I have decided to discontinue the Rectified Leveler because I feel its not unique enough to carry the Lightning Boy badge (there is actually a badge now). The Rectified Leveler is based on a previous LBA product, the LB2A, which was the second product ever offered by Lightning Boy Audio. The first was a passive summing box, which was discontinued long ago. Lets face it, the LB2A was literally a copy of a vintage LA2A, but with paper in oil caps. The Rectified Leveler offers a lot more features and has a sound that's a touch different from an LA2A, but its still based closely on the LA2A. Orders can still be placed until August 31st, but as you've seen from the pedals, when I say its dead, its dead.
The reasons for ending production of the RL are more than just the simple fact that its not unique enough for LBA. I'm planning to offer a few more products over the next year and I wanted to slim down the product catalog anywhere possible before hand. Being a small business (I'm the only guy building LBA products by hand), I'm very in tune with inventory and purchasing. Its not cost effective for me to offer a wide range of products that require vastly different components. Its more cost effective for me to stock a bunch of the same components. That said, I recently developed an amplifier topology and power supply that can be easily tweaked to work in most line level applications while offering breath taking performance. The performance of my new amplifiers is incredible to say the very least and I intend to implement them in as many facets of LBA designs as possible. It is the new sound of Lightning Boy Audio and my proud self can't wait to share it with the world. :)
About the Author
Mike Congilosi II, Owner/Designer/Electronics Engineer at Lightning Boy Audio and Owner/Audio Engineer/Music Producer at LBA Studios.