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PRE-QUANTUM

PreSonus Quantum 26 x 32 Thunderbolt Audio Interface

PreSonus Quantum is an 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. 


    • PreSonus Quantum 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)
    • PreSonus Quantum 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)

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

    • PreSonus Quantum System Requirements:

      Mac

      • Mac® OS X 10.11.6 or later
      • Intel® Core™ i5 processor or faster
      • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

      Windows

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

      Mac and Windows Systems

      • 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
      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.

      ** Please note, system requirements may change. For the most recent system requirements please visit the manufacturer's official product listing **