Quantum 26x32 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface

26x32 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface/Studio Command Center
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The speed of sound.

With a barely measurable round trip latency of less than 1ms*, 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’rerecording with or without your favorite plug-ins engaged in real-time.

Timeless audio.

Every design decision during Quantum’s engineering was made with one goal in mind: blazing fast speed without any sonic compromise. The Quantum-series proprietary Thunderbolt driver was written from the ground up to deliver ultra-low-latency performance while maximizing efficiency. Cutting-edge 24-bit, 192 kHz converters with 120 dB of dynamic range and superior low-jitter clocking, coupled with our ultra-transparent XMAX-Remote preamps, result in superb audio quality with the lowest round trip latency of any audio interface available (< 1 ms*).

Superior sound. Sublime recall.

Audiophile-grade digital converters, low-jitter clocking,and recallable preamps add up to a superior recording and listening experience.The Quantum audio interface operates at up to 192 kHz for ultra-high-definition mixing and recording. High-quality converters on every input and output provide120 dB of dynamic range to capture complex musical harmonics smoothly and naturally with no audible distortion. And our recallable XMAX Class A analog microphone preamps deliver incredibly high headroom, deep lows, smooth highs,and a rich overall sound so you’ll hear every breath, transient, and detail in your recordings.

Expansive audio.

Impressive speed combined with stunning sound quality means that the Quantum Thunderbolt audio interface is an ideal recording solution for any size of studio. With that in mind, we designed Quantum-series audio interfaces to be stacked with one another for up to 192 inputs and outputs.Need more mic preamps? Connect the PreSonus DigiMax DP88 to your Quantum interface’s ADAT/dual S/MUX ports. Once synced, the DigiMax DP88 preamps can be remote controlled via Studio One or UC Surface just like the onboard preamps.

Seamless integration.

Quantum Thunderbolt audio interfaces are fully integrated with Studio One® to provide unparalleled control over your hardware right from your recording environment. Launch Studio One, and you’ll find full preamp control, talk back, and speaker switching integrated into your Studio One console.Need to track away from your computer? Launch Studio One Remote on your iPad®or Android™ tablet. Quantum preamps can be also controlled via MIDI in ProTools, Logic, or Live so you can save the settings with your recordings.


Quantum users receive a complementary license for Studio One Artist with their registration, plus 50% off upgrades to Studio One Professional.

The Quantum leap.

Industry-leading speed and pristine audio quality combined with jaw-dropping expandability are the hallmarks of the Quantum interface design. Record and monitor from your favorite DAW with any plug-in engaged.Take advantage of onboard mix features like Mute, Dim, Mono, and integrated Talkback. Regardless of your studio’s size, Quantum audio interfaces streamline your recording process—you’ll make better music, faster.


¬∑       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 (at44.1 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 ¬º‚Äù TRS line-level main outputs

¬∑       8 balanced ¬º‚Äù 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)v

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-systemrequirements for the Quantum Interface.



Mac OS X 10.11.6 64-bit or later

Intel Core i5 or better

4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)


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 anadapter, not included.)

Internet connection (required for StudioOne Activation and Content download)

Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drivehighly recommended

30 GB hard disk space

Monitor with 1366x768 resolution

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