Vari-Lite Neo X5 console now shipping
Wednesday, 27 September 2023
neo-x5-angled-with-screensThe Neo X5 is a high-performance lighting console running the powerful Neo platform
USA - Vari-Lite has announced that the premium Neo X5 console is now shipping, making the entire line of consoles from Vari-Lite available to purchase. The Vari-Lite Neo X Series is a family of high-performance lighting consoles designed for mixed-use applications such as performing arts centres; stadiums and arenas; houses of worship; studios; schools; touring rental; and more. The Neo X Series includes the 15-fader Neo X15 and the newly shipping Neo X5.
“Feedback on the Neo X Series has been great,” says Jon Hole, global product manager, Vari-Lite Controls at Signify. “Customers speak highly of the professional-quality hardware and premium features of the X15, with a strong response across a variety of markets, and we’re excited to begin shipping the smaller X5 to our customers as well.”
The Neo X5 is a high-performance lighting console running the powerful Neo platform, offering five multifunctional motorised playbacks, backlit encoders, and a built-in monitor as well as a soft touch control screen. The console includes an advanced effects engine that supports pixel mapping, media playback, timelines, and more and can output over 50,000 channels out of the box.
“The response from our customers to the Neo X15 has been positive, and we’re excited about the X5 as well,” says Walt Dowling, president and chief operating officer of Parlights. “The 7” touch screen really speeds up programming and puts the right keys at your fingertips when you need them.
“Neo has always had powerful software, and the updated user interface makes that power easier to use. From there, it’s lots of little things that make a difference - support for Capture presentation files, rotary encoders to change the colour of a submaster, backlit keys, a smooth keyboard drawer, etc. This desk shows well and is fun to drive.”

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