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Presonus Quantum Thuderbolt Audio and MIDI Interface

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  • Professional 26x32 Thunderbolt 2 ultra-low-latency audio interface
  • Studio grade 24-bit resolution and up to 192 kHz sampling rate
  • 8 XMAX remote-controllable, class A mic preamps with individually switched 48V phantom power
  • Front and rear facing combo mic/line inputs for easier wiring
  • Line outputs are DC coupled for sending control voltages for analog gear
  • Incredibly rugged build quality with all-metal chassis and metal knobs
  • Wireless control over preamp levels from free UC Surface touch-control software for iPad
  • Compatible with all recording software on Windows and Mac platforms
  • Includes Studio One Artist DAW software and the studio magic plugin suite
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Delivery to UK mainland addresses* is FREE on orders over £75 and up to 30kg. (As a guide, a standard electric guitar weighs approx. 3-5kg).

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Turbocharge your recording power with the Presonus Quantum Thuderbolt Audio and MIDI Interface. Complete with high-speed Thunderbolt and ADAT Optical I/O the Quantum interface is capable of up to a whopping 26 inputs and 32 outputs, all with near-zero latency. Audio quality is absolutely paramount and at 24-bit, 192kHz recording and playback you'll achieve professional results every-time.

Harder, better, faster

When the Presonus engineers were producing the Quantum speed was at the forefront of their minds. A direct-to-DAW architecture was put in place with no DSP so that you will get one of the lowest latencies on an interface to date, even with the staggering amount of connectivity.

Offering two combo mic/line/instrument inputs and six combo mic/line inputs, each with digitally-controlled XMAX preamps and channel specific +48V phantom power, you have the power to record a whole band simultaneously directly into your DAW of choice. For outputs, the Quantum showcases two quarter inch TRS main outputs, eight quarter inch TRS aux outputs and two independent headphone outs with independent volume controls for each set.

The inclusion of ADAT Optical I/O and S/PDIF stereo digital I/O, you can have up to 18 digital inputs and outputs and this can be further increased when you stack Quantum units together meaning that this unit can grow with your studio requirements.

One size fits all

Whatever your production environment the Presonus Quantum will fit to your needs effortlessly thanks to its MIDI, digital and analog capabilities. A built in talk-back mic means you can communicate with your studio artist(s) thanks to flexible routing and they in turn can communicate with you via your headset.

In terms of software, whilst the Presonus Quantum can be tightly integrated into the included Studio One Artist DAW software, it will also work in perfect harmony with any digital audio workstation of your choice and will always deliver staggering results.

Finally, bundled with the Quantum is the Studio Magic plugin suite that contains virtual instruments and effects from companies such as Eventide, Lexicon, Arturia and more to breathe some extra magic into your productions.

Specification
ManufacturerPresonus
ModelQuantum Thuderbolt Audio Interface
Dimensions (HxDxW)44.45 x 177.8 x 482.6mm
Weight2.72Kg
System Compatibility
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)
Windows and Mac Systems Thunderbolt™1.0 or 2.0 port (NOTE: Your computer's motherboard must support Thunderbolt)
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
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.
Microphone Preamp Specifications
Microphone Preamp
TypeXLR Female (via Combo), Balanced
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)
Input Impedance (Balanced)1.6 kΩ
THD+N < 0.005% (1 kHz, min. gain)
Dynamic Range > 110 dB (A-wtd, min. gain)
Gain Control Range60 dB
EIN< -131 dBu (max gain, 40Ω, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd)
Phantom Power+48V, > 8 mA per input
Instrument Input 1/4"
Impedance: > 1 MΩ
Line Outputs 1/4"
Impedance: 51 Ohms
Headphone Output Type: ¼” TRS Female, Stereo, Unbalanced, x2
Maximum Output: 175 mW/channel (56Ω load)
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.5 dB, 48 kHz)
Digital Audio
ADC Dynamic Range 120 dB (A-wtd)
DAC Dynamic Range 120 dB (A-wtd)
Bit Depth24 bits
Internal Sample Frequency Selections (kHz)44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
Power12 VDC, 5A, external power supply
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