Antelope Zen Tour Thunderbolt Audio Interface Review (June 2024)


Last updated on June 11, 2024 2:17 am Details


In this review post, we’re going to be discussing the Antelope Audio Antelope Zen Tour Thunderbolt and USB Portable Audio Interface, including an overview of its unique features.

Product Description

Antelope Audio packed all their innovative technologies in the next-level portable audio interface, Zen Tour. With 8 analog ins (4 guitar/ line, 4 mic/line) and 16 analog outs, Zen Tour can fit in any studio or creative environment – from home project studios, to live setups and to high-budget productions. Unlike any device in its class, Zen Tour also offers 2 balanced monitor output pairs, 8 line-outs on D-Sub, two independent stereo headphone outs, and 2 mono Reamp outs.

Digital I/O comes on ADAT and S/PDIF lifting the total channel count of Zen Tour to 32 via Thunderbolt and 24 via its custom USB connection. The interface features Antelope’s new breed of FPGA-based audio effects, carrying the true sound of legendary studio gear. Classic and contemporary guitar amps & cabs, compressors, and EQs are now right there on your desk. Zen Tour’s more than user-friendly with its compact size, desktop, and mobile app control, touchscreen display, integrated talkback mic, and a big volume knob.

Product Features

  • Zero Latency – Guitar amp modeling and effects processing with almost no latency.
  • Stunning AD/DA – 24-bit, 192 kHz audio with Antelope’s trademark faultless conversion.
  • Vintage Guitar FX – Free hardware models of vintage guitar effects and equalizers based on FPGA technology.
  • ThunderboltTM and USB – For zero-latency audio streaming, there are 32 ThunderboltTM channels and 24 USB channels.
  • Control Zen Tour from numerous PCs or via mobile and desktop apps with Networking Control – Advanced Remote Apps.
  • 4 Mic/Line & 4 Line/Hi-Z Ins – 4 phantom-powered mic pres & 4 line/hi-z ins, 8 analog outs, 2 headphones, and 2 preamp outs, plus a slew of digital I/O

Pros & Cons


  • Solid build
  • Portable
  • Worth the price
  • Extremely trustworthy
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Positive consumer review testimonials


  • Quite expensive/Pricey

Antelope Audio Antelope Zen Tour Thunderbolt and USB Portable Audio Interface Demo

Our Verdict

Antelope Audio is well renowned for its high-end audio conversion and digital clocking solutions, but its most recent venture is into the portable audio interface industry. The Zen Tour boasts a clean appearance and an outstanding spec list, indicating that the company means business.

Where to Buy

The best place to buy this product has to be Amazon, due to their competitive pricing and fantastic customer service.

Antelope Audio Antelope Zen Tour Thunderbolt and USB Portable Audio Interface

as of June 9, 2024 1:55 am

Pricing History

Price History for Antelope Audio Antelope Zen Tour Thunderbolt and USB Portable Audio Interface


Current Price $1,695.00 June 9, 2024
Highest Price $1,695.00 December 24, 2023
Lowest Price $770.00 November 12, 2023
Since July 25, 2023

Last price changes

$1,695.00 December 24, 2023
$1,649.00 November 16, 2023
$770.00 November 12, 2023
$790.00 October 29, 2023
$810.00 October 10, 2023

Buyers Guides This Product Is Featured In

Best 4 Channel Audio Interfaces (2022)

Best Audio Interfaces Under $1000

Best Thunderbolt Audio Interfaces (2022)

Best USB Audio Interfaces (2022)

Best Portable Audio Interfaces (2022)

Best Small Audio Interfaces (2022)

Additional information

Item Weight

3.09 pounds

Product Dimensions

6.5 x 10 x 2.4 inches

Item model number

Zen Tour

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

June 30, 2016

Standing screen display size

3.5 Inches


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