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TC Electronic Impact Twin Next Generation Firewire Interface

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An elite FireWire interface with 2 mic preamps, 14 ins/14 outs, 24-bit/192kHz HD conversion, and more.

Impact Twin is a state-of-the-art audio interface that features groundbreaking technology to ensure that the music you record sounds as good on the inside of your computer as it does on the outside. With the built-in preamp, converters, and recording tools, the TC Electronic Impact Twin offers a pristine path for your music to follow.

The interface's two mic preamps use TC Electronic's Impact III Technology which itself features three stages of top-level processing. You get a high-quality and very flexible mic preamp, superior 24-bit/192kHz HD conversion, plus a set of recording channel tools that lets you shape and optimize your sound making it the perfect recording. With each of these stages carefully combined behind Impact Twin's rugged and cool looking exterior, you have a FireWire interface you can take anywhere that offers the ultimate in recording quality.

The Impact III mic preamp makes the best of any microphone. Whether you record with the finest vintage tube mics, the most demanding low-budget condensers, or even a handheld dynamic, Impact Twin has been designed from the ground up to maximize the signal you record into your DAW. The preamps gives you maximum flexibility, and whether you're recording instrument, line, or mic; or with or without phantom power; the Impact Twin is one audio interface that works the way you need it to.

However, it's not all about the preamps. If your signal path doesn't then lead on to quality converters then you may as well pack up and go home. The TC Electronic Impact Twin's 24-bit/192kHz HD convertors let you select your conversion rate - all the way from 44.1kHz to the high-definition 192kHz - for the ultimate in pristine audio capture and maintaining the essential transients of your sound.

For years, TC Electronics has been an innovator in the world of signal enhancement, and Impact Twin includes essential recording channel tools that go even further to optimize your sound with onboard EQ, compressor and de-esser that quickly, simply, and invisibly tame and enhance those signals - no matter what you're recording.

FEATURES
Two mic preamps featuring IMPACT III technology
14 ins and 14 outs give you the flexibility to record and monitor just about any device you can think of
Channel Tools quickly and easily optimize the tone of your recordings
The tone of your guitars is beautifully preserved with two front-panel mounted Hi-Z guitar-optimized inputs
Direct monitor reverb
provides a simple way to add reverb at the monitor stage so singers can enjoy quality reverb through their headphones
iCheck (Integrity Check) feature provides a shortcut for revealing artifacts of data reduction ” essential when encoding MP3 or AAC files
M40 Studio Reverb is based on algorithm from TC Electronic's acclaimed Reverb 4000 processor Multipurpose ResFilter provides ultra-fat filter sound.
Assimilator EQ curve assimilation tool lets you quickly grab an EQ curve from any sound and apply it to your own
Quick compressor access and feedback
JetPLL jitter reduction
24-bit/192kHz HD conversion
Ableton Live Lite 8 TC Electronic Edition included
Acrylic front panel
Plated and coated steel back plate
Rubber coated soft touch cover surrounding metal chassis
3 LEDs per channel
Mains Power Supply (included)
12V DC, adapter for 90 to 240 VAC, 50Hz to 60Hz (auto select)
1-year warranty parts and labor

You created your perfect sound. Own this TC Electronic FireWire interface to capture it as you hear it.

SPECIFICATIONS
Digital Inputs and Outputs
Connector (S/PDIF): RCA Phono, 75 Ohm
Formats (S/PDIF and TOSLINK) S/PDIF (24-bit), IEC 958, Pro-status bits
Connector (ADAT or TOSLINK): Optical Pipe
Format (ADAT): 8-ch. @ 48kHz, 4-ch. SMUX @ 96kHz
Digital IO engine: TCAT DICE II, handling all IO formats

Clock and Jitter:
Internal sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz
External sample rates: 43 to 193kHz, jitter rejection at all rates
Jitter rejection engine: JET technology in TCAT DICE II
Jitter rejection filter (4th order): > 3dB @ 10Hz, > 100dB @ 600Hz
DIO interface jitter: < 1 ns peak, BW: 700Hz to 100kHz
AD/DA conversion jitter: < 42 ps RMS, BW: 100Hz to 40kHz
Digital output phase (stand-alone and across network): < 0.5 % of Sample Period
Input slip sample tolerance(all DIs): +50 % to -50 % of sample period
Processing delay DIO @ 96/48kHz: 0.15/0.3ms
Frequency response DIO: DC to 23.9kHz &plumsn; 0.01dB @ 48kHz

Line Inputs Ch. 1, 2, 3, 4
Connectors: 1/4" Phone Jack (balanced)
Impedance, Bal./Unbal.: 20 kOhm/25 kOhm
Full scale input level @ 0dBFS: +13dBu
THD+N: < -100dB (0.001 %) @ 1kHz, -1dBFS
SNR: >111dB(A), >108dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
Frequency response: +0/-0.5dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
Crosstalk: < -100dB, 20Hz to 20kHz

ADC
A to D conversion: 24-bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream
A to D delay: 0.68ms / 0.63ms @ 44.1kHz / 48kHz

Mic. Inputs Ch. 1, 2
Connectors: Neutrik Combo (XLR)
Sensitivity full range pad on/off: -10/+10dBu <> -52/ -32dBu
Total preamp gain: 62dB
Impedance, Pad on/off: 2000/1300 ohm
NF @ Rg = 150 ohm, Max. Gain: < 4dB
EIN @ Rg = 150 ohm, Max. Gain: < -127dBu
THD+N, Min. Gain: < -100dB (0.001%) @ 1kHz, -1dBFS
SNR, Min. Gain: >109dB(A), >106dB, 20Hz to 20kHz

48-bit Precision EQ
Hi Gain: +/- 12dB
Hi Frequency: 200Hz to 40kHz
Hi Bell: On: 6dB/oct. shelve / Off: Parametric
Hi Mid Gain: +/- 12dB
Hi Mid Frequency: 200Hz to 20kHz
Hi Mid Bandwith: 0.10 to 4.0
Lo Mid Gain: +/- 12dB
Lo Mid Frequency: 20Hz to 2kHz
Lo Mid Bandwidth: 0.10 to 4.0
Lo Gain: +/- 12dB (only available when Lo cut is off)
Lo frequency: 20Hz - 400Hz
Lo CUT: On: Cut / Off: 6dB/oct. shelve

Compression/De-Essing
Compression/De-Essing styles: "Female Voice", "SoftFemale Voice", "HardMale Voice", "SoftMale "Voice", "Hard", "Guitar", "Bass", "Speak", "Sax", "Trumpet", "Snare", "Percussion", "All purpose"

Instr. Inputs Ch. 1, 2
Connectors: Neutrik Combo (1/4" phone jack)
Sensitivity Range: -25dBu <> +17dBu
Total Preamp gain: 42dB
Impedance: 1 MOhm
THD+N, Min. Gain: < -100dB (0.001%) @ 1kHz, -1dBFS
SNR, Min. Gain: >107dB(A), >104dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
Crosstalk: < -100dB, 20Hz to 20kHz

Monitor/Line Outputs Ch. 1, 2, 3, 4:
Connectors: 1/4" phone jack, ground sensing design
Impedance: < 100 Ohm
Level Range (Ch. 1, 2): -40dBu <> +12dBu (analog gain scale)
Fixed Full Scale Range (Ch. 3, 4): +12dBu
THD+N: < -94dB (0.002%) @ 1kHz, -1dBFS
SNR: >111dB(A), >108dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
Freq. Response: +0/-0.1dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
Crosstalk: < -100dB, 20Hz to 20kHz

DAC
D to A Conversion: 24-bit, 128 x Oversampling Bitstream
D to A Delay: 0.70ms / 0.65ms @ 44.1kHz / 48kHz

Headphone Outputs
Connectors: 2 x 1/4" Phone Jack (Stereo)
Impedance: 80 Ohm
Gain level range: -80dBu <> +16dBu @ 300 ohm (analog gain scale)
THD+N: < -94dB (0.002%) @ 1kHz, -1dBFS
SNR: >103dB(A), > 100dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
Freq. response: +0/-0.1dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
Crosstalk: < -100dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
Power @ 40Ohm Load: 200mW
Power @ 600Ohm Load: 93mW

EMC complies with: EN 55103-1 and EN 55103-2, FCC part 15, Class B, CISPR 22 Class B
EMC certified to: IEC 60065, EN 60065, UL60065 and CSA, E60065 CSA FILE #LR108093
Operating Temperature: 32 F to 122 F (0 C to 50 C)
Storage Temperature: -22 F to 167 F (-30 C to 70 C)
Humidity: Max. 90% non-condensing
Control interface: MIDI
In/Out: 5-Pin DIN
FireWire (DAW): IEEE 1394a, IEC 61883
PPM meter (Ch. 1, 2)
FireWire bus-powered: 8 to 30 VDC
Power consumption: less than 14W

Dimensions (W x H x D): 9.28" x 2.48" x 9.5" (235.8 x 63 x 241.2 mm)
Weight: 3.3lb. (1.5kg)
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