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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #135 on: August 05, 2018, 07:00:13 AM »
Yeah, as someone who owns the first (and only) Zoom F8n in his country, I kinda have mildly mixed feelings about this. Oh well.

Hopefully in the next three years to come then Zoom will treat the F8n just as awesomely as they have the F8 original! ;-)

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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #136 on: August 05, 2018, 07:04:37 AM »
I thought the headphone amp was physically different as well.  Interesting.

Given this new firmware update, what are the actual differences between the F8 and F8n at this point?

The only things I can see are the F8n allowing line inputs via both XLR and TRS, and having a lower input impedance (2 kΩ for F8n vs 3.3 kΩ for F8).

In other words, why buy an F8n at this point?  It benefits us, but seems a really odd marketing move.
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #137 on: August 05, 2018, 11:06:38 AM »
I thought the headphone amp was physically different as well.  Interesting.

Given this new firmware update, what are the actual differences between the F8 and F8n at this point?

The only things I can see are the F8n allowing line inputs via both XLR and TRS, and having a lower input impedance (2 kΩ for F8n vs 3.3 kΩ for F8).

In other words, why buy an F8n at this point?  It benefits us, but seems a really odd marketing move.

+4dB output,  9-18V versus 9-16V DC input, 3.5 verus 4.5 hours of battery life...


The 8n's firmware is at 1.10 perhaps there are firmware updates coming that will add features. Its cool tath they are supporting the oldr 8n so well but from a marketing point of view it all seems strange.
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #138 on: August 05, 2018, 11:10:16 AM »
Well, the F8 is discontinued, so if you want to buy new (and not just NOS), you can only buy the F8n.  The price appears to be what the F8 sold for new, when it was released (not marked down to clear inventory when they released the F8n).  So, at this point, it appears to simply be a model replacement that does have the more flexible XLR/TRS inputs.  The “deal” was perhaps buying an F8 when they cleared them out to introduce the F8n.  But that was temporary and things appear to be back “normal” now from a pricing standpoint.
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #139 on: August 05, 2018, 02:11:58 PM »
I thought the headphone amp was physically different as well.  Interesting.

Given this new firmware update, what are the actual differences between the F8 and F8n at this point?

The only things I can see are the F8n allowing line inputs via both XLR and TRS, and having a lower input impedance (2 kΩ for F8n vs 3.3 kΩ for F8).

In other words, why buy an F8n at this point?  It benefits us, but seems a really odd marketing move.

+4dB output,  9-18V versus 9-16V DC input, 3.5 verus 4.5 hours of battery life...


The 8n's firmware is at 1.10 perhaps there are firmware updates coming that will add features. Its cool tath they are supporting the oldr 8n so well but from a marketing point of view it all seems strange.

Thanks; I missed the powering differences.
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