Product Information

Flexible and Expandable

AudioBox 1818VSL: A professional solution that expands to meet your needs.

A professional recording system you can grow with.

When you’re recording a full band, you need an interface with enough I/O to handle the challenge. For these sessions, the AudioBox 1818VSL USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interface has you covered with six mic/line inputs and two mic/instruments inputs, each with a crystal-clear, high-headroom XMAX preamp. Want to track the whole band at once and send to multiple sets of monitors, headphone amps, and outboard gear? Connect a PreSonus® DigiMax™ D8 or DigiMax DP88 8-channel preamp/converter via ADAT Optical and a digital device via S/PDIF for a total of 18 inputs and 18 outputs.

XMAX preamps + 96 kHz sampling = great sound.

The AudioBox 1818VSL records and plays back at sampling rates up to 96 kHz, with remarkably low noise. It features the same Class A XMAX microphone preamplifiers as our StudioLive AI mixers, which are found in recording studios and live venues the world over. The result is clean, pure, audiophile-quality sound.

 

A versatile solution for almost any studio.

The AudioBox 1818VSL’s two combo mic/instrument and six combo mic/line inputs make it extremely versatile, enabling you to use it with microphones, guitars, keyboards, DJ gear, and more. But that’s just the start: The 1818VSL is loaded with features that make it suitable for almost any studio situation and on the road.

The AudioBox 1818VSL is a professional product, so we gave it the advanced features pros need. A BNC word-clock output enables the 1818VSL to sync precisely with other digital audio devices. With eight analog aux outputs and two main outs, you can feed and switch between several sets of monitor speakers and outboard gear.

MIDI I/O lets you can connect the AudioBox 1818VSL to virtually any standard MIDI instrument or control surface. ADAT and S/PDIF I/O make it expandable when you need it. A screaming-loud headphone output ensures you can hear your music loud and clear, even in noisy environments.

Pros know that PreSonus gear is reliable and built to last, and the AudioBox 1818VSL is no exception. We used premium parts throughout, along with a heavy-duty steel chassis with real metal knobs. And we managed to fit its full complement of controls, preamps, and I/O into a single rackspace, so whether your studio is at home or on tour, the AudioBox 1818VSL is there where you need it.

 

World-class recording software included.

Seamlessly integrated with the included PreSonus Studio One® 3 Artist DAW, the AudioBox 1818VSL interface works with virtually all Mac and Windows audio-recording software. Built by creative people for creative music production, Studio One 3 is easy to learn and enables you to compose, record, and produce your masterpiece without getting distracted by the tools. Studio One also enjoys a robust online community of enthusiastic and helpful users you can turn to for advice.

Learn more about Studio One 3 Artist

Designed for the studio. Built for the road.

Whether you're just getting into recording or are a veteran producer who wants to go mobile, the AudioBox 1818VSL will give you great sound in a rugged chassis that's ready to hit the road when you are. The perfect companion for any recording software, the AudioBox 1818VSL comes equipped with Studio One Artist to provide you with a complete recording solution right out of the box. Check out the AudioBox 1818VSL and Studio One at your favorite PreSonus dealer.

Brochure

 1818VSL.jpg

Features

Input/Output

  • 2 dual-purpose, front-panel, mic/instrument input channels with:
    • Combo XLR mic and balanced ¼" instrument input
    • Class A XMAX mic / instrument preamp
    • Individual channel-trim controls with 0 to +35 dBu mic gain range
  • 6 dual-purpose, front-panel, mic/line input channels with:
    • Combo XLR mic and balanced ¼" line input
    • Class A XMAX mic preamp
    • Individual channel-trim controls with 0 to +35 dBu mic gain range
  • 2 balanced ¼” main (L/R) line outputs
  • 8 balanced ¼” auxiliary (L/R) line outputs
  • 8 channels ADAT optical input and output (at 44.1 or 48 kHz; 4 channels at 88.2 or 96 kHz)
  • 2 channels (stereo) S/PDIF coaxial input and output
  • 1 stereo ¼” headphone output with level control
  • 1 BNC word-clock output
  • MIDI In/Out
  • 1 USB 2.0 port

Meters, Controls, and Features

  • True +48V phantom power for condenser microphones (switchable in two banks for channels 1-4 and 5-8)
  • Main-output level control
  • Power/USB sync LED
  • LED clip indicator for each channel
  • L/R main output meter (dual 7-segment LED ladder)

Digitalia

  • 24-bit resolution and 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz sampling rate
  • Professional-grade A/D/A converters (+114 dBu dynamic range)
  • Mac®- and Windows®-compatible, including Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and Windows 7
  • Supports ASIO, Core Audio, Direct Sound (Windows XP), Windows Audio Session API (Windows Vista and Windows 7)

Physical

  • 1U rack-mountable
    • Road-rugged construction with all-metal chassis and metal knobs
  • Weighs 4.6 lb. (2.1 kg)
  • 18 VDC external power supply (included)

Included Software​

  • Studio One® Artist license included, PreSonus’ revolutionary digital audio workstation for Mac and Windows, with unlimited track count and 2 GB content

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)
Current Stock:
Weight: 2.10 KGS
Width: 48.26
Height: 4.45
Depth: 13.97
SKU: PRE-AB-1818

Customer Reviews (0 Reviews) Write a review of this product