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Bound for Sound reviews the Firewall

December 2008, Issue #190, author: Marty DeWulf
"Once broken-in, feel free to plug anything you want into it - it can take it. Power amps, once the bane of all power line conditioners can't faze it. The limiting factor in this instance is the wall itself."

"Whether I was using the Pass XA30.5 drawing over 200 watts continuously, or some monster class A mono amps, the Firewall was a non-limiting element. It's fair to say then that Liudas' goal of making a line filter that would in no way limit or reduce current from the wall was successful - hugely successful."

"I was shocked at what I heard. The impact of the Firewall on the Big Rig was greater than I had ever anticipated. Pulling it and going directly to the wall for power resulted in my system sounding as if it were in dual mono. The stage receded noticeably with center images becoming exceedingly narrow while lacking dimension. Where did the air go? There were huge holes in the soundstage, and what had sounded like a continuous spread of music from left to right, and front to back was all of a sudden distorted; almost lumpy in some places and empty of sound in others - the scale of one image to another was out of whack. In an odd sort of way, listening without the Firewall was almost like looking into one of those carnival mirrors that makes part of you look fat and other parts thin. It was obvious that the Firewall brought to the music substance and gravitas, a weight and density, especially in the lower mids and upper bass that had never been there before. At the same time, you've never heard the highs in your system until you've heard them with the Firewall in place. Cymbals and bells that were blurry or sshisshy without the LessLoss, came into superb focus with a nice sense of clarity and resilience."

"One thing that didn't change was the superb dynamic action of the system. Plugged into the wall only, the Big Rig had considerable pop and energy with good leading edges. This is the area where most AC line conditioners from other manufacturers fail, even if only by a little bit. Most conditioners soften edges and reduce dynamic differences, especially low level shading. The Firewall thankfully left in place the macro dynamic action and shading which Liudas put so much effort into preserving in the first place. Additionally, the Firewall improved on the micro dynamic graduations and energy contouring."
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LessLoss makes headline news in the lithuanian Studio Hi-Fi print magazine

November, 2008, author: Martynas Sborikas and Raimondas Celencevicius
LessLoss principals Louis Motek and Vil Duda appear in a 14-page interview in the November edition of the Lithuanian Studio Hi-Fi print magazine.
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Stereo Times Awards the LessLoss DFPC

2008, author: Stereo Times Most Wanted Components 2008
"It boggles the mind, but that is absolutely the case: the LessLoss Dynamic Filtering Power Cord improved the quality of the sound, particularly in terms of that elusive quality of presence, more than a number of far pricier electronic upgrades. "

"Before you buy that new preamp or DAC, or that new loudspeaker cable, look to your power source. And do not fail to audition the LessLoss Dynamic Filtering Power Cords."
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Kaiser Acoustics on the Firewall

November, 2008, author: Rainer Weber, PhD., Technical Director of Kaiser Acoustics, maker of the cost-no-object Kawero! loudspeaker
"I never, never heard such a difference from a power filter. After one song I decided to switch our development system to be fed by a LessLoss Firewall."

"Sound stage is much more stable and the tone itself has the right harmonics. You can feel the body of the instruments. Wood sounds like wood. Brass like brass."
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6moons introduces the LessLoss Blackbody

November, 2008, author: Srajan Ebaen
In a short article on high frequency interactivity, the LessLoss Blackbody was introduced to the public by Srajan Ebaen of 6moons.

"It [the Blackbody] too uses the window of audible effects to demonstrate the interactivity of wave exposure. Inventor Louis Motek chronicles a number of unusual experiments which led to the development of the Blackbody."
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6moons reviews the LessLoss DFPC

October, 2008, author: Marja & Henk
"After the very first tone, it was clear that something very special had occurred. With the cables literally fresh out of the bag, the sound image had made a step forward, giving more space to the stage depth. The backdrop there was a velvety matte black and any sounds on the stage proper began instantaneously. Now this might read as though we were transported into the venue but in fact just the opposite started to happen. The stage was transported into our room in all its glory.

In our triple amp setup (main and internal woofer amps), the coherence between them was enhanced to the point of acting as a single entity. None of them appeared restricted in current nor delivery speed. The effectiveness of this filtering technology took us by surprise. Within the next few hours of listening, the calm extended further."

"Whatever Louis Motek has discovered, it is unique as far as we know. For a very reasonable price, he delivers a product that is an absolute recommendation for every good system. Only a good system benefits from these cables. A good system by the way needn't mean expensive. A good system is simply a coherent match of various parts. When connected to the wall with LessLoss cables, those parts become the system."
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Audiophile Press Praises LessLoss System at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF 2008)

October, 2008, author: Jason Victor Serinus, Clement Perry, Doug Schroeder, Steven Rochlin
LessLoss demonstrated the following equipment at RMAF 2008:
  • LessLoss DFPC's throughout the system
  • LessLoss Firewall for the entire system
  • LessLoss DAC 2004 MkII with Volume Control Option in Master Mode
  • Slaved C.E.C. TL-51X
  • LessLoss 75-Ohm Digital Cable
  • LessLoss Special Clock Cable
  • LessLoss Blackbody

Stereophile: "Ecstasy"
Stereo Times: "Best and Affordable!"
Dagogo: "Spectacular sounding"
EnjoyTheMusic: "Best sound of show"
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Firewall at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest RMAF 2008

October, 2008, author: Jason Victor Serinus, Clement Perry, Doug Schroeder, Steven Rochlin
Stereophile: "Ecstasy"
Stereo Times: "Best and Affordable!"
Dagogo: "Spectacular sounding"
EnjoyTheMusic: "Best sound of show"
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LessLoss Firewall AC Line Conditioner

October, 2008, issue #189, author: Marty DeWulf
"For those of you that have already purchased LessLoss power cords, you know what this conditioner sounds like - It sounds like the power cords - but on steroids. Bring to mind every good thing that you like about the sound of the power cords, then multiply it by twenty, thirty, whatever. This conditioner imparts to your AC all the clarity, transparency and dynamic life that the cords impart, but more... much more."

"In terms of sonics, it's in a class of its own."

"The theory and concepts behind this design are new and in many respects revolutionary... there is nothing like it."

"It is new, truly new and based upon a different concept of power line filtering. It looks at everything from a different angle. Liudas hasn't restructured the laws of physics, he's just using them in a different way."

"The Firewall imparts a wholeness to the music through a window of pure transparency."
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Stereo Times reviews the LessLoss DFPC

September, 2008, author: Russell Lichter
"Both of these cords are stunners in my stereo; and I could readily understand someone favoring the BTB [now DFPC (mini)]. I did myself, at first. But with more listening I inclined to the DFPC."

"In light of the astronomical prices being paid for audiophile power cords, anyone in the market would be doing themselves a disservice not to audition one or both of these remarkable cords from LessLoss."
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