NAMM Foundation 10/2014
"30th Annual Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards - elysia xfilter rack nominated for outstanding technical achievement in the category of signal processing hardware. Presented by NAMM and the TEC Awards in recognition of the outstanding achievement in the professional audio industry."
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Recording Magazin 02/2014
Chris Lausmann: "In a market dominated by a few high end passive EQs by Manley and Pultec there are only very few good EQs with a reasonable price tag, and this is exactly what the xfilter stands for, making it a a truly reasonable acquisition for any professional studio."
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SafeAndSound 02/2014
Barry Gardner: "I am very happy to have this new equaliser in the rack, it is very capable, very flexible and is firmly a unit living in the high end category. It adds further tonal options and complements my existing custom equaliser and the Manley Massive Passive."
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Ask Audio 01/2014
Mo Volans: "If you are considering getting an analog EQ for this purpose you really couldn't go wrong with the xfilter. It’s cost effective as far as analog EQs go and it will do just about everything you’ll need it to and a touch more. This really is an awesome bit of kit…”
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Amazona 12/2013
Markus Schröder: "The xfilter is a very flexible and musical, yet controllable and transparent equalizer for every day studio use. elysia has managed to extend the usual sweet spots onto the full range of all its parameters without degrading the original clearness of the signal at all."
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Audio Slap 12/2013
Francis Kimberly: "I had a great time with the xfilter. elysia are proud of the care and attention to detail that goes into the component selection and construction and this really comes through in the unit: A highly flexible, top quality, modern EQ with a very attractive price. Highly recommended."
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This is what enthused users told us in emails or wrote on the Internet:

I’ve been waiting so long for this! Thank you elysia!!

I’m combining this with my xpressor and nvelope, and am extremely pleased with this chain.

I do have the xfilter in my studio now and really enjoying it. Yet another stellar product from the geniuses at elysia. Unfortunately, I was not allowed to review the xfilter... do you know why? Everyone says I'm too much of a elysia fan, and the entire staff felt that my take would be "too biased." They know me too well!!
Dan Brotman

What a fantastic piece of equipment the xfilter is - I absolutely love it!
Stephen Marsh

Stereo linked AND stepped? I'm done messing with EQs with variable pots and anemic markings for recall and stereo matching! That combined with elysia's reputation for high quality, clear, clean and punchy sound and amazing highs that sound like electric and this just closed the door on the 500 series for EQs. I know from experience with my museq - once you try the low cut with the resonance turned up to shape a kick drum or EQ a drum bus, it's game over. You'll know what a ridiculously tight and punchy low end sounds like!
- Frank Perry

Happy owner of serial # 39. The xfilter is pretty much a knockout winner on the 2 buss! Resonance filters .... so tasty!! Obviously it's a cleaner EQ, but this feature set in a 500 series stereo mod is ridiculous! Passive Massage is really nice, too. It's subtle, as it should be.

I've been waiting for an EQ with these features without breaking the bank and the announcement of this product has been a very welcome one. Now that I've played with it for a while, I can says that I'm not disappointed at all! And the Passive Massage is a great bonus! Amazing work elysia !
undercover coq

All stepped - Check. Extra high shelf - Check. One set of controls for stereo - Check. Exactly what I was looking for!

elysia’s design and engineering capabilities are already well known, but I need to point out that attention to details, aesthetic, packing, manuals and support are as great as it can be, so we are lucky to get real high-end quality in all respects at such attractive price point. It is quite rare that I get impressed by new gears (not to mention 500 series), but elysia forced me to re-consider some opinions related to this form factor. Kudos to the guys at elysia.
- Greg Yang

This is such an incredible unit: Class-A stereo EQ with 4 bands, really nice functions including a passive filter and HP/LP with resonance, stepped pots, great quality opamps and caps, all with an incredible build quality overall!
Miguel Marques

To build something analog this nice at this fair a price is amazing. This company GETS IT! Consider me a future customer. I hope they sell a ton of these and spend the money they make paying for R and D on many other successful products. Good luck with your new product elysia!

Don't you just love it when companies over-deliver? I can't see a single reason why this isn't going to be my first outboard EQ. Can anyone think of something as versatile, with a similar feature set for the money?

This looks great, it's pretty much all I was looking for in a 2bus EQ. So few units have one set of controls for both channels! From the video and the sound clips the highs sound great. Very much on my radar.

A little disappointed about the lack of back rub feature, but other than that looks stellar. I have an xpressor and nvelope, both are great, I'm sure this is, too. Time to start saving....
Paul Taylor

All I can say is wow, the 2 buss EQ crowd has a new friend... The option of switching to filters vs. shelves is very nice, and seeing how far each of the peaking bands reach (with narrow or wide settings available too) you could filter top and / or bottom and pump up the bottom and top without flub or too much extreme top. Look at the range of the low-mid and high-mid bands, you can get just about anywhere you want on a mix just with those if you want filtering while EQ'ing in the same box.

The xfilter is great. I'm very impressed with the overall sound, but especially the Passive Massage setting.
Brandon Hickey

Must say, I love my xfilter and xpressor 500s and can't wait to get more elysia gear into my studio. And love the videos, haha!