PreSonus 26 Audio Interface (USB - 2 x 4 - 192 kHz)

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PreSonus 26 Audio Interface (USB - 2 x 4 - 192 kHz) (PreSonus-Studio-26)
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PreSonus 26 Audio Interface (USB - 2 x 4 - 192 kHz)
Portable, affordable, ultra-high-def audio interface

PreSonus been making recording interfaces for a long time. From the top-of-the-line Quantum family to the AudioBox USB 96, we prioritize sound quality, ease-of-use, and construction quality. Whether you use Mac, Windows, or iOS, we have an interface that fits your application and budget.

Professional quality wherever you record. Great for podcasters, live streaming, DJs, and musicians on the road or in the studio, the Studio 26 2x4 USB 2.0 bus-powered audio interface can record up to 24-bit, 192 kHz audio. Equipped with PreSonus XMAX-L solid-state preamps and high-end converters, it delivers professional quality audio in a rugged, compact enclosure, allowing you to create your next hit in your studio or on the go. A complete, all-in-one recording solution, the Studio 26 comes with PreSonus’ award-winning Studio One® Artist DAW software for Mac® and Windows®.

Superior sound. Audiophile-grade digital converters, ultra-low-jitter clocking, and XMAX-L solid-state preamps add up to a superior recording and listening experience. The Studio 26 audio interfaces operates at up to 192 kHz for ultra-high-definition mixing and recording. High-quality converters on every input and output provide 115 dB of dynamic range to capture complex musical harmonics smoothly and naturally with no audible distortion.

Perfect for guitarists, singer/songwriters, podcasters, and more. The Studio 26 audio interface is a great choice for podcasters, singer/songwriters, or a couple of guitarists who want to collaborate or jam. Use it for recording sermons and teaching music, too! A Cue Mix A/B function lets you toggle between two mixes while monitoring through headphones—perfect for DJs and to listen in on a performer’s monitor mix.

World-class recording software included. Seamlessly integrated with the included PreSonus Studio One® Artist DAW, the Studio 26 audio interface works with virtually all Mac and Windows audio-recording software. Built by creative people for creative music production, Studio One is easy to learn and enables you to compose, record, and produce your masterpiece without getting distracted by the tools. Studio One also enjoys a robust online community of enthusiastic and helpful users you can turn to for advice. Need a new loop or sample for your latest production? Studio One lets you shop, audition, and purchase content right from your production environment.

Take the tour. The Studio 26 audio interface features two front-panel combo mic and switchable line/instrument inputs with +48V phantom power for condenser mics. In addition to L/R main outputs, you get two balanced line outputs for monitor mixing or speaker switching, while LED meters indicate input and output levels. All line-level outputs are DC coupled, enabling them to send control voltages. MIDI I/O enables connection to a keyboard, sound module, or control surface, as well, making it the central hub for your whole studio.

Designed for the studio. Built for the road. Whether you're just getting into recording or are a veteran producer who wants to go mobile, the Studio 26 audio interface will give you clear, clean, ultra-high-def sound in a bus-powered, rugged chassis that's ready to hit the road when you are. The perfect companion for any recording software, the Studio 26 comes equipped with Studio One Artist to provide you with a complete, affordable, mobile recording solution. Check out the Studio 26 audio interface at your favorite PreSonus dealer.

Includes Studio Magic Plug-in Suite. This suite of plug-ins adds a wealth of fresh virtual instruments and effects to Studio One. Cherry-picked from the first names in virtual instruments and effects, each plug-in brings a different flavor of practical magic to your songs. These plug-ins aren't gimmicky one-trick ponies — these are real-deal workhorses that you'll rely on for countless mixes.

Features

Input/Output

  • Simultaneous I/O up to 2 inputs/4 outputs
  • 2 mic/instrument/line inputs with XMAX-L mic preamps
  • 2 balanced ¼” TRS main outputs
    • DC coupled for sending control voltages*
  • 2 balanced ¼” TRS line outputs for monitor mixing
    • DC coupled for sending control voltages*
  • 1 stereo headphone output
  • MIDI In/Out

Meters, Controls, and Features

  • Direct monitoring
  • Cue mix A/B (for headphone output)
  • Front-panel level controls for main outputs
  • True +48V phantom power for condenser microphones (global)
  • 4 ladder-style LED level meters (2 input, 2 main output)

Integrated Software

  • Studio One Artist®
  • Studio Magic Plug-in Suite

Digital

  • USB 2.0
  • 24-bit resolution
  • 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz sampling rates

Physical

  • Road-rugged construction with all-metal chassis and metal knobs

* Since it is a bus-powered device, the Studio 26 has lower voltage rails than other Studio-series interfaces, resulting in reduced control-voltage range (positive to negative voltage).

Computer system requirements
Below are the minimum computer-system requirements.

Mac

  • macOS® 10.11 or higher (64-bit only)
  • Intel® i-series 2 GHz multicore processor (or AMD equivalent) or faster
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows

  • Windows® 7 x64 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 10 x64
  • Intel i-series 2 GHz multicore processor (or AMD equivalent) or faster
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems

  • USB 2.0 port
  • 32 GB hard disk space
  • PreSonus Universal Control 2.0 or higher
  • Monitor with 1366x768 resolution (high-dpi monitor recommended)
  • Multitouch-enabled monitor required for touch operation

Technical Specifications

General  
Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, or 192 kHz
Converter Resolution  24-Bit 
ADC Converter Dynamic Range  114 dB 
DAC Converter Dynamic Range  114 dB 
Microphone Inputs   
Maximum Level  +4.5 dBu (balanced, min gain)
Gain Range 70 dB 
Frequency Response  20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.1 dB, min gain, 48 kHz) 
Dynamic Range  110 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
THD + N  0.004% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, min gain) 

EIN 

125 dBu (A-weighted, 150Ω, max gain) 
Input Impedance  1.6 kΩ 
Phantom Power  +48 VDC (10 mA total) 
Line Inputs   
Maximum Level  +19.5 dBu (min gain) 
Gain Range  70 dB 
Frequency Response  20 Hz – 20 kHz (±0.1 dBu, unity gain, unwtd) 
Dynamic Range  110 dB (A-wtd, unity gain) 
THD + N  0.007% (1 kHz, min gain) 
Input Impedance  10 kΩ 
Instrument Inputs   
Maximum Level  +14 dBu (min gain) 
Gain Range  70 dB 
Frequency Response  20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.15 dB, 48 kHz, min gain) 
Dynamic Range  110 dB (A-wtd, unity gain) 
THD + N  0.008% (1 kHz, min gain) 
Input Impedance  1 MΩ 
Line Outputs (Mains)  
Type  ¼" TRS Female, DC Coupled*
Maximum Level  +10 dBu (balanced) 
Frequency Response  20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.1 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range  108 dB (A-nwtd) 
THD + N  0.0015% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS) 
Line Outputs (3/4)  
Type  ¼" TRS Female, DC Coupled* 
Maximum Level  +10 dBu (balanced)
Frequency Response  20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.1dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range  113 dB (A-wtd)
THD + N  0.008% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS)
Headphone Outputs   
Maximum Power  30 mW/channel (56Ω load)
Frequency Response  20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.2 dB, 56Ω load, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range  104 dB (A-wtd, 56Ω load)
THD + N  0.009% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, no load)
Impedance Working Range  32Ω to 300Ω 
Physical   
Height  1.75" (44 mm) 
Width  7" (180 mm) 
Depth  5.5" (144 mm) 
Weight  1.6 lbs. (0.7 kg) 

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