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Presonus AudioBox 1818VSL USB Audio Interface

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  • Powerful USB 2 audio and MIDI interface
  • Analogue inputs and outputs, connectivity fro all audio sources
  • LED metre for accurate signal level display
  • Digital outputs including coaxial S/PDIF
  • 8 built-in professional grade AMAX mic preamps
  • 20Hz to 22kHz frequency response to capture incredible range
  • Compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems
  • Includes Virtual StudioLive and Studio One Artist 2 software
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Delivery to UK mainland addresses* is FREE on orders over £75 and up to 30kg. (As a guide, a standard electric guitar weighs approx. 3-5kg).

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The flagship model in their next generation USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interfaces, the Presonus AudioBox 1818VLS delivers exceptional audio quality. The aim with this beauty is to offer a professional quality product at a highly affordable price. From home studios to live gigs, schools to businesses, everyone can benefit from the phenomenal features on the AudioBox has to offer.

Made for analogue and digital

The AudioBox 1818VSL is a high-end product with both analogue and digital connectivity. Along the front panel there are 8 combination XLR/jack inputs, which feature high-impedance instrument inputs on inputs 1/2, and line inputs on the remaining 6 channels. High-quality Class A AMAX mic preamps are built into each channel, offering exceptional audio recording quality. Each channel has an individual gain control with individual clip LEDs. Monitoring your connections is very easy - blue means that everything is in sync and red indicates problems. The master LED ladder on the right-hand side indicates the main output levels. The balanced headphone output has an individual level control, allowing you to dial in your monitor level with ease.

Along the rear panel are 8 line outputs and two main outputs, as well as a host of digital outputs including: 8 channels ADAT optical input and output (44.1 or 48 kHz; or 4 channels at 88.2 or 96 kHz), BNC word-clock, S/PDIF, MIDI In/Out and of course a USB 2.0 port.

Professional-grade analogue to digital to analogue converters offer a very generous +114 dBu dynamic range, giving more than enough headroom to ensure clean and concise signal levels.

Included with the AudioBox is Presonus' Virtual Studio Live (VLS) - here's where things get interesting. This incredibly powerful piece of software gives you the same functionality as Presonus' Studio Live mixers - minus the buttons. The signal processing facilities within VSL are staggering, offering a huge level of control with near zero-latency. It works superbly with the StudioLive Fat Channel compressor, limiter, expander, high-pass filter and semi-parametric EQ on each input, allowing you to easily and effectively add a wide range of pro-quality FX/processing to each input.

Streamlined DAW included

Supplied with the AudioBox 1818VSL Studio One Artist 2 digital audio workstation (DAW) provides an elegant single-window work environment. Studio One Artist 2 has the same functionality of other popular DAWs, but the key here is enabling a streamlined workflow. Laying down tracks, editing and mixing, are all very simple tasks thanks to intuitive layout, and you'll be flying in no time. As with the hardware, the Studio One Artist 2 DAW is compatible with both Mac and Windows, allowing it to fit perfectly into your existing setup and workflow.

The Presonus AudioBox 1818VSL USB 2.0 Audio Interface and Recording System offers an incredibly powerful piece of kit at an astonishingly low price. The scale of signal processing power is matched by extraordinary audio quality, thanks in part to the superb AMAX mic preamps, but also the sophisticated Virtual StudioLive software interface that pushes the limits of what the AudioBox can achieve. Quite simply, this is an awesome piece of kit that is certain to become the interface of choice amongst many pros across the industry.

Specification
ManufacturerPresonus
Model AudioBox 1818VSL USB Audio Interface
Dimensions (H x W x D) 44.45 x 482.6 x 139.7 mm
Weight 2.1 kg
External Power Adapter +18 VDC, 2.6A, centre-positive
Connector Type Barrel: 5.5 mm OD, 2.1 mm ID, 9.5 mm length
System Compatibility
Mac Mac OS X 10.6.8 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 Windows XP SP3, Vista x64/x32 SP2, Windows 7 x64/x32 SP1, Windows 8 x64/x32
Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon X2 processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X4 or better recommended)
2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
Mac and Windows 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
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.
Microphone Inputs
Connector Type Combo, XLR, female, balanced
Mic Preamp EIN -133 dB, 20 kHz BW, max gain, Rs=40 Ohms, A-weighted
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-weighted
S/N Ratio 97 dB, +4 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 22 kHz BW, A-weighted
Gain Control Range -15 dB to +65 dB
Input Max Headroom +16 dBu, < 0.5% THD
Input Impedance 1.7 kOhms
Phantom Power +48 VDC, 32 mA total unit
Line Inputs
Connector Type Combo, 1/4” 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-weighted
S/N Ratio 98 dB, +4 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 22 kHz BW, A-weighted
Gain Control Range -20 dB to +20 dB
Input Max Headroom +21 dBu, < 0.5% THD
Input Impedance 10 kOhms
Instrument Inputs
Connector Type Combo, 1/4” 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-weighted
S/N Ratio 89 dB, +4 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 22 kHz BW, A-weighted
Gain Control Range -30 dB to +50 dB
Input Max Headroom +21 dBu, < 0.5% THD
Input Impedance 1 MOhms
Analog Inputs
Connector Type 1/4” TRS, female, impedance balanced
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 22 kHz, +/- 0.25 dB
THD+N 0.003%, 1 kHz, 22 kHz BW, A-weighted
S/N Ratio 109 dB, 1 kHz, 22 kHz BW, A-weighted
Gain Control Range -30 dB to +50 dB
Output Level +10 dBu, <0.5% THD
Output Impedance 51 Ohm
Headphone Inputs
Connector Type 1/4” TRS, female, stereo
Maximum Power 120 mW/ch @ 60 Ohms load
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ±0.5 dB, max gain
THD+N 0.01%, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 kHz BW, A-weighted
S/N Ratio 96 dB, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 kHz BW, A-weighted
Digital
ADC Dynamic Range 114 dB, 48 kHz, A-weighted
DAC Dynamic Range 114 dB, 48 kHz, A-weighted
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 @ 75 Ohms load
MIDI I/O 5-pin DIN connectors
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