The optional thunderbolt card for the UA Apollo will be shipping any day now, and we hope to have (limited) stock by the end of September.
The Thunderbolt‚Ñ¢ Option Card for the Apollo audio interface provides greater UAD plug-in instances, improved performance at higher sample rates, and reduced UAD plug-in latency versus Apollo‚Äôs standard FireWire connection. Compatible with Intel‚Äôs new Thunderbolt technology on the latest generation of iMacs¬Æ¬†, MacBook¬Æ¬† Pros, MacBook Airs¬Æ, and Mac minis*,¬†the Thunderbolt Option Card offers unrivaled bandwidth and next-generation connectivity for the Apollo interface.
The user-installable Thunderbolt Option Card includes two Thunderbolt ports, and easily slides into the expansion bay of the Apollo. Bus power is provided to all downstream Thunderbolt devices, allowing music producers to connect peripherals in series with the Apollo interface ‚Äî including hard drives, processors, and computer displays.
When the Thunderbolt Option Card is engaged, Apollo‚Äôs FireWire 800 ports are instantly reconfigured as a hub for connecting FireWire devices, such as a hard drive or a UAD-2 Satellite.