Thursday, 04 July 2019 / Published in CINEMA SOUND, GEAR

NEW ZOOM F6
The Zoom F6 features both 32-bit float recording and dual AD converters which very interesting!
They are growing rapidly in the field recording & location sound industries these days.
We are really proud of zoom in Japan!!

More detail on ZOOM WEBSITE

Recording Media:
SD cards, SDHC cards, SDXC cards (that conform to standards)

INPUTS
Inputs 1–6:
Connectors XLR jack (pin 2 hot)

Input (mic):
Input gain +12 dB – +75 dB
Input impedance 3 kΩ or more
Maximum input level +4 dBu

Input (line):
Input gain −8 dB – +55 dB
Input impedance 5 kΩ or more
Maximum input level +24 dBu

Phantom power:
+24/+48V 10mA maximum for each channel

Equivalent input noise:
−127 dBu or less (A-weighted, +75 dB input gain, 150 Ω input)

OUTPUTS
Line output:
Connectors 3.5 mm stereo mini unbalanced output
Output impedance 100 Ω or less
Reference output level –10 dBV, 1 kHz, 10 kΩ load
Maximum output level +10 dBV, 1 kHz, 10 kΩ load
D/A dynamic range 95 dB typ (−60dBFS input, A-weighted)

Headphone output:
Connector 3.5 mm stereo mini unbalanced output
Output impedance 15 Ω or less
Maximum output level 100 mW + 100 mW (32Ω load)
D/A dynamic range 108 dB typ (−60dBFS input, A-weighted)

RECORDING FORMATS
When WAV selected:
Supported formats:
44.1/47.952/48/48.048/88.2/96/192 kHz, 16/24-bit/32-bit float,
mono/stereo/2-8ch poly, BWF/iXML

Maximum simultaneous recording tracks:
14 (6 inputs x 2 (Linear and Floating) + LR mix)
6 (6 inputs (Linear or Floating) at Float(32bit) Mode, 192 kHz)

When MP3 selected:
Supported formats:
128/192/320 kbps, 44.1/48 kHz, ID3v1 tags

Maximum simultaneous recording tracks:
2

RECORDING TIME
Using a 32 GB card:
30:46:00 (48 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV)
7:41:00 (192 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV)

TIMECODE
Connectors:
3.5 mm stereo mini (Tip: IN, Ring: OUT)

Modes:
Off, Int Free Run, Int Record Run, Int RTC Run, Ext, Ext Auto Rec
(audio clock can be synchronized to timecode)

Frame rates:
23.976 ND, 24 ND, 25 ND, 29.97 ND, 29.97 D, 30 ND, 30 D

Precision:
±0.2 ppm

Allowed input level:
0.2 – 5.0 Vpp

Allowed input impedance:
4.6 kΩ

Output level:
3.3 Vpp

Output impedance:
50 Ω or less

POWER
Options:
AC adapter : DC 5V (supports USB bus power)
Sony® L-Series battery
4 AA batteries (alkaline, lithium or rechargeable NiMH batteries)

Continuous recording time:
48 kHz/16-bit 2ch recording to SD card (LINE OUT off, TIMECODE off, LED/LCD Brightness 5, headphones into 32Ω load, PHANTOM off):
Alkaline batteries 7.5 hours or more
NiMH batteries
(2450 mAh)
10.5 hours or more
Lithium batteries 16.5 hours or more

48 kHz/24-bit 6ch recording to SD card (LINE OUT off, TIMECODE off, LED/LCD Brightness 5, headphones into 32Ω load, PHANTOM off):
Alkaline batteries 5.0 hours or more
NiMH batteries
(2450 mAh)
7.0 hours or more
Lithium batteries 10.5 hours or more

192 kHz/24-bit 6ch recording to SD card (LINE OUT on, TIME CODE set to Int Free Run, LED/LCD Brightness 60, headphones into 32Ω load, PHANTOM at 48 V):
Alkaline batteries 0.5 hours or more
NiMH batteries (2450
mAh)
1.5 hours or more
Lithium batteries 3.5 hours or more

Display:
1.54″ full-color LCD (240 × 240)

USB
Mass storage operation:
Class USB 2.0 High Speed

Multitrack audio interface operation (driver required for Windows, no driver required for MacOS):
Class USB 2.0 High Speed
Specifications Sampling rate 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz
Bit Rate 16/24-bit
Channels 6 in/4 out

Stereo mix audio interface operation (no driver required):
Class USB 2.0 Full Speed
Specifications Sampling rate 44.1/48 kHz
Bit Rate 16-bit
Channels 2 in/2 out
Note: iOS device audio interface operation supported (stereo mode only)

AIF with Rec operation (driver required for Windows, no driver required for MacOS):
Class USB 2.0 High Speed
Specifications Sampling rate 44.1/48 kHz
Bit Rate 16/24-bit
Channels 8 in/4 out

Power consumption:
10 W

External dimensions:
100 mm (W) x 119.8 mm (D) x 62.9 mm (H)

Weight:
520 g

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 / Published in CINEMA SOUND, GEAR

According to SONOSAX, it is a lightweight 2 channels high resolution dual-domain microphones preamplifier with integrated USB audio Class 2.
Looks good and simple Swiss design.

Details at SONOSAX

Inputs / Outputs
2x mic/line inputs on TA3, electronically balanced, with phase reversal, 48V phantom, LF cut and level control on the front panel
1x AES3/AES42 on TA3, transformer balanced input with phase reversal, 48V phantom, LF cut and level control on the front panel
1x line output on TA3, 2 channels analog unbalanced
1x AES3 output on TA3, 2 channels transformer balanced with ASRC (48/96/192k)
1x USB audio 2 channels input/output on micro USB type B connector
independent line/headphones stereo output on mini-jack

Performance
135 dB (A-weighted) overall dynamic range
THD < 0.001%
90 kHz overall frequency response @192kHz
24-bit 48/96/192kHz

Powering
external DC 9-18V on Hirose 4-pin
external DC 5V on micro USB
removable lithium-ion battery, charged with external DC input
intelligent energy management
User interface
128×64 monochrome OLED display
two rotary encoder for gain control
intuitive menu navigation

Mechanical
Machined aluminum housing
overall dimension: 74 x 28 x 130 mm (2.9’’ x 1.1’’ x 5.1’’)
weight 300g (0.44lbs) with battery
mounting holes on both sides
optional mounting bracket for still camera
Note: preliminary specifications, subject to change without notice

(C) SONOSAX