The compact, rugged TAC-2R audio interface uses the latest Thunderbolt™ technology for blazingly fast speed, near zero latency and the ultimate in high-quality audio, up to 24-bit/192kHz. With its easy-to-use design and advanced converters, the TAC-2R is perfect for studio and field recording of mics and instruments, onstage playback, and pristine audio streaming. It can even serve as an ultra-stable MIDI interface
Take your performance to the next level. Use the TAC-2R onstage to get the best sound quality from your laptop. With its Thunderbolt speed, high quality converters, and rugged chassis, you can trust the TAC-2R to deliver superior audio night after night.
In your home and office
Enhance the audio you enjoy everyday. Plug your headphones or speakers into the TAC-2R instead of your computer's audio outputs and enjoy streamed high-resolution audio—all the way up to 24-bit/192kHz—in full fidelity.
In the studio
The TAC-2R gives you all the tools you need to create great audio. Flexible routing options allow you to use a variety of microphones and instruments, with high-quality preamps to ensure crystal clear sound. There's even Direct Monitoring for zero latency overdubbing.
The TAC-2R serves as an ultra-stable MIDI interface too, allowing you to use your electronic keyboards and controllers as well as sound generating devices such as synthesizers and drum machines. The extreme speed and low latency of Thunderbolt ensure that your audio and MIDI tracks line up perfectly, every time.
2-in/2-out high speed Thunderbolt™ audio interface
Support for recording and playback up to 24-bit/192kHz
Ultra-low latency audio streaming
Two combo balanced XLR/TRS input connectors accept both mic- and line-level signal
Hi-Z switches allow direct connection of electric guitar or bass
Switchable +48V phantom power
Two balanced TRS output jacks for connection to amplifiers or self-powered speakers
¼" headphone jack with dedicated level control
Independent gain controls and clip LEDs for each input
Large knob output volume control
Direct Monitoring switch for zero latency monitoring in mono or stereo
MIDI In and Out
High-performance mic preamps with up to +60dB of amplification
4x upsampling during A/D and D/A conversion for reduced noise and enhanced fidelity
Asynchronous transfer system unaffected by computer jitter
Bus powered—no AC power required
Robust metal housing ensures roadworthiness
Works with all Thunderbolt-equipped Macintosh computers running OS X 10.8.5 or later