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Zoom F8n

Portable Multitrack Recorder
Published September 2018
By Hugh Robjohns

Zoom F8n

Zoom’s original F8 impressed us enormously — and now they’ve made it even better!

The Japanese manufacturers Zoom have built a strong reputation for designing and producing very cost-effective and good-sounding location recorders. The eight-input, 10-track F8 model that I reviewed back in December 2015 has served as the range’s flagship model — and I was very impressed by the professional features and quality, which set a new benchmark for the price point. However, Zoom are not a company to rest on their laurels and now, a little over two years later, they’ve brought out an updated model, whose revisions have been made in direct response to feedback from their customers, both enthusiastic amateur and professional alike — there are a lot of professionals now using the F8!

At first glance, the original F8 and new F8n appear identical; in fact both the side and the front panels are exactly the same, save for a few new panel markings. The F8n also retains all of the functions and features of the original, while introducing some neat improvements and additions. I’ll only describe the new and altered features here — you can find my in-depth description of the previous model on the SOS web...

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Published September 2018