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Iconic Sound Announces “Light Lead” Optical Analog Instrument Cable

Iconic Sound Light LeadIconic Sound has announced they will be unveiling the Light Lead, the world’s first optical analog, jack-to-jack instrument cable at NAMM this month. The new technology uses analog fiber optics which provides zero capacitance and zero loading. This in turn offers completely uncompressed and full analog signal transmission no matter the cable length.

The Light Lead’s cables are high density, small diameter, and coated in PVC for durability. The cables run on a battery and have a power button that works as a kill switch. Other features include a 4-position simulated loading switch and moveable jacks.

The Iconic Sound Light Lead is not yet available to the public, but is expected to launch this year.

Iconic Sound Light Lead Demo:

Iconic Sound Light Lead Specs:

  • Analog Fiber Optic Technology
  • Zero Capacitance
  • PVC Coated
  • 4-position Simulated Loading Switch

For more info, check out the Iconic Sound website.

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Heikki L

Heikki L

I’ve been playing bass 41 years now, started my professional career 1979. During these years I have always used instrument cables recommended from local shops (like Whirlwind, Fender, Ibanez, Planet Waves, Di Marzio). All of them have served me very well. No live or recording engineer have complained about my sound. After lots of gigs and some serious abuse they all start to crackle and possibly getting microphonic. Anyway, I think if You are making Your Living with bass playing investing about 40 dollars\year to buy a new cable to be sure Your signal is clean shouldn’t be an issue. Actually I am sure that AD\DA conversion required by this optical cable will have much more negative impact on sound than even cheapest molded analog instrument cable.