New, high-performance op-amps and electrolytic capacitors on ALL analog signal pathways (from the mic preamps to the mix outputs - everything gets upgraded). We also install IC sockets for easy, solder-free replacement of op-amps in the future.
Additional decoupling on all major ICs to reduce crosstalk, and suppression capacitors to filter out unwanted high-frequency oscillations that eat up headroom
New, corrosion-resistant Neutrik gold-plated jacks on all inserts & headphone jack
All modules additionally receive full refurbishments to restore them to “like-new” condition and strengthen all mechanical components connections to the PCB - learn more about our restoration process here
Our proprietary modifications introduce major improvements to the analog signal pathways by increasing headroom, lowering noise-floor, improving THD+Noise specs, improving low and low-midrange response, widening stereo field, as well as improving phase response for faster/tighter transients. You’ll find your console sounding incredibly transparent with more punch, clarity, and definition in your mixes. It really is a "day and night" difference!
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Ghost & Ghost LE modifications
Full Console Pricing Estimate
(with Gold Insert Jacks / without Gold Insert Jacks*)
24 Channel: $5049 / $4799*
32 Channel: $6295 / $5995*
Expander Sidecar: $4110 / $3995*
If your Ghost was built post 2001, then it should not need the Gold Jack replacements.
Pricing Per Module
Input Module: $157.95 with Gold Insert Jack replacement / $149.95* without Gold Insert Jack
Group Module (two per console, Grp 1-2 and Grp 3-4): $190.95
Studio/Oscillator Module (Grp 5-6): $201.95
Aux Master Module (Grp 7-8): $204.95
Master/CRM Module: $298.95
Master section Neutrik gold jack upgrade (19 jacks): $184.95*
Ghost Expander Console internal interfacing PCBs: $349.95
Expander Sidecar Parts
If you bought a Ghost Expander console, it should include an interface adapter that fits inside the main console and a shielded audio umbilical cord to connect the consoles together. Used Ghost Expander consoles are often missing these parts. We can build these for you:
Expander Interface PCB for Main console: $300
Expander Internal Ribbon Extender: $25
Shielded Audio Umbilical cable to Expander: $198
Other Board Modifications (call for pricing & options)
- Fader unity gain bypass switch
- Stereo Aux 8 switched from Mix B pathway to Mix A
- Custom input/Output transformers installed on select signal pathways (mic/line input, summing pathway outputs, etc.)
- Penny & Giles Fader Upgrade
- Master CRM Volume Pot replacement
- Full replacement of all 1/4" TRS jacks with Neutrik gold-plated jacks
Refurbishments Only - if you're interested in having your board or individual modules refurbished without modifications, the cost is $35 per module (cost to refurbish rear-conns and faders included in input channel refurb price; cost to refurbish master section rear-conns factored separately). The price to fully refurbish a 24 channel Ghost is $1140. The cost for a 32 channel Ghost is $1420
Power Supply Rebuild - The CPS-250/275 power supplies that original shipped with Ghosts are great units. However, they are succeptible to general wear and tear, as well as other heat-related issues. For an additional $120-240, we can rebuild these supplies, addressing any heat-related problems, upgrading bridge rectifiers, removing any problematic spade connectors on high-current wiring, re-capping where necessary, and calibrating the output voltages for your board. Pricing for this is determined on a "per need" basis and will vary from one unit to the next. On average, it takes 1-2 hours to perform @ $95/hr + the cost of parts.
All prices listed on this page are pre-tax rates. Additional TN tax rate (9.25%) will apply to all service unless you have resale or tax exempt status and can provide a valid certificate of this. Additional fees for expediting service may apply if work is requested on a RUSH.
All modification services require a desosit of 50% in advance of all work with the remainder due upon completion. We accept cash, check, all major credit cards, PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org), money order, and wire transfers.
*Pricing subject to change. All prices are current as of 10/1/2019.