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PreSonus Quantum - 26x32 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface

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A great choice for a wide variety of recording environments, the 26x32-channel Quantum is PreSonus®' fastest and best-sounding audio/MIDI interface, taking advantage of the high-speed Thunderbolt2 bus and a no-frills, direct-to-DAW (no DSP added) signal path to achieve extremely low latency. Cutt... Read More

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A great choice for a wide variety of recording environments, the 26x32-channel Quantum is PreSonus®' fastest and best-sounding audio/MIDI interface, taking advantage of the high-speed Thunderbolt2 bus and a no-frills, direct-to-DAW (no DSP added) signal path to achieve extremely low latency. Cutting-edge 24-bit, 192 kHz converters with?120 dB of dynamic range and PreSonus' recallable XMAX microphone preamps combine to deliver superb audio quality. For more I/O channels, simply stack up to 4 Quantum interfaces via Thunderbolt to create a monster system with up to 96 in and out96x96 system. Using the included Studio One Artist DAW or UC Surface control software, you can remote-control the preamps and many other features. To top it off, Quantum owners get the Studio Magic plug-in suite free and can upgrade to Studio One Professional for 50% off.

Features:

  • PreSonus®' fastest and best-sounding audio/MIDI interface
  • Uses high-speed Thunderbolt2 bus
  • 24-bit resolution and up to 192 kHz sampling rate ?120 dB dynamic range)
  • 26x32; expandable to 96x96 by stacking up to four Quantums via Thunderbolt
  • 2 combo mic/instrument/line inputs with recallable XMAX preamps
  • 6 combo mic/line inputs with recallable XMAX preamps
  • +48V phantom power (switchable per channel)
  • 10 8-segment LED meters (8 input, 2 output)
  • 2 1/4" TRS main outputs, DC coupled
  • 8 1/4" TRS line outputs, DC coupled
  • 2 1/4" headphone outputs with dedicated volume
  • Dual ADAT Optical I/O
  • S/PDIF, MIDI, and BNC word clock I/O
  • Assignable output level control
  • Mute/Dim, Mono, and Talkback switches with internal Talkback microphone
  • Studio One® Artist and Studio Magic plug-in suite included; upgrade to Studio One Professional for 50% off

We cut the wait.
Every design decision during Quantum's engineering was made with one goal in mind: speed. Quantum sports high-speed Thunderbolt 2 connectivity and a no-frills, direct-to-daw architecture, with no DSP. The result is the leanest, fastest, lowest-latency interface to date.

Cutting-edge 24-bit, 192 kHz converters with?120 dB of dynamic range and a surprising amount of expandability and software control options round out the package.

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 1/4" TRS main outputs, eight 1/4" 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.

Superior sound.
Audiophile-grade digital converters, low-jitter clocking, and recallable preamps add up to a superior recording and listening experience. The Quantum operates at up to 192 kHz for ultra-high-definition mixing and recording. High-quality converters on every input and output provide?120 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.

A superior choice for any production environment.
With its pro features and abundant I/O, the Quantum fits into any recording and production environment. You get two main and eight auxiliary balanced line-level outputs, as well as Mute/Dim and Mono controls. The onboard talkback mic can be routed to any mix, and you can listen to any mix from either of two independent headphone amps. All 10 analog outputs are DC coupled so they can provide control voltage to external analog equipment. Add that to Quantum's expandability, flexible software suite, blazing speed, and superb sound quality, and you have a recording system that will be the heart of your dream studio for years to come.

Tight integration with Studio One.
With the Quantum, your audio interface is an integrated extension of your recording environment. Launch Studio One, and you'll find full preamp control integrated into your recording environment. Need to track away from your computer? Launch Studio One Remote on your iPad®.

Remote control with UC Surface, too!
The Quantum's onboard features can also be controlled in PreSonus' free UC Surface control software, so even if you use third-party recording software, you can remotely access them. We even included a real-time analyzer to monitor your audio streams. UC Surface has rapidly won accolades for an intuitive mixing interface that provides quick access to everything you need.

Now includes Studio Magic plug-in suite.
This suite of plug-ins brings extended sonic functionality into Studio One. Cherry-picked from the first names in virtual instruments and effects, each one brings a different flavor of practical magic to your songs. These plug-ins aren't gimmicky one-trick ponies - these are real-deal workhorses that you'll find yourself relying on for countless mixes.

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Product Specs

Mac System Requirements
  • Mac® OS X 10.11.6 or later
  • Intel® Core™ i5 processor or faster
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
Windows System Requirements
  • Windows® 10 64-bit
  • Intel Core i5 processor or faster
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
Common System Requirements
  • Thunderbolt 1 or 2 port (Computer’s motherboard must support Thunderbolt; Thunderbolt 3 systems supported with qualified Thunderbolt 2 adapter.)
  • Internet connection (required for registration and download of included software)
  • 30 GB hard disk space (7200 RPM storage drive or faster highly recommended)
  • Monitor with 1366x768 resolution
iOS (UC Surface)
  • 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 (Qmix-UC)
  • Android™ 5.0 (Lollipop) or later
  • Android smartphone or tablet
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)

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