The word's first Thunderbolt audio interface with 48-channel mixing and AVB networking.
The 1248 provides all the I/O you need for a well-equipped personal studio, including four mic inputs, two dedicated hi-Z guitar inputs, 8x12 balanced analog with separate main and monitor outs, 2x8-channel ADAT optical, and RCA S/PDIF (with sample rate conversion), for a total of 32 inputs and 34 outputs. Need more I/O? Expansion possibilities are seamless and virtually limitless.
The 1248 employs latest-generation ESS Sabre32 Ultra converters, known for their industry-leading performance, together with expertly engineered analog circuits that reflect more than three decades of pro audio engineering expertise. The result ? The 1248 achieves actual, measured performance of 123 dB dynamic range (A-weighted, 20Hz to 20kHz) on its balanced TRS analog outputs.
Every digital audio workflow has some latency. The only question is, how much ? In the case of the 1248, the answer is, not much at all. In the 1248, latency is measured in a handful of samples, from the time an audio signal first goes digital to its arrival somewhere else (to an output, the mixer, or the computer). By keeping latency this low in the hardware, the 1248 jelps minimize latency introduced by your host software.