LightLead™ - A very different audio cable, just for you.
We have developed and successfully patented the technology to bring to you the world’s first analogue optical musical instrument lead. Its quality supercedes everything on the market. Analogue has always be used as the main media for recording audio but the patented LightLead™ adds a new dimension to a tired copper wire technology for instrument leads.
Our background is in music management of which we have had worldwide success. The lead has been developed from a problem our guitarist had on stage when his cable acted as an aerial. The original concept inventor, David Holmes, who is also a sound engineer, wanted to solve this problem – realising that there was no resolve available on the market, invented our optical analogue LightLead.
There has been no major product innovation in the guitar cable market in the past 60 years. Our invention is completely innovative and a long awaited resolve to the current problems.
Our invention is the world’s first optical analogue jack to jack instrument cable, where absolutely no modification is needed to the instrument or amp for the invention to be used. It boasts zero capacitance, zero loading, electronic safety and a virtually infinite life span amongst other features.
This signal is not digitised in any way, and is not on any kind of carrier. We believe we have achieved a pro-audio sound giant and a product which boasts durability and quality to attract the high end niche market.
Our product has the ability to carry guitar, bass keyboard and any line level instrument - just as it is. It also can carry piezoelectric instruments such as electric violins, cellos etc..
Our product is unique in the existing cable industry. There are many cable companies but none of them produce an instrument lead with the same superior sound carrying qualities. Every other cable on the market is based on the same basic multi-strand copper cable and although there are variants on this, none of them use the optical system we have developed
Whilst using the LightLead™ you are not at any risk of electrocution while touching a microphone/ mic stand since it has no wires to conduct electricity.
The optical audio signal is analogue therefore there is NO conversion time or delay. This is NOT a digital device, or an FM/AM transmission.
The optical signal does not require a balanced transmission in the way that an electrical signal does. The electrical outputs can be balanced if required.
With our new AAA battery concept design, this means that the end user can buy varying optical cable lengths to suit their every requirement.
The LightLead system consists of a transmitter and receiver unit, into which the fibre optic cable is plugged, making it easy to coil.
Various Lengths will be available for sale through the shop, and custom lengths can also be discussed.
The current prototypes have a 1M ohm input impedance, and the output device has a 1K ohms line level output driver. This eliminates impedance matching problems when connecting high to low impedance input/output devices together.
The fibre is very flexible and lightweight. It is also crush resistant compared with copper cable. If you manage to somehow partially fracture the fibre, light will still pass through without any added effects to the frequency of the audio signal..
Because the signal is being unaffected by erroneous signals through the fibre, a much clearer and accurate audio signal is heard by the user, regardless of what instrument or audio device is used.
We have had an amazing response from both the press and the public all over the world.
Because there is a battery in each end, this gives us a wide scope to develop many amazing concept ideas that guitarists and musicians alike will love.
The future is LIGHT!
The future is the LightLead!