Zoom TAC-8 18 x 20 Thunderbolt Audio Interface

Zoom TAC-8 18 x 20 Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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Zoom TAC-8 Thunderbolt Audio Interface provides 8 analog inputs and 10 analog outputs, 10 digital inputs and outputs (in both S/PDIF and ADAT Optical formats), and both Word Clock and MIDI I/O.

Whether you want to record large scale multi-channel 24-bit/192 kHz sessions in your studio without worrying about latency or you want to bring your onstage performance to new heights, the TAC-8 allows you to take full advantage of today’s latest technology.


18‐in/20‐out high speed Thunderbolt audio interface

Record and play back 8 tracks simultaneously

Standalone mode allows use as an 8-channel mic preamp and A/D or D/A converter without connection to a computer

Support for up to 24‐bit/192 kHz high‐definition audio

Near-zero latency audio streaming

8 combo balanced XLR/TRS analog input connectors accept both mic and line‐level signal

High‐performance mic preamps with up to +60 dB of amplification

Hi‐Z switches allow direct connection of electric guitar or bass (INPUT1, INPUT2)

Independent gain controls and clip LEDs for each input

Switchable +48V phantom power (INPUTS 1‐4, INPUTS 5‐8)

10 balanced TRS output jacks for connection to mixers, amplifiers, self‐powered speakers, or effects devices

Dual front-panel 1/4″ headphone outputs with dedicated volume controls

Large knob output volume control

4x upsampling during A/D and D/A conversion for reduced noise and enhanced fidelity

Asynchronous transfer system unaffected by computer jitter

S/PDIF IN/OUT: 2IN / 2OUT, up to 24‐bit/192 kHz audio resolution

ADAT Optical IN/OUT: 2 IN / 2 OUT at 192/176.4 kHz (S/MUX4 compatible), 4 IN/4 OUT at 96/88.2 kHz
(S/MUX compatible), 8 IN / 8 OUT at 48/44.1 kHz

Word Clock in/out

Clock source indicator

MIDI in/out

Rack-mountable (1U space)

Robust metal housing

Works with all Thunderbolt‐equipped Macintosh computers running OS X 10.9.5 or later


Computer Connectivity: Thunderbolt

Form Factor: Rackmount

Simultaneous I/O: 18 x 20

A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192kHz

Analog Inputs: 8 x XLR/TRS Combo

Analog Outputs: 2 x 1/4″ (Main), 8 x 1/4″ (Line), 2 x 1/4″ (Headphones)

Digital Inputs: 1 x Coax, 1 x Optical

Digital Outputs: 1 x Coax, 1 x Optical

Number of Preamps: 8

Phantom Power: Yes

MIDI I/O: In/Out

Clock I/O: 1 x Word Clock In, 1 x Word Clock Out

Rack Spaces: 1U

Dimensions (DxWxH): 6.2 x 19.0 x 1.8″ / 15.8 x 48.3 x 4.6 cm

Weight: 4.4 lb / 2.0 kg

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