Blazing speed. Amazing sound.
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 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.
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" phone jack
Input impedance: 1MO
Maximum input level: +10 dBu (@0dBFs)
Type: 1/4" TRS phone jack (Balanced)
Maximum output level: +14 dBu (@0dBFs)
Output impedance: 100O
Type: 1/4" stereo phone jack
20mW + 20mW (into 32O load)
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
Type: 4x upsampling
Chipset: Burr Brown PCM4202 (A/D)
AKM AK4396 (D/A)
Frequency response: -2.0 dB: 20 Hz - 60 kHz @ 192kHz
-2.0 dB: 20 Hz - 40 kHz @ 96kHz
-2.0 dB: 20 Hz - 20 kHz @ 44.1kHz
A/D: 118dB typical (IHF-A)
D/A: 120dB typical (IHF-A)
Power: Thunderbolt Bus Power
Dimensions: 129.5mm(D) x 120.0mm(W) x 51.3mm (H)
Thunderbolt cable (1m)