Zoom TAC-2R Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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Product Ref: 57359

  • Two Combo XLR/TRS Connections
  • Ultra Low Latency Data Transfer
  • Balanced TRS Outputs for Studio Monitors
  • MIDI In/Out Connections
  • Built-In +48V Phantom Power

Zoom TAC-2R Thunderbolt Audio Interface

The Zoom TAC-2R Thunderbolt Audio Interface is a versatile and compact audio interface which provides ultra-high speed connectivity to Macintosh computers via the innovative Thunderbolt connection. With dual XLR/TRS inputs the TAC-2R can be used to capture a range of hi-fidelity audio sources whilst the MIDI in/outputs, TRS (balanced) outputs, 48V phantom power and stereo headphone output delivers everything you need for your home or project studio.

Product Ref: 57359

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Inputs and Outputs

The TAC-2R features a range of input and output connection to provide maximum compatibility and integration for a variety of instruments and studio set ups. With two front facing XLR/TRS inputs you can capture hi-fidelity audio from a range of microphones, line level instruments (keyboards) and even passive instruments such as electric guitars and basses.

Located to the rear of the compact unit are two TRA balanced output jacks (left and right) that provide direct outputs to studio monitors and powered speakers. Additionally there is a 1/4 inch front facing stereo headphone jack with dedicated volume control for critical mixing and isolated monitoring.

MIDI Compatibility

Also incorporating high speed MIDI in and output connections the Zoom TAC-2R can be used to integrate controller keyboards, software controllers and synthesizers. The addition of these MIDI ports make the TAC-2R a versatile alternative to multiple interfaces as it provides comprehensive connections for all your studio gear directly to your digital audio workstation.

Thunderbolt Connection

The innovative thunderbolt connection provides high speed connection to your Mac computer via one single cable (provided).Unlike USB and FireWire connections the thunderbolt connection delivers an ultra-high speed data transfer of ten gigabits per second which means virtually no latency and a stable connection with no computer jittering.


  • 2 Input/Output 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 Input and Output
  • High-Performance Mic Preamps with up to +60dB of Amplification
  • 4 x Up Sampling 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 Maximum Durability
  • Works with all Thunderbolt-Equipped Macintosh Computers Running OS X 10.8.5 or later



  • Input 1/2 Connections: XLR/TRS Combo Jacks
  • Input 1/2 Gain: 0, 9 to 60 dB (3dB Intervals)
  • Input 1/2 Impedance: 3 kOhms
  • Input 1/2 Level (Max: +12dBu
  • Input 1/2 Phantom Power: +48v
  • Instrument Input Connection: 1/4" Jack
  • Instrument Input Impedance: 1 mOhms
  • Instrument Input Level (Max): +10 dBu


  • Output L/R Connection: 1/4" TRS Phone Jack (Balanced)
  • Output L/R Level (Max): +14 dBu
  • Output L/R Impedance: 100 Ohms
  • Phones Output Connection: 1/4" Stereo Phone Jack
  • Phones Output Level (Max): +8dBu
  • Phones Output Impedance: 30 Ohms


  • Frequency Response (44.1 kHz): 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Frequency Response (96 kHz): 20 Hz - 40 kHz
  • Frequency Response (192 kHz): 20 Hz - 60 kHz
  • S/N Ratio (EIN): 125dB @ 60 dB (150 Ohm Input)
  • Dynamic Range (A/D): 118dB Typical
  • Dynamic Range (D/A): 120dB Typical
  • Audio Channels Recording: 2
  • Audio Channels Playback: 2
  • Sampling Frequency: 192kHz, 176.4kHz, 96kHz, 88.2kHz, 48kHz, 44.1kHz
  • Bit Depth: 24-Bit
  • Interface: Thunderbolt
  • MIDI: In / Out (5 Pin DIN Jack)
  • Power: Thunderbolt Bus Power
  • Power Consumption (Max): 10W
  • Height: 46.2 mm
  • Width: 176 mm
  • Depth: 113.9 mm
  • Weight: 714g
  • Includes: Operation Manual, Thunderbolt Cable

System Requirements

  • Type: Mac
  • Operating System: OS X 10.8.5 or Later
  • Connections: 1 x Thunderbolt