Zoom Tac-2 Two Channel Thunderbolt Interface

Zoom Tac-2 Two Channel Thunderbolt InterfaceZoom Tac-2 Two Channel Thunderbolt Interface
In today’s world, speed is everything. The blazingly fast Zoom TAC-2 interface uses the latest Thunderbolt technology for ultra-low latency and the ultimate in high-quality audio, up to 24-bit/192kHz. Lightweight and portable, the TAC-2 is also easy to use, with a single large rotary knob controlling all parameters.Thunderbolt: The ultimate in high-speed connectivityMore than twice as fast as USB 3.0-not to mention twenty times faster than USB 2.0 and twelve times faster than Firewire 800-Thunderbolt is the interconnection technology of the future. Co-developed by Apple and Intel Labs, it allows signal to be transferred at an incredibly fast 10 gigabits per second, which means virtually no latency.* Thunderbolt interfaces such as the TAC-2 are also unaffected by computer jitter (slight variations in timing), so there’s no need to connect an external master clock source.The TAC-2 performs 4-times upsampling during both analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion. In other words, when the sampling frequency is set to 44.1kHz or 48kHz, the TAC-2 processes the signal at high resolution 176.4kHz or 192kHz. For A/D conversion, this means less aliasing noise; for D/A conversion, this means increased clarity and fidelity.* Latency time in the TAC-2 is just 4.17 msec round trip when operating at a 44.1kHz sampling rate with a 64 sample buffer size.The Ins and OutsThe Thunderbolt port on the rear panel carries digital signal to and from your computer as well as carrying power to the TAC-2. Two combo XLR/TRS inputs are provided for the connection of mic- and line-level signals, and there’s a handy Hi-Z (high impedance) unbalanced input on the front panel for direct connection of passive electric guitars and basses using a standard ” guitar cable. The TAC-2 also offers two balanced TRS output jacks which allow you to connect the TAC-2 to your monitors, as well as a dedicated “2-in/2-out high speed Thunderbolt. audio interfaceSupport for recording and playback up to 24-bit/192kHzUltra-low latency audio streamingTwo combo balanced XLR/TRS input connectors+48V phantom power for each inputHi-Z input jack allows direct connection of electric guitar or bassTwo balanced TRS output jacks for connection to ampliers or self-powered speakersDedicated headphone jack with independent level controlHigh-performance Burr Brown mic preamps with up to +60dB of amplicationSimple user interface: All operations controlled by a single rotary knobBus powered: No AC power requiredDSP Virtual mixerWorks with all Thunderbolt-equipped Macintosh computers (OS X 10.6.8 or later)

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