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.

  • 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)

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


Impact Twin Next Generation Firewire Interface 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

    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 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

    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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Finally, an interface that works and sounds great!


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Comments about TC Electronic Impact Twin Next Generation Firewire Interface:

Very happy with it, finally i found the best mobile interface, you can take it with you everywhere you want with laptop. Quality is very good as all TC products , no problems , just installed drivers software and connect it to a PC ( i use it with Windows 7 Ultimate and no problems ).Sound quality is very good , preamps give very nice warm tone with my Neumann TLM 102. Preamps for headphones are very loud and give clear sound at high power too, use it with Beyerdynamic DTX 910, i highly recommend it to all who want a good interface for a reasonable price , very impressed with it!!!!

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