Thunderbolt 2 Option Card

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Get a bandwidth and connectivity boost for your Apollo Interface.

The Thunderbolt 2 Option Card for Apollo and Apollo 16 audio interfaces provides blazing fast PCIe audio drivers, greater UAD plug-in instances, improved performance at higher sample rates, and reduced UAD plug-in latency versus Apollo’s standard FireWire connection. Compatible with Intel’s Thunderbolt technology on the latest generation of iMacs®, MacBook® Pros, MacBook Airs®, and Mac minis, the Thunderbolt 2 Option Card offers unrivaled bandwidth and next-generation connectivity for the Apollo interface.*

The user-installable Thunderbolt 2 Option Card includes two Thunderbolt ports, and easily slides into the expansion bay of Apollo. Bus power is provided to downstream Thunderbolt devices, allowing music producers to connect Thunderbolt peripherals in series with the Apollo interface — including hard drives, computer monitors, and 4K displays.

Now You Can:

Add unrivaled bandwidth and next-generation connectivity to your Apollo interface.

Get more UAD plug-in instances, improved performance at higher sample rates, and reduced UAD plug-in latency

Connect Thunderbolt peripherals in series with the Apollo interface — including hard drives, computer monitors, and 4K displays

Provide bus power to downstream Thunderbolt devices

Key Features

Enables Thunderbolt connectivity for Apollo and Apollo 16 Audio Interfaces on Thunderbolt-equipped Macs
Blazing-fast PCIe audio drivers and rock-solid performance
Provides greater UAD plug-in instances, improved performance at higher sample rates, and reduced plug-in latency versus FireWire
Dual Thunderbolt ports supply bus power for convenient daisy-chaining of peripherals such as hard drives and displays, including 4K monitors
Easy user installation – tool and instructions included
Requires an Apollo or Apollo 16 audio interface available from authorized dealers worldwide
Thunderbolt cable sold separately

Operating Requirements

Apollo DUO, Apollo QUAD, Apollo FireWire, or Apollo 16
Apollo Thunderbolt software
Mac OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks, or 10.10 Yosemite

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