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Old 01-13-2013, 09:35 AM
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like I said it's my grip
they talk tech but won't show hard proof
if you have a microphone repaired or modified by a reputable shop, you get a measurement report back with it, usually done on an Audio Precision box
personally I want the same from anyone talking as much as they do, every thing they talk about is measurable
Great idea on the loaner Re. specs and measurements, that's really where faith and hearing come into play as 2 pieces can spec the same, yet sound quite different.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:00 PM
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Default Re: Black Lion OMNI Modification any good???

You want to know the part that proves to me that it's 100% snake oil?

"Please note: Due to such high demand and because of our tight production schedule, we will charge a cancellation fee (30% of your down payment amount) if you cancel your appointment for modification once it has been scheduled."

1) I seriously doubt that 99% of us could hear any difference at all in this modification.

2) ridiculously overpriced for a fractional, if even noticeable, improvement.

3) IF they're in such demand, they shouldn't care less if you cancel your mod 'appointment' as they have seemingly hundreds of people lining up for their amazing mod.

I've always been super skeptical about things like this. The Omni is a great device as is. No way what they're offering could be worth that much.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:47 PM
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Sorry to say Tim, but ur way off. Of course ur entitled to ur opinion but I know for a sure fact, as well as many others that their talk is backed up, which is why they stay booked (wouldn't u think?) & how many complaints have u seen?..

But like I said, if u feel that way, fine by me :)

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You want to know the part that proves to me that it's 100% snake oil?

"Please note: Due to such high demand and because of our tight production schedule, we will charge a cancellation fee (30% of your down payment amount) if you cancel your appointment for modification once it has been scheduled."

1) I seriously doubt that 99% of us could hear any difference at all in this modification.

2) ridiculously overpriced for a fractional, if even noticeable, improvement.

3) IF they're in such demand, they shouldn't care less if you cancel your mod 'appointment' as they have seemingly hundreds of people lining up for their amazing mod.

I've always been super skeptical about things like this. The Omni is a great device as is. No way what they're offering could be worth that much.
Considering that Black Lion has a great reputation, and their mods and standalone products are quite popular, I'd say calling the Omni mod "100% snake oil" is a tad harsh.
I had an 003 modded by them, and the sonic difference was dramatic.
I have a friend who has a modded 192, which he is extremely pleased with.
I have several friends that have BL Micro clocks, and they're all pleased.

As I said earlier, folks who've had this particular mod done will tell the tale on this particular mod, not those who think this, or speculate that, or think it'd be better to buy better bass traps.

Black Lion is a successful business for a reason...they deliver great products.
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Considering that Black Lion has a great reputation, and their mods and standalone products are quite popular.

Black Lion is a successful business for a reason...they deliver great products.
What he said!

I, on blind faith, bought http://www.blacklionaudio.com/content.php?p=39Black lion's EQ...

I was/am extremely impressed with it. I didn't hear any thing on it before I bought it other than a short YouTube clip. I bought it because of my prior experience, & most of all their reputation & what they had to say about it...

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As a former BLA modded 002, I agree. Their mods make a difference. Whether or not it's worth it is a personal decision. I thought the HD mod I had done was. And had the offered the higher level mods for the 002 console I would have considered it. However with support for the 002 being dropped soon I decided to move on. I'm glad I did.
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I'll chime in as i have the Microclock mkii from black lion. I guess this can be considered a semi mod.
Originally bought it for when i had the mbox 2 pro and mbox pro. Also tested it on my omni.
It gave my vocal recordings a little bit more detail, depth and stereo width.
Nothing radical but noticable.

However after it suddenly started making a fizzing sound and smoke and liquid suddenly started coming out of it desember last year i quickly pulled out the power, scared it would explode or start a fire.
A bad experience for shure!

Also when i bought it about 3 years ago it did not come with any power.
There is no description on the box so no way of knowing what power it takes.
Had to email black lion to get the information. I se its on their website now.
Well it wouldn't hurt putting that information on the box itself!

I have not contacted black lion about this yet but i will as soon as i get the time.
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I'll chime in as i have the Microclock.......
It gave my vocal recordings a little bit more detail, depth and stereo width.
Nothing radical but noticable..
Same here for my PM8 Summing mixer more stereo width, and depth - not radical but definitely noticeable a good noticeable
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As a former BLA modded 002, I agree. Their mods make a difference. Whether or not it's worth it is a personal decision. I thought the HD mod I had done was. And had the offered the higher level mods for the 002 console I would have considered it. However with support for the 002 being dropped soon I decided to move on. I'm glad I did.
My bla modded 002 was a night and day difference. Mine was the first package they had. I am sure the later versions were even better. I have total faith in what they can do. For me now though w a 16x16, the mod is over 2k, and honestly its not worth it to me to spend that on it. It's a great sounding interface.
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My bla modded 002 was a night and day difference. Mine was the first package they had. I am sure the later versions were even better. I have total faith in what they can do. For me now though w a 16x16, the mod is over 2k, and honestly its not worth it to me to spend that on it. It's a great sounding interface.
Can agree with everything here!
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