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Zoom F6 Multi Track Field Recorder

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The Zoom F6 is an ultra-compact, budget-friendly multi track field recorder that represents a middle ground between the more-advanced F8n and the handheld H6. Key features include:

  • Great for location recording and production sound

  • 32-bit float for clipping-free recordings

  • Ambisonic audio for VR, AR, and 360-audio productions

Advanced, Budget-Friendly Multitrack Recorder. The Zoom F6 Multi Track Field Recorder is a portable, feature-rich fourteen-track field recorder that’s great for use in the field and on set. It captures crystal-clear clipping-free audio whether you’re using it for sound effects, location sound, or electronic news gathering.

32-Bit Float for Clipping-Free Recordings. The F6 is designed to handle sudden, unexpected shifts in volume in stride without compromising the quality of your captured audio. Its 32-bit float resolution and dual-path A/D converters mean that it’s able to cover the audible spectrum without any digital clipping.

Configurable Recording Settings. The F6 gives you a range of recording modes designed to suit your purposes. You can record all six inputs at the 192 kHz maximum resolution in 24-bit linear or 32-bit float, but Zoom’s dual-path A/D converters also give you the option of recording them simultaneously at up to 96 kHz in 24-bit and 32-bit float while printing a stereo mix.

Ambisonic Support. The F6 lets you record audio in a range of ambisonic formats for VR, AR, and 360-audio productions. The ambisonics mode is versatile, giving you precision A-to-B decoding and balanced gain linking, and the option to use channels 1 to 4 for ambisonic recording while using channels 5 and 6 for other signals like boom or lav mics. You can use the free Zoom Ambisonics Player software to get the most out of the F6’s ambisonic capabilities.

SDXC Card Slot. The single SDXC card slot allows for recording on an SD memory card (separate rental item), with support for SDXC cards up to 512 GB for even longer recording times.

Full-Color LCD. The F6 has a highly visible 1.5-inch full-color backlit LCD that makes leveling and menu navigation quick and simple. A monochromatic mode makes the F6 easy to use in any environment—from low light to direct sunlight.

Three Power Solutions. This recorder can operate on four AA batteries (not included, and the battery case is required - ask for it in the special instructions box at checkout), a Sony L-Series type battery (not included), or a USB Type-C connection.

Q & A

  • Why don't you include the AA battery case by default?
    • Due to accessibility restrictions caused the design of the F6 recorder, we find the Sony L-Series battery to be a much better solution. If you would like us to include the AA battery case, please request it in the special instruction box prior to checkout and we’ll include it at no additional cost.

  • How do I power this thing?
    • We include an AC adapter and USB-C power cable by default but do not include a battery solution, including the F6 battery case. If you need a battery solution, we recommend adding an L-Series battery to your rental.

    • Need to power the F6 using a more readily available battery? No problem! We will add the F6 battery case at no additional cost if you request it in the special instructions box before submitting your order. Please note, while we will include the battery case at no cost, you will still need to provide your own batteries. If you need to rent AA batteries, we offer AA batteries in 4-packs and 8-packs as separate rental items.

  • Resources

  • Compatible Media
  • Compatible Software
  • Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Ambisonics Player software
  • Analog I/O

    6x XLR 3-Pin Female Balanced Line/Mic Input (Lockable)
    1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line Output
    1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output

    Approximate Battery Life

    WAV 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)

    Audio File Formats

    BWF, MP3, WAV, iXML

    Audio Type

    Field Recorder


    Not Included
    4x AA
    1x L Series

    Bit Depth

    16 / 24 / 32-Bit

    Bit Rate

    128 to 320 kb/s



    Built-in Speaker


    Clock Accuracy

    ±0.2 ppm (Timecode)

    Digital I/O

    1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Timecode In/Out


    Color LCD (Backlit)

    Dynamic Range

    Line Outputs: 95 dB
    Headphone Outputs: 108 dB


    ≤-127 dBu (A-Weighted)

    Frame Rates

    23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 29.97 DF / 30 / 30 DF

    Gain Range

    Mic Inputs: +12 to +75 dB
    Line Inputs: +8 dB to +55 dB

    Headphone Output Power

    100 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms



    Host Connection

    1x USB Type-C (I/O, USB 2.0)


    Mic Inputs: ≥3 kOhms
    Line Inputs: ≥5 kOhms
    Line Outputs: ≤100 Ohms
    Headphone Outputs: ≤15 Ohms
    Timecode Input: 4.6 kOhms
    Timecode Output: ≤50 Ohms

    Internal Storage


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    Maximum Input Level

    Mic Inputs: +4 dBu
    Line Inputs: +24 dBu

    Maximum Output

    Line Outputs: +10 dBV

    Maximum Sample Rate and Resolution

    192 kHz / 32-Bit

    Memory Card Slot

    SD, SDHCSDXC (Up to 512 GB)



    Number of Audio Tracks

    WAV: 8 (6 Inputs + Stereo Mix)

    Phantom Power

    +24 / 48 V
    ≤10 mA current per channel

    Power Source

    Batteries or AC/DC Power Adapter

    Recording Time

    WAV 48 kHz/24-Bit: 57.69 Mins per GB (Stereo)
    WAV 192 kHz/24-Bit: 14.41 Mins per GB (Stereo)

    Sample Rate

    WAV: 44.1 / 47.952 / 48 / 48.048 / 88.2 / 96 / 192 kHz

    Signal Processing





    1.2 lbs.



    Zoom F6 Multi Track Field Recorder

    Audio Accessory - Zoom F6 Camera Mount Adapter

    Cable - USB 2.0 A Male to Type C

    Case - Porta Brace AR-F6 for Zoom F6

    USB Charger - Type-A 5V/1.0A 1-Port Zoom