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Better Sound Ltd

Zoom F8 recorder

Quick specs:

8-channel/10-track field recorder/mixer

XLR/TRS 48V phantom combo connectors plus a stereo mix track

Extremely low noise pre-amps, high pass filter, phase invert, and Mid-Side decoder

44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHZ bit rates and support for 24-bit/192 kHz recording

TCXO generator, BNC TimeCode I/O; dropframe/non-drop formats with Jam Sync

6-segment LED level meter and PFL/Solo switch for each channel

Input delay up to 30 msec per channel/output delay up to 10 frames per output

Adjustable brightness 2.4" full-colour backlit LCD with monochrome mode

Records onto two SD/SDHC/SDXC cards, up to 512 GB each

BWF-compliant, WAV or MP3 file formats

Either internal 8 AA batteries, external 9 -16v DC battery pack or 12V AC adapter

Compact & lightweight, 178.2 x 140.3 x 54.3mm, 960g (2.1 lbs) without batteries

Free iOS app for wireless remote control, file renaming, and metadata entry


Standard kit contains:

Recorder and case

4 2m extension cables XLRf to XLRm

2 32GB SD cards

1 pair headphones

Stereo mini jack to twin XLRm cable

2 mini XLR to XLRm cables

5pin Lemo to BNC TimeCode input cable

5pin Lemo to BNC TimeCode output cable

8 AA batteries

2 Hawk-Woods NP35 batteries

Hawks-Woods NP1 regulated power shoe adaptor

Hawks-Woods SL1 charger and mains cable

Card reader

mini USB to USB cable

Mains power supply

Instruction manual

+44 (0)20 7482 0177

Opening hours Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm

(excluding public holidays)