Zoom TAC-2 Thunderbolt Audio Interface for Mac

Key Features

  • High-Speed Thunderbolt Connectivity
  • 2-In & 2-Out
  • Up to 24-Bit/192kHz
  • Ultra-Low Latency
  • 2x Balanced XLR/TRS Inputs with 48V
  • Hi-Z Input Jack for Electric Guitar
  • 2x Balanced TRS Outputs
  • Headphone Output with Level Control
  • 7-Position LED Metering
  • For Thunderbolt Equipped Mac Only

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The Zoom TAC-2 is a compact 2-in, 2-out bus-powered Thunderbolt audio interface that allows for ultra-low latency and supports audio up to 24-bit/192kHz. It features two balanced XLR/TRS inputs with 48V phantom power, a Hi-Z input jack for electric guitars and basses and two balanced TRS outputs for connecting an amplifier or powered speakers.

The TAC-2 also features a Burr Brown PCM4202 analog-to-digital converter with mic preamps that provide up to +60dB of amplification. It uses the AKM AK4396 digital-to-analog converter to provide high-quality output to your monitors, and thanks to the Thunderbolt connectivity, provides lower latency than is possible with USB 3.0.

  • Works with all Thunderbolt-equipped Macintosh computers running OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • Dedicated headphone jack with independent level control
  • 7-position LED metering for input, output and headphone volume
  • 4x up-sampling 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
  • Downloadable TAC-2 MixEfx software allows you to set mix parameters and add high-quality effects such as reverb and echo

Input Connectors

XLR / TRS combo jacks (XLR: 2 hot / TRS: TIP hot)

Input Gain

0,9 to 60 dB (3 dB step)

Input Impedance

3 kΩ

Maximum Input Level

+12 dBu (@ 0 dBFs)

Output Connectors

1/4" TRS phone jack (balanced)

Maximum Output Level

+15 dBu (@ 0 dBFs)

Output Impedance

100 Ω

Headphone Connector

1/4" stereo phone jack
20 mW + 20 mW (into 32Ω load)

Maximum Headphone Output Level

+10 dBu (@ 0 dBFs)

AD/DA Conversion

Type: 4 x up-sampling
Chipset: Burr Brown PCM4202 (A/D), AKM AK4396 (D/A)

Frequency Response

-2.0 dB: 20 Hz – 50 kHz @ 192kHz setting
-1.0 dB: 20 Hz – 34 kHz @ 96kHz setting
-0.4 dB: 20 Hz – 20 kHz @ 44.1kHz setting

Dynamic Range

A/D: 118dB typical (IHF-A)
D/A: 120dB typical (IHF-A)

S/N Ratio

125 dB (IHF-A) @ 60dB, 150 Ω input

Audio Channels

Recording: 2
Playback: 2

Sampling Frequency

92 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz

Bit Depth





Thunderbolt Bus Power


5.1 x 4.7 x 2.0" (129.5 x 120.0 x 51.3 mm)


14.8 oz (420 g)

Packaging Info

Package Weight

1.45 lb

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)

6.929 x 6.85 x 2.756"


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