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Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface

The Presonus Quantum 2 is a Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface with a Ultra-low latency (, Audiophile 24-bit digital converters with 120 dB dynamics, Up to 192...

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Name Apogee Symphony I/O Mk2 TB 32x32MOTU HDx-SDi ThunderboltFocusrite Red 16 LineApogee Symphony I/O Mk2 TB ChassisMOTU 1248 AVBApogee Symphony I/O Mk2 TB 8+8mpSlate Digital VRS8Focusrite Red 8 PreAvid Pro Tools Ult TB Core+SoftwareApogee Symphony I/O Mk2 TB 8x8Apogee Symphony I/O Mk2 TB 24x24Universal Audio Arrow Rode NT1A BundleApogee Symphony I/O MKII TB 2x6 SESteinberg AXR4Presonus Quantum 2Antelope Zen TourMOTU 8M AVBApogee Symphony I/O Mk2 TB 16x16MOTU 624 AVBPresonus Quantum 4848
Brand
Description Modular Audio Recording InterfaceVideo Editing & Monitoring Hardware64 x 64 Thunderbolt 3 Audio InterfaceModular Audio Recording Interface with ThunderboltAudio InterfaceModular Audio Recording InterfaceThunderbolt Audio Interface (Mac Version)64 x 64 Thunderbolt 2 Audio InterfaceThunderbolt Interface for Native Protools HD SoftwareModular Audio Recording InterfaceModular Audio Recording InterfaceUniversal Audio ArrowModular Audio Recording Interface28 x 24 Thunderbolt 2 Audio InterfaceThunderbolt 2 Audio Interface32x32 Thunderbolt / USB interface with vintage FXAudio InterfaceModular Audio Recording InterfaceAudio InterfaceThunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
Module 116 x 16 analog I / O (Mk II)----8 x 8 analog I / O 8 × 8 AES / Optical I / O (Mk II)----8 x 8 analog I / O 8 x ​​8 AES / Optical I / O (Mk II)---------
Module 216 x 16 analog I / O (Mk II)----8 Channel Mic Preamp----16 x 16 analog I / O (Mk II)---------
CompatibilityThunderbolt Mac OS 10.9.5 and higher--Thunderbolt Mac OS 10.9.5 and higher-Thunderbolt Mac OS 10.9.5 and higher---Thunderbolt Mac OS 10.9.5 and higherThunderbolt Mac OS 10.9.5 and higher------Thunderbolt Mac OS 10.9.5 and higher--
Format19 "/ 2U19 "/ 1 U-19 "/ 2U19 "/ 1U19 "/ 2U---19 "/ 2U19 "/ 2U-----19" / 1 HE19 "/ 2U--
Dimensions450 x 292 x 89 mm44 x 483 x 197 mm-450 x 292 x 89 mm-450 x 292 x 89 mm19 "1U19 "x 1 U x 340 mm-450 x 292 x 89 mm450 x 292 x 89 mm-Approx. 48.26 x 8.9 x 29.2 cm (W x H x D)----450 x 292 x 89 mm--
Recording / Playback Channels36x3816x1664x640x2128x12822x208x1264x640x218x2036x382x412x1628x2422x2426x32128x12818x20128x12848x48
Number of Mic Inputs00204888000204448020
Number of Line Inputs3210160888160824221224816436
Number of Instrument Inputs00202422000102248020
Number of Line Outputs3281801288180824268412816636
Headphone Outs11212122111112121110
Phantom Power
Number of S/PDIF Connectors20101101012012110100
Number of ADAT Connectors00202202022012202012
AES/EBU Connectors02000400044011000000
Number of MADI Connectors00000000000000000000
Ethernet00201002000000001010
Other ConnectorsHDX Port2xHDX Port2xHDX Port
MIDI Connectors
Word Clock1xIn, 1xOut1xIn, 1xOut1xIn, 1xOut1xIn, 1xOut1xIn, 1xOut1xIn, 1xOut1xIn, 1xOut1xIn, 1xOut1xIn, 1xOut1xIn, 1xOut1xIn, 1xOut1xIn, 1xOut1xIn, 1xOut1xIn, 1xOut1xIn, 1xOut
Max. Samplerate192 kHz96 kHz192 kHz192 kHz192 kHz192 kHz192 kHz192 kHz192 kHz192 kHz192 kHz192 kHz192 kHz384 kHz192 kHz192 kHz192 kHz192 kHz192 kHz192 kHz
Max. Resolution in Bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit32 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit
Bus-Powered
Incl. Power Supply
Windows Thunderbolt driver
Thunderbolt Version22322222222322222222
Width in mm450 mm483 mm483 mm450 mm483 mm450 mm483 mm483 mm-450 mm450 mm179 mm482,6 mm480 mm317 mm255 mm483 mm450 mm220 mm482,6 mm
Depth in mm292 mm177 mm340 mm292 mm177 mm292 mm0 mm340 mm-292 mm292 mm46 mm292 mm378 mm178 mm166 mm177 mm292 mm177 mm177,8 mm
Height in mm89 mm44 mm44 mm89 mm44 mm89 mm44 mm44 mm-89 mm89 mm121 mm89 mm45 mm44 mm59 mm44 mm89 mm44 mm44,45 mm
Weight--5.04 kg----------4.6 kg1.3 kg1.4 kg---2.72 kg
8 Line inputs-------Balanced sub-D-----6.3 mm Jack------
System requirements-------Apple Mac with Thunderbolt connector and Mac OSX 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, Sierra-------Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10, OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11 (El Capitan 10.11.5 recommended)----
Dimensions (W x D x H)--------------317 x 17.8 x 45 mm----482.6 x 177.8 x 44.45 mm

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Description

The Presonus Quantum 2 is a Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface with a Ultra-low latency (, Audiophile 24-bit digital converters with 120 dB dynamics, Up to 192 kHz sampling rate, Perfect integration into DAW "Studio One 3" (including gain control), DC-coupled line outputs allow driving (CV / Gate) of analogue components (synths, filters, etc.) out of DAW, Remote control and programmable via Mac, PC, iPad and Tablet (via "UC Surface"), Enable / Disable 48V phantom power, Realtime Analyzer, Next / Prev button plus Gain control, 48 V push button (phantom power) with status lighting, Dim / Mute and mono buttons with status lighting, 4 LED chains (8-segment plus 48 V LED) for the analogue inputs, 2 LED chains (8-segment) for the main output (L / R), 4 Balanced DA outputs (each TRS-latch, 6.3 mm), Separate balanced main output (L / R, 2x TRS jack, 6.3 mm) with large, front-side volume control, 2 front headphone outputs (stereo jack, 6.3 mm) with 2 separate volume controls, 16x16 ADAT I / O (48 kHz) or 8x8 Dual SMUX I / O (96 kHz), S / PDIF I / O (coaxial), Word Clock I / O (BNC), MIDI I / O (5-pin DIN), Up to 4 Quantum 2 can be cascaded via ADAT & Incl. control software / app "UC-Surface" (for download), DAW software "Studio One 3 Artist" (for download). The retail price is 484.42 £.

Specifications

Front Inputs2x XLR Combo (Mic / Line / Instr.), 2x XLR Combo (Mic / Line), 4 XMAX Class A Microphone Preamplifier (ON
Included control software / app "UC-Surface"Setting and saving the preamplification (gain)
Power supplyExternal power supply (12 VDC)
Dimensions (W x D x H)317 x 17.8 x 45 mm
Weight1.3 kg
Recording / Playback Channels22x24
Number of Mic Inputs4
Number of Line Inputs2
Number of Instrument Inputs2
Number of Line Outputs4
Headphone Outs1
Phantom PowerYes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors1
Number of ADAT Connectors2
AES/EBU Connectors0
Number of MADI Connectors0
Ethernet0
Other ConnectorsNo
MIDI ConnectorsYes
Word Clock1xIn, 1xOut
Max. Samplerate192 kHz
Max. Resolution in Bit24 bit
Bus-PoweredNo
Incl. Power SupplyYes
Windows Thunderbolt driverYes
Thunderbolt Version2
Width in mm317 mm
Depth in mm178 mm
Height in mm44 mm

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