Modification Central

 
Submit a request and receive a quote
 
• Submit your request to  themodshop@reviveaudio.com
• Make sure to be specific about the mod service you are interested in.
• If your unit has any known issues, you need to mention them so we can get you an accurate quote. (Undocumented issues may result in a delay or denial of service.)
• We answer requests as quick as we can, but we are busy technicians so a reply may take as long as 2-3 days.
Note: Quotes are good for a period of 30 days, meaning we will need to have your order in house within 30 days for it to be valid. If you run behind simply submit a new request for Quote. Our pricing structure doesn't change too often, but we do have to re-evaluate from time to time.
 
For more information see our FAQ

 

 

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Vintage Yamaha Console Mods
Vintage Audio Skyline Build
One facet of our work is modifying or improving older pieces of gear in terms of audio performance. We offer various mods that lower noise, increase headroom, bandwidth and increase sonic width such as is common with our Burr Brown input and output stage mods.  Each products mod is different. We use many different tricks to bring out the best  of each peice of gear.

Compressor/Gates/Expanders: Prices listed are for our various services. All prices include a key which indicates which services are included.
Revive Audio's Mod Shop does many different mods including:

    * Our Highly sought after Burr Brown input and output stage modification
    * PSU upgrade
    * Sidechain Filtering,
    * Capacitor Bypassing and coupling
    * Audio path capacitor upgrades

    * Vca upgrades are also available on those units listed with an (*) for an additional $35 per channel.
    * Units listed with (**) include a complete electrolytic recap.

The VCA modification really increases the Dynamic Range, lowers the Noise and Distortion, while increasing the Detail and the Frequency Response.
The result is a bigger, wider and more detailed sonic image.

For other units not shown in the price list simply email use for a quote or give us a call.
themodshop@reviveaudio.com
208-473-2245

 

 
 

 

Mod Price List

 

! If you don't see what you are looking for in the list below or in the Mail-In Modification Services category, just shoot us an email and let us know what you have: themodshop@reviveaudio.com

 

Pricing includes free return shipping inside the continental US and basic calibration on all units.
For other units not shown in the price list simply email use for a quote:
themodshop@reviveaudio.com

 

Aphex

(input and output mods, PSU is fine in these)
300: $179.99
320(a): $179.99
720: $229.99

ART

PRO CHANNEL I&II: $350

Includes the same great mods as the VLA and the MPA combined as well as other improvements to the EQ section. Its a musical Monster!

 

DBX

117: $139.99**
118: $149.99**
119: $139.99**
128: $179.99**
2bx: $179.99**
3bx: $299.99**
160VU: $299.99**

164: $249.99 (includes XLR pigtails)**

165: $299.99

903: $99.99*, **
905: $179.99: Master W/ Band Mod
760X: $179.99
 

Symetrix


522: $159.99
525: $179.99
 

Urei

UREI:
LA-4: $199.99**
LA-5: $199.99*


*Vca upgrades are also available for an additional $35 per channel. 
**Complete electrolytic recap included
  

 

 
 

 

Testimonials

 

"I want to thank you for the wonderful modifications you have done on my equipment. My studio is large, well equipped and acoustically excellent with 20 foot angled ceilings. I write and produce acoustic music working with first class musicians and their standards and mine are very high. I can truly appreciate the sonic improvements in the equipment you have done for me.
 

Your modded Pro VLA II is superb. Warm, fast, musical, transparent and quiet. The dynamic range and frequency response when pushed has been drastically increased making it ideal from vocals, acoustic guitar, drums, bass, and even mix bus and mastering duties.
 

I also have a DBX 166 and an Altec Lansing 6-channel mixer both modified by you. The DBX is ideal for drums and room compression as well as very clean on the 2 bus for a few db of reduction. The Altec is very nice for dynamic mics such as my ribbons and Shure SM7, providing plenty of clean, warm, gain. Thanks for the great service and products. I'm becoming addicted to your work!"

 

– Dave V.

Windy Oaks Recording
windyrecording.com

 


 

"Just got the modded DBX 119 and put it through it's paces. All I can say is WOW! I've owned the 117, 118, 119, and 128 in the past but always wanted to pick up and try one of the modded units. Compared to the un-modded ones, this unit is just unbelievable! The 3d clarity and the improved low end are phenomenal. This could be used on the mix bus it sounds so good."

 

– Rob C.

 

Modification Service FAQ

 

Q: Do you provide specific details about the modification services that you perfrorm?
A: We do not give out any details on the modifications other than what we provide on our website which is general information. All modifications are uniform for our customers (meaning the same) to protect our customers investments. When transformers are installed, stickers denoting it are placed on the back panels. Vca upgrades are also denoted and as always we recommend that customers hang on to their receipts for proof of purchase. We have an excellent reputation with our modifications so you are paying both for the labor and parts for the service but also the know how to tweak audio circuits for maximum performance. This is proprietary intellectual property and is equatable to a manufacturer not handing out schematics for products. This is how we make our living and so we protect it and do not offer to anyone at anytime. 

Q: How long from the time my order arrives will it be until it is completed?
A: Usually 5-7 business days but we shoot for around 3 with almost everything.

Q: Do I pay now or after the service is completed?
A: Generally we complete the service before invoicing for your service. If a significant parts cost is involved we may ask for a deposit.

Q: What payment methods do you accept?
A: We accept Paypal or Credit Cards, but Prefer Paypal due to shipping ease.




How It Works


 

• Download the Modification Work Order Form


Submit a request and receive a quote

• Submit your request to  themodshop@reviveaudio.com
• Make sure to be specific about the mod service you are interested in.
• If your unit has any known issues, you need to mention them so we can get you an accurate quote. (Undocumented issues may result in a delay or denial of service.)
• We answer requests as quick as we can, but we are busy technicians so a reply may take as long as 2-3 days.


Note: Quotes are good for a period of 30 days, meaning we will need to have your order in house within 30 days for it to be valid. If you run behind simply submit a new request for Quote. Our pricing structure doesn't change too often, but we do have to re-evaluate from time to time.

 


Work Order and Shipping

• Once we have finalized the specifics of your request, let us know you are ready to send in your unit and we will issue a Work Order# and Mail in instructions to send in your gear.
• We will provide shipping instructions with your work order number.
• Download and complete this MODIFICATION ORDER FORMInclude the form in the box with your device when you ship it to us.
• Carefully pack and ship your gear as soon as you receive a work order from us. Don't delay!

Note: Work Orders are only valid for 30 days, meaning it must reach our facility within 30 days for it to be valid.
Make sure properly pack your gear and insure it for the full value. 
It is your responsibility toto provide safe transit to our facility.

 


Arrival, Check-in and Modifications

• Once your Modification or Service Order arrives it is inspected and checked for functionality.
• A technician will perform the modifications as well as a basic servicing of electromechanical controls.

Note: Modification services are performed in the order received.

 


Contact & Payment

• We contact you to let you know that you order has been completed and that we are ready to finalize payment.
• We accept Paypal or Credit Card. Paypal is preferred, but if you need to pay with a Credit Card just give us a call.

 


Finally, we ship your gear back and the joy begins!

• Once your payment has cleared we will ship you gear back and let you put it to good use.

 
As always let us know if you have any questions,
The Revive Audio Guys!