Dizengoff Audio is a concept I created in 2011, when I owned Black Lion Audio. I named it after one of my favorite neighborhoods in one of my favorite cities. At the time, we were modifying and building gear for some of the biggest names in the music industry--Mutt Lange, Butch Walker, Alison Krauss, Tony Maserati, Mike Shipley, and lots of other folks too. We primarily focused ourselves on digital audio, but I wanted a brand that could be used as a way to produce various clones of vintage recording gear.
My goal was to build limited runs of boutique style recording studio equipment that were priced just like mass-market designs. I chose the same components that were used in the expensive stuff, plus a few technology tweaks. I wanted to build unique recreations of classics that had a Chicago-inspired twist.
I did this because I like sharing nice gear with people who don’t have a giant budget. While that might sound like a nice thing, it actually goes against normal human psychology, because people almost never associate good with cheap. Ha.