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The Élan console brings exceptional power and productivity
to artist-oriented and project studios. The Élan combines outstanding
sonic performance, high technical standards, and solid construction
quality with a full complement of professional features.
The Élan console series brings professional
power and performance to artist-oriented
project studios, whether you are tracking,
mixing, sampling, or editing. Its design is
focused on features that offer engineers real
benefits. You’ll find in-place solo and three
overlapping mute groups. Your mics or
samples start in Neotek’s best discrete mic
preamp, not the one-chip solution you might
The Élan's remarkably musical
equalizer offers four bands with
sweep frequencies. And the Élan
monitor control doubles the size of
the console or creates a total of thirty
auxiliary sends. You can order your Élan
with any popular automation system: VCA,
moving fader, or MIDI. The Élan is exceptionally
clean and quiet, but it alone among its
competition produces the kind of solid
audio performance that makes it the
choice for back-to-analog purists. Its
crosstalk performance can handle the hottest
synthesizer tracks. Its bandwidth and
transparency give you complete confidence in
the material you send out.
You won’t come
up short of features when you tackle complex
projects, and you won’t waste time working
around console compromises. The heft and
construction quality of the Élan also set it
apart. It has the advanced designs and top
quality components that maintain performance
over the extra years of service
expected of consoles today. Your Élan studio
will produce work with the quality and
impact expected of the most expensively
Superior sound requires superior circuits
The circuits of the Élan were designed from inception to
gracefully accommodate the extreme in-band and out-ofband
signals encountered in modern digital studios. It is not
by accident that the slew rate and power bandwidth of all
Neotek designs are about twice as high as other consoles.
Our mic preamp has exceptionally low noise—typically
within 1/4 dB of the theoretical minimum. It is the same
circuit as used in all Neotek consoles, because we know that
only the best is adequate for high quality vocals and quiet,
accurate sampling. The critical stereo combining amps are
discrete hybrids to keep noise and distortion at a minimum.
Neotek's Common Sense bus system is a much more sophisticated
approach to big console design than balanced buses,
and the Élan's outputs are balanced—the hard way, with
cross-coupled .1% resistors. In direct comparisons of sonic
performance between manufacturers, Neotek consoles have
consistently proven superior. Élan circuit designs support
your own efforts to maintain audio quality leadership.
depends on superior
We built it right to last longer
We made no compromises in component and construction
quality. Then you compare an Élan to other consoles nearits
price range, the difference is immediately obvious. Where
other consoles have a sheet metal feel and reveal components
selected for price, the Élan feels substantial and fully
professional. It has the same all-alloy frame as the Élite and
the same interconnect system. The same high quality components
are used throughout. Most importantly, when we
designed the Élan we made sure there were no compromises
in the high standard of technical and sonic performance for
which Neotek consoles are known.
it serves you longer.
The Élan is affordable!
Cost is always a consideration. The Élan is a complete and
integrated audio system, with legs, meters, patchbay, and
a solid signal path. When you compare the cost of assembling
a lesser console, adding outboard mic preamps, a few
good equalizers, and a professional patchbay, you end up
near the price of an Élan. But you don't end up with a
professional console that can attract quality clients.
Who's using the Élan II?
Input Block Diagram
Channel Strip Diagram
Neotek Élan Operator Manual