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Old 05-18-2007, 07:54 AM
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Default New 002 BLA mods

I emailed them about this new mod and this is what Jim told me, I am certainly getting this done!
Hey Jerry,
Good to hear from you.

With the addition of the separate power supply for the analog stages
you get an additional 15db of headroom for the analog stages
themselves. The whole presentation is a lot more solid sounding, the
highs are smoother and everything fits in the mix even more then the
other 2 modifications. If your budget allows, it's a no brainer to go
with the full on mod. It adds to our description that it sounds like
you have unlimited headroom on your inputs and outputs. Also aside
from the decoupling, when we started to look more into the 002 so we
could do more, we found out that the AKM converters inside were not
even performing up to their rated specs because Digidesign had left
out parts in the converter circuit according to the AKM datasheets. We
corrected this and then started tweaking it as well.

The difference between the modded one you have now and these 2 new
options is huge.


This is from BLA site.

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Taking it even further

As musicians and engineers, we tend to think of digital audio signals as being completely different from analog audio signals. While they are inherently different from each other, certain laws that govern both groups are the same. In analog, we want the signal to be maintained as much as possible when it travels through a circuit. In digital audio, the same principle needs to be applied. There are many things that threaten the quality of the digital signal as it is propagated throughout the circuit. Converters and digital logic circuits need to be properly ‘isolated’ from unwanted noise within the power supply as well as from each other; otherwise harmful harmonic content can bleed into the digital signal. Once conversion occurs that unwanted harmonic content remains, and this happens during A/D as well as D/A. To the human ear, the sound is harsh and brittle.

There is a textbook method to remedy this issue, called bypassing (or decoupling), but it doesn't completely eliminate it. We’ve done a great deal of research on bypassing as it relates to digital audio, and come up with our own proprietary methods for achieving excellent isolation. It’s a method that we feel provides an unusually smooth audio quality.

Completely isolating the analog stage power from the digital stage power is another excellent method of improving signal quality. We’ve not only been able to isolate the digital and analog power from each other, we’ve also improved analog stage dynamic range by 15dB.

Reviews
Click on the link below and have a look at some the glowing reviews we have received from our customers on the modified Digi 002.
Digidesign 002

Pricing
Digi 002R and Digi002 Console:

Basic package: Includes all analog stages and internal clock, $450.00
High Definition package: All analog stages, internal clock, ‘HD’ level A/D and D/A converter decoupling, $525.00
Tweak Head package: All analog stages, internal clock, advanced A/D, D/A, and logic decoupling, and new power supply, $725.00

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They said it will sound WAY better than just the standard mod.

Now that someone is taking Digi's LE hardware to a new level, Digi needs to catch up on the LE software end!
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Old 05-18-2007, 10:09 AM
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Default Re: New 002 BLA mods

I've been in contact with BLA too and that's next on my list!

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Old 05-19-2007, 12:27 PM
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Default Re: New 002 BLA mods

did you folks hear the differences between the original, orignal MOD, and New MOD?
you could also through in the 003 to compare.

is the extra money really worth the amount of benefit?
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Old 05-19-2007, 01:51 PM
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Default Re: New 002 BLA mods

Hmmmmm. I've got the original BLA mod. Now I'm experiencing mod lust...
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Old 05-19-2007, 02:21 PM
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Default Re: New 002 BLA mods

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Hmmmmm. I've got the original BLA mod. Now I'm experiencing mod lust...

lol....i have to use that

"MOD LUST"

I hope the original MOD owners can get a discount on the NEW MOD.
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Old 05-22-2007, 04:42 AM
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Default Re: New 002 BLA mods

The HD mod costs us only 75.00 and the tweak head package is 275.00.
We already paid 450.00 for the standard upgrade. Add the xtras to the standard price and you get what they are charging 525.00 and 725.00
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