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32-Bit Float Recording THE ZOOM F6 Capture The Calm And The Storm

The Zoom F6 professional field recorder features both 32-bit float recording and dual A/D 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 adjusting gain!

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 adjusting gain!

For Those
Hard to Reach
Places

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.






For Those Hard to Reach Places

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.

Checks All the Boxes

 

Mic Preamps

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.

 

 

Precision Time Code

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 Limiters

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™

Zoom AutoMix™ lets you keep your eyes on the action by automatically adjusting the levels of your mix to reduce ambient sound.

 

 

Checks All the Boxes

 

Mic Preamps
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.

 

Precision Time Code
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 Limiters
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™
Zoom AutoMix™ lets you keep your eyes on the action by automatically adjusting the levels of your mix to reduce ambient sound.


A Closer Look

DISPLAY: A 1.54" full-color backlit LCD with monochromatic mode gives you full visibility night and day.
TRANSPORT CONTROLS: Record, Stop, Pause and Play are front and center for easy access in the field.

LEVEL CONTROLS: Each input has a dedicated level knob.

 

USB PORT: The F6 features a USB-C connection allowing you to back up your files, live stream while recording and more. The USB port also doubles as a power port.
LINE OUT: The F6 is equipped with a 3.5mm stereo mini unbalanced line out jack for quickly connecting to external mixers, cameras, recording devices and more.

BTA-1 ADAPTER SLOT: Sold separately, Zoom’s BTA-1 Bluetooth Adapter provides wireless capability to this ultra-portable field recorder.
INPUTS: The F6 features six discrete inputs with locking Neutrik XLR connectors.

 

HEADPHONE OUTPUT: The F6 is equipped with a neutral-sounding 100 mW headphone amplifier with plenty of volume for noisy environments.

TIME CODE IN/OUT: A dedicated 3.5mm stereo mini jack offers flexible time code I/O for external audio or video devices.

 

SD CARD SLOT: Record up to 512 GB on an SD card while streaming or recording to your DAW.
L-SERIES BATTERY CONNECTION: Count on the F6 through take after take when paired with a Sony L-Series battery. And for shorter shoots, record up to 7.5 hours with just four AA batteries.

 

A Closer Look

DISPLAY: A 1.54" full-color backlit LCD with monochromatic mode gives you full visibility night and day.

TRANSPORT CONTROLS: Record, Stop, Pause and Play are front and center for easy access in the field.


LEVEL CONTROLS: Each input has a dedicated level knob.

USB PORT: The F6 features a USB-C connection allowing you to back up your files, live stream while recording and more. The USB port also doubles as a power port.

LINE OUT: The F6 is equipped with a 3.5mm stereo mini unbalanced line out jack for quickly connecting to external mixers, cameras, recording devices and more.


BTA-1 ADAPTER SLOT: Sold separately, Zoom’s BTA-1 Bluetooth Adapter provides wireless capability to this ultra-portable field recorder.

INPUTS: The F6 features six discrete inputs with locking Neutrik XLR connectors.

HEADPHONE OUTPUT: The F6 is equipped with a neutral-sounding 100 mW headphone amplifier with plenty of volume for noisy environments.


TIME CODE IN/OUT: A dedicated 3.5mm stereo mini jack offers flexible time code I/O for external audio or video devices.

SD CARD SLOT: Record up to 512 GB on an SD card while streaming or recording to your DAW.

L-SERIES BATTERY CONNECTION: Count on the F6 through take after take when paired with a Sony L-Series battery. And for shorter shoots, record up to 7.5 hours with just four AA batteries.
 

Files and Formats

Recording Formats
The F6 can record in 24-bit and 32-bit float up to 192 kHz, or both simultaneously at up to 96 kHz.

Metadata
Cataloging files with the F6 is quick and easy. Enter track name, scene names, notes, and more in both BWF and iXML.

 





Files and Formats

Recording Formats
The F6 can record in 24-bit and 32-bit float up to 192 kHz, or both simultaneously at up to 96 kHz.

Metadata
Cataloging files with the F6 is quick and easy. Enter track name, scene names, notes, and more in both BWF and iXML.

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.




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

 

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

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.

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 FCR-8 is a must-have for any professional filmmaker.


* The F-Control is sold separately.

Ambisonics Audio

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.

Ambisonics Audio

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.

The ZOOM F6.
A new era in recording.

The ZOOM F6.
A new era in recording






Features

  • 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

 





Features

  • 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

What's in the Box

What's included with the F6

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

 

Optional F6 Accessories

  • Zoom AD-17 5V AC Adapter
  • BTA-1 Bluetooth Adapter
  • Bag

 

What's in the Box

What's included with the F6

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


Optional F6 Accessories

  • Zoom AD-17 5V AC Adapter
  • BTA-1 Bluetooth Adapter
  • Bag

The Stingray Zoom F6 Bag by K-Tek

The K-Tek Stingray Zoom F6 Bag is designed for the new  F6 Field Recorder. More than an ordinary bag, the Stingray Zoom F6 Bag can help turn a small recorder into a portable workstation. For more information visit K-Tek® here.

Stingray Zoom F6 Bag

The K-Tek Stingray Zoom F6 Bag is designed for the new F6 Field Recorder. More than an ordinary bag, the Stingray Zoom F6 Bag can help turn a small recorder into a portable workstation. For more information visit K-Tek® here.

Media

Video

Specs

Recording Media:

SD cards, SDHC cards, SDXC cards (that conform to standards)

Inputs
Inputs 1–6:

Connectors XLR jack (pin 2 hot)

Input (mic):

Input gain +12 dB - +75 dB
Input impedance 3 kΩ or more
Maximum input level +4 dBu

Input (line):

Input gain −8 dB - +55 dB
Input impedance 5 kΩ or more
Maximum input level +24 dBu

Phantom power:

+24/+48V 10mA maximum for each channel

Equivalent input noise:

−127 dBu or less (A-weighted, +75 dB input gain, 150 Ω input)

Outputs
Line output:

Connectors 3.5 mm stereo mini unbalanced output
Output impedance 100 Ω or less
Reference output level –10 dBV, 1 kHz, 10 kΩ load
Maximum output level +10 dBV, 1 kHz, 10 kΩ load
D/A dynamic range 95 dB typ (−60dBFS input, A-weighted)

Headphone output:

Connector 3.5 mm stereo mini unbalanced output
Output impedance 15 Ω or less
Maximum output level 100 mW + 100 mW (32Ω load)
D/A dynamic range 108 dB typ (−60dBFS input, A-weighted)

Recording formats
When WAV selected:
Supported formats:

44.1/47.952/48/48.048/88.2/96/192 kHz, 16/24-bit/32-bit float,
mono/stereo/2-8ch poly, BWF/iXML

Maximum simultaneous recording tracks:

14 (6 inputs x 2 (Linear and Floating) + LR mix)
6 (6 inputs (Linear or Floating) at Float(32bit) Mode, 192 kHz)

When MP3 selected:
Supported formats:

128/192/320 kbps, 44.1/48 kHz, ID3v1 tags

Maximum simultaneous recording tracks:

2

Recording time
Using a 32 GB card:

30:46:00 (48 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV)
7:41:00 (192 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV)

Timecode
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

Precision:

±0.2 ppm

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

Power
Options:

AC adapter : DC 5V (supports USB bus power)
Sony® L-Series battery
4 AA batteries (alkaline, lithium or rechargeable NiMH batteries)

Continuous recording time:
48 kHz/16-bit 2ch recording to SD card (LINE OUT off, TIMECODE off, LED/LCD Brightness 5, headphones into 32Ω load, PHANTOM off):

Alkaline batteries 7.5 hours or more
NiMH batteries
(2450 mAh)
10.5 hours or more
Lithium batteries 16.5 hours or more

48 kHz/24-bit 6ch recording to SD card (LINE OUT off, TIMECODE off, LED/LCD Brightness 5, headphones into 32Ω load, PHANTOM off):

Alkaline batteries 5.0 hours or more
NiMH batteries
(2450 mAh)
7.0 hours or more
Lithium batteries 10.5 hours or more

192 kHz/24-bit 6ch recording to SD card (LINE OUT on, TIME CODE set to Int Free Run, LED/LCD Brightness 60, headphones into 32Ω load, PHANTOM at 48 V):

Alkaline batteries 0.5 hours or more
NiMH batteries (2450
mAh)
1.5 hours or more
Lithium batteries 3.5 hours or more

Display

1.54" full-color LCD (240 × 240)

USB
Mass storage operation:

Class USB 2.0 High Speed

Multitrack audio interface operation (driver required for Windows, no driver required for MacOS):

Class USB 2.0 High Speed
Specifications Sampling rate 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz
Bit Rate 16/24-bit
Channels 6 in/4 out

Stereo mix audio interface operation (no driver required):

Class USB 2.0 Full Speed
Specifications Sampling rate 44.1/48 kHz
Bit Rate 16-bit
Channels 2 in/2 out
Note: iOS device audio interface operation supported (stereo mode only)

AIF with Rec operation (driver required for Windows, no driver required for MacOS):

Class USB 2.0 High Speed
Specifications Sampling rate 44.1/48 kHz
Bit Rate 16/24-bit
Channels 8 in/4 out

Power consumption:

10 W

External dimensions:

100 mm (W) x 119.8 mm (D) x 62.9 mm (H)

Weight:

520 g