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Zoom TAC-2R Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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TAC-2R
$349.99
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Zoom 2-in/2-out High Speed Thunderbolt Audio Interface with Ultra-low Latency Audio Streaming

Extreme Speed for Extraordinary Sound
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.

Onstage
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 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.

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.

MIDI
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.

Thunderbolt Fast - Creator Driven
More 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-2R are also unaffected by computer jitter (slight variations in timing), so there's no need to connect an external master clock source.

In addition, Thunderbolt carries 10 watts/18 volts of power (as compared to the 2.5 watts/ 5 volts carried by USB 2.0)—enough to provide stable phantom power. This also allows the use of high-end components such as the Burr Brown PCM4202 analog-to-digital converter and AKM AK4396 digital-to-analog converter in the TAC-2R.

The TAC-2R 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-2R 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-2R is just 4.17 msec round trip when operating at a 44.1kHz sampling rate with a 64 sample buffer size.

The Hardware
The Thunderbolt port on the rear panel carries digital signal to and from your computer in addition to providing power to the TAC-2R—no external power required. Dual front panel combo XLR/TRS inputs allow you to connect a wide variety of microphones as well as line-level signals from electronic keyboards and music players—even passive instruments such as electric guitars and basses. Dual balanced TRS output jacks enable you to connect the TAC-2R to amplifiers or self-powered speakers, and there's an independent ¼" stereo headphone jack with dedicated volume control for private monitoring of the input or output signal. In addition, MIDI In and Out is provided to allow precise synchronization with devices such as electronic keyboards and drum machines.

Dedicated input gain controls and Clip LEDs make it easy to set optimum input levels, and a large Output knob enables fast control over overall output level. A phantom power switch applies +48 volts to the mic inputs, allowing you to use the TAC-2R with studio-quality condenser microphones, and a three-way Direct Monitoring switch enables monitoring of input signal with zero latency in both mono and stereo.

Extend Your Capabilities with Software
TAC-2 MixEfx is a free Macintosh application designed specially by Zoom for the TAC-2R. With TAC-2 MixEfx, you can set mix parameters and add high-quality effects such as reverb and echo. Other features include a low cut filter, phase reverse, AUTO GAIN control for each input. TAC-2 MixEfx even has three memory slots for saving user settings with quick recall.

  • 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
  • 1/4" 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 Burr Brown 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
More Information
MPN TAC-2R
Manufacturer Zoom
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer Thunderbolt Cable
Channels 2 in / 2 out
Digital Conversion 24-bit/192kHz
Connectivity MIDI, Thunderbolt
Audio Inputs 2 x XLR/TRS combo jacks
Audio Outputs 1/4" TRS phone jack (Balanced)
Inserts No
MIDI In, Out
ADAT Expandable No
Effects None
Phantom Power +48V
Bus Power Yes
Low-Latency Direct Monitoring Yes
Rackmountable No
Width 6.93"
Depth 4.48"
Height 1.82"
Product Weight 1.57lbs

Zoom North America Limited Warranty

The warranty covers defects in material and workmanship in Zoom products purchased and serviced in the USA. The warranty begins on the date of purchase by the original purchaser and ends one (1) year hence.

The warranty does not cover:

  • Products subjected to abnormal strain, neglect, abuse, modification, or accidental damage
  • Products purchased from dealers or websites not authorized by Zoom North America to sell Zoom products
  • Products with trademarks, logos, names, numbers, or other identifying information that have been altered or removed
  • Damage occurring during shipment
  • Any loss of digital information

The warranty protects the original purchaser of the product exclusively.

Zoom North America will repair or replace parts found, under normal usage, to have defective material or workmanship without charge for labor or parts.

To obtain warranty service:

  • Return the warranty registration card within 10 days of original purchase, and be prepared to provide proof of purchase
  • Return the product to an authorized dealer, Designated Service Center, or the Zoom North America Service Division for appropriate repairs/services
  • If sending your product to Zoom North America, call for a Return Authorization Number first. For assistance in locating an agency or obtaining an RA number, contact Zoom North America. All shipping to and from the service facility must be paid for by customer
  • Whenever warranty service is required, you must present both the original dated sales receipt and this warranty statement as proof of warranty coverage

Any implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited in duration to the length of this warranty.

Zoom North America's liability for any defective product is limited to the repair and replacement of the product at Zoom North America's discretion. Replacement products may be reconditioned.

Zoom North America shall not be liable for damages based on inconvenience, loss of use, lost profits, lost savings, damage to any other equipment or items at the site of use, or any other damages whether incidental, consequential, or otherwise, even if Zoom North America has been advised to the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and/or do not allow the exclusion or limitations of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state.

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