Refurbished - AudioBox 1818VSL *

Product Details

  • Next-generation 18 x 18 USB 2.0 audio and MIDI interface
  • Virtual StudioLive™ Fat Channel software creates a 26 x 18 mixer for monitoring with near-zero-latency reverb, delay, high-pass filter, dynamics processing, and EQ for each analog input and playback stream
  • 2 combo mic/instrument inputs and 6 combo mic/line inputs with high-headroom, Class A XMAX™ mic preamplifiers
  • 24-bit resolution; 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz sampling rate
  • iPad remote control over VSL (free AB1818VSL Remote)
  • Includes Studio One® Artist DAW software and 6+ GB of third-party resources

Recording bands and project-studio owners will love the revolutionary 18-channel, rack-mount AudioBox™ 1818VSL! It has the power of an 18x18 StudioLive digital mixer, including signal processing with near-zero latency and the same high-end pro audio quality, including high-headroom XMAX™ Class A preamps. Plus delay, reverb, and a complete StudioLive™ 16.0.2 Fat Channel for compression, limiting, downward expansion, parametric EQ, and high-pass filter on all inputs and playback streams. These effects are so good that you can print them to disk or route them through your P.A. onstage!

The 1818VSL sports 2 mic/instrument inputs and 6 mic/line inputs with high-headroom XMAX™ preamps, 8-channel ADAT I/O, 2 effects buses, and more. It comes with PreSonus’ Studio One® Artist DAW (Mac/Windows) and is compatible with virtually any recording software. And with free AB1818VSL Remote, it can be controlled from an iPad®!

18V DC Power Supply

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for the AudioBox 1818VSL:

Windows

  • Windows® 7x 64/x86 SP1 or Windows 8/8.1 x64/x86 or Windows 10 x64/x86
  • Intel® Core™ 2 processor (Intel® Core™ i3 processor or better recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Mac

  • Mac® OS X 10.8 or later*
  • Intel Core Duo processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or Intel Core i3 or better recommended)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)

Windows and Mac Systems

  • USB 2.0 Port
  • Internet connection (only for activation)
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Monitor with at least 1024x768 resolution
  • 20 GB hard-disk space
  • Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
* Please Note: Starting with OS X 10.11, Apple has restricted kernel level mixing access for third party vendors. This means that the included VSL software will no longer function on Mac operating systems beyond version 10.10. On OS X version 10.11 or higher, AudioBox VSL devices will only operate as low-latency, class-complaint audio interfaces. 
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 or MIDI signals. Monitor resolution for both PC and Macintosh should be no lower than 1024x768 pixels.

Technical Specifications

Microphone Inputs

Connector Type Combo, XLR, female, balanced
Mic Preamp EIN -133 dB, 20 kHz BW, max gain, Rs=40Ω, A-wtd
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 22 kHz, ±0.25 dB, unity gain
THD+N 0.002%, +4 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd
S/N Ratio 97 dB, +4 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd
Gain Control Range -15 dB to +65 dB
Input Max Headroom +16 dBu, < 0.5% THD
Input Impedance 1.7 kΩ
Phantom Power +48 VDC, 32 mA total unit

Line Inputs

Connector Type Combo, ¼” TRS, female, balanced
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 22 kHz, ±0.25 dB, unity gain
THD+N 0.002%, +4 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd
S/N Ratio 98 dB, +4 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd
Gain Control Range -20 dB to +20 dB
Input Max Headroom +21 dBu, < 0.5% THD
Input Impedance 10 kΩ

Instrument Inputs

Connector Type Combo, ¼” TS, female, unbalanced
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 22 kHz, ±0.25 dB, unity gain
THD+N 0.003%, +4 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd
S/N Ratio 89 dB, +4 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd
Gain Control Range -30 dB to +50 dB
Input Max Headroom +21 dBu, < 0.5% THD
Input Impedance 1 MΩ

Analog Outputs

Connector Type ¼” TRS, female, impedance balanced
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 22 kHz, ±0.25 dB
THD+N 0.003%, 1 kHz, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd
S/N Ratio 109 dB, 1 kHz, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd
Output Level +10 dBu, <0.5% THD
Output Impedance 51Ω

Headphone Outputs

Connector Type ¼” TRS, female, stereo
Maximum Power 120 mW/ch @ 60Ω load
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ±0.5 dB, max gain
THD+N 0.01%, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 kHz BW, A-wtd
S/N Ratio 96 dB, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 kHz BW, A-wtd

Digital

ADC Dynamic Range 114 dB, 48 kHz, A-wtd
DAC Dynamic Range 114 dB, 48 kHz, A-wtd
Host Interface USB 2.0 high-speed
Bit Depth 24-bit
Sample Rates 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
Maximum Latency 6 mS, analog input to analog output
ADAT Optical I/O Toslink™ connectors, ADAT/SMUX formats
S/PDIF I/O RCA female connectors
Word Clock Output BNC connector, 4.5 Vpp @ 75Ω load
MIDI I/O 5-pin DIN connectors

Power

External Power Adapter +18 VDC, 2.6A, center-positive
Connector Type Barrel:  5.5 mm OD, 2.1 mm ID, 9.5 mm length

Physical

Dimensions 1U rackmount
Height 1.75” (44.45 mm)
Depth 5.5” (139.7 mm)
Width 19” (482.6 mm)
Weight 4.6 lb. (2.1 kg)

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

Accessories

18V DC Power Supply