The - Frequenty Asked Sales Questions (FAsQ) - page

Can I get the Ark console with Line inputs only?

Yes, you can.
We have our IP112 module available for this.
But question is, do you really want to, and why?
Our Mic Pre is really amazing, and can accept any signal (including line signals, guitars and synths)
While we can drop the Mic Pre, it really is only a very small saving.

A basic Neve 5088 only has line inputs. The full option Ark console is at about one third of the price of the basic Neve 5088 or one fifth to one tenth of any large-format SSL console.
So if you want us to drop the Mic Pre thinking you’ll be saving on cost of the console, it may be worth reconsidering.

Honestly, if you want us to build a copy of Neve or SSL consoles, you may have come to the wrong place.
The Ark console has been designed with input from a lot of proaudio guys.
It has routing options, unheard of in the Neve or SSL world. But the Ark is what it is, offering the same (if not better) sound quality as these consoles, at a much lower price point.
There are a lot of options and configurations available, but please don’t ask us to modify the Ark console to be more like a Neve or SSL console. If you want a Neve or SSL, you really should contact Neve or SSL.

Can you send me a quote?

Of course we can, and we love to, but let’s have a chat first.
We strive to give all our customers full attention and the best service (just like you would do in your studio).
But we also like to plan things (just like you would do in your studio), and make sure the cooperation will work so we will not run into discussions (just like you would do in your studio).
We are quite busy with all the products we're building, so as a boutique manufacturer, it is not like we are desperate for orders.
Sorry to sound a little blunt, but for us it is not about "the sale". It's about helping our customers to set up their "dream studio".
If you can find yourself in this, we should have a talk, and that is before we send you a quote.
We take all quotes very serious, and spend a lot of time on them. So please respect our time and efforts by only asking a quote if you are serious as well.
If you want to get some rough idea on pricing, our
pricing page is the first place to go.

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Pour yourself a nice drink, sit down, put your feet on desk/console and enjoy the time browsing through these pages.

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