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Zoom F8n Pro 8-Input / 10-Track Multitrack Field Recorder & K-Tek Stingray MixPro Audio Bag Kit

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Zoom F8n Pro 8-Input / 10-Track Multitrack Field Recorder & K-Tek Stingray MixPro Audio Bag Kit
Key Features
  • For Location Recording and Filmmaking
  • 32-Bit Recorder + Stingray Audio Bag
  • 8 x High-Gain, Low-Noise Mic Preamps
  • Records 8 Inputs & Stereo Mix
This Zoom F8n Pro & K-Tek Stingray MixPro Audio Bag Kit from B&H bundles together an 8-input / 10-track multitrack 32-bit field recorder with a compatible, durable audio bag for your convenience.
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Zoom F8N Pro Overview

This Zoom F8n Pro & K-Tek Stingray MixPro Audio Bag Kit from B&H bundles together an 8-input / 10-track multitrack 32-bit field recorder with a compatible, durable audio bag for your convenience.

The included F8n Pro is suitable for field sound mixing, videography, and VR. It lets you record up to 8 tracks of external sources plus a stereo mix at resolutions and sample rates up to 32-bit / 192 kHz, while monitoring your audio in headphones. The included K-Tek Stingray MixPro is an audio bag made to fit the recorder, accommodate additional gear, and provide easy access to the recorder's functions.

Zoom F8n Pro 8-Input / 10-Track Multitrack Field Recorder

Capture every location recording quickly and cleanly with the Zoom F8n Pro, a sound bag–friendly multitrack field recorder with 32-bit float technology for immense dynamic range that frees you from clipping and manual gain adjustments. Offering 8-input / 10-track recording, separate converters for quiet and loud sounds, and high-grade preamps with mic/line input switching, the F8n Pro packs quantity and quality into a rugged frame that's more than ready for filmmaking, production/location sound mixing, sound effects recording, and electronic news gathering.

From the large, informative color display and user-friendly controls to the flexible powering methods, remote control options, and precision time code functionality, the F8n Pro is properly equipped to please novices and demanding veterans alike. Whether you need long-duration stereo recording for an interview, redundant capture of multi-mic setups for a video shoot, or Ambisonics sound files for virtual reality and 360-audio projects, the F8n Pro has the modes, resolutions, and media support to handle your crucial audio tasks.

Enhancements on the Pro Model
Extending the legacy of the F8n, the F8n Pro adds dual analog-to-digital converters and 32-bit float recording, enabling pristine audio recording without gain adjustment and without clipping.

  • Separate A/D converters for low and high gain allow the F8n Pro to achieve equally impressive SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) performance for quiet and loud sounds.
  • The 32-bit float WAV format can maintain the resolution at the time of recording, and even if normalization processing is performed after recording, the original sound is reproduced without deterioration.
  • It can also be used as an 8-input / 4-output USB audio interface that supports 32-bit float resolution.
Studio-Quality Performance for Discerning Professionals
The F8n Pro can accommodate all manner of condenser microphones as well as balanced line-level signals via eight locking Neutrik XLR-1/4" combo inputs. Eight studio-quality microphone preamps boasting massive gain (up to 75 dB) and ultra-low noise (-127 dBu EIN) ensure that your sound sources will be amplified with sonic accuracy. Plus, the F8n Pro's advanced look-ahead limiters anticipate clipping before it's recorded.
Zoom Mic Capsule Input
A Zoom mic capsule input on the F8n Pro accommodates Zoom's line of interchangeable capsules (available separately) in place of inputs 1-2. With mid-side, X/Y, and shotgun mic capsules to choose from, you can be ready to record music, dialog, or sound effects without carting an external microphone setup.
Configurable Recording Settings for Any Situation
The F8n Pro boasts a slew of recording modes and resolutions to choose from—record all eight inputs at a maximum resolution of 32-bit / 192 kHz, use BWF-compliant WAV format for uncompressed audio quality and industry-standard file compatibility, or use the built-in Ambisonics mode to capture 360° audio from a compatible VR microphone.
Redundant Recording and Pre-Recording
Track directly to an SD card while recording USB audio to a computer for safe, "redundant" capture of takes. The F8n Pro has dual SD card slots supporting SDXC cards up to 1TB, allowing high-resolution recording, even for long shoots. Record the same content to both cards or select different file formats for each card.

The pre-record function allows you to capture up to six seconds of audio before you hit the Record button, guaranteeing you never miss a take.

Multiple Output Feeds
Outfitted with two TA3 balanced main outputs and an unbalanced 3.5mm submix out, the F8n Pro is a capable field mixer. Since the main and sub outs can be fed from different or identical sources, you can easily route to multiple devices such as a camera, DSLR, mixer, or secondary recorder.

With a transparent and high-output 100mW per channel headphone amplifier tied to a dedicated 1/4" stereo output, the F8n Pro provides clean, efficient monitoring of pre- or post-fader levels, independent left/right signals, and alerts for battery and recording status.

Ambisonics Support for VR, AR, and 360-Audio
The F8n Pro's Ambisonics mode offers precision A-to-B decoding and balanced gain linking, enabling you to capture professional spatial audio for VR (Virtual Reality), AR (Augmented Reality), and more. Even while using the first four channels for Ambisonics recording, you can utilize channels 5-8 for other signals such as boom and lav mics or an alternate Ambisonics format. A built-in Ambisonics stereo monitor converter allows real-time monitoring of your Ambisonics recording. Download the free Zoom Ambisonics Player software to access user-friendly decoding and editing functions for your 360-audio.
Built-In Processing
The F8n Pro features flexible signal routing from all inputs to all outputs, phase inversion, and mid-side decoding. It also provides high-pass filtering to reduce the sound of wind and other noise. Input and output delays are also available.
Precision Time Code and Synchronization Features
Whether you keep the F8n Pro powered on all day, or shut it down during breaks, rock-solid sync with video cameras, master time code clocks, or additional audio recorders will be maintained. Accurate synchronization is made possible with the F8n Pro's high-end time code features. Standard BNC jacks are dedicated for time code I/O, and a Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) boasts super stable time code accuracy to ±0.2 ppm. You can even jam sync the F8n when constant external time code isn't present.
Efficient Remote Control Options
If you need extensive external control, Zoom has you covered. For fast and fluid hands-on remote control, the Zoom F-Control (available separately) is ideal. It features smooth 60mm faders, plus tactile controls for trim, pan, arming tracks, transport operations, and more.

For convenient wireless remote control from an iOS mobile device, use the free "F8 Control" app to quickly monitor and tweak levels, operate transport controls, add metadata, and more. An Android version of F8 Control is planned for release in 2022.

Power for Hours
To keep up with the pace of on-location production, the F8n Pro offers several methods of powering. Operate it via eight AA batteries (available separately), power it through a Hirose-connected 9-18V DC battery pack (available separately), or plug it into a wall outlet with the included 12V power adapter.
Multifunction Mini-USB Port
A mini-USB port on the F8n Pro serves several functions. Connect it to a computer for file backup or live audio streaming, or connect it to the Zoom F-Control (available separately) for hands-on remote control.
Highly Visible Display
Day or night, view vital information such as audio levels, recording time, battery status, and more on the 2.4" full-color backlit LCD, which also offers a monochromatic mode. Transport controls (the play/pause and record buttons are illuminated), navigation buttons, and per-channel gain, PFL, and 6-segment meters are presented nearby for sound bag–friendly, hassle-free operations.
Zoom AutoMix Software Reduces Ambient Noise
Let Zoom's AutoMix function simplify your job. This smart software automatically adjusts the levels of your mix to reduce the amount of ambient sound, so you can focus on capturing a well-balanced mix. Since you turn AutoMix on/off for each channel, you have complete control over where you want AutoMix to work.
Compact, Portable, and Durable
The rugged build quality and compact size make the F8n Pro an excellent choice for location recording on set and in the field. It's equally well suited for placement in an audio bag or a camera-mounted configuration.
Metadata for Simplified Postproduction
Add metadata such as notes and track/scene names in BWF and iXML formats to easily catalog your files in preparation for loading them into your video or audio editing workstation. Make it a habit to make organization and collaboration in postproduction easy.
Built-In Slate Function and Tone Generator
The F8n Pro has a built-in slate mic for recording comments as well as the ability to output a variable frequency tone signal for synchronization with miscellaneous video equipment.
UPC: 884354026158
K-Tek Stingray MixPro Audio Bag for MixPre-3, MixPre-6, DR-70D & DR-701D Recorders

The K-Tek Stingray MixPro Audio Bag is designed for Sound Devices MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 recorders with a couple of wireless systems, NP-1 batteries, and various accessories. Also compatible with the Tascam DR-70D and DR-701D, as well as the Zoom F4 and F8, it can help turn your small recorder into a portable workstation with a multitude of options for accessing connectors, controls, and SD card, in various recording environments when working in the field.

The Stingray MixPro features multilayer exterior walls and a rigid vertical frame that allows the bag to better stand on its own, while protecting equipment and providing full access to the sides and bottom of the recorder. The combined front and bottom flap opens wide to access the internal battery packs and media compartments on the bottom of the MixPre units, and can even reattach to the back of the MixPro. It also allows for front-mounting of the recorder to the bottom of a camera.

The removable front pouch storage compartment is large enough to hold NP-1 batteries with cup adapters, while curved zippers encircle each side panel for full access to cabling into the main compartment. MOLLE straps and D-rings offer plenty of rigging points for additional accessories and allow the Stingray MixPro to be connected by harnesses and waist belts (available separately). A built-in kickstand enables the bag to sit at an angle when placed on a tabletop or when resting on the ground.

The Stingray MixPro ships with a shoulder strap and a removable, clear vinyl cover that provides an unobstructed view of the recorder's screen, while shielding it from rain or splashing.

Key Features
  • Designed for Sound Devices MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 recorders
  • Fits Zoom F4 and F8, as well as Tascam DR-70D and DR-701D recorders 
  • Rigid, internal vertical frame for strength and stability
  • Strong protective exterior with multilayer walls
  • Soft, orange, high-contrast interior
  • Removable front pouch storage compartment large enough to hold NP-1 batteries with cup adapters
  • Dual, curved zippers encircle each side panel for full access to inputs, outputs, and controls
  • Oversized MOLLE-style straps on the front of the bag accommodate additional accessories
  • Built-in kickstand enables convenient access to controls and comfortable viewing whether the user is sitting or standing
  • Four D-rings for use with included shoulder strap or Stingray waist belt (available separately)
  • Includes clear vinyl shield to cover the exposed top opening—can be folded back or easily removed
Front and Bottom Flaps
  • Front flap gives access to battery / media compartment
  • Bottom flap gives access to MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 top-mounting points
  • Front flap folds down and reattaches to bag's bottom front
  • Bottom flap folds completely back and up, to reattach to bag's back top
Compatibility
  • Up to four wireless devices
  • Up to two NP-1 batteries
  • One BDS
  • IFB TX
  • Camera hop TX
  • Small accessories (pens, screwdrivers, and more)
UPC: 649906207658

Zoom F8n Pro 8-Input / 10-Track Multitrack Field Recorder Specs

Portable Recorder
Form Factor
Field Recorder
Primary Use Applications
Audio-for-Video
Number of Tracks
WAV:
10 (8 Inputs + Stereo Mix)
MP3:
2
Number of Input Channels
8
Maximum Sampling Rate
192 kHz / 24-Bit
Microphone
Built-In Slate Mic
Number of Microphone Inputs
8
Built-In Speaker
No
Display
2.4" / 6.1 cm Color LCD (Backlit)
Memory Card Support
SDHC (4 GB to 32 GB)
SDXC (64 GB to 1 TB)
Internal Storage
No
Special Features
Pre-Record Buffer, Remote Control Capable, Slate Function (Remote Available Separately)
Recording
Audio File Formats
BWF, ID3v1, MP3, WAV, iXML
Sample Rates
WAV:
44.1 / 47.952 / 48 / 48.048 / 88.2 / 96 / 192 kHz
MP3:
44.1 / 48 kHz
Bit Depth
32-Bit (Floating Point)
16 / 24-Bit
Bit Rates
128 to 320 kb/s
Signal Processing & FX
Delay, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter
Timecode Support
Yes
Frame Rates Supported
23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 29.97 DF / 30 / 30 DF
Clock Accuracy
±0.2 ppm / 0.5 Frame per 24 Hrs
Recording Time
WAV 48 kHz/32-Bit:
43.4 Mins per GB (Stereo)
WAV 192 kHz/32-Bit:
10.9 Mins per GB (Stereo)
Included Software
No
Connectivity
Analog I/O
8x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Female Line/Mic Input (Lockable)
1x Proprietary 10-Pin Mic Capsule Input
2x TA3 3-Pin Male Balanced Line Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line Output
1x 1/4" TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
Digital I/O
1x BNC Timecode Input
1x BNC Timecode Output
Phantom Power
+24 / 48 V (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
Phantom Power Current
≤ 10 mA per Channel
System Connection
1x Mini-USB (2.0)
Audio Interface Capability
Multi-Track
Performance
Frequency Response
Mic/Line Inputs:
20 Hz to 60 kHz +0.5/-1 dB (at 192 kHz)
Gain/Trim Range
Mic Inputs:
+10 to +75 dB
Line Inputs:
-10 to +55 dB
Max Input Level
Mic Inputs:
+4 dBu (Limiter On, at 0 dBFS)
Line Inputs:
+24 dBu (at 0 dBFS)
Max Output Level
Outputs:
+24 dBu
Aux Outputs:
+10 dBV
Headphone Output Power
100 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
Dynamic Range
A/D Converters:
113 dBA
D/A Converters:
105 dBA
Impedance
Mic Inputs:
≥3 Kilohms
Line Inputs:
≥5 Kilohms
Balanced Outputs:
≤150 Ohms
Aux Outputs:
≤100 Ohms
Headphone Outputs:
≤18 Ohms
BNC Inputs:
4.6 Kilohms
BNC Outputs:
≤50 Ohms
Equivalent Input Noise (EIN)
≤-127 dBu (A-Weighted)
Power
Power Options
Battery or AC/DC Power Adapter
Battery Type
8x AA (Not Included)
Approximate Battery Life
48 kHz/32-Bit:
6 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels, Phantom Off, Recording, with Headphones)
8.5 Hours (NiMH, 2 Channels, Phantom Off, Recording, with Headphones)
12 Hours (Lithium, 2 Channels, Phantom Off, Recording, with Headphones)
48 kHz/32-Bit:
5 Hours (Alkaline, All Channels, Phantom Off, Recording, with Headphones)
7 Hours (NiMH, All Channels, Phantom Off, Recording, with Headphones)
10 Hours (Lithium, All Channels, Phantom Off, Recording, with Headphones)
192 kHz/32-Bit:
0.5 Hours (Alkaline, All Channels, Phantom On, Recording, with Headphones)
1.5 Hours (NiMH, All Channels, Phantom On, Recording, with Headphones)
2.5 Hours (Lithium, All Channels, Phantom On, Recording, with Headphones)
AC/DC Power Adapter
12 VDC at 2 A (Included)
AC Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Physical
Included Accessories
No
Mounting Options
1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Dimensions
7 x 5.5 x 2.1" / 178.2 x 140.3 x 54.3 mm
Weight
2.6 lb / 1.2 kg (with Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.1 x 10.3 x 4.1"

K-Tek Stingray MixPro Audio Bag for MixPre-3, MixPre-6, DR-70D & DR-701D Recorders Specs

Key Specs
Color
Black
Portable Recorder Compatibility
Zoom F8
Zoom F4
Sound Devices MixPre-6
Sound Devices MixPre-3
Dimensions
Exterior
10.5 x 6.75 x 3.5" / 26.7 x 17.1 x 8.9 cm
Interior
7.5 x 5 x 2" / 19.1 x 12.7 x 5.1 cm
10.5 x 4.25 x 2" / 26.7 x 10.8 x 5.1 cm
Accessory Pocket
10.5 x 4.5 x 2.5" / 26.7 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm (Pouch)
Weight
1.3 lb / 605 g
Portable Recorder Compatibility
Zoom F8
Zoom F4
Sound Devices MixPre-6
Sound Devices MixPre-3
General
Dimensions
Exterior
10.5 x 6.75 x 3.5" / 26.7 x 17.1 x 8.9 cm
Interior
7.5 x 5 x 2" / 19.1 x 12.7 x 5.1 cm
10.5 x 4.25 x 2" / 26.7 x 10.8 x 5.1 cm
Accessory Pocket
10.5 x 4.5 x 2.5" / 26.7 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm (Pouch)
Weight
1.3 lb / 605 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.43 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
14.4 x 8.8 x 7.8"

Zoom F8N Pro Reviews

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What colour is the F8N Pro, exterior?

What colour is the F8N Pro, exterior?
Asked by: Tlotlo
The exterior of the Zoom F8n Pro Multitrack Field Recorder is mainly a dark gray color.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-04-17

Can this recorder do timecode sync by intaking ...

Can this recorder do timecode sync by intaking timecode signals via Bluetooth, e.g. from UltraSync Blue?
Asked by: Wai Keung
Yes the Zoom F8N Pro is directly compatible with the Ultrasync Blue.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2023-05-17

What is your best recommendation for a ...

What is your best recommendation for a transmitter to connect to the internal time code BNC out if I need to send the internal zoom F8 timecode to other cameras?
Asked by: herve
Because timecode signals are quite "hot" in nature, a proper wireless system for sending wireless timecode from the Zoom F8n Pro 8-Input / 10-Track Multitrack Field Recorder to camera would require a transmitter that is able to accept Line level signal. The Sennheiser EW 112P G4 Camera-Mount Wireless System (BH #SEEW112PG4A) is a good candidate for this task: https://bhpho.to/2y5gjmO
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-09-04

Are you able to confidence monitor the audio over ...

Are you able to confidence monitor the audio over the bluetooth connection with the app?
Asked by: Alan
No. The Zoom F8 Control app for t the Zoom F8n Multitrack Field Recorder allows you to visually monitor the audio levels, but not to listen to the audio via Bluetooth. You will need to use the wired headphone output connection on the recorder in order to listen to the audio.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2022-08-17

I saw another similar question that was ...

I saw another similar question that was unanswered, but can you send a mix to camera (via mini xlr) while also recording 32-bit internally?
Asked by: Steve
Yes, you can output audio from the main outputs on the Zoom F8n Pro 8-Input / 10-Track Multitrack Field Recorder while recording internally to your SD card.
Answered by: Elliot
Date published: 2024-02-27

Can you overdub with this recorder, or playing 1 ...

Can you overdub with this recorder, or playing 1 track while recording on another track?
Asked by: herve
No, the Zoom F8n Pro 8-Input / 10-Track Multitrack Field Recorder does not include any overdub functionality.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-05-30

How is this different than the F8n besides the ...

How is this different than the F8n besides the 32-bit float feature?
Asked by: Asaf
The 32-bit functionality of the Zoom F8n Pro 8-Input / 10-Track Multitrack Field Recorder is its main upgrade to Zoom's initial F8 offering. Dual A/D converters have also been implemented for an improved signal-to-noise ratio on this version.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-03-07

Why in the world does this device use mini USB ...

Why in the world does this device use mini USB instead of USB-C??? Can this be used as a recording interface? Seems like a step down from the F6...
Asked by: Eric
Yes, the Zoom F8n Pro Multitrack Field Recorder can be used as a USB audio interface for recording. As for why Zoom had chosen mini-USB as the host connection instead of USB-C, it could be that mini-USB was the most common option when the F8n was released. You will need to contact Zoom for specific details regarding their choice of USB host connections.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2022-09-12
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