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I'll be building a new computer in Q2 next year, I'm thinking about buying Quantum as well.
If its latency figures are as good as advertised it'll be a leap forward from my USB interface.

That said, TB on a PC is still a black art, anyone (ehem, Slick audio, I've seen that video, jeez) using it on a PC?

Is there a mention of a suggested MB/RAM/Graphics card combo for it anywhere?

Cheers,

Klemen
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by jpettit on Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:02 am
I do.
What is your Motherboard and it is got TB capability?

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by gaetzsch on Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:23 am
I'm using a Gigabyte GA-Z170 Gaming Mobo. It has a Thunderbolt 3 port on board, so I had to buy an Thunderbolt 2 adapter. I tried these ones:
Apple 2663283 Thunderbolt-Adapter => no
STARTECH TBT3TBTADAP Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter => yes
AKiTiO T3T, Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt (2) => yes

In my case the Apple adapter didn't work. I bought the AKiTiO T3T because of the lower price.

Graficcard EVGA 04G-P4-3967-KR NVIDIA GTX960 SSC Gaming ACX 2.0+ 4 GB

All works fine.
Last edited by gaetzsch on Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:30 am, edited 1 time in total.

Windows 10, Intel I7-7700K, Gigabyte GA-Z170X-ULTRA GAMING, 16 GB RAM, Sonodyne SM 200AK, ESP 400Series Telecaster, Ibanez LR 750, Fender Precision Bass, Two Notes Le Lead, Le Crunch, Le Bass, Presonus Quantum, SSL Nucleus, TL Audio A2, IGS Global Summierer, Softube Console 1, SPL Phonitor Mini, Drawmer MC2.1, Studio One 4 Pro, Plugins: Jamstix 4, Lexicon, Melodyne, Mastering The Mix, Plugin Alliance, SSD5, EZ Drummer 2, Waves
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by jpettit on Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:28 am
Yes it is documented in the Knowledge nase and I would have told you, the Apple one did not work for me.
I used Startech and it works great.

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SPECS:Win 10 64-bit, 12 Core i7: 32Gb DDR4 ram, 40" 4K monitor, StudioLive 24, Quantum, Faderport16, Central Station Plus, Sceptre 6,Temblor T10, Eris 4.5, HP60, Studio One Pro 4.0, Reaper 5.9, Sonar Platinum
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by lucacannavacciuolo on Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:52 pm
Hi !!
Got one (Quantum) yesterday and...WOW!!
It's working great with my Asus x99 and Thunderboltex 3.
Less than 2 ms rt 96 Khz :D
I'm glad I joined this Family :thumbup:

PS I really did nothing special in the bios:enableb TB and set the pcie port. ;)

Win10 - i7 5960x @ 4,2 GHz - Asus X99 Deluxe - Asus GTX1080 - 32GB DDR4- Asus Thunderboltex 3 - Quantum - 2 x Yamaha SPX 2000 - Yamaha DTX582 - Cubase Pro 9.5
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by jpettit on Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:52 pm
And bought a TB 3 to TB2 converter. Correct?

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by lucacannavacciuolo on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:36 am
jpettit wroteAnd bought a TB 3 to TB2 converter. Correct?

Yep...I'm so happy I forgot to mention :roll:
I got this one
TBT3TBTADAP...
Assuming the interface works well with add on pice cards (IF they are TB 3) and Assuming "we" don't want to scare potential customers,, would be better to change the sentence "It will not work with add on cards" with "It will work with TB3 add on cards"??!! :+1 8-)

Win10 - i7 5960x @ 4,2 GHz - Asus X99 Deluxe - Asus GTX1080 - 32GB DDR4- Asus Thunderboltex 3 - Quantum - 2 x Yamaha SPX 2000 - Yamaha DTX582 - Cubase Pro 9.5
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by BrufordRules on Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:40 am
gaetzsch wroteI'm using a Gigabyte GA-Z170 Gaming Mobo. It has a Thunderbolt 3 port on board, so I had to buy an Thunderbolt 2 adapter. I tried these ones:
Apple 2663283 Thunderbolt-Adapter => no
STARTECH TBT3TBTADAP Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter => yes
AKiTiO T3T, Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt (2) => yes

In my case the Apple adapter didn't work. I bought the AKiTiO T3T because of the lower price.

Graficcard EVGA 04G-P4-3967-KR NVIDIA GTX960 SSC Gaming ACX 2.0+ 4 GB

All works fine.


Hi gaetzsch,

Do you notice any different in performance when you use STARTECH TBT3TBTADAP or AKiTiO T3T? Do you get the same latency?

Thank you so much in advance.

Alex
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by gaetzsch on Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:12 am
BrufordRules wrote
gaetzsch wroteI'm using a Gigabyte GA-Z170 Gaming Mobo. It has a Thunderbolt 3 port on board, so I had to buy an Thunderbolt 2 adapter. I tried these ones:
Apple 2663283 Thunderbolt-Adapter => no
STARTECH TBT3TBTADAP Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter => yes
AKiTiO T3T, Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt (2) => yes

In my case the Apple adapter didn't work. I bought the AKiTiO T3T because of the lower price.

Graficcard EVGA 04G-P4-3967-KR NVIDIA GTX960 SSC Gaming ACX 2.0+ 4 GB

All works fine.


Hi gaetzsch,

Do you notice any different in performance when you use STARTECH TBT3TBTADAP or AKiTiO T3T? Do you get the same latency?

Thank you so much in advance.

Alex


Hi Alex,
I only tested both units without really comparing it. But I'm very satisfied with the latency of my AKiTiO T3T. I use my Quantum to record my guitars with Peavey Revalver 4 amp plugin on input insert while recording and all works fine.

Windows 10, Intel I7-7700K, Gigabyte GA-Z170X-ULTRA GAMING, 16 GB RAM, Sonodyne SM 200AK, ESP 400Series Telecaster, Ibanez LR 750, Fender Precision Bass, Two Notes Le Lead, Le Crunch, Le Bass, Presonus Quantum, SSL Nucleus, TL Audio A2, IGS Global Summierer, Softube Console 1, SPL Phonitor Mini, Drawmer MC2.1, Studio One 4 Pro, Plugins: Jamstix 4, Lexicon, Melodyne, Mastering The Mix, Plugin Alliance, SSD5, EZ Drummer 2, Waves
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by BrufordRules on Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:17 am
Wow. Thank you so much for answering so fast ;)
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by webhamster on Sat May 26, 2018 2:08 am
Just installed the Quantum 2 on my Windows machine as well. Works great. Fantastic sound and latency.

I have an Asus motherboard (X299) and they have a thunderbolt card for it (thunderboltex 3). It does have a USBc connector, so I also bought an Apple USB-c to thunderbolt cable.

The confusing thing with Thunderbolt is that a lot of different formats use the same connector. Most USBc connectors that support Thunderbolt, only support Thunderbolt 3, which won't work with the Quantum, even with a convertor cable.

S1 4 - Windows 10 1803 - i9 7900x 32mb - interface: Studio 192 + Quantum 2 - CS18ai
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by Jim Roseberry on Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:16 am
Late to this thread, just started posting on these forums...

For those who may read this thread in the future:
The Asus Thunderbolt EX3 works just fine with the Apple Thunderbolt-3 >Thunderbolt-2 adapter.

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Jim Roseberry
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by TerjeNorway on Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:31 pm
So I finally got my native Thunderbolt port working on my Asus Z170-PREMIUM running Presonus Quantum. It was a struggle and yesterday I almost gave up. I tried every setting in bios possible, but actually I did not have to change a single thing from the default settings (bios 3801). The thing I was missing was the motherboard firmware update which is not the same as bios update.

(People that buy the Asus Thunderboltex 3 adapter has to change the settings in bios. I can also connect my motherboard to Asus Thunderboltex 3, but don't see the point since you only are allowed to use one Thunderbolt port at a time cause bios does not allow two.)

I have just tried the Quantum for a couple of hours but it seems stable and fast. See video under

My system:
Hardware:
Asus Z170-PREMIUM motherboard (native Thunderbolt port)
Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake Prosessor
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400MHz 32GB
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gaming 8GB

StarTech THUNDERBOLT CABEL 2M (TBOLTMM2MW)
StarTech THUNDERBOLT 3 TO THUNDERBOLT 2 adapter (TBT3TBTADAP)

Software:
Windows 10 Home latest update
Asus motherboard bios: Z170-PREMIUM-ASUS-3801
Asus motherboard firmware update: FW_update_tool_of_Z170-PREMIUM Important!!!!!!!!
Thunderbolt TM software: TBT_WIN10_64_17.2.71.250
Presonus Quantum driver: PreSonus_Universal_Control_v48221

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My system
Asus Z170-PREMIUM motherboard (native Thunderbolt port)
Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake Prosessor
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400MHz 32GB
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gaming 8GB
StarTech THUNDERBOLT CABEL 2M (TBOLTMM2MW)
StarTech THUNDERBOLT 3 TO THUNDERBOLT 2 adapter (TBT3TBTADAP)
Presonus Quantum
Windows 10 Home latest update
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by Jessa on Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:30 am
Yup, all good here with Win 10, ASUS Z170AR motherboard, Startek adapter, Asus Thunderbolt-EX 3 card and Apple thunderbolt cable...Very stable and super low latency 1.4ms, 64 samples rtl @ 96k...:) :punk:
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by TerjeNorway on Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:01 pm
hmm I get 1,67 ms latency on 64 buffer size and 96 sample rate. What is your cpu and DAW?
I'm using Ableton and see signature for my system

My system
Asus Z170-PREMIUM motherboard (native Thunderbolt port)
Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake Prosessor
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400MHz 32GB
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gaming 8GB
StarTech THUNDERBOLT CABEL 2M (TBOLTMM2MW)
StarTech THUNDERBOLT 3 TO THUNDERBOLT 2 adapter (TBT3TBTADAP)
Presonus Quantum
Windows 10 Home latest update
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by Jessa on Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:36 am
TerjeNorway wrotehmm I get 1,67 ms latency on 64 buffer size and 96 sample rate. What is your cpu and DAW?
I'm using Ableton and see signature for my system



Pretty much the same except Intel i7-6700k @ 4.00Ghz overclocked 10% and 64 gig DDR4 ram, PC also totally set up for only Audio, all Win 10 services that can be turned off are, Toshiba external SSD drive for Audio,and Kensington internal SSD for operating system/ software.Plugs, etc....Studio One v4.1.3 , dunno, must be some magic dust getting me the extra 0.27ms ...:)
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by TerjeNorway on Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:12 pm
Jessa wrote
Pretty much the same except Intel i7-6700k @ 4.00Ghz overclocked 10% and 64 gig DDR4 ram, PC also totally set up for only Audio, all Win 10 services that can be turned off are, Toshiba external SSD drive for Audio,and Kensington internal SSD for operating system/ software.Plugs, etc....Studio One v4.1.3 , dunno, must be some magic dust getting me the extra 0.27ms ...:)

my cpu is also slightly overclocked to 4,3 GhZ. Maybe since Studio One is Presonus you are getting a little bit more out of the Quantum. By the way are you using 96 sample rate as standard? I'm using 48 sample rate as standard, I'm not sure if it's worth changing to 96

My system
Asus Z170-PREMIUM motherboard (native Thunderbolt port)
Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake Prosessor
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400MHz 32GB
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gaming 8GB
StarTech THUNDERBOLT CABEL 2M (TBOLTMM2MW)
StarTech THUNDERBOLT 3 TO THUNDERBOLT 2 adapter (TBT3TBTADAP)
Presonus Quantum
Windows 10 Home latest update

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