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Zoom H8 Portable Recorder - strange anomaly
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    • Customized applications for field recording, music and podcasting
    • Interchangeable input capsules
    • 12-track simultaneous recording
    • Very old analog stage with cheap 24/96Khz ADC
    • Analog I/O
      • 4 x XLR 3-Pin Female Balanced Mic Input (Lockable)
      • 2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Female Balanced Instrument/Line/Mic Input (Lockable)
      • 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line/Mic Input
      • 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line Output
      • 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
    • Gain control knobs and -20dB pads for each input
    • Supplied XYH-6 X/Y capsule provides secondary input via a stereo ?" Mic/Line In mini phone jack
    • Phantom power for four main XLR inputs: +12/+24/+48V
    • Auto-record, Pre-record and Backup-record functions
    • Large color LCD touchscreen display
    • Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression, and limiting
    • Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad
    • Accepts standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries
    • Micro-USB port (sic!)
    • Can use Batteries, USB Bus Power, AC/DC Power Adapter
    • 4 x AA batteries (over 20 hours of operation)
    • 20 Hours Battery Life
    • 116.4 x 48.6 x 163.3mm
    • 354 g
    • $399
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  • This is amazing. 8 tracks with overdub... (two in stereo pair and 6 independent) smaller and cheaper than F8. Perfect for music.

  • Would have been extremely nice if this had 32 bit float recording and USB C. You'd have to get the F6 for $650 if you wanted those. Also would have been nice if it had a standard removable Lithium-Ion Battery instead of having to use 4 double A batteries. A solution would be to use an external power brick.

    Still seams like a neat device that I wouldn't mind owning.

    Also.. "You can use your iPhone or iPad to monitor level meters and press record, play, and stop in each H8 application mode. Just insert the BTA-1 Bluetooth module (available separately) to your H8 and connect to your iOS device."

    That's a feature you'd also find in the F6 and F8N.