Quantum 5 Digital
Mixing Console

Own the room with the third coming of a classic console

Quantum 5
  • 256 Input Channels
  • 128 Aux / Sub-Group Busses
  • LR/LCR/5.1 Master Buss
  • 36 x 36 Full Processing Matrix
  • 458 Dynamic Equalizers
  • 48/96 kHz Sample Rate

Quantum 5: Own The Room.

Quantum 5: Own the stage

The iconic SD5 paved the way to greatness with its immense power. The Quantum 7 showed you the supremacy to tackle any challenge, now the Quantum 5 is ready to take over.

Following on from the huge success of DiGiCo’s flagship Quantum 7, the Quantum 5 engine slots neatly into the existing SD5 frame. With its 37 faders and three 15-inch full colour TFT touchscreens, it provides Quantum processing features, power and connectivity in both new and existing hardware.

The Quantum 5 really does teach an old dog new tricks!

Quantum – The Power of Three

Continuing the legacy of previous Quantum consoles, the Quantum 5 brings you the extraordinary might of three large-scale FPGAs working in unison.

Developed with seventh generation FPGA devices that further expand audio processing power and allows DiGiCo to provide its users with unrivalled flexibility.

Inside the Quantum engine, up to 2,000 channels can be transported across 458 processing paths at 96kHz. New GTX ports run at 6.6GHz while simple two wire connections ensure the fastest possible data speeds to reach a new pinnacle in mixing capability. Fully scalable and designed to communicate seamlessly with the next generation of FPGAs, the Quantum engine is a uniquely formidable platform for an ambitious industry.

Under The Hood

Unlike the SD5, the Quantum 5 has over 450 processing paths at 96kHz. This includes 288 processing channels configurable as up to 256 input channels and up to 128 busses, plus a 36 x 36 matrix. The engine is also equipped with four redundant, or eight individual, MADI ports and two DMI slots (DiGiCo Multi-Channel Interface) for AoIP and other connectivity options from the complete family of DMI card options, plus a built-in Waves port and up to two Optocore loops.

Quantum 5 hosts the world’s most flexible and feature-rich mixing experience right at your very fingertips. Across both inputs and outputs includes Channel Delay, DiGiTube, Single and Multi-Channel Presets, Dual insert points, Hi- and Lo-pass filters at 24dB/octave, four-band parametric EQ (eight on outputs) with band curve selection and Dynamic EQ on each band, DiGiCo’s DYN 1 (Compressor, De-esser or Multiband Compressor) and DYN 2 (Gate, Compressor or Ducker).

Just like our other Quantum consoles, the Quantum 5 includes the legendary Mustard Processing. A fully integrated suite of additional processing that can be assigned to any strip to boost your mix with a range of modelled preamps, vintage dynamics units and EQ sections, all only a touch away.

In addition, 128 busses are assignable as mono/stereo groups or auxiliaries, while a 36×36 output matrix, dual solo busses with True Solo, and a LR/LCR/5.1 Master buss is available for even deeper configurability.

Last but not least, with the inclusion of the now highly regarded Nodal Processing which allows monitor engineers unrivalled creativity on their IEM mixes, and of course True Solo to allow them to hear exactly as their artist does.

 

Quantum 5 Features

  • Nodal Processing which allows monitor engineers unrivalled creativity on their IEM mixes.
  • True Solo to allow them to hear exactly as their artist does. These are combined with the multiple flavours of 48 channels of Mustard processing and 12 Spice Rack processing slots, including Chilli 6.
  • Mustard processing which provides a choice of two pre-amp modellers, a four-band EQ (including all-pass filters), four different boutique style compressor models and a gate/ducker. Quantum 5 is equipped with 48 mono Mustard processing strips which can be used on any channel type.
  • The Spice Rack, meanwhile, supports plugin style native FPGA processing options, allowing you to build a rack of up to twelve insertable processors. The first of these is the Chilli 6 – a six-band multi-band compressor which allows full control of all parameters, including DiGiCo’s unique, patented, release shape control, which means Chilli 6 is perfect for shaping vocals and instruments as well as focusing on problem frequencies.

I/O

Local I/O: Quantum 5’s local I/O includes 8 analogue inputs, 8 analogue outputs and 8 AES I/O (mono)

Optocore: The amount of connectivity is very special. Quantum5 comes as standard with one Optocore fibre loop, which is 504 channels of audio; there can be up to 14 DiGiCo racks, or a combination of racks and tie-lines around the loop; and there is an option to upgrade to dual loop, which allows for 1,008 Optocore channels of audio and 28 racks running.

UBMADI: In addition, the engine has a 48-channel UBMADI, so you can connect any laptop via USB and get 48 channels of recording and playback.

DMI: We have also incorporated two dedicated DMI slots to accommodate the growing family of DiGiCo DMI card options. Allowing the console connectivity to be configured for the demand of the tour or event, so you could plug in a Dante module, or the latest automatic mic mixing module. Each dedicated DMI slot provides you with an additional 64 x 64 I/O.

Waves: There is also Waves connectivity if you want to utilise SoundGrid processing, giving you a 64 x 64 additional I/O.

Step up to Quantum 5 and own the stage!

DMI Interface Options

  • DMI-AMM

    This card offers both the SD-Range and the S-Series consoles 48 channels of automatic microphone mixing which can be used in any console input channel.
  • DMI-ADC

    This card provides 16 analogue inputs on 2 x 25 way “D” connectors. The ADC card is a line card only. There is no microphone amplifier or phantom power available. There is no gain control function for these inputs (only digital trim). Maximum input level +22dBu.
  • DMI-AES

    This card provides 16 Inputs (8 pairs) and 16 outputs (8 pairs) on 2 x 25 way “D” connectors. All AES inputs are provided with sample rate conversion (SRC) by default. All AES outputs are synchronised to the mixer system clock.
  • DMI-AVIOM

    This card provides 16 output channels at 48kHz (with SRC) and Supports Aviom's proprietary A-Net Pro16 protocol. It has 1 Ethercon connection and faceplate DIP switched for Stereo output selection.
  • DMI-DAC

    This card provides 16 analogue outputs on 2 x 25 way “D” connectors DAC card is line level only. Maximum output level +22dBu (Digital Full Scale)
  • DMI-DANTE

    This card provides 64 input and 64 output channels at 48KHz and 32 input and 32 output channels at 96KHz. It is provided with Primary and Secondary (backup) Gigabit Ethercon ports for connection to the Dante network.
  • DMI-MADI-B

    This card can be used to connect a Standard MADI stream (64 channels in and out) at 48KHz or 96KHz or an SD Series DiGiCo Rack with the appropriate connector (D2-Rack, SD-Rack, SD-MINIRack)
  • DMI-MADI-C

    This card can be used to connect another DiGiCo device that uses RJ45 Standard MADI (64 channels in and out) at 48KHz or 96KHz or an SD Series DiGiCo Rack with the appropriate connector (D-Rack, D2-Rack)
  • DMI-ME

    This card offers a 40 output interface to Allen & Heath ME-1 or ME-500 Personal Mixers. Multiple personal Mixers can be connected to the DMI ME via the ME-U Hub.
  • DMI-MIC

    This card provides 8 microphone preamp inputs on a 1 x 25 way "D" connector. Each channel has individual, low noise gain control and phantom power. User interface is through a normal channel strip on your console. Maximum input level is +22dBu.
  • DMI-WAVES

    This card will provide 64 input and 64 output channels at 48kHz or 96kHz to the SoundGrid Network with 2 Ethercon ports.
  • DMI-DANTE64@96

    This card provides 64 inputs and 64 outputs to the Dante network at both 48kHz and 96kHz.
  • DMI-HYDRA 2

    This card will provide 56 Input and 56 output channels at 48kHz with Primary and Secondary (backup) optical connections.
  • DMI-KLANG

    This card provides ultra low latency KLANG immersive processing for up to 16 2-channel mixes with 64 inputs at 48kHz or 96kHz.

Quantum 5 I/O Racks & Options

The following rack options are available:

  • SD-Rack

  • SD-MiNi Rack

  • SD-Nano Rack

  • D2-Rack

  • D-Rack

The following interfaces and accessories are available:

  • Orange Box

  • Waves SoundGrid

  • Little Red Box

  • Little Blue Box

  • UB MADI

  • Purple Box

Other related products:

  • Quantum 338

  • Quantum 7

Quantum 5 High Rez Image Gallery

256
Input Channels
458
Dynamic EQ
330
DiGiTuBes
36
Digital FX

Quantum 5 Specifications

General Specifications

  • Faders 37 x 100mm touch-sensitive, motorised
  • Screens 3 x 15” LCD high – resolution touch screens
  • Meterbridge 2 x Custom Mounted LCD high-resolution TFT-LCD screens
  • Internal PSU x 2
  • Processing Channels Up to 330 (combination of Input Channels / Aux / Solo Group Busses)
  • Busses Up to 128 Aux / Group busses with full processing Mono / Stereo / LCR / 5.1
  • Matrix Up to 36 Input / 36 Outputs with full processing
  • Control Groups Up to 36, selectable for VCA-style, Moving fader, Mute Group
  • Graphic Eq 32 x 32-band, Gain +/- 12dB
  • Internal FX Up to 36 stereo effects comprising 16 floating point reverbs and 32 delay/chorus/pitch/enhancer
  • Local I/O 8 x mic/line I/O, 8 x AES I/O
  • 8 x MADI interfaces @ 48kHz,  4 redundant interfaces @ 96kHz, BNC connectivity
  • Standard Optocore (Dual Loop – Optional)
  • Sampling rates 48kHz / 96kHz
  • GPIO: 2 x DSub37
  • DMI: 2 x DiGiCo Multichannel Interface
  • Waves: Fitted as Standard
  • Ext Sync Wordclock, AES, Video, MADI, Optocore
  • Quantum 5 Dimensions: 1465mm (w) x 838mm (d) x 458mm (h)
  • Quantum 5 Weight 116Kg / 256lbs (235Kg / 518 lbs. with flightcase)
  • Quantum 5 Flightcase: 1600mm (w) x 600mm (d) x 1200mm (h)
  • Power Requirements 90V-260V, 50-60Hz, 790VA

Audio Specification

  • Sample Rate: 48kHz or 96kHz
  • Processing Delay: 2ms Typical @ 48k (253 Channels, Stage Input Through L-R Buss to Stage Output) 1.1ms @96k
  • Internal Processing: Up to 40-bit, Floating Point
  • A>D & D>A: 24-bit Converter Bit Depth
  • Frequency Response: +/- 0.6dB (20Hz – 20kHz)
  • THD: <0.05% @ Unity Gain,: 10dB Input @ 1kHz
  • Channel Separation: Better Than 90dB: (40Hz – 15kHz)
  • Residual Output Noise: <90dBu Typical (20Hz – 20kHz)
  • Microphone Input: Better Than -126dB: Equivalent Noise
  • Maximum Output Level: +22dBu
  • Maximum Input Level: +22dBu

Processing Channel Specification
Input Channel

  • Name: User-Defined / Presets
  • Channel Selection: Mono / Stereo / Multi
  • Input Routing: Main & Alternate Input
  • Analogue Gain: -20 to +60dB
  • Phase: Normal / Reverse
  • Digital Trim: -40 to +40dB
  • Delay: >1 Sec (Coarse & Fine Control)
  • DiGiTuBe: Drive 0.01 – 50.0
  • Bias 0 – 6
  • LPF: 20 – 20kHz, 24dB/Oct
  • HPF: 20 – 20kHz, 24dB/Oct
  • Insert A: (Pre EQ/Dyn) On/Off
  • Equalisation: 4 Band EQ: Parametric or Dynamic (Low/Lowshelf, Lower-Mid/Lowshelf, Upper-Mid/
    Hi Shelf, Hi/Hishelf)
    On/Off
    Freq; 20 – 20kHz
    Gain; +/- 18dB
    Q: 0.1 -20 (Parametric) / 0.10-0.85 (Shelf)
    Dynamic EQ On/Off
    Over/Under
    Band On/Off
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 500us – 100ms
    Release; 10ms – 10s
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50:1
  • Dynamics 1: Single or Multiband (3-Band) Compressor: On/Off
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 500us – 100ms
    Release; 10ms – 10s
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50:1
    Gain; 0 to +40dB with
    Autogain Option
    Link; Any Channel/Buss
    Hi Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Lo Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Knee : Hard, Med, Soft De-Esser: Threshold : 20us – 20ms
    Release : 1ms – 100ms
    Ratio : 1:1 – 50:1
    Ess-Band : Listen On/Off
    Ess-Band Filter Freq / Width: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Dynamics 2: On/Off Gate / Ducker: Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 50us – 100ms
    Hold; 2ms – 2s
    Release; 5ms – 5s
    Range; 0 – 90dB
    Key; Any Source
    Key Listen
    Freq/Width; 20 – 20kHz Compressor: On/Off
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 500us – 100ms
    Release; 10ms – 10s
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50:1
    Gain; 0 to +40dB with
    Autogain Option
    Link; Any Channel / Buss
    Hi Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Lo Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    S/C Source : Any Source
    S/C Listen : On/Off
    S/C Filter Freq/Width: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Insert B: (Post EQ/Dyn) On/Off
  • EQ/Dyn order: EQ/Dyn or Dyn/EQ
  • Mute: Channel Mute / Hard Mute
  • Solo: Solo Buss 1 / Solo Buss 2 / Both, Auto Solo
  • Channel Safe: Input, EQ, Dyn, Aux, Pan, Fade/Mute, Inserts, Buss, Directs,
    Full Safe
  • Output Routing: Buss, Insert A, Insert B, FX
    Direct: On/Off, Pre-Mute / Pre-Fade / Post-Fade, Level +/- 18dB
  • Fader: 100mm Motorised Fader ∞ to +10dB

Processing Channel Specification
Aux / Group / Matrix Output

  • Name: User-Defined / Presets
  • Phase: Normal / Reverse
  • Digital Trim: -20 to +60dB
  • Delay: >1 Sec (Coarse & Fine control)
  • DiGiTuBe: Drive 0.01 – 50.0
    Bias 0 – 6
  • LPF: 20 – 20kHz, 24dB / Oct
  • HPF: 20 – 20kHz, 24dB / Oct
  • Insert A: (Pre EQ/Dyn) On/Off
  • Equalisation: 8 Band EQ: 4 band Parametric and 4 band parametric or Dynamic (Low/Lowshelf, Lower-Mid/Lowshelf, Upper-Mid/Hi Shelf, Hi/Hishelf)
    On/Off
    Freq; 20 – 20kHz
    Gain; +/- 18dB
    Q: 0.1 -20 (Parametric) / 0.10-0.85 (Shelf)
    Dynamic EQ On/Off
    Over/Under
    Band On/Off
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 500us – 100ms
    Release; 10ms – 10s
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50:1
  • Dynamics 1: Single or Multiband (3-band) Compressor: On/Off
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 500us – 100ms
    Release; 10ms – 10s
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50:1
    Gain; 0 to +40dB
    with Autogain Option
    Link; Any Channel / Buss
    Hi Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Lo Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Knee : Hard, Med, Soft De-Esser: Threshold: 20us – 20ms
    Release: 1ms – 100ms
    Ratio: 1:1 – 50:1
    Ess-Band: Listen On/Off
    Ess-Band Filter Freq/Width: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Dynamics 2: On/Off Gate / Ducker: Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 50us – 100ms
    Hold; 2ms – 2s
    Release; 5ms – 5s
    Range; 0 – 90dB
    Key; Any Source
    Key Listen
    Freq/Width; 20 – 20kHz Compressor: On/Off
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 500us – 100ms
    Release; 10ms – 10s
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50:1
    Gain; 0 to +40dB
    with Autogain Option
    Link; Any Channel/Buss
    Hi Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Lo Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    S/C Source : Any source
    S/C Listen : On/Off
    S/C Filter Freq/Width: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Insert B: (Post EQ/Dyn) On/Off
  • EQ/Dyn Order: EQ/Dyn or Dyn/EQ
  • Mute: Channel Mute / Hard Mute
  • Solo: Solo Buss 1 / Solo Buss 2 / Both, Auto Solo
  • Channel Safe: Trim, EQ, Dyn, Fade/Mute, Inserts, Outputs, Full Safe
  • Output Routing: Outputs, Insert A, Insert B, FX
  • Fader: 100mm Motorised Fader ∞ to + 10dB

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Quantum 5 Downloads

Product Literature
Quantum 5 Data Sheet DOWNLOAD
Manuals
Introduction to Quantum 5 - V1245+ V1.0 DOWNLOAD
SD Software Reference V2 DOWNLOAD
Software
Console
Quantum5 V1280 Update Package DOWNLOAD
Offline
Quantum5 V1280 Offline Install Package DOWNLOAD
SD Convert V1280 Installer Package DOWNLOAD
TN's
TN325 SD Apple Airport DOWNLOAD
TN319 Use of Optocore units with Digico systems DOWNLOAD
TN300 SD Optocore wordclock operation description DOWNLOAD
TN299 SD MADI redundant operation description DOWNLOAD
TN296 Recording to MADI with Digico systems DOWNLOAD
TN294 SD series MADI implementation description DOWNLOAD
TN269 SD series recovery system description DOWNLOAD
TN241 SD series Touch calibration (Not SD7 See TN242) DOWNLOAD
TN70 UPS and power consumption all products DOWNLOAD
TB112 SD series GPIO pinouts DOWNLOAD
TB106 Madi cable specifications DOWNLOAD
TB101 Optical cable specifications DOWNLOAD
Drawings
DXF
SD5 DXF DOWNLOAD
PDF
SD5 / SD5CS PDF DOWNLOAD