Scan code: LN81172 Manufacturer code: Quantum

PreSonus Quantum Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface

PreSonus Quantum : 26x32 Thunderbolt 2 Ultra Low Latency Interface, 24-bit, 192 kHz, 8 XMAX Class A Mic Pres, MIDI I/O

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Scan code: LN81172 Manufacturer code: Quantum
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Product Overview presonus

Expandable Ultra-High Definition Studio Command Centre

Record with The Power of Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt is the interface set to take over the audio world. Take full advantage of this blisteringly fast connection alongside ADAT Optical I/O. The Quantum features up to 26 inputs and 32 outputs all with super low latency. We also have 24-bit, 192kHz recording and playback capability and recallable XMAX mic pres. You can also expand the system as your needs grow. It's a perfect choice for a variety of pro and semi-pro users.

High Speed - Low Latency

No-Frills Direct To DAW
Every design decision during the engineering phase of Quantum was made with one goal in mind: speed. With Thunderbolt 2 connectivity and no DSP the result is PreSonus's leanest, fastest and lowest latency interface to date.

Expandable When You Need More I/O

Up To 96 Inputs and Outputs
The Quantum comes with two combo mic/instrument inputs and six combo mic/line/instrument inputs, each has its own digitally-controlled XMAX preamp and global +48V phantom power. We also have two ¼" TRS main outputs, eight ¼" TRS aux outputs, and two independent headphone outs with dedicated volume controls. That's only the beginning. With ADAT Optical I/O and S/PDIF stereo digital I/O, you can have up to 18 digital inputs and outputs. If you ever find that you need even more I/O channels, you can stack up to four Quantum interfaces via Thunderbolt to create a beast of a system with up to 96 I/O. 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 Converters - Superior Sound

Audiophile Grade Experience
The converters on the Quantum provide 120dB of dynamic range, have low jitter and recallable preamps and allow you to capture complex musical detail and harmonies smoothly and naturally. The XMAX preamps are Class A analogue pres which deliver high headroom, deep lows, sparkling highs and a rich, smooth overall sound. You'll hear every transient, breath and detail in your recordings.

The Command Centre of Your Studio

Fits Into Any Recording Environment
The Quantum is designed to be the central hub of your recording studio and offers two main outputs alongside eight auxiliary balanced line-level outs. We also have an on-board talkback mic which can be routed to any mix and you can listen to any mix from the two dedicated headphone amps. There is also Dim/Mute and Mono controls. With all this expandability, professional features, flexible software and ample I/O the Quantum will comfortably fit into any production or recording environment.

Tight Integration with Studio One

Hardware and Software by Presonus
Studio One and Quantum work in tandem flawlessly. When you launch Studio One you will find full integrated preamp control and if you need to track away from the main studio then simply launch Studio One on your iPad!

Quantum customers also get 50% off upgrades to Studio One Professional

Need Remote Control?

Look No Further Than UC Surface
All the onboard features in Quantum can be controlled via Presonus' free UC Surface software, so if you use third-party DAW software you can still remotely access them. Presonus have included a real-time analyser to monitor your audio streams. UC Surface has won accolades for its intuitive mixing interface that quickly provides access to everything you need

Includes the New Studio Magic Plug-in Suite

Legendary Plug-Ins
This brilliant suite of plug-ins brings extended sonic functionality into Studio One. They have been cherry-picked from the biggest names in the industry, bring top-tier virtual instruments and effects to your songs. These plug-ins aren't gimmicky one-trick ponies - these are the real deal workhorses that are used in countless productions around the globe.
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.

• 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.

• Road-rugged construction with all-metal chassis and metal knobs.
• 1U rack-mountable.
• 12 VDC external power supply (included).
Computer Interface Type Thunderbolt
Connections (Input)
  • 2 x ADAT Optical
  • 1 x MIDI
  • 1 x S/PDIF Coaxial
  • 1 x Word Clock (BNC)
  • 8 x XLR / Jack Combo
Mic Preamps (Max) 8
Instrument Inputs (Max) 8
Phantom Power Yes
Sample Rate (Max) 192 kHz
Bit Resolution 24
iPad Compatible Yes
Connections (Output)
  • 1 x 2x 6.35mm (1/4") TRS Stereo Monitor Output
  • 8 x 6.35mm (1/4") TRS Jack
  • 2 x ADAT Optical
  • 2 x Headphone (TRS 6.35mm Jack)
  • 1 x MIDI
  • 1 x S/PDIF Coaxial
  • 1 x Word Clock (BNC)
Dimensions (mm)  
DSP Processing No
Misc. Notes  
Additional Information
Scan Code LN81172
Model Number Quantum
GTIN 673454005718

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PreSonus Quantum : 26x32 Thunderbolt 2 Ultra Low Latency Interface, 24-bit, 192 kHz, 8 XMAX Class A Mic Pres, MIDI I/O is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent however.. My self-built/configured PC- Corsair Hydro Series H100i v2 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CW-9060025-WW) Corsair Graphite 780T Full Tower Case - Black (CC-9011063-WW) Corsair Dominator Platinum 64GB (4x16GB) DDR4 PC4-25600C16 3200MHz Dual/Quad Channel Kit (CMD64GX) Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz (Kaby Lake) Socket LGA1151 Processor – Retail Optane Memory 32GB M.2 Module (MEMPEK1W032GAXT) Asus ROG Maximus IX Hero Intel Z270 (Socket 1151) DDR4 ATX Motherboard Asus Thunderbolt EX 3 expansion card. Samsung 1TB SSD 850 PRO SATA 6Gbps 3D NAND Solid State Drive (MZ-7KE1T0BW) Graphics Processor- MSI GeForce GTX 1070 ARMOR OC 8192MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card. The OS is Windows 10 64bit and the DAW is Cubase 9.2. I work at 24/48 resolution with a 64 bit buffer. Once everything was set up and the Quantum was up and running Cubase reported that the input latency was 1.5msec and the output latency was 1.667msecs which was excellent. That was without switching off internet and the various other windows services that can increase latency. So great then. Also the Quantum drivers having been selected in Sound in the Control Panel allowed Youtube etc to pass through the Quantum to my monitors. However, and Presonus are quite open about this, the trade-off to achieve maximum latency reduction is that the device is effectively useless in any way on it's own, outside of W10 and your DAW. So if you are like me and like to look for new sounds, come up with new musical ideas and practice playing them on your various synthesizers with the PC off then you are potentially going to be disappointed if you don't have a mixer for example. I already had a Focusrite Clarett 8Pre which does have the stand-alone capability and with it connected to the PC through the other TB socket on the Quantum + Word Clock sync and spdif RCA i/o (ADAT i/o is another option) the problem was solved and I'm more than happy with the result. Just trying not to think about what it all cost me is all!
Date published: 2017-09-03
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PreSonus Quantum Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
PreSonus Quantum Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface