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6moons focusses on Firewall's unique clarification of audio signal

June 2015, author: Srajan Ebaen
[On the C13/C14 version:] "Despite their added funky connector junctions, I'm very clear that their benefit was exactly like a first pair of mild reading glasses. Time to go four square or rather, four in series over just two. And indeed, the same quality or attribute moved more into the foreground. I'd call it crispness were it not for hifi lingo's reflexive tie-in with sizzly treble and spot-lit transients."

"Imagine driving in inclement weather as your car window begins to subtly fog over with condensation. One press on the defog button and a few seconds of strong cold air blowing straight up at the windshield render the scenery patently crisper. Think of the LessLoss boxes as our hifi equivalent for such cold strong air and what it does to subliminal condensation."

"It removes a stain the other power-line detergents and bleaches don't get at."

"Removing my play set of eight modules to return to the earlier status quo missed out on that certain enhanced contrast which they had added."

"The new LessLoss modules at a fraction of the sticker shock of former solutions in this catalogue seem like attractive circuit enhancements."
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DFPC Original: Outstanding Product Award!

April, 2015, author: Danny Worth and Dominic
"extremely well made and solid in construction."

"flexibility of the cable is very good"

"[the sound] really came to life conveying intricacy and naturalness."

"vocal was on the money with a great range of tone."

"violins and cymbals were very palpable"

"the cables didn't restrict spacious decay bringing a sense of realism that was clearly noticeable."

"Bass notes were full and allowed for the large lower end to be truly conveyed with all of its masculine weight and extension which never over-shadowed the sultry vocal."

"The Originals seem to strike this wonderful balance where gritty meets sultry, rough meets smooth and tight meets loose."

"a balance which I could refer to as very universal"

"extremely easy integration into most systems"

"refinement increased allowing for upper end micro details and micro dynamics to become more apparent and bass notes had more information."

"the upper bass registers had more definition and detail."

"great value for money"

"good tonal balance."

"will wow the listener"

"a truly fantastic cable at a very reasonable price"

"My bottom line is the DFPC Originals are the baby of the line but what they may lack in ultimate refinement and detail retrieval they more than make up in musicality, balance and flexibility of synergy with equipment and music alike."

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As the cable under review here has achieved a score greater than 8.5 out of a possible 10 marks, our policy at Hifi Pig is then to forward it to another reviewer.

[Dominic]

"My first impression of the sound then can be encompassed within only one word - SOLIDITY. From that first note onwards everything sounded solid and complete, wanting for nothing obvious in the sounds I heard. The sound seemed almost constructed of granite, so that the shape of notes was defined within an envelope that had textures and layers within too, with the power and weight that should be there, was there, yet never once excessive or overblown, with not a trace of overhang or muddling."

"It was that same absence of overhang that gave the impression that the music had slowed down, because once the bass note ceased, I was greeted by a swift silence between the notes so the end of one note and the commencement of the next seemed longer because of that brief pause. That silence was indeed 'silent', as background noise just wasn't there, a dark quiet that shows the cable itself isn't introducing hiss or hum into the system."

"Kick drum was recreated accurately and I could clearly tell if a soft or hard face was being used on the beater, with the weight and power of the strike easily discernible"

"I found the treble to be very natural and organic which is my own personal preference, rather than being spotlit and etched sounding"

"Cymbal strikes had a crisp metallic "ting" to them with the decay shimmer of the instrument heard clearly and the high hat was very easy to follow with any genre of music, particularly so with high energy or frenetic rock music which often drowns out this instrument."

"The mid band too was also a pleasant organic natural sound, so female vocals were clear and uncluttered, soft and beguiling with soft undertones easily heard. Male vocals had the throaty bass growl where needs be and in particular Mark Knopfler's voice had it's gravelly texture as it should"

"The Lessloss cable left me in no doubt that all the sounds were present and correct."

"guitar plucks, strums and finger work on the frets was recreated with startling reality and I could clearly distinguish between steel and nylon strings on his guitar, with the rich tones of the instrument's body also shining through."

"There was never a clash either between drums and guitar, so the whole performance remained cohesive and very easy to listen to."

"allows the system to perform at its best."

"It really is a product that you set to its task and it will quietly and efficiently give a solid uncluttered sound without drawing attention to itself"

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DFPC Original: Dynamics remain perfectly intact

February, 2015, author: Matteo Turotti
Test setup includes:

Sources: PC with Jmedia River, Exasound E20 with Teddy Pardo power supply, Yulong D200, Ratoc RAL DSD2
Amplification: 2x Questyle CMA800R, Schiit Asgard, Eam Lab Element 202
Headphones: Sennheiser HD800 and HD650, Hifiman HE500, HE560 and HE400i, Audeze LCD-X
Loudspeakers: Kef LS50


"The improvement is immediately recognizable and very distinct on both DACs used."

"The detail increases while not fatiguing the listener. An improvement also occurs in musicality in general, especially in the deeper bass and articulation."

"The dynamics, despite the filtering, do not suffer compromises and remain perfectly intact."

"The soundstage is clearer and the effect is most obvious. The music seems to come from outside the headphones. The result is very natural and pleasing, very similar to a line conditioner while being much less bulky and does not present the disadvantages of the cutoff frequency."

"The most worrying thing is that usually when power stages are filtered, dynamics suffer as well, but with the LessLoss DFPC Original this does not happen and the dynamics are played at their best, even with the powerful 250W Eam Lab Element 202 amp."

"The result obtained with the entry level DFPC Original power cables is close to that obtained with the Reference Series while not quite reaching its peak performance, but considering the much lower price, we can say that the quality/price ratio is superior with the DFPC Original."

"The LessLoss DFPC Original are excellent power cables, while costing much less than the top of the line Reference, offer excellent performance and the opportunity to try the unique technology of choice at a much better price."
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DFPC Signature and Reference: Silent Cables with a Message

October, 2014, author: Werner Ero
As a matter of policy, Dutch audiophile print magazine Music Emotion only reviews gear distributed by official local Benelux distributors. On this occasion, they make an exception to their policy and feature a rare review of the DFPC Signature and Reference power cables, available directly from LessLoss.com.



"LessLoss products possess sonic characteristics that are clearly different and in some cases even better than most others."

"They are very balanced and smooth, without tiring fake accents or exaggerated highs."

"The first thing I was struck by was their unique nature compared to many others. Typically any such outstanding features would soon arouse my suspicion, but in this case it was an audible experience of positive technical characteristics."

"Largely neutral, smooth and highly resolving, coupled with a large and well layered sound stage."

"Both LessLoss cables featured a welcome black background and a structure of sound notably more stable than usual."

"The very high information density (DFPC Reference) is one of the first things you will experience with these cables. The beauty is that in this case it doesn't come at the expense of dynamics, expression or liveliness compared to many conventional filtering solutions."

"The Reference sounds more open, more refined in detail, somewhat more spacious and extremely well defined and delineated."

"In direct comparison, the Signature sounds somewhat more closed in and has a somewhat darker timbre. The advantage here is that where the Reference offers extremely high resolving power, where it may be just too much, the Signature can fit just perfectly."

"Considering their high performance, robust construction, tightly gripping plugs and very high standard of fit and finish, the pricing is relatively friendly. It's a healthy price / performance ratio."

"Their approach and their ideas are indeed refreshing, unusual and professional. Add to this their no-nonsense marketing, excellent workmanship, and product quality, we can rejoice in this valuable addition to the market. Their price tag is remarkably attractive, and delivery is notably smooth and hassle free."

"A must therefore for everyone who is in the market for really good power cables that not only offer high resolution, are 'honest,' tonally balanced and musical, but also provide an excellent means of protection from the effects of dirty power."
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DFPC lifts system performance by substantial magnitude

July, 2014, author: John Darko
"The DFPC Original is a better cable in both construction and sound."

"Up went tonal colour, down went lower-treble glare."

"The LessLoss cable also introduced greater depth separation."

"By far the most noticeable improvement was more obvious - and better - bass. Or rather, greater prominence of acoustic mass across the board was more readily apparent in the lower frequencies."

"Better revealed textures up and down the frequency spectrum."

"More mass and density better secured music's foundations - a lower centre of gravity was now at play."

"String-plucked transients weren't as overtly strident."

"Switching power cables from LessLoss back to vanilla on DAC and amplifier took music several steps backward to something a little more tepid, less micro-dynamically interesting and thinner."

"First hand experience with the LessLoss DFPC cables swiftly erases the healthy skepticism with which I greeted this assignment."

"The magnitude by which these power cables collectively lift system performance has me reassessing the notion that money should first drop on interconnects and loudspeaker cable."
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The DFPC Reference is one of the very best

June, 2014, author: Danny Worth, author: Danny Worth
"fantastic refinement, liquidity, presence and an overall natural presentation, which really made for an enjoyable listen."

"a core sound of liquidity, exceptional detail and a smoothness that allows for leading edges to imprint their note into a wonderfully dark soundstage that oozes musicality and presence."

"defining realism, organic flare and responsiveness to the transient nature of strength, dependent on how intensely each note is struck or blown."

"Decay just dissipates magically into the blackness where notes are still emerging from, retaining overall rhythm through smaller delicacies and nuances."

"so genuine sounding and focused it just draws the listener right in"

"the breath that was added with the DFPC References allowed the graceful notes to shine... well polished with no smear or masking of itself."

"violin had a quality that one would imagine the musician to almost be in the room. The overwhelming realism really was something special within the acoustic space of the performance."

"rhythmic qualities were very strong and natural, detail rendition and dynamics were effortlessly proportioned in a busy soundstage"

"A cleanliness took over ... which had a smoothness to its edges ... that allowed me to really turn up the volume and let her wail."

"natural presentation coupled with masses of detail retrieval, undeniable purity and smoothness just culminates in a soundstage which is enhanced with such musicality, grace and presence that they can only be described as one of the very best power cables I have had the pleasure of listening to."

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HiFi+ finds DFPC Reference consistently positive

April 2014, author: Nicholas Ripley
Issue #110

"I have been experimenting with the Devialet range recently, and I was about to admit defeat when it came to the phono stage. It is supposed to be whisper quiet, but it simply wasn't. I tried the LessLoss cable with the Devialet, and my dislike of the phono stage performance melted away. It was quiet, detailed, and deeply resolving."

"the sound appeared less 'forced'".

"[...made electronics sound] less 'electronicky', less 'obvious', and less fatiguing - all without the dynamic compromises I've typically heard from power filtration devices."

[On a variety of components] "the DFPC cable does something consistently positive."

"LessLoss is well worth checking out."
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6moons reviews the LessLoss DFPC Reference

April 2014, author: Marja & Henk
"We did not expect the punch these cords introduced in the lower midrange. The sound became more involving."

"Devialet's D-Premier: In this system the transformation was huge. The D-Premier underwent a complete transformation."

"The Devialet D-Premier's clear and detailed sound was still there, but at a higher level. Again the sense of control was better. It was as if the loudspeaker drivers were on tighter leashes held by the amplifier."

"Our final test was with all four DFPC Reference cables in action in our full analog setup. Again a noticeable change for the better."

"We have to say that the LessLoss DFPC Reference is completely true to its nomination. Once this cable is used in combination with a source, the complete system benefits more than a new piece of equipment will achieve."
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Hong Kong radio showcases DFPC Reference

March 2014, author: Steven Tam, et al
Hong Kong radio station DBC states that never before had they experienced such superlative sound quality from a power cord solution, and will be running a series of radio broadcasts showcasing their use of the DFPC Reference.

"I have vast experience listening to a variety of cables and this one is definitely unique."

"The DFPC Reference features a silent background and it portrays details very accurately."

"In a way, the sound quality of the DFPC Reference reminds me of EMM Labs products. In demanding complex passages, the sound never becomes congested."

"This is what I hear. First, this cable is well balanced. Second, it is very quiet. Third, the midrange is exceptionally detailed. It is not thinned out, not bloated, but just perfect. These are the outstanding features of this product."

"You used a speaker system, and I used headphones, and we are both in agreement regarding the character and performance of this product."

"Using the DFPC Reference with headphones for hours upon end, I experienced no listening fatigue. On the contrary: the more I listened, the more I was captivated by the sheer amount of pure detail and involvement."

"Based on their choice of the Oyaide 079 connector (not the most expensive one available), this manufacturer definitely bases its design decisions on direct listening tests, instead of using overly expensive connectors only to boost the price and perceived value of the cable. This is laudable."

"At this price point, it represents great value."

"I was so impressed by the performance of these two DFPC Reference power cords that I purchased them and am entirely happy to continue using them in my system."

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DFPC Reference is the new reference

March 2014, author: Russell Lichter
"Within literally seconds of powering up with the DFPCs, my skepticism was replaced with astonishment."

"They made more difference to the sound than any other electronics change I'd made over the years."

"...filters noise with absolutely no dynamic restriction."

"It is a very clever approach and does not, as far as I can figure, involve any audiophile hocus-pocus."

"The instruments and the space around them have a finer level of definition in terms of both physical dimension and sonority. They are simply more there, present and physically real."

"...impressive trove of additional nuance, additional clues about the piano, rendering it more real, more (that word again) present."

"The DFPC Reference cord clearly conveys more of that physicality, and hence more excitement and musical pleasure."

"There are additional sonic clues with the Reference cord, rendering the delicate sound of the vibrating glass with greater detail and a more radiant sense of presence. Simply gorgeous."

"The LessLoss DFPC Reference cords are the finest I've heard in this system."
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