PreSonus Announces Quantum Thunderbolt Interface

The 26×32-channel Quantum is PreSonus’ fastest audio/MIDI interface and takes advantage of the high-speed Thunderbolt 2 bus. Using 24-bit, 192 kHz converters with 120 dB of dynamic range and PreSonus’ recallable XMAX microphone preamps, you can actually stack up to four Quantum interfaces via Thunderbolt to create a monster 96×96 system.

The Quantum offers two combo mic/instrument/line inputs and six combo mic/line inputs, each with a digitally controlled XMAX preamp and +48V phantom power. You also get two ¼” TRS main outputs, the aforementioned eight ¼” TRS line outputs, and two independent headphone outs with dedicated volume controls. With ADAT Optical I/O and S/PDIF stereo digital I/O, you can have up to 18 additional digital inputs and outputs for a total of 26 in and 32 out. BNC word clock I/O ensures your Quantum and other digital audio devices operate in tight sync. Of course, you get MIDI I/O too.

Designed to be the central hub for any recording studio, the Quantum offers two main and eight auxiliary balanced line-level outputs that are great for monitor mixing. An on-board talkback mic can be routed to any mix and you can listen to any mix from either of two headphone amps. You also get Mute/Dim and Mono controls.

The list price is $999.95. All the specs are here.