Quantum 2626 *

Product Details

  • The fastest Thunderbolt 3 audio interface around, with round-trip latency of less than 1 ms
  • 8 front-mounted ultra-transparent XMAX analog mic preamps
  • High-definition 24-bit A/D/A conversion up to 192 kHz sampling rate
  • 2 direct outputs with dedicated line-level returns for inserting output gear
  • Up to 26-in/26-out when expanded via dual ADAT Optical
  • Studio One® Artist and Studio Magic Plug-in Suite included

Record and monitor through your favorite plug-ins inside your DAW with the blazing fast speed only Quantum interfaces can deliver. The Quantum 2626 takes advantage of the jaw-dropping speed of Thunderbolt™ 3 to achieve a barely-measurable round-trip latency of less than 1 ms. Superb high-definition digital conversion and eight ultra-transparent analog XMAX mic preamps ensure your audio always sounds its best. Insert your favorite outboard gear with two direct preamp outputs and dedicated line-level returns. Expand your system up to 26 simultaneous inputs and outputs using ADAT Optical. Streamline your recording process and make better music, faster with the Quantum 2626.

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for the Quantum Interface.

Mac

  • Mac® OS X 10.11.6 64-bit or later
  • Intel® Core™ i5 or better
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows

  • Windows® 10 64-bit or later
  • Intel Core i5 or better
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems

  • Thunderbolt™ 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 port (NOTE: Your computer's motherboard must support Thunderbolt. Thunderbolt 1 and 2 require an adapter, not included.)
  • Internet connection (required for Studio One Activation and Content download)
  • Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
  • 30 GB hard disk space
  • Monitor with 1366x768 resolution
Note: The minimum system requirements may differ for DAWs other than Studio One. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choice with its manufacturer.
Note that the speed of your processor, amount of RAM and size and speed of your hard drive will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system. Also, a more powerful system (faster processor with more RAM) will allow for lower latency (signal delay) than you might experience while monitoring audio signals.

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Technical Specifications

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)
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)
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)
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 (Line Outputs only)
Maximum Output Level +18 dBu (Balanced)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.05 dB, unity gain, 48 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  -50 dBFS

Digital Audio

Connection Type Thunderbolt 3 (Thunderbolt 1 and 2 compatible)
ADC Dynamic Range 115 dB (A-wtd)
DAC Dynamic Range 115 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)
 

As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus® Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein, at any time, without notification.

Recording mag Quantum 2626 review

“"...the fastest interface I have ever used, and an absolute workhorse to record through."”

Alex Hawley, Recording (U.S.), August 2020

InsideAudio Quantum 2626 review (English)

“"It's an excellent interface, especially when you consider the price."”

Jeffrey Muller, InsideAudio, August 2020

InsideAudio Quantum 2626 review (Dutch)

“"Het is uitstekende interface, vooral als je kijkt naar de prijs."”

Jeffrey Muller, InsideAudio, August 2020

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“"...about as close to perfect as you’re going to get."”

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“"...could be your game-changer."”

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