Presonus Quantum 4848

Thunderbolt audiointerface med 32 in/ut via DB25, 16 in/ut via ADAT
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Thunderbolt audiointerface med 32 in/ut via DB25, 16 in/ut via ADAT. Studio One Professional medfølger
Med 32 analoge innganger og 32 utganger som støtter sample-rates opp til 192 kHz, kan du sende lyden fra ditt vintage gear og analoge mikserkonsoll til og fra din DAW i full kvalitet. Quantum 4848 har også 16 kanaler ADAT I/O som tillater tilkobling av f.eks. to DigiMax DP88'er for 16 ekstra inn/ut. intill 4 Quantum 4848-interfaces kan stackes for 192 x 192 inn/ut.


  • 48x48 ultra-low-latency 24-bit 192 kHz Thunderbolt 2 audio interface
  • 32 line-nivå innganger og utganger via DB25-kontakten på baksiden
  • Dual ADAT innganger og utganger til 16 kanaler med digital I/O
  • Stack opp til fire Quantum 4848-interfaces via Thunderbolt for 192x192 samtidige innganger og utganger
  • Stack alle kombinasjoner av fire Quantum, Quantum 2 og Quantum 4848 interfaces via Thunderbolt
  • Tett integrasjon med inkludert Studio One Professional DAW-software (Mac/Windows) til multitrack musikkproduksjon og mastering
  • Native Studio One Pipeline XT plug-in gir enkel integrasjon av analoge prosessorer
  • Velg kanal profil innstillingene, monitoreringsnivåer, skift frontpanelets nivåmåler (input/output) og mer med gratis UC Surface touch-control software (Mac/Windows/iPad/Android)
  • Trådløs kontroll av Studio One Professional via gratis Studio One Remote till iPad/Android-tablet
  • Studio Magic Plug-in Suite inkludert
  • Kompatibel med de fleste musikkprogram til Mac och Windows
  • Dimensjoner 44.45 x 177.8 x 482.6 mm
  • Vekt 2.72 kg

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.

The Quantum 4848’s 32 inputs and outputs are enough for many studios, but if you want to patch in a larger console, extensive outboard gear, and hardware synths, you’ll need more—maybe a lot more.

Dual ADAT Optical I/O provides up to 16 more channels of digital I/O at up to 48 kHz (up to 8 channels at 96 kHz), so you can connect any ADAT-compatible A/D/A converter, such as the PreSonus DigiMax DP88. This professional preamp/converter seamlessly extends the analog I/O on the Quantum with eight digitally-controlled XMAX preamps, direct-to-ADC line inputs, and DAC outputs all via rear-panel DB25 connections.

If you want to fully expand your system with the finest audio quality, up to 4 Quantum 4848 interfaces can be stacked via Thunderbolt to create a 192x192 system with the near-zero latency that has become synonymous with the Quantum-series.

You can expand and customize your system by connecting the Quantum 4848 with one or more Quantum and Quantum 2 audio/MIDI interfaces. The Quantum and Quantum 2 offer the same A/D/A converters and near-zero latency as the Quantum 4848 while providing different I/O configurations. Both models feature recallable XMAX mic preamps and 16 channels of ADAT Optical I/O, plus S/PDIF and MIDI I/O. Mix and match and Quantum-series interface to create a custom recording system that suits your unique needs.

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.

The Quantum-series proprietary Thunderbolt driver was written from the ground up to deliver ultra-low-latency performance while maximizing efficiency. By reducing the roundtrip latency to below 1 ms*, you can easily monitor performances—including plug-in processing—through your DAW with no performance-killing latency. DAW monitoring also allows you to manage your session and your musicians’ monitor mixes from a single window. Even at higher buffer sizes, Quantum-series interfaces deliver consistent low-latency performance.

*192 kHz, 64 sample buffer in Studio One 4 on a MacBook Pro 2016, 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 running 10.12.5.

The Quantum driver utilizes the bus master Direct Memory Access (DMA) to transfer audio data directly to and from the main memory without using CPU processing and the overhead that would come with it. DMA supports 64-bit addressing on systems with 4 GB or more of RAM. A companion DMA engine was also implemented in the Quantum hardware to read digital audio data directly between the ADC/DAC and the computer memory, one sample at a time.

For maximum efficiency, samples are transferred from the Quantum DMA engine directly into driver memory as a 32-bit word to match the way the Quantum driver handles the audio. Where possible, audio samples are also transferred into driver memory in the exact order that the driver expects. This helps to avoid alignment problems and the like, allowing you to run your Quantum drivers at extremely low buffer settings without overtaxing your CPU.

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.

You’ve put a lot of time and money into your studio. Quantum 4848 is here to help you get the best from it.

Includes Studio Magic Plug-in Suite.
This suite of plug-ins adds a wealth of fresh virtual instruments and effects to Studio One. Cherry-picked from the first names in virtual instruments and effects, each plug-in brings a different flavor of practical magic to your songs. These plug-ins aren't gimmicky one-trick ponies — these are real-deal workhorses that you'll rely on for countless mixes.


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.


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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

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


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


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


  12 VDC, 5A, external power supply


Height 44.45 mm
Depth 177.8 mm
Width 19" (482.6 mm)
Weight 2.72 kg

* Thunderbolt 2 (Thunderbolt 3 compatible)