Presonus Quantum

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An expandable, ultra-high definition recording system from Presonus


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Manufacturer: Presonus

Category: Recording & Playback

Details

Details

Taking full advantage of the high-speed Thunderbolt™ 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.

Every design decision during Quantum’s engineering was made with one goal in mind: speed. Quantum sports high-speed Thunderbolt connectivity and a no-frills, direct-to-DAW architecture, with no DSP. The result is our 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.

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 ¼-inch TRS main outputs, eight ¼-inch 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.

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.

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.

Specifications

Specifications

Specification

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, DC Coupled
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*
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)

Power:
12 VDC, 5A, external power supply

Physical Dimensions:
Height 1.75" (44.45 mm)
Depth 7" (177.8 mm)
Width 19" (482.6 mm)
Weight 6 lbs (2.72 kg)

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