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Presonus Quantum 4848 48x48 Thunderbolt 2 Interface

The Presonus Quantum 4848 24-bit, 192 kHz, Thunderbolt 2 audio interface is an ultra-low-latency, interface that offers 32 channels of DB25 line-level I/O for connection to consoles and patch bays, and up to 16 channels of ADAT Optical I/O.


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Designed for the recording professional, the 1U rack-mount, 48x48-channel Quantum 4848 is Presonus' fastest and best-sounding audio interface, taking advantage of the high-speed Thunderbolt 2 bus to achieve extremely low latency. The Quantum 4848 provides 32 channels of DB25 line-level I/O for connection to consoles, patch bays, etc., up to 16 channels of ADAT Optical I/O; and word clock I/O. You also can switch to a special mode with 16 analog + 16 ADAT input channels for use with Pro Tools. Stack up to 4 Quantum 4848 interfaces via Thunderbolt to create a 192x192 system. Free UC Surface control software enables monitoring levels, routing the ADAT I/O, and more. The Quantum 4848 includes Presonus Studio One Professional DAW and Studio Magic Plug-in Suite.

Provides 32 Channels of DB25 line-level I/O for Thunderbolt 2 Connection to Consoles, Patchbays, etc.
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 complement 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.

48x48; Expandable to 192x192 by Stacking up to 4 Quantum's via Thunderbolt
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.

24-Bit Resolution and up to 192 kHz Sampling Rate (120 dB Dynamic Range)
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.

  • USB-C bus-powered, 2x2 audio interface with MIDI for macOS and Windows
  • 24-bit resolution; 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz sampling rates
  • 2 mic/instrument/line inputs with XMAX-L solid-state mic preamps
  • 2 balanced 1/4" TRS main outputs with front-panel level control
  • Includes Studio One Professional 4 and power supply

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  • Audio Interface
  • Power Supply
  • Studio One Professional 4 via Download


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Interface Type Thunderbolt
Built-in DSP No
A/D Resolution 24-bit/192kHz
Analog Inputs 4 x DB25 (line level only)
Analog Outputs 4 x DB25 (line level only)
Digital Inputs 1 x BNC (Clock in), 2 x Optical Toslink (ADAT)
Digital Outputs 1 x BNC (Clock out), 2 x Optical Toslink (ADAT)
Headphone Outputs None
Wordclock Yes
Bus Powered No
Ethernet Cat5 No
Phantom Power Yes
Mac OS Requirements Mac OS X 10.11.6 64-bit or later Intel Core i5 or better 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
PC OS Requirements Windows 10 64-bit or later Intel Core i5 or better 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
Dimensions 19" x 1.75" x 7.5" inches (WxHxD)
Weight 6 lbs
Series Quantum Series
Model QUANTUM 4848
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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