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Presonus Quantum HD-8 Audio Interface
Presonus Quantum HD-8 Audio Interface
Presonus Quantum HD-8 Audio Interface
Presonus Quantum HD-8 Audio Interface
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Presonus Quantum HD-8 Audio Interface

  • SKU: W-REB051G
£650.00
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Presonus Quantum HD-8 Audio Interface

The PreSonus Quantum HD 8 is perfect for musicians and producers requiring high-fidelity recording and versatile sound shaping options. Featuring eight high-definition MAX-HD mic preamps with an impressive +75 dB of gain, it's suited to handle a wide range of modern microphones. Delivering 32-bit 192kHz audio fidelity, the Quantum HD 8 is ideal for any professional recording task. Equipped with ultra-low latency drivers and next-generation PreSonus MAX-HD preamps, the Quantum HD 8 delivers unparalleled sonic accuracy.

Guitar and bass players will appreciate the instrument inputs, expertly designed in collaboration with Fender, ensuring your strings sound their best. The Auto Gain button simplifies recording sessions by automatically setting ideal levels, while the re-amp outputs invite experimentation with your sound, offering new dimensions in audio production.

Key Features

  • Eight high-definition MAX-HD mic preamps
  • Co-developed instrument inputs with Fender engineers
  • Integrated Auto Gain feature for optimal levels
  • Re-amp outputs for creative sound shaping
  • Universal Control app for on-the-go adjustments

Revolutionary mic preamps

The PreSonus Quantum HD 8 introduces eight MAX-HD mic preamps, offering +75 dB of gain. This upgrade translates to a clearer, more detailed recording of vocals and instruments. These preamps ensure low noise and exceptional clarity, essential for capturing nuanced performances. The advanced design promotes purity of sound, making these preamps a standout feature for serious recording artists.

Partnered with Fender

This audio interface elevates the standard for guitar and bass recordings through its inputs, developed alongside Fender's renowned engineers. This collaboration has resulted in inputs that preserve the natural tone and resonance of your instrument, enhancing both recordings and live performances. Whether laying down a bass groove or capturing a guitar riff, the quality is unmatched.

Auto Gain control

Forget manual adjustments and focus on your performance with the Quantum HD 8's Auto Gain feature. By simply pressing a button, the interface automatically calculates and sets the optimal gain for your microphones and instruments. This feature is a game-changer for both novice and experienced users, ensuring consistent, high-quality recordings without the hassle.

Flexible re-amping options

The re-amp outputs on the Quantum HD 8 provide a playground for sonic exploration. Directly route your DAW's audio to your guitar or bass amp, then re-record to experiment with various amp settings, pedal effects, and microphone positions. This capability allows musicians to refine their sound and discover unique tonal combinations, making it an invaluable tool for creative sound design.

Features

  • 26 x 30, 32-bit / 192 kHz USB-C audio interface
  • High-performance converters with 124 dB dynamic range for clear and high fidelity audio capture.
  • Custom low-latency driver ensures minimal audio delay during recording.
  • Eight all-new PreSonus MAX-HD preamps provide detailed audio with +75 dB of gain, ideal for modern recording and broadcast with popular microphones.
  • Discreet phantom power for consistent, full power to high-performance studio microphones.
  • Two Re-amp outputs for re-recording audio through outboard gear to refine sound without multiple takes.
  • Integrated control from Studio One and the Universal Control app for convenient adjustments during recording sessions.
  • Full-color, high-resolution screen for monitoring input and output levels, with an illuminated push encoder for channel and output adjustments.
  • 16 channels of ADAT Optical input (up to 48 kHz) and stereo S/PDIF I/O for easy digital gear connection.
  • Two balanced 1/4-inch TRS main outputs, eight balanced 1/4-inch TRS line outputs, and two high-power headphone outputs for flexible monitoring and built-in speaker switching for mix checking on different monitors.
  • DSP monitor mixer and loopback audio for creating monitor and streaming mixes efficiently.

Specifications

Analog I/O

Inputs:

Microphone (CH 1 - 8):

  • Connector Type: 8x Combo-style, XLR / TRS
  • Max Input: +18 dBu (balanced, minimum gain)
  • Gain Range: 0 dB to +75 dB
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/- 0.1 dB (unity gain, reference 1 kHz)
  • Dynamic Range: 116 dB (A-weighted, minimum gain)
  • THD + N: 0.002% (1 kHz, minimum gain)
  • EIN: -130 dBu (max gain, 150 Ohms, 20 kHz BW, A-weighted)
  • Input Impedance: 1600 Ohms

Line In (CH 1 - 8):

  • Connector Type: 8x Combo-style, XLR / TRS
  • Max Input Level: +18 dBu (balanced, minimum gain)
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/- 0.1 dB (unity gain, reference 1 kHz)
  • Dynamic Range: 118 dB (A-weighted, minimum gain)
  • THD + N: 0.001% (1 kHz, minimum gain)
  • Input Impedance: 10K Ohms
  • Digital Trim: -10 to +10 dB

Instrument In (Ch 1 - 2):

  • Connector Type: 2 x 1/4-inch Female
  • Gain Range: -7 dB to +68 dB
  • Max Input Level: +21 dBu (unbalanced, minimum gain)
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/- 0.1 dB (unity gain, reference 1 kHz)
  • Dynamic Range: 111 dB (A-weighted, minimum gain)
  • THD + N: 0.003% (1 kHz, minimum gain)
  • Input Impedance: 1M Ohms

Outputs:

Main Out (CH 1 - 2):

  • Connector Type: 2x 1/4-inch Female, TRS
  • Max Output Level: +18 dBu (Balanced)
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/- 0.2 dB (unity gain, reference 1 kHz)
  • Dynamic Range: 123 dB (A-weighted)
  • THD + N: 0.001% (1 kHz, +4 dBu)
  • Output Impedance: 51 Ohms
  • Trim Range: -inf dB to 0 dB

Line Out (Ch 3 - 10):

  • Connector Type: 8x 1/4-inch Female, TRS
  • Max Output Level: +18 dBu (Balanced)
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/- 0.2 dB (unity gain, reference 1 kHz)
  • Dynamic Range: 123 dB (A-weighted)
  • THD + N: 0.001% (1 kHz, +4 dBu)
  • Output Impedance: 51 Ohms
  • Trim Range: -inf dB to 0 dB

Re-Amp Out (Ch 11 - 12):

  • Connector Type: 2x 1/4-inch Female, TRS
  • Max Output Level: +4 dBu (Balanced)
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/- 0.3 dB (unity gain, reference 1 kHz)
  • Dynamic Range: 117 dB (A-weighted)
  • THD + N: 0.001% (1 kHz, +4 dBu)
  • Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
  • Trim Range: -inf dB to 0 dB

Headphone Out (1 - 2):

  • Connector Type: 2x 1/4-inch Female, TRS Stereo
  • Max Output Level: 11 dBu (50 Ohms)
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/- 0.3 dB (unity gain, reference 1 kHz)
  • Dynamic Range: 118 dB (A-weighted)
  • THD + N: 0.001% (1 kHz)
  • Output Impedance: 33 Ohms
  • Trim Range: -inf dB to 0 dB

Digital I/O

S/PDIF I/O:

  • Connector Type: 2x Phono RCA (1 in, 1 out)
  • Supported Sample Rates (kHz): 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96

ADAT I/O:

  • Connector Type: Optical TOSLINK (2 in, 2 out)
  • Format: ADAT Digital Lightpipe with S/MUX II
  • Channels: 16 at 44.1/48 kHz, 8 at 88.2/96 kHz
  • Word Clock I/O:
  • Specification: AES-11 2009 Annex B
  • Connector Type: BNC
  • Jitter: Complies with AES 3-4- 2009 (<0.025 UI)

MIDI I/O:

  • Connector Type: 2x 5-pin DIN (off DB-9)
  • Synchronization Sources: Internal, Word Clock, ADAT, S/PDIF

Electrical

  • Connector Type: IEC 3-conductor receptacle
  • Configuration: Internal, Universal
  • Power Input: 100 to 240V, 50 or 60 Hz

Mechanical

  • Product Dimensions:
  • Length: 19” (483mm)
  • Width: 8.6’’ (219mm)
  • Height: 1.7’’ (44mm)
  • Weight: 6.3lb (2.86 kg)

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