PreSonus Announced Quantum 2 – Compact 22×24 Channel Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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After the official release of the Quantum, one of the fastest audio interfaces on the market, PreSonus expanded today this new product line with the Quantum 2. It’s a smaller version with less channels (22×24) but with the same technology inside. It features also the cutting-edge 24-bit, 192kHz converters with a 120 dB dynamic range and PreSonus’s recallable XMAX microphone preamps. Same as the big brother, the Quantum 2 also features a thunderbolt connection for an super fast audio/midi connection.

The Quantum 2 is not only an interesting audio-interface for classic music production but also for musicians who use Eurorack modular systems. The powerful engine allows you to send control voltage signals via the DC coupled outputs of the Quantum 2 to your modular.

Important to mention is that the Quantum 2 will be available with a lower price of $699.95 USD than his big brother $999 USD. A really interesting new audio interface that gives users high-end technology and good amount of connection possibilities packed in a compact format.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana—October 2017… Following up on the success of its top-of-the-line Quantum audio/MIDI interface, PreSonus has expanded the series with the release of the new Quantum 2. Slightly smaller than the original Quantum, the 22×24-channel Quantum 2 shares its larger sibling’s status as PreSonus®’ fastest and best-sounding audio/MIDI interface, taking advantage of the high-speed Thunderbolt™ 2 bus and a no-frills, direct-to-DAW signal path to achieve extremely low latency. Cutting-edge 24-bit, 192 kHz converters with 120 dB of dynamic range and PreSonus’ recallable XMAX microphone preamps combine to deliver superb audio quality. For more I/O channels, simply stack up to 4 Quantum 2 interfaces via Thunderbolt to create a monster 80×80 system.

The Quantum 2 offers two combo mic/instrument inputs and two combo mic/line inputs, each with a digitally controlled XMAX preamp and +48V phantom power. You also get four ¼-inch TRS line outputs, and a headphone output with dedicated volume control. 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 22 in and 24 out. BNC word clock I/O ensures your Quantum 2 and other digital audio devices operate in tight sync. Of course, you get MIDI I/O, too.

With the Quantum 2, your audio interface is an integrated extension of your recording environment. Launch the included PreSonus Studio One® Artist DAW, and you’ll find full preamp control functions integrated into your recording environment. Most of the Quantum 2’s features can also be controlled in PreSonus’ free UC Surface control software, so even if you use third-party recording software, you can remotely access the features. To top it off, Quantum 2 owners get the Studio Magic Plug-in Suite free.

With its pro features, flexible software, and abundant I/O, the Quantum 2 joins the original Quantum as PreSonus’ most powerful combination audio interfaces/studio command centers and fits into any recording and production environment. The Quantum 2 interface will start to become available in late October 2017 at an anticipated MAP/street price of $699.95.

More information here: Presonus Quantum 2

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