Zoom TAC2 2x2 Thunderbolt Audio Interface for Mac

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Speed is everything, the Zoom TAC2 2x2 Thunderbolt Audio Interface transfers blazingly fast high-quality audio up to 24-bit.192kHz to your Mac via the ultra-low latency Thunderbolt technology. The TAC2 is Lightweight, portable and easy to use, with a single large rotary knob controlling all parameters. Offering two 1/4-XLR combo inputs and a pair of TRS balanced outs, and a 7 position LED for monitoring, the TAC2 is an incredible portable interface that boasts features for the next generation of music production.

Zoom TAC2 2x2 Thunderbolt Audio Interface Features

  • 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
  • +48V phantom power for each input
  • Hi-Z input jack allows direct connection of electric guitar or bass
  • Two balanced TRS output jacks for connection to amplifiers or self-powered speakers
  • Dedicated headphone jack with independent level control
  • 7-position LED metering for input, output and headphone volume
  • 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
  • Simple user interface—all operations controlled by a single rotary knob
  • Bus powered—no AC power required
  • Rugged yet compact and lightweight
  • Works with all Thunderbolt-equipped Macintosh computers running OS X 10.6.8 or later
Thunderbolt: The ultimate in high-speed connectivity
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-2 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-2.
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. 

The Ins and Outs
The 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 1/4 inch 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 1/4 inch stereo headphone jack. 

The TAC-2's single rotary control knob is used to set input, output and headphone levels and to provide +48 volts of phantom power to the selected input, allowing you to use the TAC-2 with any kind of microphone, from low-cost dynamics to expensive studio-quality condensers. Seven-position LEDs show continuous signal strength as well as input/output overload clipping. 

Zoom TAC-2 MixEfx 
TAC-2 MixEfx is a free Macintosh application designed specially for the TAC-2. 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. There's also a LOOPBACK function that allows you to blend the input signal and playback signal for zero latency. TAC-2 MixEfx has three memory slots for saving user settings with quick recall.

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Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Zoom TAC2 2x2 Thunderbolt Audio Interface Specifications
  • INPUT 1/2 connectors: 
    • Type: XLR/TRS combo jacks (XLR: 2 hot / TRS: TIP hot)
    • Input gain: 0, 9 to 60 dB (3dB step)
    • Input impedance: 3kO
    • Maximum input level: +12 dBu (@0dBFs)
    • Phantom power: +48V
  • Hi-Z (INPUT1) connector:  
    • Type: 1/4 inch phone jack
    • Maximum input level: +10 dBu (@0dBFs)
  • OUTPUT: L/R connector: 
    • Type:  1/4 inch TRS phone jack (Balanced)
    • Maximum output level:  +14 dBu (@0dBFs)
    • Output impedance:  100O
  • PHONES connector: 
    • Type: 1/4 inch stereo phone jack
    • Maximum output level: +8 dBu (@0dBFs)
    • Output impedance: 30O
  • Audio channels (recording): 2
  • Audio channels (playback): 2
  • S/N ratio EIN: 125dB (IHF-A) @ 60dB, 150O input
  • Sampling frequency: 192kHz, 176.4kHz, 96kHz, 88.2kHz, 48kHz, 44.1kHz
  • Bit depth: 24-bit
  • Interface: Thunderbolt
  • Power: Thunderbolt Bus Power
  • Dimensions (DxWxH): 5 x 4.7 x 2 inches (129.5 x 120 x 51.3 mm)
  • Weight: 0.9 lbs (420g)

Customer Reviews

Damaso Colon Submitted: 6/15/2018
Product Rating
Very good interface
Product Rating
What is your opinion of this product?
Very fast no latency problems. I use it on my mainstage rig with a macbook pro and it sounds amazing
Doug Submitted: 12/13/2017
Product Rating
Disappointing for what I wanted it for...
What is your opinion of this product?
It seems to work at first but the longer I use it the thing starts to have noise artifacts. I am running it as a low latency interface for e-drums with SD3. I have it running on a 2015 MBP with 8Gigs of RAM. I can set buffer size for 128 and like I said it has audible artifacts after so long of playing. If I set to 256, I can feel the latency while playing but have no audible issues. I have a Focusrite 18i8 Gen 2 and it seems to do as well and will hold 128 buffer setting. This unit also has a louder noise floor than the Focusrite I have. The software for this is also very long in the tooth and forget using the effects it has as they sound terrible. If I could return it I would and get a TB Focusrite or even save a little longer and get the UA Apollo Twin MKII.
Steve Submitted: 3/4/2015
Product Rating
Shockingly good
What is your opinion of this product?
The knob actually feels a little flimsy but overall performance is great. Small and compact. And easy to carry. And sounds great!!!


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