Universal Audio Thunderbolt 3 Option Card

Universal Audio Thunderbolt 3 Option Card

  • $ 199.00

Universal Audio Thunderbolt 3 Option Card

***Not in stock.  Please inquire about lead time to order***

Ultra high-bandwidth connection for Apollo rackmount interfaces

The Thunderbolt 3 Option Card for rackmount Apollo audio interfaces allows music and audio producers to connect their Apollo directly to compatible Mac or Windows systems using Thunderbolt 3. This user-installable card offers two Thunderbolt 3 ports, and provides 15W bus power to all downstream Thunderbolt 3 peripherals — perfect for daisy-chaining additional Apollo interfaces and UAD-2 Satellite DSP Accelerators, modern storage solutions, 4K displays, and more.

Add the latest generation Thunderbolt 3 connectivity to your rackmount Apollo interface

Supply 40 Gbps bandwidth for peripherals including 4K displays and hard drives

Get two Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy-chaining Apollos or other peripherals

Provide 15W bus power to downstream Thunderbolt devices

User-installable Thunderbolt 3 Option Card for all Apollo rackmount models

Enables Thunderbolt 3 connectivity for Apollo and Apollo 16 FireWire models

Get compatibility with Universal Audio’s free LUNA Recording System

Blazing-fast PCIe audio drivers and rock-solid performance versus FireWire

Two Thunderbolt 3 ports for convenient daisy-chaining of Apollos or peripherals

Provides bus power to downstream Thunderbolt 3 peripherals

Easy user installation – tool and instructions included

Thunderbolt 3 cable sold separately

Thunderbolt 3 Option Card System Requirements

For complete compatibility information, visit help.uaudio.com


  • Apollo Audio Interface (Rack Model)
  • Thunderbolt 3 cable (not included)
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • 10 gigabytes available storage


  • Available Thunderbolt 1, 2, or 3 port
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina, 11 Big Sur, 12 Monterey, or 13 Ventura
  • Thunderbolt 1 and 2 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)


  • Available Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Windows 10 or 11 (64-bit editions)