Zoom H8

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Portable 12-Track Audio Recorder

  • Maximum recording quality: 24 bit / 96 kHz
  • X/Y-Microphone capsule XYH-6 (included in the delivery)
  • Exchangeable clip-on microphones
  • Ambisonic capsule optionally available (not included in the delivery)
  • 4 x Mic inputs: XLR with phantom power (+12 V / +24 V / +48 V)
  • 2 x Mic / Line / Instrument inputs: XLR / TRS combo socket
  • Gain controls and -20 dB pads in each input
  • Mic / line inputs expandable by module
  • USB port (Micro B) for use as a 12-channel and stereo audio interface for PC / Mac / iPad
  • Recording formats WAV, BWF and MP3
  • Supports SD / SDHC / SDXC cards up to 512 GB
  • Colour 2.4" LCD touchscreen (320x240) with optimizsed user interface for field recording, music recordings and podcasting
  • Built-in speaker
  • Integrated effects and chromatic tuner
  • Stereo line output: 3.5 mm jack
  • Stereo headphone output: 3.5 mm jack
  • Power supply via 4x AA batteries (not included in the delivery) or USB
  • Dimensions of the H8 without microphone (W x D x H): 116.4 x 163.3 x 48.6 mm
  • Dimensions of the XYH-6 (W x D x H): 78.9 x 60.2 x 45.2 mm
  • Weight of the H8 without microphone: 354 g
  • Weight of the XYH-6: 130 g
  • Includes XYH-6 microphone capsule and a quick guide
available since September 2020
Item number 497555
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Integrated Stereo Microhone Yes
Recording Tracks 12
Microphone Inputs 6
48 V Phantom power Yes
Line Inputs 2
Storage Medium SD/SDHC/SDXC Card
Headphone connection Yes
Integrated Speaker Yes
Resolution max. 24 bit
Max. Sample Rate 96 kHz
Limiter Yes
Max. Memory 512
Power Feed 4x AA and USB
Weight 354 g
Included In Delivery XYH-6 Microphone Capsule, 4 Typ-AA-Batteries, Cubase LE & Wavelab Cast Software (Download Code), Manual
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jodolittle 13.11.2020
I've only had this for a couple of weeks so cant testify for its durability but so far, I couldnt be happier with this unit. It does everything I want accept have a DSLR camera option (which would have been nice). So far havent noticed any loss in the all-round abilities of the recorder, tried it with both Field recordings and with music and its done the job very well, though it also depends on the mics one uses too. I love the multitrack feature. Navigation is pretty straight forward too, which is a big plus for instruction-phobes like me.

Coming back to this after some more usage, the only issue I've struck with the unit is the touch screen control. Its small and sometimes takes a few attempts before it picks up the touch of my fingers. Maybe that's the fault of the hard worn calluses on the ends of my fingers after years of playing guitars but it can be annoying when you just want to set things up and get to work!

Now several months in after first buying this unit and still very happy with it, in general. However, the touchscreen is a real pain to make fine adjustments to volume, etc. So dont expect to do much on that. Also, strange thing seems to happen when I have it plugged in via usb to the mains supply and I connect a phantom large diaphram mic as well as any other phantom 48v mic - seems that the large diaphram drains a little too much power sometimes and the H8 just shuts down unexpectedly. Lost some work that way.

Another con is the USB power connection. Like all these damned usb connections, the one on the H8 is quite easy to damage. Fortunately, I can still power it and connect it to my computer but I do have to angle the cable now as the connection has been worn through usage over the months since I got this unit. While I am still discovering just what the H8 can do, it is disappointing that the people who design these things insist on putting stupid ports that are susceptible to breakage or wear.
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Excellent recorder!
EdEditz 19.08.2022
I use this in my little home studio to do DAW-less multitrack recordings with my synthesizers and this works very well. Shame it doesn't do 32 bit floating, but you can't have everything right? The built in microphones are really good but I would advise to get a dead-cat with it to cancel out wind noises if you want to record outside. The one for the H6 fits this one too as they use the same modules. I also got the extra 4 channel add-on module and with that, this is a 10 channel beast of a recorder. Ideal for a home studio or video production setup.
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Fagan7 12.02.2022
That was the first time me to buy via Thomann. And should emphasize that everything was clear. The Product is new and works properly. The Team replies to all my questions in a very polite and quick way. Good luck to you all. Right now I am ordering a new microphone and hope will get it soon.
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complete and useful
holotro 31.07.2022
great recorder. at first i expected it to be heavier and not made of plastic. but besides the build the unit is very functional.
the screen helps with navigating through its variety of settings.

pro: like other zoom models very intuitive interface and fun to record with.

con: be aware that it carries 6 input channels of which only two have a combined xlr/jack input.
the other four are only xlr.
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