- Studio Quality Sound Anywhere
- 6 discrete inputs with locking Neutrik XLR connectors
- Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters
- Use as an audio interface and record to SD card simultaneously
CAPTURE THE CALM AND THE STORM
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.
32-BIT FLOAT RECORDING
In the field, fluctuating dynamics can prove challenging. Loud sounds can cause clipping and quiet sounds can get lost in the noise. The F6 uses 32-bit float recording with dual A/D converters to capture both explosive and subtle sounds at full audio quality – without ever needing to adjust gain!
FOR THOSE HARD TO REACH
Rugged enough to withstand the most demanding scenarios and small enough to fit into the tightest spaces, the F6 will become your go-to recorder.
The F6 is equipped with six professional-grade preamps. Featuring a super-low noise floor (-127 dBu EIN), high gain (up to 75 dB), and selectable mic/line levels for each input, the F6 is built for location sound.
Keep your tracks perfectly synced even when you power down for lunch. On or off, the F6’s Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) generates time code at 0.2 ppm accuracy.
ADVANCED LOOK-AHEAD HYBRID
When recording in 24-bit, the F6 uses advanced look-ahead hybrid limiters to provide overload protection. By adding a 1-millisecond delay, the limiters “look ahead” anticipating clipping before it’s recorded.
Zoom AutoMix lets you keep your eyes on the action by automatically adjusting the levels of your mix to reduce ambient sound.
Fine tune your mix
The Zoom F-Control (FRC-8) gives you more flexibility in the field. With 60 mm faders and controls for trim, pan and track-arming, the FRC-8 is a must-have for any professional filmmaker.
* The F-Control is sold separately.
Monitor What Matters
Use the F6 and your headphones to keep tabs on your tracks pre- or post-fader. Check levels, route signals to the left or right and set alert tones for battery and recording status.
iOS Wireless Control
The F6’s F Control APP lets you monitor signals, adjust levels, trigger transport controls, enter metadata and more from your iPhone or iPad via Bluetooth.*
*Optional BTA-1 required
The F6’s Ambisonics mode offers precision A-to-B decoding and balanced gain linking, enabling you to capture spatial audio for VR, AR and more. Download the FREE Zoom Ambisonics Player software to decode and edit your 360-audio with ease.
|Number of Tracks||WAV: 8 (6 Inputs + Stereo Mix)|
|Maximum Sampling Rate||192 kHz / 32-Bit|
|Display||1.54" full-color LCD (240 × 240)|
|Memory Card Support||SD, SDHC, SDXC (Up to 512 GB)|
|Power Consumption||10 W|
|Weight||1.2 lb / 530 g|
|External Dimensions (W x D x H)||3.9 x 2.5 x 4.7" / 100 x 62.9 x 119.8 mm|
|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 & FX||Limiter|
|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)
|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/Trim Range||Mic Inputs: |
+12 to +75 dB
+8 dB to +55 dB
|Max Input Level||Mic Inputs: |
|Max Output Level||Line Outputs: |
|Headphone Output Power||100 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms|
|Dynamic Range||Line Outputs: |
|Impedance||Mic Inputs: |
|EIN||≤-127 dBu (A-Weighted)|
|Using a 32 GB Card||30:46:00 (48 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV)|
7:41:00 (192 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV)
|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|
|Allowed Input Level||0.2 – 5.0 Vpp|
|Allowed Input Impedance||4.6 kΩ|
|Output Level||3.3 Vpp|
|Output Impedance||50 Ω or less|
|Options||AC adapter : DC 5V (supports USB bus power) |
Sony® L-Series battery
4 AA batteries (alkaline, lithium or rechargeable NiMH batteries)
|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)