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Zoom F8n Multi-Track Field Recorder

SKU #: 4019037
MFR #: 4019037


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Zoom F8n Multi-Track Field Recorder

The Zoom F8n Multi-Track Field Recorder s designed for professional and enthusiast recording applications on set and in the field, including music, filmmaking, and electronics news gathering (ENG).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.

The unit features eight analog input channels with XLR/TRS combo jacks that provide +75 dB maximum input gain, and support for line-level inputs. It can record up to 10 tracks simultaneously (channels 1 through 8 plus a stereo mix), or up to eight channels when recording at the A/D converter's maximum 24-bit 192 kHz resolution.

Zoom's AudioMix feature automatically adjusts the levels to reduce ambient sound, ensuring clean and well captured sound. If you're working on a one- to four-track project, you can utilize dual-channel recording to create safety tracks. Capture signal loudly with one, and have the other set to low gains as a backup should the louder mic feel over-saturated from too much level.

The 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.

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. Proprietary Zoom capsules can be plugged into the unit, so you can record stereo straight to the F8n.

Power to the recorder can be supplied in one of three ways: via AA batteries, an AC adapter, or a 9 to 18 VDC external power pack. Two SD 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.


  • 8 x XLR/TRS Combo Jacks with +75 dB Gain
  • Up to 192 kHz/ 24-Bit PCM Recording
  • Record up to 10 Tracks Simultaneously
  • Look-Ahead Limiters Eliminate Clipping
  • Zoom AutoMix: Automatic Level Adjustment
  • 2 x SD Card Slots
  • Built-In Slate Microphone
  • 8 x AA Batteries, AC, External Power Pack
  • Time Code at 0.2 ppm Accuracy
  • Simultaneous Recording to SD Card & USB
Recording Media:
Dual SD card slots support 16 to 2 GB SD cards, 4 to 32 GB SDHC cards, and 64 to 512 GB SDXC cards
Input Connectors:
8 x Combination XLR-1/4" TRS jacks | 1 x Zoom mic (disables inputs 1 and 2) | 1 x Built-in mic for voice memos
Input Gain:
Mic: +10 to +75 dB | Line: -10 to +55 dB
Input Impedance:
Mic: 2 kOhms | Line: 2.6 kOhms
Maximum Input Level:
Mic: +14 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON) | Line: +24 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)
Phantom Power:
+24/+48V 10mA maximum for each channel
−127 dBu or less (A-weighted, +75 dB input gain, 150-Ohm input)
Frequency Characteristics:
10 Hz to 80 kHz +0.5 dB/−1 dB (192 kHz sampling rate)
−90 dB or less (between adjacent channels, 1 kHz)
Output Connectors:
2 x TA-3 connectors, balanced main output | 1 x 3.5 mm stereo mini unbalanced output jack | 1 x 1/4" unbalanced stereo headphone jack
Output Impedance:
Main: ≤ 150 Ohms | Sub: ≤ 100 Ohms | Headphones: ≤ 15 Ohms
Output Level:
Main (Reference): −10 dBV (normal output level), +4 dBu (output level: line), 1 kHz, 600-Ohm load Sub (Reference): −10 dBV (normal output level), −40 dBV (mic output level), 1 kHz, 10-kOhm load
Maximum Output Level:
Main: +10 dBV (normal output level), +24 dBu (output level: line), 1 kHz, 600-Ohm load Sub: +10 dBV (normal output level), -20 dBV (mic output level), 1 kHz, 10-kOhm load Headphones: 100 mW + 100 mW (32-Ohm load)
Dynamic Range:
A/D: 120 dB typical (−60 dBFS input, A-weighted) | D/A: 106 dB typical (−60 dBFS input, A-weighted)
Recording 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 kb/s, 44.1 / 48 kHz, ID3v1 tags
Maximum Simultaneous Recording Tracks, WAV: 10 (8 inputs + stereo mix), 8 at 192 kHz sampling rate Maximum Simultaneous Recording Tracks, 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)
Power Supplies:
8 x AA batteries | AD-19 12 VDC power supply (2 A) HIROSE HR10A-7R-4S external power pack (4-pin, 9 to 18 VDC)
320 x 240, 2.4" Full-Color LCD
7.0 x 5.5 x 2.1"
2.2 lb
  • Zoom F8n Multi-Track Field Recorder
  • AD-19 12 VDC Power Adapter
  • Set of Download Codes for Cubase LE and WaveLab LE
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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