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PreSonus Quantum

26x32 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface/Studio Command Center
Manufacturer part number: Quantum
GTIN: 00673454005718
Manufacturer: PreSonus
$999.95

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Your expandable, ultra-high definition recording system.

Taking full advantage of the high-speed Thunderbolt™ 2 bus and ADAT Optical I/O, the PreSonus® Quantum audio/MIDI interface delivers up to 26 inputs and 32 outputs, with extremely low latency. Boasting superb audio quality; 24-bit, 192 kHz recording and playback; recallable XMAX microphone preamps; and the ability to expand your system as your needs grow, it’s a great choice for a wide variety of professional and semi-pro producers and electronic musicians.

Expandable when you need more I/O—up to 96 in and out.

The Quantum offers two combo mic/line/instrument inputs and six combo mic/line inputs, each with a digitally-controlled XMAX preamp and individual +48V phantom power. You also get two ¼-inch TRS main outputs, eight ¼-inch TRS aux outputs, and two independent headphone outs with dedicated volume controls. But that’s just the start. With ADAT Optical I/O and S/PDIF stereo digital I/O, you can have up to 18 digital inputs and outputs. And if you need even more I/O channels, you can stack up to four Quantum interfaces via Thunderbolt to create a monster system with up to 96 in and out. BNC word clock I/O ensures your Quantum and other digital audio devices operate in tight sync. And of course you get MIDI I/O, too.

Features

General Features

  • 26x32 Thunderbolt 2 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 (Mac®/Windows®/iPad®) and from free Studio One Remote for iPad
  • Compatible with most recording software for Mac and Windows

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
  • 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 UC Surface, QMix-UC, and Studio One®.

Mac

  • Mac® OS X 10.8.5 64-bit or later
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows

  • Windows® 7 x64/x86 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 10 x64/x86
  • Intel Core 2 Duo (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems

  • USB 2.0 port
  • Internet connection
  • Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
  • 30 GB hard disk space
  • Monitor with 1366x768 resolution

iOS

  • iOS 9.3 or later
  • iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2


Android

  • Android™ 5.0 (Lollipop) or later
  • Android smartphone (QMix-UC)
  • Android tablet (8-inch) with 1024x768 resolution (UC Surface)
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.

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
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 2
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)

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

 

Your expandable, ultra-high definition recording system.

Taking full advantage of the high-speed Thunderbolt™ 2 bus and ADAT Optical I/O, the PreSonus® Quantum audio/MIDI interface delivers up to 26 inputs and 32 outputs, with extremely low latency. Boasting superb audio quality; 24-bit, 192 kHz recording and playback; recallable XMAX microphone preamps; and the ability to expand your system as your needs grow, it’s a great choice for a wide variety of professional and semi-pro producers and electronic musicians.

Expandable when you need more I/O—up to 96 in and out.

The Quantum offers two combo mic/line/instrument inputs and six combo mic/line inputs, each with a digitally-controlled XMAX preamp and individual +48V phantom power. You also get two ¼-inch TRS main outputs, eight ¼-inch TRS aux outputs, and two independent headphone outs with dedicated volume controls. But that’s just the start. With ADAT Optical I/O and S/PDIF stereo digital I/O, you can have up to 18 digital inputs and outputs. And if you need even more I/O channels, you can stack up to four Quantum interfaces via Thunderbolt to create a monster system with up to 96 in and out. BNC word clock I/O ensures your Quantum and other digital audio devices operate in tight sync. And of course you get MIDI I/O, too.

Features

General Features

  • 26x32 Thunderbolt 2 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 (Mac®/Windows®/iPad®) and from free Studio One Remote for iPad
  • Compatible with most recording software for Mac and Windows

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
  • 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 UC Surface, QMix-UC, and Studio One®.

Mac

  • Mac® OS X 10.8.5 64-bit or later
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows

  • Windows® 7 x64/x86 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 10 x64/x86
  • Intel Core 2 Duo (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems

  • USB 2.0 port
  • Internet connection
  • Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
  • 30 GB hard disk space
  • Monitor with 1366x768 resolution

iOS

  • iOS 9.3 or later
  • iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2


Android

  • Android™ 5.0 (Lollipop) or later
  • Android smartphone (QMix-UC)
  • Android tablet (8-inch) with 1024x768 resolution (UC Surface)
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.

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
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 2
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)

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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