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Zoom's foray into field recorders offers 8 lockable XLR/TRS combo jacks that provide +75 dB maximum input gain. The trim is not adjustable during recording, but the faders do allow a 12db gain adjustment while rolling.
"Advances in video have made filmmaking accessible to creators everywhere. But the accessibility of professional audio devices has not kept pace. Field recorders, with essential features such as time c...
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"Advances in video have made filmmaking accessible to creators everywhere. But the accessibility of professional audio devices has not kept pace. Field recorders, with essential features such as time code, have been unobtainable for most. Until now.
"The F8 is made for serious filmmakers and sound designers. With 8-input/10-track recording, super low-noise preamps, and support for 24-bit/192 kHz audio, the F8 captures the highest-quality audio. Outfitted with our finest mic preamps to date, the F8 features an extremely low noise floor (−127 dBu EIN) and high gain (up to 75 dB), with +4 dB line inputs."
– Zoom Website
The kit comes with a carrying case for the recorder, XLR Cables, deadcat, Blimp windshield, and deadwombat. The recorder uses 8 AA battles.
I do have a boom pole, however its extension clamps do not tighten and as such do not hold without taping down (and therefore it's not listed).
The MXL 770 and Lyxpro Mic Shield are optional additions; they're useful if you need to do ADR/Narration recording.