Go to Top
  • Deal Alerts!
  • |
  • Request a Catalog
  • |
  • Currency ()
  • |
  • En Español Español
800-268-5520
Call or chat with us now!
U.S. Power Requirements & Currency Exchange Rates Accept
U.S. Power / Voltage

By completing your order, you understand that the products(s) you are purchasing are U.S. models and may have power / voltage requirements different from that of your country.


Currency Exchange Rates

Prices shown in currencies other than US Dollars are estimates based on current exchange rates. We will charge your credit card in US Dollars on the day your order is shipped, and the conversion to your local currency will be done at the prevailing rate by your credit card issuer.

PSSL will not mark your parcel as a “gift”, declare a value lower than the actual price paid, or otherwise prepare false customs information.

Close
Get Notified
Get Notified When In Stock
Receive an email the moment this item hits our warehouse.
Enter your name and email to be notified when this product is in stock and ready to ship. Place your order now to reserve your place in line. Your credit card is never charged until your order ships. No spam here, just an in-stock notification.
First Name:
Last Name:
Email:
Close
Extended Warranty Plans
2 or 4 Years of Additional Coverage Protect your investment with an Extended Warranty Plan from Consumer Priority Service. Purchasing this protection for your product guarantees you the very best post-manufacturer warranty support. With an Extended Warranty plan, you have instant access to a skilled team of customer service and repair experts available to answer any of your product service questions or to assist you through a hassle-free claim, should the need arise. The shield means youre protected.
0.0

PreSonus Quantum 4848 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface

PreSonus Quantum 4848 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
PreSonus Quantum 4848 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
On Sale

PreSonus Quantum 4848 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface

Item #110934
(0 Reviews)
List Price: $1,949.95
Price:
USD$1,499.95 After Instant Savings Request Price Match
You Save: USD$450.00 (23% Off)

Share:
Protect Your Gear!
$59.99
$99.99
USD$1,499.95
USD$1,499.95
Protect Your Gear!
$59.99
$99.99
Finanicing Available
Financing Available
Personal or Business Click Here
Request a Price Match
Consult one of our Studio Advisors
Sales Advisor
Plus Free Tech Support—
get great advice and support on your purchase from our highly trained Sales Advisors.
Call 800-268-5520
Description

PreSonus Quantum 4848 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface

Integrate vintage gear with your DAW at Quantum speed
Quantum 4848: 24-bit 192 kHz Thunderbolt Audio Interface with Studio One Professional

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.

The perfect companion for your patchbay.
With the Quantum 4848, your audio interface is an integrated extension of your recording environment. Rear panel DB25 line-level I/O makes connecting your Quantum 4848 to your existing analog patchbay a breeze. With 32 channels of inputs and outputs at sample rates up to 192 kHz, you can route audio from your vintage gear and analog recording console to your DAW and back in pristine quality, capturing every nuance of your boutique equipment. Integrating digital gear is facilitated by 16 channels of ADAT I/O. For a full compliment of 48 channels of conversion, you can simply add two DigiMax DP88s via the 16 ADAT channels. A true Thunderbolt device, up to 4 Quantum 4848 interfaces can be stacked to create a 192x192 system—or combine the Quantum 4848 with Quantum and Quantum 2 interfaces to add PreSonus’ recallable XMAX Class A high-headroom preamps.

Superior software integration.
Studio One Professional’s Pipeline XT plug-in lets you insert hardware processors into your Studio One session with automatic latency compensation. Once inserted, Pipeline XT functions just like any other plug-in effect, allowing you to drag and drop it from one channel to the next or change the insert order. Studio One’s latency management allows you to stay in the native processing domain throughout the entire production process, so you can easily mix and match your favorite plug-ins with your favorite boutique hardware processors. Furthermore, Studio One allows the Quantum 4848 to go as fast as you need—flexible dropout protection reduces the risk of audio dropouts in large, CPU-heavy songs, even at very small buffer settings.

Superior speed.
Every design decision during Quantum’s engineering was made with one goal in mind: speed. Quantum sports high-speed Thunderbolt connectivity and a no-frills, direct-to-DAW architecture that was designed to transport your audio to and from your DAW with an imperceptible amount of latency. Cutting-edge 24-bit, 192 kHz converters with 120 dB of dynamic range ensures the fidelity of your audio as it moves to the digital domain.

Superior flexibility.
Some DAWs limit your I/O access when you use third-party audio interfaces. The Quantum 4848 resolves this issue by providing three Channel Profile modes that allow you to adapt the input and output channel configuration when the application you’re using limits you to 32 inputs and outputs or less. Set the Quantum 4848 to use 32 analog inputs with 16 channels of ADAT, 24 analog inputs with 8 channels of ADAT, or 16 analog inputs with 16 channels of ADAT to customize the assortment of analog and digital inputs and better accommodate your needs. And if you get tired of limiting your available inputs, launch Studio One Professional to record up to 192 simultaneous inputs, mix and master your sessions all from the same software.

Superior sound.
Audiophile-grade digital converters and low-jitter clocking create a superior recording and listening experience. The Quantum audio interface operates at up to 192 kHz for ultra-high-definition mixing and recording. High-quality converters on every input and output provide 120 dB of dynamic range to capture complex musical harmonics smoothly and naturally with no audible distortion. BNC word clock I/O and low-jitter clocking ensure the Quantum 4848 and other digital audio devices operate in tight sync for superior imaging.

Designed with the modern analog studio in mind, the Quantum 4848 provides flexible connectivity to easily integrate into analog patchbays, vintage consoles, and more. And with Studio One’s unique Pipeline XT plug-in and performance management tools, bringing your analog studio into the digital domain has never been easier or sounded better.

Make the most of your investment
If you’ve read this far, you’re the type of producer or engineer who knows that high-end analog gear is an all-consuming passion. With the Quantum 4848 and Studio One, you can rest assured that you are bridging the analog/digital divide with ease—and with the most transparent signal quality possible.

Includes Studio Magic Plug-in Suite.
You’ve put a lot of time and money into your studio. Quantum 4848 is here to help you get the best from it.

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
  • 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)

Specifications:

    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.

    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)

… [ More ]
Related Products
Product Videos
Questions & Answers
Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
No questions have been asked about this item. Be the first!
PreSonus QUANTUM-4848 Reviews
There are no reviews for this item. Write Review
PreSonus QUANTUM-4848 Promotional Details
Start Date: 6/1/2019
End Date: 8/31/2019

Get a FREE FaderPort!

Buy a PreSonus Quantum or Quantum 4848 and receive a FaderPort FREE. For more information view PDF File.

Offer valid in the U.S.A. only. Qualifying purchases must be made before August 31st, 2019. Entry Form must be received at PreSonus by October 1, 2019



Click here to download rebate form
Recently Viewed Products
Sign up for exclusive Deal Alerts:
Call Us: (800) 750-7800 Email Us Get a Free Catalog
Back to Top
Call (800) 268-5520
Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat 8am-5pm (pst)
Visit Our Showroom [map]
14800 Goldenwest St.
Westminster, CA 92683
Mon-Fri 10am-6:30pm
McAfee Secure sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams
5-Star Guarantee
Deal Alerts!
Connect with us on our Social Networks:
Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube
Need help? Call 800-268-5520 and:
  • Get a real, live agent within seconds
  • Access special and exclusive pricing
  • Talk to our certified product experts