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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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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #142 on: October 26, 2018, 03:43:37 PM »
while I find myself pretty nimble-fingered, i dig the look of the add on after market knobs.  where the heck can i find them, again?  I did see a fakebook link, but im not on there.

any guidance appreciated!

/edit to add:
is there a list of sd cards that are known to work properly with the F8?  Been diving through these years old threads but haven't stumbled upon anything yet. 

this unit will make recording band prac a breeze

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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #143 on: October 26, 2018, 04:45:31 PM »
is there a list of sd cards that are known to work properly with the F8?  Been diving through these years old threads but haven't stumbled upon anything yet. 

I believe Zoom has a published list on its web site.  That said, the two cards I use aren't on their list but have worked flawlessly.
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #144 on: October 26, 2018, 10:36:19 PM »
while I find myself pretty nimble-fingered, i dig the look of the add on after market knobs.  where the heck can i find them, again?  I did see a fakebook link, but im not on there.

any guidance appreciated!
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #145 on: October 26, 2018, 11:39:46 PM »
https://www.adorama.com/zozf8.html?msclkid=330247d04d891aa7b3f21cb77406ae36&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=%5bShopping%5d%20All%20Products%20%5bADL%5d%20%5bPLA%5d&utm_term=1100502012302&utm_content=All%20Products

Adorama is showing them in stock at $699.

NOS I think.

Since this thread popped up again, I looked and, sure enough, the F8 is now no longer available.  But the F8n is.  So, it looks like a model replacement.  If you have an F8, you can upgrade the firmware, which will get you pretty close, but not quite, to the same features as the F8n.  If you don’t have one (or don’t want to look for one used to upgrade), then the F8n is the only option.  Nothing wrong with that. 
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #146 on: October 28, 2018, 09:53:55 AM »
while I find myself pretty nimble-fingered, i dig the look of the add on after market knobs.  where the heck can i find them, again?  I did see a fakebook link, but im not on there.

any guidance appreciated!
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dammit..no fakebook here...

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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #147 on: October 29, 2018, 10:19:14 AM »
while I find myself pretty nimble-fingered, i dig the look of the add on after market knobs.  where the heck can i find them, again?  I did see a fakebook link, but im not on there.

any guidance appreciated!
Chris
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dammit..no fakebook here...

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No fakebook, no problem.  The maker of these custom knobs is a member here:   efksound -    http://taperssection.com/index.php?action=profile;u=19674     Send them a PM.
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #148 on: October 29, 2018, 12:12:39 PM »
while I find myself pretty nimble-fingered, i dig the look of the add on after market knobs.  where the heck can i find them, again?  I did see a fakebook link, but im not on there.

any guidance appreciated!
Chris
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dammit..no fakebook here...

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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #149 on: October 31, 2018, 05:24:06 AM »
thanks for the guidance, friends.  got the knobs ordered!

 

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