Zoom F8 - 8 Track Field Recorder

106048

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106048
The Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder is 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.

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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 jacks 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.



Among the most innovative features of the recorder is support for the company's interchangeable microphone capsules.





Analog Inputs



Provides two sets of lockable XLR/TRS combo jacks with EIN of -127 dBu or less, +75 dB maximum input gain and support for +4 dB input





Audio Resolution



Records up to 192 kHz at 24-bit resolution





Simultaneous Recording



Records up to 10 tracks simultaneously with channels 1-8 and a stereo mix (left and right). Up to eight tracks can be recorded at a sampling rate of 192 kHz





Dual-Channel Recording of Separate Files at Lower Levels



Records backup recordings at a lower input level to help prevent unexpected loud noises from distorting the recording





Limiter



Provides 10 dB of headroom with a threshold that can be set by the user





Supports SMPTE Timecode I/O



Uses a high-precision oscillator that enables the generation of accurate time code with a discrepancy of less than 0.2 frames per 24 hours





Outputs



Allows you to send the audio signal to a video camera or other device while simultaneously monitoring





Mixer Functionality



Allows for inputs 1-8 to be routed to outputs freely





Phantom Power



Supports +24V and +48V phantom power





Three Possible Power Supplies



Can operate on AA batteries, an AC adaptor, or a 9 to 16 V external DC power supply (not included) with automatic switching between power supplies





Two SDXC Card Slots



Allows for SD card recording, and the use of SDXC cards enables extended recording capability. The unit can also be used as a card reader by connecting it to a computer via USB





USB Audio Interface Capabilities with up to 8 Ins and 4 Outs



Allows the unit to be used as a 2-in/2-out audio interface as well as an 8-in/40-out audio interface (driver required for Windows, not required for Mac)





Built-In Microphone



Works as both a slate mic as well as a tool for voice memos





Zoom Mic Capsule Functionality



Supports the company's line of interchangeable mic capsules that can be used instead of inputs 1/2





Specifications:


 





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



2.1 lb (0.95 kg)



 
Accessoires

Headphones

Cable Audio

Adapter Cards

Battery Accessory

Battery

Power Equipment

Portable Audio Recorder Accessory

Bags

Card reader

SDXC Card

Cable Video

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