Thunderbolt 2 Option Card
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®, Mac minis, and Windows* systems, 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
* For full Windows compatibility requirements, click here.
Enables Thunderbolt connectivity for Apollo and Apollo 16 Audio Interfaces on Thunderbolt-equipped Mac and Windows computers
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 for convenient daisy-chaining of multiple Apollo interfaces or peripherals such as hard drives and displays (including 4K monitors)
Easy user installation – tool and instructions included
Thunderbolt cable sold separately
Thunderbolt System Requirements
UAD Powered Plug-Ins Version 9.0
Apple Mac computer with available Thunderbolt port
Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capitan, or 10.12 Sierra
PC computer with built-in Thunderbolt 3 via USB-C port
Windows 10 w/Anniversary Update (64-Bit Edition)
Qualified Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter (sold separately)
Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)
6 gigabytes available storage
Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software
Quad Core i7 or better processor recommended
For additional compatibility information, visit help.uaudio.com
Thunderbolt 2 Option Card