The Zoom F6 is the first professional field recorder to feature both 32-bit float recording and dual AD converters, providing an unprecedented amount of dynamic range. With 6 inputs, Zoom’s solid time code, multiple power options and wireless control, the F6 is poised to be your new secret weapon.

Key Features

  • 6-channel/14-track field audio recorder/mixer
  • 6 discrete inputs with locking Neutrik XLR connectors
  • High quality mic preamps with up to 75 dB gain and less than -127 dBu EIN
  • Switchable +4dB inputs with mic/line options
  • Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters
  • Zoom AutoMix software
  • Accurate Time Code (0.2 ppm when on and when powered off) I/O on 3.5mm stereo mini; dropframe/non-drop formats with Jam Sync
  • Three different power supply options: 4x AA batteries, Sony L-Series batteries, or Zoom AD-17 12V AC Adapter (L-Series batteries not included)
  • 3.5mm stereo mini unbalanced output jack
  • Dedicated headphone output (100 mW) with volume control SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot, up to 512 GB
  • Use as an 6-in/4-out USB audio interface (up to 96kHz)
  • Use as an audio interface and record to SD card simultaneously (up to 48kHz)
  • Free Zoom F Control App for iOS allows wireless remote control, file renaming, and metadata entry

Technical Specifications

Recording Media:
SD cards, SDHC cards, SDXC cards (that conform to standards)
Inputs 1-6:
Connectors XLR jack (pin 2 hot)
Input (mic):
Input gain +12 dB – +75 dB
Input impedance 3 kOHM or more
Maximum input level +4 dBu
Input (line):
Input gain ?8 dB – +55 dB
Input impedance 5 kOHM or more
Maximum input level +24 dBu
Phantom power:
+24/+48V 10mA maximum for each channel
Equivalent input noise:
?127 dBu or less (A-weighted, +75 dB input gain, 150 OHM input)
Line output:
Connectors 3.5 mm stereo mini unbalanced output
Output impedance 100 OHM or less
Reference output level -10 dBV, 1 kHz, 10 kOHM load
Maximum output level +10 dBV, 1 kHz, 10 kOHM load
D/A dynamic range 95 dB typ (?60dBFS input, A-weighted)
Headphone output:
Connector 3.5 mm stereo mini unbalanced output
Output impedance 15 OHM or less
Maximum output level 100 mW + 100 mW (32OHM load)
D/A dynamic range 108 dB typ (?60dBFS input, A-weighted)
RECORDING FORMATS
Supported formats:
44.1/47.952/48/48.048/88.2/96/192 kHz, 16/24-bit/32-bit float, mono/stereo/2-8ch poly, BWF/iXML

Maximum simultaneous recording tracks:
14 (6 inputs x 2 (Linear and Floating) + LR mix)
6 (6 inputs (Linear or Floating) at Float(32bit) Mode, 192 kHz)

When MP3 selected:
Supported formats:
128/192/320 kbps, 44.1/48 kHz, ID3v1 tags

Maximum simultaneous recording tracks:
2
RECORDING TIME
Using a 32 GB card:
30:46:00 (48 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV)
7:41:00 (192 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV)
TIMECODE
Connectors: 3.5 mm stereo mini (Tip: IN, Ring: OUT)
Modes: Off, Int Free Run, Int Record Run, Int RTC Run, Ext, Ext Auto Rec (audio clock can be synchronized to timecode)
Frame rates: 23.976 ND, 24 ND, 25 ND, 29.97 ND, 29.97 D, 30 ND, 30 D
Precision: +/-0.2 ppm
Allowed input level: 0.2 – 5.0 Vpp
Allowed input impedance: 4.6 kOHM
Output level: 3.3 Vpp
Output impedance: 50 OHM or less
POWER
Options:
AC adapter : DC 5V (supports USB bus power)
Sony L-Series battery
4 AA batteries (alkaline, lithium or rechargeable NiMH batteries)

Continuous recording time:
48 kHz/16-bit 2ch recording to SD card (LINE OUT off, TIMECODE off, LED/LCD Brightness 5, headphones into 32OHM load, PHANTOM off):
Alkaline batteries 7.5 hours or more
NiMH batteries
(2450 mAh)
10.5 hours or more
Lithium batteries 16.5 hours or more

48 kHz/24-bit 6ch recording to SD card (LINE OUT off, TIMECODE off, LED/LCD Brightness 5, headphones into 32OHM load, PHANTOM off):
Alkaline batteries 5.0 hours or more
NiMH batteries
(2450 mAh)
7.0 hours or more
Lithium batteries 10.5 hours or more

192 kHz/24-bit 6ch recording to SD card (LINE OUT on, TIME CODE set to Int Free Run, LED/LCD Brightness 60, headphones into 32OHM load, PHANTOM at 48 V):
Alkaline batteries 0.5 hours or more
NiMH batteries (2450
mAh)
1.5 hours or more
Lithium batteries 3.5 hours or more
DISPLAY
1.54″ full-color LCD (240 × 240)
USB
Mass storage operation:
Class USB 2.0 High Speed

Multitrack audio interface operation (driver required for Windows, no driver required for MacOS):
Class USB 2.0 High Speed
Specifications Sampling rate 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz
Bit Rate 16/24-bit
Channels 6 in/4 out

Stereo mix audio interface operation (no driver required):
Class USB 2.0 Full Speed
Specifications Sampling rate 44.1/48 kHz
Bit Rate 16-bit
Channels 2 in/2 out
Note: iOS device audio interface operation supported (stereo mode only)

AIF with Rec operation (driver required for Windows, no driver required for MacOS):
Class USB 2.0 High Speed
Specifications Sampling rate 44.1/48 kHz
Bit Rate 16/24-bit
Channels 8 in/4 out
Power consumption:
10 W
External dimensions:
100 mm (W) x 119.8 mm (D) x 62.9 mm (H)
Weight:
520 g
What’s in the Box
What’s included with the F6
F6 Field Recorder
Camera mount adapter
AA batteries (x4)
Cubase LE and WaveLab LE download codes
Quick Start Guide
Optional F6 Accessories
Zoom AD-17 5V AC Adapter
BTA-1 Bluetooth Adapter
Bag

SKU: ZOOM-F6-ZF6 Category:

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