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Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder
  • Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder | 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
  • Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder | 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
  • Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder | 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
  • Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder | 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
  • Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder | 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
  • Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder | 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
  • Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder | 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
  • Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder | 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
  • Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder | 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
  • Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder | 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
  • Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder | 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
  • Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder | 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
  • Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder | 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

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Item Code: PAZOM00011 Part Number: F8

Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder
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

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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


Connectors 8x XLR/TRS combo jacks
XLR Input Gain +10 to +75 dB
XLR Input Impedance 3.3 kOhms
XLR Max Input Level +14 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)
XLR Phantom Power +24/+48 V 10 mA maximum for each channel
Line Input Gain -10 to 55 dB
Line Input Impedance 22 kOhms
Line Max Input Level +34 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter on)
Equivalent Line Input Noise -127 dBu or less (A-weighted, +75 dB input gain, 150 ohms)
Frequency Line Response 10 Hz to 80 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
Output 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
Max 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)
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
Time Code Modes Off, Int Free Run, Int Record Run, Int RTC Run, Ext, Ext Auto Rec (audio clock can be synchronized to Timecode)
Time Code Frame Rates 23.976ND, 24ND, 25ND, 29.97ND, 29.97D, 30ND, 30D
Time Code Precision ┬▒0.2 ppm
Time Code Input Level 0.2 - 5.0 Vpp
Time Code Input Impedance 4.6 kOhms
Time Code Output Level 3.3 Vpp
Time Code Output Impedance 50 ohms or less
Power Batteries 8x AA
Power AC AD-19 DC12V 2A (center plus)
External DC HIROSE HR10A-7R-4S 4-pin connector (1 pin: -, 4 pin: +), 9-16 V
Battery / Runtime 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
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year Manufacturer
Manufacturing Defect Exchange 30 Days Defective Exchange Only
Sales Condition Unopened items, in their original packaging must be returned or exchanged "as new" condition in 14 days. Defective products can be exchanged in 30 days for same model only. Store credits will be issued for EOL defective items.