Forget about digital clipping and focus on the shot with the Zoom F6, an ultra-compact, multitrack field recorder with 32-bit float technology for distortion-free dynamic range, and up to 14 tracks of simultaneous recording for professional and enthusiast applications on set and in the field. Slide it in a sound bag, sling it over your shoulder, or mount it to a camera; the F6 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 (ENG).

 

From the large, informative color display and user-friendly controls to the flexible powering options and precision timecode functionality, the F6 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 F6 has the modes, resolutions, and media support to handle your crucial audio tasks.Plus, its operational versatility ensures that the F6 will always enhance your workflow, be it simple, complex, or always changing. You can feel confident using it as your main recorder, a USB audio interface for your dedicated computer rig, or a backup unit for added safety.

 

32-Bit Float Recording Avoids Digital Clipping

The F6 is designed to handle the reality of real-world dynamics. Since source levels can change unexpectedly, you need a system that can capture everything from pin-drop quiet to roaring loud without compromise or clipping. With 32-bit float resolution and dual-path A/D converters, the F6 delivers immense dynamic range to cover the audible spectrum with ease. Digital clipping is a thing of the past.

 

Configurable Recording Settings for Any Situation

The F6 boasts a slew of recording modes and resolutions to choose from—record all six inputs at a maximum resolution of 192 kHz in 24-bit linear or 32-bit float, or (thanks to Zoom's dual-path A/D converters) record them simultaneously in at up to 96 kHz in 24-bit and 32-bit float while printing a stereo mix.

Zoom F6 6-Input / 14-Track Multitrack Field Recorder

SKU: Zoom F6
RM2,970.00Price
  • Key Features

    • Location Recording & Production Sound
    • 32-Bit Float Recording Avoids Clipping
    • 6 x High-Gain, Low-Noise Mic Preamps
    • Records 6 Inputs & Stereo Mix
    • Ambisonics, WAV & MP3 Formats
    • Supports Control via App or FRC-8
    • Flexible Powering Options
    • SD Card / USB Interface Recording
    • AutoMix Software Reduces Mix Noise
    • Precision Timecode Reader/Generator
  • Portable Recorder

    Number of Tracks WAV:
    8 (6 Inputs + Stereo Mix)
    Max Sample Rate/Resolution 192 kHz / 32-Bit
    Microphone None
    Built-In Speaker None
    Display Color LCD (Backlit)
    Memory Card Support SD, SDHC, SDXC (Up to 512 GB)
    Internal Storage None

    Recording

    Audio File Formats BWF, MP3, WAV, iXML
    Sample Rates WAV:
    44.1 / 47.952 / 48 / 48.048 / 88.2 / 96 / 192 kHz
    Bit Depth 16 / 24 / 32-Bit
    Bit Rates 128 to 320 kb/s
    Signal Processing Limiter
    Timecode Support Yes
    Frame Rates Supported 23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 29.97 DF / 30 / 30 DF
    Clock Accuracy ±0.2 ppm (Timecode)
    Recording Time WAV 48 kHz/24-Bit:
    57.69 Mins per GB (Stereo)
    WAV 192 kHz/24-Bit:
    14.41 Mins per GB (Stereo)

    Connectivity

    Analog I/O 6 x XLR 3-Pin Female Balanced Line/Mic Input (Lockable)
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line Output
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
    Digital I/O 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Timecode In/Out
    Phantom Power +24 / 48 V
    Phantom Power Current ≤ 10 mA per Channel
    Host Connection 1 x USB Type-C (I/O, USB 2.0)
    Gain Range Mic Inputs:
    +12 to +75 dB
    Line Inputs:
    +8 dB to +55 dB
    Max Input Level Mic Inputs:
    +4 dBu
    Line Inputs:
    +24 dBu
    Max Output Level Line Outputs:
    +10 dBV
    Headphone Output Power 100 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
    Dynamic Range Line Outputs:
    95 dB
    Headphone Outputs:
    108 dB
    Impedance Mic Inputs:
    ≥3 Kilohms
    Line Inputs:
    ≥5 Kilohms
    Line Outputs:
    ≤100 Ohms
    Headphone Outputs:
    ≤15 Ohms
    Timecode Input:
    4.6 Kilohms
    Timecode Output:
    ≤50 Ohms
    EIN ≤-127 dBu (A-Weighted)

    Power

    Power Options Batteries or AC/DC Power Adapter
    Battery Type 4 x AA (Included)
    1 x L Series (Not Included)
    Approximate Battery Life WAV 48 kHz/16-Bit:
    7.5 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels, Backlit Display, Phantom Off, with Headphones)
    10.5 Hours (NiMH, 2 Channels, Backlit Display, Phantom Off, with Headphones)
    16.5 Hours (Lithium, 2 Channels, Backlit Display, Phantom Off, with Headphones)
    WAV 48 kHz/24-Bit:
    5 Hours (Alkaline, All Channels, Backlit Display, Phantom Off, with Headphones)
    7 Hours (NiMH, All Channels, Backlit Display, Phantom Off, with Headphones)
    10.5 Hours (Lithium, All Channels, Backlit Display, Phantom Off, with Headphones)
    WAV 192 kHz/24-Bit:
    0.5 Hours (Alkaline, All Channels, Backlit Display, Phantom On, with Headphones)
    1.5 Hours (NiMH, All Channels, Backlit Display, Phantom On, with Headphones)
    3.5 Hours (Lithium, All Channels, Backlit Display, Phantom On, with Headphones)
    AC/DC Power Adapter 5 VDC (Not Included)
    Dimensions 3.9 x 2.5 x 4.7" / 100 x 62.9 x 119.8 mm
    Weight 1.2 lb / 530 g