Open Box: Zoom F8n 10-Track Multitrack Field Recorder with Dual SD Card Slots

MPN: F8n
UPC: 884354019037
Availability: Out of Stock


  • Open Box.
  • High-quality mic preamps with up to 75 dB gain and less than -127 dBu EIN.
  • Switchable +4dB inputs with mic/line options for both XLR and TRS.
  • Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters.
  • Dedicated gain control knob, 6-segment LED level meter and PFL/Solo switch for each channel.
  • High pass filter, phase invert, and Mid-Side decoder.
  • Input delay of up to 30 msec per channel/output delay of up to 10 frames per output.
  • Dual mini-XLR (TA3) balanced Main Outs plus ?" stereo mini-jack Sub Out.

The Zoom 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.

State-Of-The-Art Time Code

The F8n utilizes a Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) that generates time code at 0.2 ppm accuracy, enabling rock-solid syncing of audio and video. When powered off, the F8n will maintain up to 0.2 ppm accuracy. Time code I/O is provided on BNC connectors.

Dual SD Card Recording

Record simultaneously on two SD/SDHC/SDXC cards, up to 512 GB each, allowing for redundant recording.

Three Power Sources

A 4-pin Hirose connector allows the use of external 9-18 volt DC battery packs. Power can also be provided by 8 AA batteries or the AD-19 AC adapter included with your device. The F8n can switch power sources at a user-defined voltage level for uninterrupted recording.

Dual-Channel Recording

The F8n’s dual-channel recording mode allows you to create safety tracks by doubling up the recordings from inputs 1-4 onto tracks 5-8. Tracks can be controlled independently, allowing you to customize each safety track with different gain, limiting, and more.

Clearer Monitoring

Volume, clarity, and immersion are equally important for proper monitoring in the field. That’s why updates have been made to the F8n’s headphone processing to maximize all three. A digital gain boost has been added to minimize ambient bleed, which can cause comb filtering resulting in poor audio quality. Signals can be freely routed to the left and/or right headphone channels, pre-or post-fader. Additionally, the headphone output can be switched to mono. You also can set headphone alert tones for low battery, recording start/stop, or recording errors.

Ios Wireless Control

The Zoom F8 Control App for iOS provides extensive wireless remote control of the F8n from your iPhone or iPad using Bluetooth LE protocol. Functions include mixer pan and fader levels as well as transport controls. It also monitors input levels, current time code, and battery status. When you’re finished, you can even enter file and metadata info directly from your iOS device.

Zoom F-Control

Sold separately, the Zoom F-Control FRC-8 is the control surface that no serious rig is complete without. With 60mm faders and clear channel indicators, the F-Control’s simple, ergonomic design gives you complete authority over your workflow. Pair your F-Control with the Zoom F8 Control App to turn your iPhone or iPad into a large-scale meter monitor for easy reading.


Capable of recording 360-audio, the F8n is a must-have for engineers of the future. The F8n’s Ambisonics mode features A to B decoding, gain and settings linking, and a customized metering screen.

The VR Dream Team

For the ultimate VR rig, pair the Zoom F8n with a Sennheiser AMBEO mic.  Built for mobility and backed by two quality names, this combination lets you capture premium 360-audio anywhere and everywhere.

Product Specifications:

Input Source Set to Mic:

Input Gain: +10 – +75 dB

Input Impedance: 2 kΩ

Maximum Input Level: +14 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)

Phantom Power: +24/+48V 10mA maximum for each channel

Input Source Set to Line

Input Gain: -10 – +55 dB

Input Impedance: 2.6 kΩ

Maximum Input Level: +24 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)

Inputs Additional Info

Equivalent Input Noise: −127 dBu or less (A-weighted, +75dB input gain, 150Ω input)

Frequency Characteristics: 10 Hz – 80 kHz +0.5dB/−1dB (192kHz sampling rate)

A/D Dynamic Range: 120 dB typ (−60dBFS input, A-weighted)

Crosstalk: −90 dB or less (between adjacent channels, 1kHz)

Mic In: Zoom Mic Capsule Input (Use Disables Inputs 1/2)

Slate Mic: Built-in mic for voice memos can be assigned to tracks freely

Outputs Main Out 1/2

Connectors: TA-3 connectors, balanced output (2: hot)

Output Impedance: 150 Ω or less

Reference Output Level: −10 dBV (normal output level), +4 dBu (Output Level: Line), 1 kHz, 600Ω

Maximum Output Level: +10 dBV (normal output level), +24 dBu (Output Level: Line), 1 kHz


Connector: 1/4" unbalanced stereo output jack

Output Impedance: 15 Ω or Less

Maximum Output Level: 100mW + 100mW (32Ω load)

Recording Time

Using A 32gb 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

Supported Input Levels: 0.2 – 5.0 Vpp

Input Impedance: 4.6 kΩ

Output Level: 3.3 Vpp

Output Impedance: 50 Ω or less

Power Supplies

Batteries: 8 AA

Ac Adapter: AC adapter: AD-19 DC12V 2A (center plus)

External Dc Power Supply: HIROSE HR10A-7R-4S 4-pin connector (1 pin: −, 4 pin: +), 9–18 V

Power Consumption: 15 W


2.4" Full-Color Lcd: 320x240


Main Unit Only: 2.2 lbs

Product Dimensions:  7.0 in (W) × 5.5 in (D) × 2.1 in (H)

More Information
UPC 884354019037
Manufacturer Part Number F8n
Condition used
width 10.4
length 11.8
height 4.1