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ZOOM H8 Audio Recorder


Zoom H8 Handy Recorder: Your Portable Recording Studio

Product Overview

Introducing the Zoom H8 Handy Recorder – a versatile and powerful recording solution designed for field recording, music production, and podcasting. With customizable applications, interchangeable input capsules, and advanced features, the H8 empowers you to capture studio-quality audio anywhere.

H8 Features

Versatile Applications

  • Customized applications for field recording, music, and podcasting.

Three Distinct Interfaces

  • Tailor your recording experience with interfaces optimized for field recording, music, and podcasting.

Interchangeable Input Capsules

  • Swap between capsules for diverse recording options.

12-Track Simultaneous Recording

  • Capture multiple sources simultaneously with 12-track recording capability.

Four Mic Inputs and Two XLR/TRS Combo Connectors

  • Flexibility with four mic inputs and two XLR/TRS combo connectors.

Large Color LCD Touchscreen Display

  • Navigate settings effortlessly on the 2.4" full-color touchscreen.

Phantom Power for Six XLR Mic Inputs

  • +24/+48V phantom power for professional microphones.

Records to SD, SDHC, and SDXC Cards

  • Direct recording to cards up to 512GB for extended sessions.

Built-in Effects

  • Enhance your recordings with effects like low-cut filtering, compression, and limiting.

Multichannel and Stereo USB Audio Interface

  • Connect to PC, Mac, or iPad for versatile recording options.

Battery Versatility

  • Powered by four AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries for over 10 hours of operation.


Number of Input Channels

  • 8 (XY mic capsule, 1-4, A, B)

Number of Output Channels

  • 2 (stereo headphone and stereo line)


  • MIC IN:
    • ZOOM mic connector
  • INPUT 1-4:
    • XLR jacks (2: HOT)
  • INPUT A/B:
    • XLR/TRS combo jacks (XLR: 2 hot, TRS: TIP hot)
  • USB:
    • USB Micro-B (audio interface, mass storage, and Guitar Lab connection)
    • ZOOM BTA-1 or other dedicated wireless adapter
    • 3.5mm stereo mini
    • 3.5mm stereo mini
    • +24V/+48V (independent ON/OFF for INPUTS 1–4, A, and B)


  • Recording Media:
    • Cards that support SD/SDHC/SDXC specifications
  • Formats:
    • WAV: 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit, mono/stereo
    • MP3: 128, 192, 320 kbps
  • Maximum Simultaneous Recording Tracks:
    • 12 (MIC IN, backup recording, 1-4, A, B, and LR)

Audio Interface

  • Multitrack Mode:
    • 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit, 12-in/2-out
  • Stereo Mix Mode:
    • 44.1/48 kHz, 24-bit, 2-in/2-out


  • Chromatic/Guitar/Bass/Open A/Open D/Open E/Open G/DADGAD

Built-in Speaker

  • 400 mW 8Ω mono speaker


  • 2.4" (320×240) full-color touchscreen LCD


  • 4 AA batteries (alkaline, NiMH, or lithium)
  • AC adapter (ZOOM AD-17): DC 5 V/1A
  • USB bus power

Dimensions and Weight

  • H8:
    • 116.4 mm (W) × 163.3 mm (D) × 48.6 mm (H), 354 g
  • XYH-6:
    • 78.9 mm (W) × 60.2 mm (D) × 45.2 mm (H), 130 g

Next-Generation Capsule System

Zoom’s Capsule System 2.0 allows up to 4 channels of audio to be added to the H8's capsule connection, creating new ways to expand your recording capabilities.

Package Includes

  • PCH-8: Protective Case for ZOOM H8 Handy Recorder
  • ZHA-4: Headphone Amplifier
  • BTA-1: Bluetooth Adapter for ARQ AR-48 / LiveTrak L-20 & L-20R / H3-VR / G11
  • AD-17: DC5V USB AC Adapter

Elevate your recordings with the Zoom H8 Handy Recorder – your portable recording studio.

Product Code: PID35368d2
ZOOM H8 Audio Recorder
ZOOM H8 Audio Recorder
ZOOM H8 Audio Recorder

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