Modification Services for ART PRO VLA Models Mk1, Mk2
On the VLA we offer a wonderful circuit upgrade that rivals any design along with an output transformer upgrade option as well for the ultimate in Analog Mix Buss Mojo.
We also offer a few different transformer options as well.
Current pricing for modification without transformers is:
VLA Original Version:$350
Simply Select your Standard Modification Service Deposit for your model of VLA
or Select our Mod + your choice if Carnhill output Transformer or Cinemags!
Cost for either Transformer option runs $200 for an output pair (see more info below on the choices.
Once your payment is complete a Work Order# and Mail-in instructions to send in your unit.
Once your purchase is complete you will be contacted with Mailing instructions, Work Order# and Work Order form for our mail in service.
With our modifications these sound great on Bass, vocals, room mics and especially Mix Buss..
There is also a nice review on GearSlutz of this model with the Revive Modifications! Audio Samples are also available under the Modification Central!
So about the improvements:
The service increases the headroom of the unit, widens the frequency response, lowers the noise and increases the detail of the three dimensional image. The Modification increases the speed of the attack and release times making these cool compressors useable on a broader range of applications. What we end up with is a Boutique sounding Tube Opto compressor that excels!
We perform and number of mods on these units and gut the inside of these units so it is a lot of work, but the results are well worth it.
On these units we have modified the input, output and buffer stages with High performance Burr Brown opamps for optimum fidelity.
Coupling and de-coupling is also performed throughout the circuit using premium Pansonic parts for better frequency response, lower noise, longer life and more musicality.
The Vactrol is changed and the Tube plate voltage is increased to an acceptable level for the circuit.
Low noise NOS Vintage Tubes are installed as a finishing touch.
These units have been professionally modified by our technicians and given the seal of approval to go to work at you home or in your studio.
These are beautiful sounding units with a lot of dynamic range and big bottom end.