Presonus Quantum 4848

48x48 24-Bit 192 kHz Thunderbolt Audio Interface with StudioOne Professional
Manufacturer: Presonus
SKU: quantum4848
GTIN: 673454006685
$1,499.95 excl tax

 

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Complete digital integration for the analog studio.

Designed for the needs of the recording professional, the Quantum 4848 is the perfect solution to take your analog gear into the digital domain. Equipped with 32 inputs and outputs of DB25 line-level connectivity and pristine digital conversion with 120 dB of dynamic range, the Quantum 4848 allows you to bring vintage and boutique analog gear into your DAW at blazingly fast speed thanks to its near-zero-latency Thunderbolt™ interface. 16 additional channels of ADAT Optical I/O let you tie in digital gear, and you can expand your simultaneous I/O to 192 channels. The included Studio One® Professional DAW features Pipeline XT, allowing you to use your analog gear as plug-ins inside your Studio One session.

Features

General Features

  • 48x48 ultra-low-latency 24-bit 192 kHz Thunderbolt™ 2 audio interface
  • 32 line-level inputs and outputs via rear-panel DB25 connectors
  • Dual ADAT inputs and outputs for 16 channels of digital I/O at base sample rates.
  • Stack up to four Quantum 4848 interfaces via Thunderbolt for 192x192 simultaneous inputs and outputs
  • Stack any combination of four Quantum, Quantum 2, and Quantum 4848 interfaces via Thunderbolt to create a custom system

Integrated Software

  • Tight integration with included Studio One® Professional DAW software (Mac®/Windows®) for multitrack music production and mastering
  • Native Studio One Pipeline XT plug-in provides easy integration of analog processors in a digital recording environment
  • Select the Channel Profile modes, monitor levels, switch the front panel level meters (input/output), and more with free UC Surface touch-control software (Mac/Windows/iPad®/Android™*)
  • Wireless control of Studio One Professional using free Studio One Remote for iPad/Android tablet
  • Studio Magic Plug-in Suite included
  • Compatible with most recording software for Mac and Windows

* Note: there is no stand-alone support for iOS and Android. You can control Quantum-series interfaces from these devices, but the interface must be connected to a computer that is on the same network as the tablet.

Connectivity

  • Simultaneous I/O up to 48 inputs/48 outputs
  • 32 line-level inputs and outputs via rear-panel DB25 connectors
  • ADAT Optical/Dual SMUX inputs/outputs: 16x16 channels at 44.1 or 48 kHz; 8x8 channels at 88.2 or 96 kHz
  • Channel Profile modes allow you to customize I/O configurations for third-party recording software that limits simultaneous recording streams
  • Dual Thunderbolt ports for stacking multiple units and connecting Thunderbolt peripherals

Digital

  • Thunderbolt 2 high-speed bus
  • 24-bit resolution and up to 192 kHz sampling rate
  • 120 dB A/D/A converters
  • BNC word clock input and output with low-jitter clocking

Physical

  • Rugged construction with all-metal chassis
  • 1U rack-mountable
  • 12 VDC, 5A external power supply (included)

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for the Quantum 4848 interface.

Mac

  • Mac® OS X 10.11.6 64-bit or later
  • Intel® Core™ i5 or better
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows

  • Windows® 10 64-bit or later
  • Intel Core i5 or better
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems

  • Thunderbolt™ 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 port (Note: Your computer's motherboard must support Thunderbolt. Thunderbolt 3 requires an adapter, not included.)
  • Internet connection (required for Studio One Activation and Content download)
  • Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
  • 30 GB hard disk space
  • Monitor with 1366x768 resolution
Note: The minimum system requirements may differ for DAWs other than Studio One. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choice with its manufacturer.
Note that the speed of your processor, amount of RAM and size and speed of your hard drive will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system. Also, a more powerful system (faster processor with more RAM) will allow for lower latency (signal delay) than you might experience while monitoring audio signals.

VST Compatible Logo ASIO Compatible Logo

VST is a registered trademark of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
ASIO is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

Technical Specifications

Line Inputs

 
Type DB25 (Tascam Format), Balanced
Maximum Input Level +18 dBu (Balanced, min. gain)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.05 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
20 Hz to 40 kHz (±0.10 dB, unity gain, 96 kHz)
Dynamic Range > 118 dB (A-wtd, min. gain)
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.005% (1 kHz, min. gain)
Input Impedance 10 kΩ

Line Outputs

 
Type DB25 (Tascam Format), impedance balanced, DC Coupled
Maximum Output Level +18 dBu (Balanced)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.05 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
20 Hz to 40 kHz (±0.15 dB, unity gain, 96 kHz)
Dynamic Range > 118 dB (A-wtd)
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.0035% (1 kHz, +4 dBu)
Output Impedance 51Ω

Crosstalk

 
Input to Input < -110 dB
Output to Output < -115 dB
Input to Output < -120 dB

Signal Level LEDs

 
Clip -0.5 dBFS (Red)
Signal 2 -2 dBFS (Yellow)
Signal 1 -50 dBFS (Green)

Digital Audio

 
Connection Type Thunderbolt*
ADC Dynamic Range 120 dB (A-wtd)
DAC Dynamic Range 120 dB (A-wtd)
Bit Depth 24 bits
Internally Supported Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz

Clock

 
Jitter < 70 ps RMS (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Jitter Attenuation > 60 dB (1 ns in => 1 ps out)

Power

 
  12 VDC, 5A, external power supply

Physical

 
Dimensions  
Height 1.75" (44.45 mm)
Depth 7" (177.8 mm)
Width 19" (482.6 mm)
Weight 6 lbs (2.72 kg)
* Thunderbolt 2 (Thunderbolt 3 compatible)

As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus® Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein, at any time, without notification.

 

Complete digital integration for the analog studio.

Designed for the needs of the recording professional, the Quantum 4848 is the perfect solution to take your analog gear into the digital domain. Equipped with 32 inputs and outputs of DB25 line-level connectivity and pristine digital conversion with 120 dB of dynamic range, the Quantum 4848 allows you to bring vintage and boutique analog gear into your DAW at blazingly fast speed thanks to its near-zero-latency Thunderbolt™ interface. 16 additional channels of ADAT Optical I/O let you tie in digital gear, and you can expand your simultaneous I/O to 192 channels. The included Studio One® Professional DAW features Pipeline XT, allowing you to use your analog gear as plug-ins inside your Studio One session.

Features

General Features

  • 48x48 ultra-low-latency 24-bit 192 kHz Thunderbolt™ 2 audio interface
  • 32 line-level inputs and outputs via rear-panel DB25 connectors
  • Dual ADAT inputs and outputs for 16 channels of digital I/O at base sample rates.
  • Stack up to four Quantum 4848 interfaces via Thunderbolt for 192x192 simultaneous inputs and outputs
  • Stack any combination of four Quantum, Quantum 2, and Quantum 4848 interfaces via Thunderbolt to create a custom system

Integrated Software

  • Tight integration with included Studio One® Professional DAW software (Mac®/Windows®) for multitrack music production and mastering
  • Native Studio One Pipeline XT plug-in provides easy integration of analog processors in a digital recording environment
  • Select the Channel Profile modes, monitor levels, switch the front panel level meters (input/output), and more with free UC Surface touch-control software (Mac/Windows/iPad®/Android™*)
  • Wireless control of Studio One Professional using free Studio One Remote for iPad/Android tablet
  • Studio Magic Plug-in Suite included
  • Compatible with most recording software for Mac and Windows

* Note: there is no stand-alone support for iOS and Android. You can control Quantum-series interfaces from these devices, but the interface must be connected to a computer that is on the same network as the tablet.

Connectivity

  • Simultaneous I/O up to 48 inputs/48 outputs
  • 32 line-level inputs and outputs via rear-panel DB25 connectors
  • ADAT Optical/Dual SMUX inputs/outputs: 16x16 channels at 44.1 or 48 kHz; 8x8 channels at 88.2 or 96 kHz
  • Channel Profile modes allow you to customize I/O configurations for third-party recording software that limits simultaneous recording streams
  • Dual Thunderbolt ports for stacking multiple units and connecting Thunderbolt peripherals

Digital

  • Thunderbolt 2 high-speed bus
  • 24-bit resolution and up to 192 kHz sampling rate
  • 120 dB A/D/A converters
  • BNC word clock input and output with low-jitter clocking

Physical

  • Rugged construction with all-metal chassis
  • 1U rack-mountable
  • 12 VDC, 5A external power supply (included)

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for the Quantum 4848 interface.

Mac

  • Mac® OS X 10.11.6 64-bit or later
  • Intel® Core™ i5 or better
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows

  • Windows® 10 64-bit or later
  • Intel Core i5 or better
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems

  • Thunderbolt™ 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 port (Note: Your computer's motherboard must support Thunderbolt. Thunderbolt 3 requires an adapter, not included.)
  • Internet connection (required for Studio One Activation and Content download)
  • Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
  • 30 GB hard disk space
  • Monitor with 1366x768 resolution
Note: The minimum system requirements may differ for DAWs other than Studio One. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choice with its manufacturer.
Note that the speed of your processor, amount of RAM and size and speed of your hard drive will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system. Also, a more powerful system (faster processor with more RAM) will allow for lower latency (signal delay) than you might experience while monitoring audio signals.

VST Compatible Logo ASIO Compatible Logo

VST is a registered trademark of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
ASIO is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

Technical Specifications

Line Inputs

 
Type DB25 (Tascam Format), Balanced
Maximum Input Level +18 dBu (Balanced, min. gain)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.05 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
20 Hz to 40 kHz (±0.10 dB, unity gain, 96 kHz)
Dynamic Range > 118 dB (A-wtd, min. gain)
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.005% (1 kHz, min. gain)
Input Impedance 10 kΩ

Line Outputs

 
Type DB25 (Tascam Format), impedance balanced, DC Coupled
Maximum Output Level +18 dBu (Balanced)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.05 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
20 Hz to 40 kHz (±0.15 dB, unity gain, 96 kHz)
Dynamic Range > 118 dB (A-wtd)
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.0035% (1 kHz, +4 dBu)
Output Impedance 51Ω

Crosstalk

 
Input to Input < -110 dB
Output to Output < -115 dB
Input to Output < -120 dB

Signal Level LEDs

 
Clip -0.5 dBFS (Red)
Signal 2 -2 dBFS (Yellow)
Signal 1 -50 dBFS (Green)

Digital Audio

 
Connection Type Thunderbolt*
ADC Dynamic Range 120 dB (A-wtd)
DAC Dynamic Range 120 dB (A-wtd)
Bit Depth 24 bits
Internally Supported Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz

Clock

 
Jitter < 70 ps RMS (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Jitter Attenuation > 60 dB (1 ns in => 1 ps out)

Power

 
  12 VDC, 5A, external power supply

Physical

 
Dimensions  
Height 1.75" (44.45 mm)
Depth 7" (177.8 mm)
Width 19" (482.6 mm)
Weight 6 lbs (2.72 kg)
* Thunderbolt 2 (Thunderbolt 3 compatible)

As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus® Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein, at any time, without notification.

 

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