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PreSonus Quantum 2626

Postby Alperian » Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:05 am

Has it been reviewed yet?

What is wrong with it? Is it just that it doesn't come with a Thunderbolt cable in the box? Is it because it doesn't have the advertised latency? Is it because the people who have Thunderbolt 3 ports are excessively sparse? Is it because it doesn't (allegedly) come with all those plugin mixers and effects so beloved of folks who want it to do something outside of a DAW?

What is it? Keeper or creeper? Please review.
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Re: PreSonus Quantum 2626

Postby cyrano.mac » Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:17 pm

Nobody's buying TB audio interfaces these days. :headbang:

Those who need high channel counts all go AVB or Dante. The flexibility is way better and you're not limited to one computer/location with network audio.

If you only need 2 to 8 channels, TB really has no advantage over a decent USB2 setup. Most techs I know are completely fed up with Apple's USB-C/TB dongle land. It's expanded their cable box at least threefold, added a notebook and a few sharpies to mark the dongles and note which combo works with which setup.
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Re: PreSonus Quantum 2626

Postby resistorman » Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:40 am

Interesting. Thunderbolt seems to have a lot in common with the history of firewire.
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Re: PreSonus Quantum 2626

Postby Alperian » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:15 pm

cyrano.mac wrote:Nobody's buying TB audio interfaces these days. :headbang:

Those who need high channel counts all go AVB or Dante. The flexibility is way better and you're not limited to one computer/location with network audio.

If you only need 2 to 8 channels, TB really has no advantage over a decent USB2 setup. Most techs I know are completely fed up with Apple's USB-C/TB dongle land. It's expanded their cable box at least threefold, added a notebook and a few sharpies to mark the dongles and note which combo works with which setup.
Many thanks for your insight. I am sure that there is enough debate there for a whole sticky thread on its own and I will follow AVB and Dante with keen interest in the months to come.

However. that was not the answer to my question. I am not a Mac user. I have a Gigabyte X390 Designare Motherboard which has two Thunderbolt 3 ports just sitting there. Just sitting there they are waiting to be fed the cable.

The Quantum 2626 just seems too good to be true at the price. Are the Windows drivers as good as the Mac ones? I cannot find a reliable review of this product anywhere.

Has anyone used it?
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Re: PreSonus Quantum 2626

Postby Alperian » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:57 pm

Update:
I passed over some spondoolics for my Quantum 2626. Actually before the wonderful review in SOS.

I love the thing and once I had got the TB drivers updated it is flawless. Chris Korff was right though, the headphone amps don't shut off.

The latency is undetectable by me (I was using an old Tascam previously).
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Re: PreSonus Quantum 2626

Postby The Korff » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:00 am

:thumbup:

It's good isn't it? You get a lot for the money, and I can live without all the nice-to-haves on the original Quantum like digital gain control etc, especially given how affordable it is.

Out of interest, are you using it on PC? I don't have a TB-equipped PC yet so I'm curious about the latency on Windows.

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