Quantum 4848 *

Product Details

  • PreSonus®’ fastest and best-sounding Thunderbolt audio interface
  • 24-bit resolution and up to 192 kHz sampling rate (>120 dB dynamic range)
  • 48x48; expandable to 192x192 by stacking up to 4 Quantums via Thunderbolt
  • 32 channels of DB25 line-level I/O for connection to consoles, patch bays, etc.
  • Dual ADAT Optical I/O and BNC word clock I/O
  • Studio One® Professional recording and mastering DAW, and Studio Magic Plug-in Suite included
  • Native Studio One Pipeline plug-in provides easy integration of analog processors in a digital recording environment

Designed for the recording professional, the 48x48-channel Quantum 4848 is PreSonus®’ fastest and best-sounding audio interface, achieving extremely low latency, thanks to advanced Thunderbolt™ audio drivers. Route audio from your vintage gear to your DAW and back without any signal degradation, capturing every nuance of your favorite boutique equipment using 32 channels of line-level inputs and outputs at sample rates up to 192 kHz. For a full 48-channels, integrate your favorite digital converter using 16 channels of ADAT I/O. Stack up to 4 Quantum 4848 interfaces via Thunderbolt to create a 192x192 system. The Quantum 4848 includes PreSonus Studio One® Professional DAW featuring Pipeline, allowing you to insert hardware processors into your Studio One session with automatic latency compensation and flexible routing capability.

12V DC Power Supply *

* Factory Refurbished - This item has been 100% tested for proper operation and carries the full manufacturer's Limited Warranty.

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.

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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.

Accessories

12V DC Power Supply *

* Factory Refurbished - This item has been 100% tested for proper operation and carries the full manufacturer's Limited Warranty.