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Zoom F3 Multitrack Field Recorder

With 32-bit float recording, the Zoom F3 effortlessly captures the quietest raindrops and the loudest explosions. Its small footprint allows for this recorder to be placed anywhere, as you capture and monitor up to 192 kHz of high-quality audio.

Key Features:

  • 2-channel / 2-track field audio recorder
  • Featuring 32-bit float recording and dual AD converters for full dynamic range and clip-free audio capture
  • 2 discrete inputs with locking XLR connectors
  • Compact and Durable (can be attached to boom mic with velcro)
  • High quality mic preamps provide a super-low noise floor (−127 dBu EIN)
  • Record up to 192 kHz sampling/32-bit float WAV format, mono or stereo files
  • Records directly to microSDHC and microSDXC cards up to 1 TB
  • Use as 2-in/2-out USB audio interface (up to 32-bit float/96 kHz)
  • Over 8 hours of operation with two AA alkaline batteries

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    Product Code: 600007485

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    With 32-bit float recording, the Zoom F3 effortlessly captures the quietest raindrops and the loudest explosions. Its small footprint allows for this recorder to be placed anywhere, as you capture and monitor up to 192 kHz of high-quality audio.

    The F3 can also be used as a 32 bit audio interface making it ideal for DJ’s wanting to record and stream sets with or without video.

    Main features of the Zoom F3 Multitrack Field Recorder include:

    • 2-channel / 2-track field audio recorder
    • Featuring 32-bit float recording and dual AD converters for full dynamic range and clip-free audio capture
    • 2 discrete inputs with locking XLR connectors
    • Input signals can be monitored with realtime waveform display on LCD
    • Compact and Durable (can be attached to boom mic with velcro)
    • High quality mic preamps provide a super-low noise floor (−127 dBu EIN)
    • Record up to 192 kHz sampling/32-bit float WAV format, mono or stereo files
    • Stereo ⅛" Phone/Line Output jack with dedicated Volume control
    • Records directly to microSDHC and microSDXC cards up to 1 TB
    • Wireless iOS/Android* remote control available through optional BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter (*Android version to be released in 2022)
    • Use as 2-in/2-out USB audio interface (up to 32-bit float/96 kHz)
    • Over 8 hours of operation with two AA alkaline batteries
    • Runs on only 2 standard AA batteries or AC adapter (AD-17) or USB battery pack
    • Wireless timecode synchronization (*Optional BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter and UltraSync Blue device by Timecode Systems are required.)

    Focus on the Scene
    When you’re working in the field or on set, sound levels can fluctuate often and quickly. The F3 allows you to adapt to your scene without having to set the gain or worry about clipping. In post, you’ll be able to work with your capture, regardless of extremely low or high levels.

    Award Winning Audio
    Featuring the dual A/D converters and low-noise preamps found in our professional F-Series recorders, the F3 guarantees high-quality recordings in any setting or situation.

    Battle Tested
    The F3 is built with durable side bars, standard tripod mount and slide-resistant rubber feet ensuring that you can mount it on your gear or hide it in any scene. It’s sturdy metal casing and locking XLR connectors is designed for use in a variety of environments.

    WAV Watching
    Monitor your recordings with seamless accuracy as the F3 displays your audio as real-time waveforms.

    Record & Listen
    The headphone output allows you to keep an ear on your recordings, plus a line output enables you to go to your camera or other gear.

    30' of Control
    Versatile control options give your production more flexibility than ever. Stay out of the shot and record from a distance of up to 30-feet (10m) using the F3 control app for iOS and Android*.
    *F3 control app for Android available Spring 2022.
    BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter sold separately.

    Audio Interface & Streaming
    Connect your F3 to a computer or iOS device via USB as an audio interface and record or stream up to two channels in crystal-clear 32-bit float/96 kHz resolution. The loopback function allows you to combine your computer’s audio with the F3 inputs to complete the sound for your stream.

    Package includes
    - F3 Field Recorder
    - AA Batteries (x2)
    - Quick Tour

    Specs

    Input and output channels

    Inputs MIC/LINE (mono): 2
    Outputs LINE OUT: 1
    PHONE OUT: 1

    Inputs

    MIC/LINE (mono) Connectors: 2 XLR (2: HOT)
    Input gain: Adjustment unnecessary (dual AD converter circuits used)
    Input impedance: MIC: 3 kΩ or more
    LINE: 3 kΩ or more
    Maximum input level: MIC: +4 dBu
    LINE: +24 dBu
    Phantom power: +24/48 V
    Combined channel total of 10 mA or less
    Equivalent input noise: −127 dBu or less (IHF-A) when waveform magnification is ×1024 with 150 Ω input

    Outputs

    LINE OUT Connector: 1 stereo mini jack
    Maximum output level: +1 dBu
    Output impedance: 100 Ω or less
    PHONE OUT Connector: 1 stereo mini jack
    Maximum output level: 50 mW + 50 mW (into 32 Ω load)
    Output impedance: 15 Ω or less

    Recorder

    Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 2
    Maximum simultaneous playback tracks: 2
    Recording format: WAV
    44.1/48/ 88.2/96/192 kHz,
    32-bit float mono/stereo
    BWF and iXML formats supported
    Recording media: 4 – 32 GB cards compatible with the microSDHC specification
    64 GB – 1 TB cards compatible with the microSDXC specification

    Display

    LCD with backlight (96×64 resolution)

    USB

    Connector: USB Type-C
    • Use a USB cable that supports data transfer. USB bus power is supported.
    Audio interface operation: USB2.0 High Speed
    44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz, 24-bit linear/32-bit float
    • 32-bit float format is supported for firmware version 2.0 or later.
    2-in/2-out
    Mass storage operation: USB 2.0 High Speed

    REMOTE

    Dedicated wireless adapter (ZOOM BTA-1)

    POWER

    2 AA batteries (alkaline, NiMH or lithium)
    AC adapter (ZOOM AD-17): DC 5 V/1 A
    • USB bus power is supported.
    Estimated continuous operation time using batteries 48 kHz/32-bit float, 2ch recording to microSDHC card Alkaline batteries: about 8 hours NiMH batteries (1900 mAh): about 8.5 hours Lithium batteries: about 18 hours
    • The values are approximate. (without headphones, PHANTOM off, LCD Backlight off) Alkaline batteries: about 2 hours
    • Continuous battery operation times were determined using in-house testing methods. 48 kHz/32-bit float, 2ch recording to microSDHC card NiMH batteries (1900 mAh): about 3 hours
    They will vary greatly according to use conditions. (headphones into 32Ω load, PHANTOM at 48 V (5 mA), LCD Backlight off) Lithium batteries: about 7.5 hours

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