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A trio of new NUOs
A trio of new NUOs
Posted by Gizmo on January 17, 2008 :

Ecler Nuo2.0 Nuo3.0 Nou4.0 NUO NAMM release

With NAMM comes new products, as well as updates. What we have here is an update of one of Ecler's product lines - NUO. Undergoing a slight name change, the NUO2.0, 3.0 and 4.0 are announced today with some needed upgrades as well as some downgrades. But I think there's good reason. Bear with me...

Firstly, here's the official release about each new NUO:
January 17, 2008 - Anaheim, CA

ECLER, a long standing and reputable manufacturer of DJ equipment, has announced a new line of NUO series mixers. The new NUO2.0, NUO3.0 and NUO4.0 have been released as replacements for the ageing NUO2, NUO3 and NUO4 mixers, which have been a huge hit since their introduction in 2003. The NUO series have been very popular with professional, as well as novice DJ’s all over the world because of their excellent sound quality, numerous features, outstanding reliability and price, and the new replacements are guaranteed to follow these tendencies.

The NUO series is designed for all types of DJ’s and any music style. Whether you mix house, techno, DnB or Hip Hop, the NUO series will suit anyone’s style. All new NUO mixers feature upgraded electronics for even better sound quality than their predecessors. New, one-piece anodized aluminum faceplates feature etched lettering and graphics, and are guaranteed to look great and will never wear off. All NUO’s include sexy new VU meters based on ECLER’s flagship mixer, the EVO5. Additional new features per mixer are listed below:

Ecler Nuo2.0 Nuo3.0 Nou4.0 NUO NAMM release
Ecler Nuo2.0 Nuo3.0 Nou4.0 NUO NAMM release
Ecler Nuo2.0 Nuo3.0 Nou4.0 NUO NAMM release
Ecler Nuo2.0 Nuo3.0 Nou4.0 NUO NAMM release

NUO2.0

Whether you play house, techno or hip hop, perform smoothly or as a scratch DJ, the NUO 2.0 will please all your needs thanks to its versatility and plenty of features, such as the precise and ergonomic full cut EQ, FX Send control per channel in pre or post fader mode, faders curve adjustments and compatibility with the awarded magnetic ETERNAL crossfader for the professional scratch DJ.


• Crossfader upgradeable to ETERNAL magnetic x-fader (same as HAK series)
• 2 mixing channels
• 1 Microphone/Line channel
• 2 Phono and 3 Line inputs
• Master output – balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA
• Booth output – unbalanced RCA
• 3 band full cut EQ
• Extra large ergonomic EQ knobs
• 3 band EQ kill switches
• FX Send control per channel with Pre/Post fader selector
• 45mm long life VCA faders
• 45mm long life VCA crossfader
• Fader and crossfader shape adjustment
• Crossfader Reverse and Cut-In

Ecler Nuo2.0 Nuo3.0 Nou4.0 NUO NAMM release
Ecler Nuo2.0 Nuo3.0 Nou4.0 NUO NAMM release
Ecler Nuo2.0 Nuo3.0 Nou4.0 NUO NAMM release
Ecler Nuo2.0 Nuo3.0 Nou4.0 NUO NAMM release

NUO3.0

The NUO 3.0 is tailored to any kind of DJ and music style thanks to its versatility and plenty of features, such as the precise and ergonomic full cut EQ, professional FX loop with Send and Return control in pre or post fader mode, faders curve adjustments and compatibility with the awarded magnetic ETERNAL crossfader for the professional scratch DJ. Whatever the music style you play, the NUO 3.0 will please all your needs.


• 3 mixing channels
• 3 Phono and 3 Line inputs
• 1 balanced XLR Microphone input
• Master output – balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA
• Booth output – unbalanced RCA
• VU Meter per channel
• 3 band full cut EQ
• Extra large ergonomic EQ knobs
• FX Send control per channel with Pre/Post fader selector
• Master FX Return and FX PFL control
• Fully assignable crossfader
• 60mm long life VCA faders
• 45mm long life VCA crossfader
• Fader and crossfader shape adjustment
• Crossfader Reverse and Cut-In
• Crossfader suitable for ETERNAL

Ecler Nuo2.0 Nuo3.0 Nou4.0 NUO NAMM release
Ecler Nuo2.0 Nuo3.0 Nou4.0 NUO NAMM release
Ecler Nuo2.0 Nuo3.0 Nou4.0 NUO NAMM release

NUO4.0

The NUO 4.0 is tailored to any kind of DJ and music style thanks to its versatility and plenty of features, such as the precise and ergonomic full cut EQ, professional FX loop with Send and Return control in pre or post fader mode, faders curve adjustments and suitability for the awarded magnetic ETERNAL crossfader for the professional scratch DJ. Its superb sound quality and robust format, plus two balanced XLR microphone inputs and two balanced XLR outputs – for Master and Booth – make it also a perfect mixer for installations.


• 4 mixing channels
• 4 Phono and 4 Line inputs
• 2 balanced XLR Microphone inputs
• Master output – balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA
• Booth output – balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA
• VU Meter per channel
• 3 band full cut EQ
• Extra large ergonomic EQ knobs
• FX Send control per channel with Pre/Post fader selector
• Master FX Send, FX Return and FX PFL control
• Fully assignable crossfader
• 60mm long life VCA faders
• 45mm long life VCA crossfader
• Fader and crossfader shape adjustment
• Crossfader Reverse and Cut-In
• Crossfader suitable for ETERNAL

Pricing has not been set, but is expected to be only slightly higher than current NUO pricing. Availability is expected in March 2008.

The current NUO4 MIDI mixer will still be available for sale at it’s current price in conjunction with the NUO4.0. NUO2 and NUO3 will be discontinued once NUO2.0 and NUO3.0 are available for sale.

So the NUO2.0 gets a slight rejig of controls but also optional Eternal compatibility, which makes this a much more attractive option for scratch DJs. The NUO3.0 is largely unchanged but the NUO4.0 loses one important thing - MIDI - and undergoes a change in layout. So essentially, the NUO range has become a solid and affordable range that has something for all DJs not necessarily looking for the bells and whistles being pushed elsewhere. No mention of the NUO5 so I guess that'll become the NUO5.0 at some point just so there's an affordable MIDI option.

But the loss of affordable MIDI is a tough one to bear for many, especially as the world is MIDI mental right now. But here's something to think about - the NUOs started with the NUO5, and the EVO5 has just been released... who knows what could happen.


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18 comments to this story

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On January 17, 2008, kysiad said this:
overall looks solid

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On January 17, 2008, tranqui said this:
the nuo line lost a bit of its sexiness, IHnsHO...

thank god I just ordered my evo5 blink1.gif

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On January 17, 2008, jandoe said this:
All my praises have been heard! I think my trusty 360 has to donate his eternal fader! :roll :D : Finally a nice mixer in a slim desgn.

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On January 17, 2008, markski said this:
Not so keen on the new paint job of the Nuo 3.0 but like the fact the've included dedicated channel LED meters. Moving the face plate headphone socket is also a good move. When and how much?

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On January 17, 2008, Mike Mechanic said this:
Were are the VU meters you wrote about? Show it to the blind man smile.gif

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On January 17, 2008, markski said this:
quote:
"Were are the VU meters you wrote about? Show it to the blind man"


Aren't those thin vertical strips to the left of each of the channel EQ's on the Nuo 3.0 and 4.0 LED meters?

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On January 17, 2008, ccp said this:
nuo2 with eternal sounds awesome but i think they should have changed the fx-loop

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On January 17, 2008, MouseAT said this:
Allowing the Eternal crossfader in the Nuo 2.0 looks like a good move for those of you who like to scratch. Can't say I like the white area around the faders though.

As for the Nuo 3.0, I love my Nuo3 and the addition of a dedicated meter on each channel is a definite improvement. I don't like the new numerical markings by the faders though - it looks uglier than the older Nuo. I don't like the loss of the headphone connector on the face plate, though. I'd rather my headphones were sticking up than sticking out.

Finally, the Nuo 4.0 is probably what I'll buy if I want a four channel mixer. I don't need MIDI on my mixer, so I prefer the 4.0 to the older 4.

Finally, god knows what's happening with the captcha. It keeps rejecting my code, even when it's correct. Javascript and cookies are enabled, so I don't think it's session related.

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On January 17, 2008, Mike Mechanic said this:
Ok, I thought on a analog VU meter, with needle smile.gifLike the Zero8 has.

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On January 17, 2008, X-ACTO said this:
Damn.. that little Nuo 2.0 is PACKED!! I'll be on the watch for that one =)

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On January 17, 2008, Jonny Thrice - ECLER said this:
Just a small correction: The NUO4 MIDI MIXER will still be available for sale, whereas the old NUO2 and NUO3 will be discontinued and replaced my their new counterparts.

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On January 18, 2008, gusset scratch said this:
that nuo2 is everything i ever wanted in a 2chan mixer, never really looked at them before... all it's missing is a master mute. funny thing is now i've looked into them the old nuo2 looks better then the 2.0

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On January 18, 2008, Sean Diamond said this:
The Nuo 4.0 looks great. If it is competitively priced, has full eq kills, and a well implemented send/return in contrast to old nuo mixers, then Ecler may be onto a winner. Shame about the 4 line inputs though, in this day and age you'd expect more. Come on, who actually uses four turntables in their bedroom?

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On January 18, 2008, Jonny Thrice said this:
Yes...I love the NUO4.0! It has a MUCH upgraded FX loop. Theres an FX SEND per channel, with PRE/POST settings, as well as a MASTER FX SEND and FX RETURN!!!

Why is it a shame that it has 4 phono and 4 line inputs? Not many mixers actually implement as many as 4 phono inputs these days! And if you dont have decks, then you have 4 Line inputs.... ???

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On January 21, 2008, markski said this:
@ Johnny Thrice: Whats the ETA of the Nuo 3.0 in the U.K.? Price?

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On January 21, 2008, Gizmo said this:
hahaha... don't make out like you're EVER buying a new mixer Mark. You've been asking the same questions for 2-3 years now! :P

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On January 22, 2008, markski said this:
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"hahaha... don't make out like you're EVER buying a new mixer Mark. You've been asking the same questions for 2-3 years now! "


I know m8 embarrest.gif, I need a good sounding, all purpose mixer thats good on the cut with an EQ'able 3rd channel at a decent price, for which both the Nuo 2.0 and Nuo 3.0 seem to fit the bill (even if I will never part with the SM-1). I love the Rodec Scratchbox but just cant justify the cost.

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On February 3, 2008, Pete said this:
What's new on these (particularly the nuo 4?







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