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Thunderbolt Audio Interface

  • 24 Bit / 192 kHz
  • 2 In-/Outputs
  • Balanced combo inputs XLR and 6.3 mm Jack
  • 48V Phantom power per channel
  • Burr Brown mic pre-amp with up to +60 dB Gain
  • Hi-Z Input for guitar or bass
  • Input impedance: 3 kOhm
  • 2 Balanced 6.3 mm Jack outputs
  • Independent headphone output with separate volume control
  • LED Display for input and output
  • 4-Times upsampling during both analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion
  • Asynchronous transfer system unaffected by computer jitter
  • MIDI In/Out
  • Bus powered by Thunderbolt connection—no AC power required
  • Including Thunderbolt cable
  • Dimensions: 113.9 x 176 x 46.2 mm
  • Weight: 714 g
  • Works with all Thunderbolt-equipped Macintosh computers

Attention: Works with OS X 10.9.5 or later

Further information

Recording / Playback Channels 2x4
Number of Mic Inputs 2
Number of Line Inputs 2
Number of Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outputs 2
Headphone Outs 1
Phantom Power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 0
Number of ADAT Connectors 0
AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI Connectors Yes
Word Clock No
Max. Samplerate 192 kHz
Max. Resolution in Bit 24 bit
Bus-Powered Yes
Incl. Power Supply No
Windows Driver No
Thunderbolt Version 2
Width in mm 113 mm
Depth in mm 176 mm
Height in mm 46 mm

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Not for MacOS

petryna, 23.03.2018
I bought this audio interface to use with my MacBook. It's Thunderbolt so it's supposed to be just perfect for the Mac.
But hell no! The driver makes this interface unusable.
First of all, it gives kernel panic when you suspend your machine with the TAC plugged in. Second, sometimes it's starts to get a lot of latency and/or playback from the computer with random noise and cracks, so you have to unplug and plug again in order to get rid of the issue.
I was really disappointed with this product, don't recommend to anyone using a Mac.
Although, the hardware seems to be very nice. It's a shame that the software makes it unusable :(
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Very good and fast interface at a fair price

Michael1780, 07.04.2016
I was looking for a fast Thunderbolt interface to be able to play guitar, as well as amp and effects simulations in the MacBook Pro. Since the selection was already limited, pricey but a huge scope.

With 2 channels (Hi-Z & phantom power) + MIDI In / Out, it offers up to S-PDIF everything my heart has really coveted.

Three features have kept me from taking more than one hundred Euros more for S-PDIF:
1. No annoying power supply, Storm supply via Thunderbolt
2. Additional 50 euros saved, since the expensive Thunderbolt cable is included
3. The comparatively moderate price

In MainStage3 I have easily reached total latencies under 4ms, recordings are crystal clear (micro I have not yet tested) and until now without disturbances, the playback over monitors and headphones is top. Only the headphone volume might be even higher for my habits.

The mixer software works very well and is intuitive to use. I have installed Cubase, but I have not tested yet, because Garageband is enough for me.

Also mechanically, the device is priced very well.

An absolute recommendation, if you do not rely on a higher number of entrances.
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Thunderbolt Audio Interface 24 Bit / 192 kHz, 2 In-/Outputs, Balanced combo inputs XLR and 6.3 mm Jack, 48V Phantom power per channel, Burr Brown mic pre-amp with up to +60 dB Gain, Hi-Z Input for...

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 2x4
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Inputs: 2
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outputs: 2
  • Headphone Outs: 1
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 0
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 0
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI Connectors: Yes
  • Word Clock: No
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: Yes
  • Incl. Power Supply: No
  • Windows Driver: No
  • Thunderbolt Version: 2
  • Width in mm: 113 mm
  • Depth in mm: 176 mm
  • Height in mm: 46 mm
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Thunderbolt Audio Interface and Standalone AD / DA Converter 18 inputs and 20 outputs (total, digital and analogue), 24bit / 192kHz, 8 Analog inputs - combines XLR / 6.3 mm jack for microphone and...

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 18x20
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 8
  • Number of Line Inputs: 8
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outputs: 10
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 1
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI Connectors: Yes
  • Word Clock: 1xIn, 1xOut
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • Windows Driver: No
  • Thunderbolt Version: 2
  • Width in mm: 482 mm
  • Depth in mm: 157 mm
  • Height in mm: 46 mm
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