Zoom F6 Multi-track Field Recorder | 6-Inputs | 14-Tracks


Main Features:

  • Location Recording & Production Sound
  • 32-Bit Float Recording Avoids Clipping
  • 6 x High-Gain, Low-Noise Mic Preamps
  • Records 6 Inputs & Stereo Mix

Model: F1 (1-Input)  |  F4 (6-Inputs) | F6 (6-Inputs) | F8n (8-Inputs)

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The Zoom F6 Multi-track Field Recorder with 6-Inputs and 14-Tracks is 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.

  • • 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


Portable Recorder
Number of TracksWAV:
8 (6 Inputs + Stereo Mix)
Max Sample Rate/Resolution192 kHz / 32-Bit
Built-In SpeakerNone
DisplayColor LCD (Backlit)
Memory Card SupportSD, SDHC, SDXC (Up to 512 GB)
Internal StorageNone
Audio File FormatsBWF, MP3, WAV, iXML
Sample RatesWAV:
44.1 / 47.952 / 48 / 48.048 / 88.2 / 96 / 192 kHz 
Bit Depth16 / 24 / 32-Bit
Bit Rates128 to 320 kb/s
Signal ProcessingLimiter
Frame Rates Supported23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 29.97 DF / 30 / 30 DF
Clock Accuracy±0.2 ppm (Timecode)
Recording TimeWAV 48 kHz/24-Bit:
57.69 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
WAV 192 kHz/24-Bit:
14.41 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
Analog I/O6 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/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Timecode In/Out
Phantom Power+24 / 48 V
Phantom Power Current≤10 mA per Channel
Host Connection1 x USB Type-C (I/O, USB 2.0)
Gain RangeMic Inputs:
+12 to +75 dB
Line Inputs:
+8 dB to +55 dB
Max Input LevelMic Inputs:
+4 dBu 
Line Inputs:
+24 dBu 
Max Output LevelLine Outputs:
+10 dBV 
Headphone Output Power100 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
Dynamic RangeLine Outputs:
95 dB 
Headphone Outputs:
108 dB 
ImpedanceMic Inputs:
≥3 kOhms 
Line Inputs:
≥5 kOhms 
Line Outputs:
≤100 Ohms 
Headphone Outputs:
≤15 Ohms 
Timecode Input:
4.6 kOhms 
Timecode Output:
≤50 Ohms 
EIN≤-127 dBu (A-Weighted) 
Power OptionsBatteries or AC/DC Power Adapter
Battery Type4 x AA (Included)
1 x L Series (Not Included)
Approximate Battery LifeWAV 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 Adapter5 VDC (Not Included)
Dimensions3.9 x 2.5 x 4.7" / 100 x 62.9 x 119.8 mm
Weight1.2 lb / 530 g

What's In The Box

  • F6 Field Recorder
  • Camera mount adapter
  • AA batteries (x4)
  • Cubase LE and WaveLab LE download codes
  • Quick Start Guide

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