MOTU 896HD Mod

MOTU 896HD Mod

From: $350.00

MOTU offers a wide range of audio interfaces that are great for both large and small audio production setups. Their interfaces feature low-latency monitoring on newer hardware/software revisions, and have solid drivers to boot. Read below for details on how we can take your interface to the next level!

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Configure Your Mod

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Schedule Your Mod

Please note that you will need to ship your gear to arrive at our shop 1-2 business days prior to your chosen date.

Modifications *

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Our MOTU 896HD modification includes the following:

Standard Mod


  • – New, high performance op-amp upgrade on analog inputs to ensure better signal quality leading up to the A/D conversion stage
  • – New, high performance op-amp upgrade on the analog outputs to ensure better signal quality from the D/A conversion stage to the outputs
  • Improving the performance of the analog stage circuits makes a drastic difference for tracking, mixing, and mastering (expect amazing micro-dynamics and space)!

Get ready to hear the difference you’ve been wanting, but unable to get… until now!

Booking a Mod

A 50% down payment will be collected during checkout for booking a modification. The remaining 50%, plus return shipping, will be due when the modification is complete. You will be prompted to choose a mod date when you add a mod to your cart. After booking, you will receive an email confirming your chosen “mod date” and shipping details.

The interface is not included in the mod price. You must supply us with an interface to be modified.

Please read our full sales policies prior to booking a mod.

Mod Rating

We often get asked our opinion on how one interface compares to another, so we’ve decided to create a rating system based on subjective A/B listening tests. The scale is from 1-10, with “1” being unimpressive audio quality and “10” being true audio excellence. This is an exponential scale, so going from “1” to “2” isn’t nearly as big of a jump as going from “9” to “10”.
Please keep in mind, we only modify an interface if we can make a significant improvement to the sound. All of our ratings are ultimately a matter of opinion. To view how we rate all of our mods, click here.

  • MOTU 896HD Standard

    Pre 3.5
    Post 5.5


“It’s been 6 years! You modded my MOTU896HD in 2005… I “upgraded” computers and converters to a Lynx Aurora8 with AES16pci card, but for some reason keep listening back to the stuff I did with the BLA MOTU, and I love the sound! Am I crazy?… The Aurora sounds decent, but just flat and lifeless…”

– Philip Thi

“It’s some 3 months+ now since I got my upgraded MOTU [896HD] back from you guys, and I’m sure you’ve got recommendations coming out the wazoo by now, but I just wanted to add my own. You guys did a sterling job with my “damaged-on-arrival” MOTU box, surpassing my service-level expectations by far, well done. The sound is, as expected, really, really, REALLY good – but it’s no better than the rest of your service, which is really saying something. Well done again. I’m recommending you to everyone I know who would care…”

– Lindon Parker, Red Hill, Victoria, Australia

“I’m getting my Duet mod done because I just had you guys mod my MOTU 896HD. I couldn’t believe how different (i.e.better) it sounded!! I wasn’t prepared for what I heard. I immediately went online to your site and ordered the mod for the Duet and to check and see if you did mods on any other gear I have. Wow, is all I gotta say! Wow!”

– Tom Mgrdichian, CA, USA

“Hi, thanks for the great mod on my MOTU units (2408 Mk3 & 896HD)… big lows, fat mids and never-ending high’s, not to mention my stereo field and stereo placement is beautiful. The difference is simply unbelievable. I can’t believe I have been missing this sound all these years. Thank heavens that your company exists.”

– Jacques Grylls, Ontario, Canada

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