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Zoom F6

Multitrack Field Recorder

  • 6 Channels
  • 14 Tracks
  • 32 Bit float recording via dual AD converter
  • 6 Inputs: XLR female
  • Compact and light aluminium housing
  • High-quality microphone preamplifier with up to 75 dB gain
  • Inherent noise: -127 dBu (A-weighting, Gain = 75dB, 150 Ohm source impedance)
  • With phantom power (+48 V / +24 V)
  • Look-ahead hybrid limiter with one millisecond time offset to avoid clipping
  • Simultaneously record onto SD card and computer via USB connection
  • Recordings up to 32 bit / 96 kHz or 24 bit / 192 kHz
  • Works as a 6 in / 4 out USB audio interface with max. 96 kHz
  • Time code input and output via 3.5 mm TRS jack
  • 3.5 mm stereo jack output
  • 3.5 mm stereo headphone output
  • 3 Power options: 4 x type AA batteries, Zoom AD-17 power supply (optional) or Sony L-series batteries (optional)
  • Slot for SD/SDHC/SDXC cards with up to 512 GB
  • Remote control via free Zoom F Control iOS app (requires optional Zoom BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter)
  • Controllable via optional zoom F-Control FRC-8
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 100 x 119.8 x 62.9 mm
  • Weight: 520 g
  • Includes camera mount adapter, 4 AA batteries, operating instructions and download codes for Cubase LE and WaveLab LE software
  • Suitable bag: Article no. 484615 (not included)
  • Suitable case: Article no. 489626 (not included)

Further Information

Integrated Stereo Microhone No
Recording Tracks 6
Microphone Inputs 6
48 V Phantom power Yes
Line Inputs 6
Storage Medium SD/SDHC/SDXC Card
Headphone connection Yes
Integrated Speaker No
Resolution max. 32 bit
Max. Sample Rate 192 kHz
Limiter Yes

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32 bit floating for less, but with quirks
Blippo, 01.08.2021
The F6 is a great recorder for the price. The features are many, but it lacks in some fields: the slope signal that can be used for syncing in post can't be automated. It's there, but I can't go in a submenu every time I have to record audio that has to be synced in post. I know it has Timecode, but I can't use it without buying other expensive gear to use with my prosumer camera. Even the Tascam Dr100MkIII has this feature that solves so many quirks and problems that I couldn't justify the fact that is a thing is there but is unusable because can't be automated. The line out can produce an audible hiss in cameras that doesn't support line level input. The only workaround is to use a 35db attenuator cable that is really hard to find in online stores.
Overall the great feature of this recorder is a little obscured by its faults, but is a good starting point to do better in the future, maybe an H6 version of this, more portable, with an automated slope signal and an attenuable line out for prosumer cameras will be a no brainer, an instant best of.
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Stunning Field Recorder
ConnorD, 26.02.2020
As a single man shooter, the F6 appealed to me straight away with the 32bit float, small form factor and sled at the back for SONY batteries. This means I can shoot all day and not worry constantly about my audio clipping or AA batteries dying on me.

The 6 inputs are very powerful, capable of powering the SHURE SM7B.

Overall it's incredible and you shouldn't hesitate to buy it.

Handling wise has been zero issues. I hear people complaining about the size of the knobs for the inputs but they aer completely fine. I'm 194cm tall with large hands and have had zero issues.

Delighted I bought it, its a joy to use and makes my life so much easier on film days.
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Very versatile instruments
Sanju, 07.02.2021
We use this soundcard primarily for our acoustic testing projects. We can easily carry this to the field as opposed to my other bulky soundcards and laptop etc. The 32-bit floating is a huge blessing which my other sound-cards can do. We test rooms with balloon pops as a backup measurement along with our other more elaborate measurements. While with my other soundcards I have to adjust the gain every single time, with the Zoom F6 I don't have to, since the 32bit ADC has a higher range of measurements and the audio will not clip!
Moreover increasing the gain later on while processing the audio does not induce a lot of noise thanks to the extremely low self noise.

Pros - Very low noise, 32 bit ADC's, Hit record and not worry about anything else!
Cons - USB interface with PC is quite underwhelming. UI is a bit confusing.
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I love this tiny little thing, but why not Android?
roccapl, 28.11.2020
6 tracks in a space so compact. Mid / SIDE monitoring? Some years ago it was unconceivable! This quality recorder is a gem. Very good silent and clean preamps, it runs on various sources of power (including USB-C battery packs) and it can be mounted on top of a tripod or under a camera for light-weight video recording.
Defects? the knobs are tiny and crammed in a small space. Setting up gain levels on the fly without a (sold separately) controller can take time. It can be controlled via bluetooth, but only buying a separate adapter and the app is only for iPhone... and I have Android.
In short: quality? excellent. Ergonomics? may be better. Portability? Yes!
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