Updated by Bobby
Updated on August 6th, 2022
Checked pricing for the Quad Cortex and added all the live pricing tools. Page will consistently update with the most current pricing available.
How much does the Neural DSP Quad Cortex Cost
Usually between $1700 and $2600
The Neural DSP Quad Cortex price is a bit of an odd thing to pin down. Used retail actually hovers higher, usually over $2000, while new retail - at least at Sweetwater - hovers around $1800. This is of course subject to change, so check the live pricing tools below.
The Neural DSP Quad Cortex is not just an advanced multi-effects pedal, but one of the most powerful pieces of software available to guitar and bass players. As such, it is also one of the single most expensive guitar pedals in existence, outpacing the Line 6 HX and Helix series.
A better comparison would be the Kemper Profiler series.
But the odd thing about the Quad Cortex is that it seems to increase in value. At the time of writing this article, used retail was actually higher than what you would pay to get one new.
By the time you're reading this, that might change, but we've put together some pricing tools below that update in real time, so use those as your primary reference.
Some showing off from the Quad Cortex product page.
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Neural DSP Quad Cortex Price on Sweetwater Price
Strangely, you could get a new Neural DSP Quad Cortex on Sweetwater for under $1900, at least at the time of writing this page. The price below may or may not be different, depending on the market. Just note that for awhile, the new price was lower than the used. Bizarre.
Another teaser of the Quad Cortex's functionality. You can start to see pretty quickly why it's so expensive.
Pricing from Additional Vendors
The bulk of the used units available show up on Reverb or eBay. We looked around for other versions, but the Quad Cortex is a single unit without any variations, at least as far as we could tell. The eBay pricing is listed below, with Reverb addressed further down the page.
Price Alert Sign Up (based on Sweetwater and eBay retail)
Use this tool to get a price alert for when the Neural DSP drops under a certain price point. Given that the Sweetwater retail has been lower, this might be a good one to keep an eye on.
Price History (based on Sweetwater and eBay retail)
This price history graph tracks both eBay and Sweetwater. It'll update as the page ages and follow the Quad Cortex's price changes.
Price History for Neural DSP Quad Cortex Quad-Core Digital Effects Modeler/Profiling Floorboard
|Current Price||$1,849.00||February 4, 2023|
|Highest Price||$1,849.00||August 5, 2022|
|Lowest Price||$1,849.00||August 5, 2022|
Last price changes
|$1,849.00||August 5, 2022|
Reverb Used Pricing Summary
We can't yet pull Reverb listings into tables like the eBay and Sweetwater entries, but we do track the price in real time. Reverb lists all products they have available and provides the lowest price among those products. For example, they might have five of the Quad Cortex units starting at $2000. That would mean the cheapest is $2000 and they go up from there.
Check used pricing for the Neural DSP Quad Cortex: Reverb page
While there are boutique brands that might put out more expensive effects, the Neural DSP Quad Cortex price is the highest of any guitar pedal we've ever seen. Given that steep investment, we wanted to provide the tools to make sure you have a good feel for what your options are and where you can get the best deal.
In this case, buying new seems like the way to go.
If you have questions about our pricing tools, or something about the Quad Cortex, feel free to drop them in the comments section below.
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