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Lumin (Legacy)

Based On
BBE® Sonic Maximizer
Effect Type
EQ / Sonic Enhancer
Build Difficulty
Project Summary
A unique tone-shaping tool that allows you to enhance the clarity of your signal by phase-correcting the low, mid and high frequencies separately.

Legacy PCB

Designed for the 1590B enclosure with side-mounted jacks, which some builders prefer. Bypass PCB (optional) sold separately.


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Updated Version

The same circuit, but updated for the 125B enclosure format for a more streamlined build. The bypass switch PCB is integrated.


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Project description

The Lumin project is a workalike of the BBE Sonic Stomp / Sonic Maximizer. It’s based on work done by Bajaman (documented on FSB)[1] and Sebastian Montti (stm) on DIYStompboxes in recreating the functionality of BBE’s proprietary NJM2150AD chip.[2]

I intentionally designed this circuit around six dual op-amps instead of a quad and a dual like most other comparable projects. Your quad op-amp choices are pretty limited, but with duals you have a lot of other options like the NE5532 or OPA2134 if you want to try something different.

This project also has a midrange knob, giving you an additional frequency band to play with, and optional switches that allow you to change the frequencies for the Process (high) and Contour (low) knobs.

Notes & references

  1. The original Sonic Stump project by Bajaman on
  2. Two fantastic technical descriptions by Sebastian Montti (stm) on regarding the behavior of the state variable filter: #1, #2


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