom microphone capsules) while an extender cable (sold separately) can enable remote positioning.

This F8n recorder hosts a 2.4″ full-colour backlit LCD with a monochromatic mode.

It can record in MP3 or BWF-compliant WAV file formats with support for extensive metadata (BWF and iXML) such as input time, date, scene number, project etc.

For storage, there’s Dual SD/SDXC/SDHC card slots for up to 512 GB each.

This is the perfect solution for an 8-in/4-out USB audio interface (at 96 kHz).

You will even be able to wirelessly control, enter metadata and rename files, via the free Zoom F8 Control App for iOS.


Portable Recorder

Number of Tracks WAV:
10 (8 Inputs + Stereo Mix)
Max Sample Rate/Resolution 192 kHz / 24-Bit
Microphone Built-In Slate Mic
Built-In Speaker No
Display Color LCD (Backlit)
Memory Card Support SD (16 MB to 2 GB)
SDHC (4 to 32 GB)
SDXC (64 to 512 GB)
Internal Storage None



Audio File Formats BWF, ID3v1, MP3, WAV, iXML
Sample Rates WAV:
44.1 / 47.952 / 48 / 48.048 / 88.2 / 96 / 192 kHz
44.1 / 48 kHz
Bit Depth 16 / 24-Bit
Bit Rates 128 to 320 kb/s
Signal Processing Limiter
Timecode Yes
Frame Rates Supported 23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 29.97 DF / 30 / 30 DF
Clock Accuracy ±0.2 ppm
Recording Time WAV 48 kHz/24-Bit:
57.8 Mins per GB (Stereo)
WAV 192 kHz/24-Bit:
14.4 Mins per GB (Stereo)



Analog I/O 8 x Combo XLR-1/4″ TRS Female Line/Mic Input (Lockable)
1 x Proprietary Mic Capsule Input
2 x TA3 3-Pin Male Balanced Line Output
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line Output
1 x 1/4″ TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
Digital I/O 1 x BNC Timecode Input
1 x BNC Timecode Output
Phantom Power +24 / 48 V (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
Phantom Power Current ≤10 mA per Channel
Host Connection 1 x Mini-USB (USB 2.0)



Frequency Response 10 Hz to 80 kHz +0.5/-1 dB (At 192 kHz)
Gain Range Mic Inputs:
+10 to +75 dB
Line Inputs:
-10 to +55 dB
Max Input Level Mic Inputs:
+14 dBu (Limiter On, at 0 dBFS)
Line Inputs:
+24 dBu (Limiter On, at 0 dBFS)
Max Output Level Outputs:
+24 dBu
Aux Outputs:
+10 dBV
Headphone Output Power 100 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
Dynamic Range A/D Converters:
120 dBA
D/A Converters:
106 dBA
Impedance Mic Inputs:
2 Kilohms
Line Inputs:
2.6 Kilohms
Balanced Outputs:
≤150 Ohms
Aux Outputs:
≤100 Ohms
Headphone Outputs:
≤15 Ohms
BNC Inputs:
4.6 Kilohms
BNC Outputs:
≤50 Ohms
EIN ≤-127 dBu (A-Weighted)



Power Options Batteries or AC/DC Power Adapter
Battery Type 8 x AA (Not Included)
Approximate Battery Life 48 kHz/16-Bit:
6 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels)
8.5 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels)
12 Hours (Lithium, 2 Channels)
48 kHz/24-Bit:
3.5 Hours (Alkaline, All Channels)
6 Hours (NiMH, All Channels)
8 Hours (Lithium, All Channels)
192 kHz/24-Bit:
1 Hour (Alkaline, All Channels)
2 Hours (NiMH, All Channels)
3 Hours (Lithium, All Channels)
AC/DC Power Adapter 12 VDC at 2 A (Included)



Dimensions 7 x 5.5 x 2.1″ / 178.2 x 140.3 x 54.3 mm
Weight 2.2 lb / 1 kg


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