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Presonus Quantum

26 x 32 Thunderbolt™ Audio Interface and Studio Command Center
Manufacturer: Presonus
SKU: quantum
GTIN: 673454005718
$999.95 excl tax

Available in the US
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Available in Canada
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The speed of sound.

With a barely measurable round trip latency of less than 1 ms*, it's no wonder Sound on Sound magazine dubbed the Quantum Thunderbolt™ 2 audio interface the fastest audio interface on the planet. Superb high-definition digital conversion and ultra-transparent XMAX-Remote mic preamps mean that your audio will always sound its best—whether you’re recording with or without your favorite plug-ins engaged in real-time.

Features

General Features

  • 26x32 Thunderbolt ultra-low-latency audio interface
  • PreSonus’ fastest interface; record direct to DAW (no DSP)
  • Stack up to four Quantum interfaces via Thunderbolt for a monster system
  • Talkback switch and internal Talkback microphone
  • Mute/Dim and Mono switches
  • Assignable output level control
  • 10 8-segment LED meters (8 input, 2 output)

Integrated Software

  • Tight integration with included Studio One® Artist DAW software (Mac®/Windows®) for multitrack music production and studio command features
  • Wireless control over preamp levels from free UC Surface touch-control software for iPad® and Android™ tablet and from free Studio One Remote for iPad and Android tablet
  • Wired control over preamp levels from free UC Surface touch-control software for Mac and Windows computers
  • Compatible with most recording software for Mac and Windows
  • Studio Magic Plug-in Suite included

Flexible Connectivity

  • Simultaneous I/O up to 26 inputs/32 outputs (at 44.1 or 48 kHz)
  • 2 front-panel combo microphone/instrument/line inputs
  • 6 rear-panel combo microphone/line-level inputs
  • 8 XMAX remote-controllable, Class A mic preamps with individually switched 48V phantom power
  • 2 balanced ¼” TRS line-level main outputs
  • 8 balanced ¼” TRS line-level outputs
  • Line outputs are DC coupled for sending control voltages for analog gear
  • ADAT Optical/Dual SMUX inputs/outputs: 16x16 channels at 44.1 or 48 kHz; 8x8 channels at 88.2 or 96 kHz
  • Stereo S/PDIF coaxial input and output
  • 2 high-volume headphone outputs with dedicated volume controls

Digitalia

  • Thunderbolt 2 high-speed bus (Thunderbolt 3 compatible)
  • 24-bit resolution and up to 192 kHz sampling rate
  • Top-quality 120 dB A/D/A converters
  • BNC word clock input and output with low-jitter clocking
  • MIDI I/O on 5-pin DIN connectors

Physical

  • Road-rugged construction with all-metal chassis and metal knobs
  • 1U rack-mountable
  • 12 VDC external power supply (included)

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for the Quantum Interface.

Mac

  • Mac® OS X 10.11.6 64-bit or later
  • Intel® Core™ i5 or better
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows

  • Windows® 10 64-bit or later
  • Intel Core i5 or better
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems

  • Thunderbolt™ 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 port (NOTE: Your computer's motherboard must support Thunderbolt. Thunderbolt 3 requires an adapter, not included.)
  • Internet connection (required for Studio One Activation and Content download)
  • Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
  • 30 GB hard disk space
  • Monitor with 1366x768 resolution
Note: The minimum system requirements may differ for DAWs other than Studio One. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choice with its manufacturer.
Note that the speed of your processor, amount of RAM and size and speed of your hard drive will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system. Also, a more powerful system (faster processor with more RAM) will allow for lower latency (signal delay) than you might experience while monitoring audio signals.

VST Compatible Logo ASIO Compatible Logo

VST is a registered trademark of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
ASIO is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

Technical Specifications

Microphone Preamp

 
Type XLR Female (via Combo), Balanced
Maximum Input Level +10 dBu (Balanced, min. gain)
Gain Control Range 60 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.15 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
20 Hz to 40 kHz (±0.22 dB, unity gain, 96 kHz)
Dynamic Range > 110 dB (A-wtd, min. gain)
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.005% (1 kHz, min. gain)
EIN < -131 dBu (max gain, 40Ω, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd)
Input Impedance 1.6 kΩ
Phantom Power +48V, > 8 mA per input

Instrument Inputs

 
Type ¼” TS Female (via Combo), Unbalanced
Maximum Input Level +15 dBu (Unbalanced, min. gain)
Gain Control Range 60 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.2 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
20 Hz to 40 kHz (±0.6 dB, unity gain, 96 kHz)
Dynamic Range > 106 dB (A-wtd, min. gain)
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.005% (1kHz, min. gain)
Input Impedance > 1 MΩ

Line Inputs

 
Type ¼” TRS Female (via Combo), Balanced
Maximum Input Level + 18 dBu (Balanced, min. gain)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.05 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
20 Hz to 40 kHz (±0.10 dB, unity gain, 96 kHz)
Dynamic Range > 118 dB (A-wtd, min. gain)
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.005% (1 kHz, min. gain)
Input Impedance 10 kΩ

Main and Line Outputs

 
Type ¼” TRS Female, impedance balanced, DC Coupled
Maximum Output Level +18 dBu (Balanced)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.05 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
20 Hz to 40 kHz (±0.15 dB, unity gain, 96 kHz)
Dynamic Range > 118 dB (A-wtd)
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.0035% (1 kHz, +4 dBu)
Output Impedance 51Ω

Headphone Outputs

 
Type ¼” TRS Female, Stereo, Unbalanced, x2
Maximum Output Level 175 mW/channel (56Ω load)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.5 dB, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range > 110 dB (A-wtd)
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.03% (1 kHz)
Headphone Impedance (working range) 16Ω to 300Ω

Crosstalk

 
Input to Input < -110 dB
Output to Output < -115 dB
Input to Output < -120 dB

Signal Level LEDs

 
Clip -0.5 dBFS
Signal 1 -2 dBFS
Signal 2 -4 dBFS
Signal 3 -6 dBFS
Signal 4 -10 dBFS
Signal 5 -20 dBFS
Signal 6 -30 dBFS
Signal 7 -50 dBFS

Digital Audio

 
Connection Type Thunderbolt*
ADC Dynamic Range 120 dB (A-wtd)
DAC Dynamic Range 120 dB (A-wtd)
Bit Depth 24 bits
Internally Supported Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz

Clock

 
Jitter < 70 ps RMS (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Jitter Attenuation > 60 dB (1 ns in => 1 ps out)

Power

 
  12 VDC, 5A, external power supply

Physical

 
Dimensions  
Height 1.75" (44.45 mm)
Depth 7" (177.8 mm)
Width 19" (482.6 mm)
Weight 6 lbs (2.72 kg)
* Thunderbolt 2 (Thunderbolt 3 compatible)

As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus® Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein, at any time, without notification.

 

 

The speed of sound.

With a barely measurable round trip latency of less than 1 ms*, it's no wonder Sound on Sound magazine dubbed the Quantum Thunderbolt™ 2 audio interface the fastest audio interface on the planet. Superb high-definition digital conversion and ultra-transparent XMAX-Remote mic preamps mean that your audio will always sound its best—whether you’re recording with or without your favorite plug-ins engaged in real-time.

Features

General Features

  • 26x32 Thunderbolt ultra-low-latency audio interface
  • PreSonus’ fastest interface; record direct to DAW (no DSP)
  • Stack up to four Quantum interfaces via Thunderbolt for a monster system
  • Talkback switch and internal Talkback microphone
  • Mute/Dim and Mono switches
  • Assignable output level control
  • 10 8-segment LED meters (8 input, 2 output)

Integrated Software

  • Tight integration with included Studio One® Artist DAW software (Mac®/Windows®) for multitrack music production and studio command features
  • Wireless control over preamp levels from free UC Surface touch-control software for iPad® and Android™ tablet and from free Studio One Remote for iPad and Android tablet
  • Wired control over preamp levels from free UC Surface touch-control software for Mac and Windows computers
  • Compatible with most recording software for Mac and Windows
  • Studio Magic Plug-in Suite included

Flexible Connectivity

  • Simultaneous I/O up to 26 inputs/32 outputs (at 44.1 or 48 kHz)
  • 2 front-panel combo microphone/instrument/line inputs
  • 6 rear-panel combo microphone/line-level inputs
  • 8 XMAX remote-controllable, Class A mic preamps with individually switched 48V phantom power
  • 2 balanced ¼” TRS line-level main outputs
  • 8 balanced ¼” TRS line-level outputs
  • Line outputs are DC coupled for sending control voltages for analog gear
  • ADAT Optical/Dual SMUX inputs/outputs: 16x16 channels at 44.1 or 48 kHz; 8x8 channels at 88.2 or 96 kHz
  • Stereo S/PDIF coaxial input and output
  • 2 high-volume headphone outputs with dedicated volume controls

Digitalia

  • Thunderbolt 2 high-speed bus (Thunderbolt 3 compatible)
  • 24-bit resolution and up to 192 kHz sampling rate
  • Top-quality 120 dB A/D/A converters
  • BNC word clock input and output with low-jitter clocking
  • MIDI I/O on 5-pin DIN connectors

Physical

  • Road-rugged construction with all-metal chassis and metal knobs
  • 1U rack-mountable
  • 12 VDC external power supply (included)

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for the Quantum Interface.

Mac

  • Mac® OS X 10.11.6 64-bit or later
  • Intel® Core™ i5 or better
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows

  • Windows® 10 64-bit or later
  • Intel Core i5 or better
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems

  • Thunderbolt™ 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 port (NOTE: Your computer's motherboard must support Thunderbolt. Thunderbolt 3 requires an adapter, not included.)
  • Internet connection (required for Studio One Activation and Content download)
  • Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
  • 30 GB hard disk space
  • Monitor with 1366x768 resolution
Note: The minimum system requirements may differ for DAWs other than Studio One. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choice with its manufacturer.
Note that the speed of your processor, amount of RAM and size and speed of your hard drive will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system. Also, a more powerful system (faster processor with more RAM) will allow for lower latency (signal delay) than you might experience while monitoring audio signals.

VST Compatible Logo ASIO Compatible Logo

VST is a registered trademark of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
ASIO is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

Technical Specifications

Microphone Preamp

 
Type XLR Female (via Combo), Balanced
Maximum Input Level +10 dBu (Balanced, min. gain)
Gain Control Range 60 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.15 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
20 Hz to 40 kHz (±0.22 dB, unity gain, 96 kHz)
Dynamic Range > 110 dB (A-wtd, min. gain)
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.005% (1 kHz, min. gain)
EIN < -131 dBu (max gain, 40Ω, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd)
Input Impedance 1.6 kΩ
Phantom Power +48V, > 8 mA per input

Instrument Inputs

 
Type ¼” TS Female (via Combo), Unbalanced
Maximum Input Level +15 dBu (Unbalanced, min. gain)
Gain Control Range 60 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.2 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
20 Hz to 40 kHz (±0.6 dB, unity gain, 96 kHz)
Dynamic Range > 106 dB (A-wtd, min. gain)
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.005% (1kHz, min. gain)
Input Impedance > 1 MΩ

Line Inputs

 
Type ¼” TRS Female (via Combo), Balanced
Maximum Input Level + 18 dBu (Balanced, min. gain)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.05 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
20 Hz to 40 kHz (±0.10 dB, unity gain, 96 kHz)
Dynamic Range > 118 dB (A-wtd, min. gain)
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.005% (1 kHz, min. gain)
Input Impedance 10 kΩ

Main and Line Outputs

 
Type ¼” TRS Female, impedance balanced, DC Coupled
Maximum Output Level +18 dBu (Balanced)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.05 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
20 Hz to 40 kHz (±0.15 dB, unity gain, 96 kHz)
Dynamic Range > 118 dB (A-wtd)
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.0035% (1 kHz, +4 dBu)
Output Impedance 51Ω

Headphone Outputs

 
Type ¼” TRS Female, Stereo, Unbalanced, x2
Maximum Output Level 175 mW/channel (56Ω load)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.5 dB, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range > 110 dB (A-wtd)
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.03% (1 kHz)
Headphone Impedance (working range) 16Ω to 300Ω

Crosstalk

 
Input to Input < -110 dB
Output to Output < -115 dB
Input to Output < -120 dB

Signal Level LEDs

 
Clip -0.5 dBFS
Signal 1 -2 dBFS
Signal 2 -4 dBFS
Signal 3 -6 dBFS
Signal 4 -10 dBFS
Signal 5 -20 dBFS
Signal 6 -30 dBFS
Signal 7 -50 dBFS

Digital Audio

 
Connection Type Thunderbolt*
ADC Dynamic Range 120 dB (A-wtd)
DAC Dynamic Range 120 dB (A-wtd)
Bit Depth 24 bits
Internally Supported Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz

Clock

 
Jitter < 70 ps RMS (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Jitter Attenuation > 60 dB (1 ns in => 1 ps out)

Power

 
  12 VDC, 5A, external power supply

Physical

 
Dimensions  
Height 1.75" (44.45 mm)
Depth 7" (177.8 mm)
Width 19" (482.6 mm)
Weight 6 lbs (2.72 kg)
* Thunderbolt 2 (Thunderbolt 3 compatible)

As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus® Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein, at any time, without notification.

 

 

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