The SPL Neos is a compact 7U 19-inch mixer with 12 stereo buses for 24 channels, a master bus and SPL's own high-end 120V technology.
Compared to standard console designs, the operational voltage of the SPL Neos is increased fourfold. With 120 volts (+/- 60 volts), the SPL Neos mixer uses almost four times as much operational voltage as standard studio gear (+/- 15-18 volts). If you are into technical specifications, the NEOS shows performance values that are second to none: >30 dB headroom at the input, >125 dB of dynamic range and 100 dB signal-to-noise ratio.
Every stereo bus can be switched to mono, while the Master bus features a complete monitoring section. Thus, the NEOS is ideal to mix stereo stems and specific mono channels in analog, after having done all the editing digitally on a computer.
Common digital specification is 24 Bit/96 kHz. 24 Bit provides sufficient dynamic resolution, but in mixing, 96 kHz is far from being sufficient on the time scale. A resolution adequate to our hearing capabilities would require sample rates of around 500 kHz. Therefore, those small signal structures carrying spatial and localizational information are lost in digital mixing – while analog equipment overshoots these demands.
SPL Neos Mixing Console features include:
- 7U mixer with 12 stereo buses for 24 channels
- High-end 120V technology
- more than 30 dB input overload resistance
- 125 dB dynamic range, 100 dB S/N ratio
- Neos Can be chained infinitely
- Ultimate mixing quality
- Ultimate monitoring quality
- Designed and handcrafted in Germany