i imagine a nice-cond Neuron board would fetch well into the 2.5K+usd range; you're getting that unique design and the interface is so much more.
But being able to get a VS (when one comes up, that is
) with a new PC to go with it for under $1K is not out of the question. You just might be waiting a while...for either route.
the sound of the Neuron has greater front-to-back depth than any other VST I know...it does epic washes easily and timbres can be 'metalized' in a number of ways, tends toward additive sounds at times, and also can deliver some low-midrange grunt...though many preset patches overload easily, so I have to trim the VST output level on the DAW channel.
Neuron has crazy complex EGs and numerous mods for them. Not a synth I typically would turn to for a punchy bass or searing lead but who knows what it can do yet? It seems to excel most at morphed-out alien pads, eerie textures, bizarre drones and sample-mangling weirder than a V-Synth GT can hope to muster.
Ringmod was possibly designed by Lucifer himself. The resynator(resynthesis oscillators) routing options make for plenty of 'good weird'. You build your own models with the MODELmaker app. The filter is a whole section of the synth called 'Silver'- a bit ott but ...eh, that be how them softies go, right///