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As audiophiles, we devote our time to contemplate and to feel the mystery of time's passage, to wonder, and to feel life. But all too often, our experience never exceeds that of a rare fleeting glimpse.

Homage to Time is devoted to the continual transmission of wonder. It is devoted to the cherished prolonged moment that is music.

Within this prolonged moment, as time's message evenly unfolds, our perception, too, unfolds.

The signal merely carries the message through time. But as we receive the message, we find that we ourselves are carried through time.

Now, together with the prolonged moment, we become truly involved.

This product is therefore truly an Homage to Time.
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(price is for 1 stereo pair)



(price is for 1 stereo pair)



(price is for 1 stereo pair)



(price is for 1 stereo pair)



(25 cm length)



(25 cm length)



(25 cm length)
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On directionality

You will notice that Homage to Time does not come with directionality indication. The directionality is determined upon its first use, on location. Once it is installed in your system, your subsequent use in another setup should be in the same direction as it was in the first. Either way you burn it in, top performance is achieved only after burn in.

On burn in

"Burn in" as a phenomenon is extremely little understood, and there is wide (and sometimes fantastically inventive, one must add) speculation about what actually underlies this process. In any case, it has been reported too many times and in too many circumstances to reliably state that pure psychology lies at its root. Something indeed changes over time, and, it seems through the pooled experience of audiophiles from all over the world, that the better the system in general, the more pronounced and obvious the burn in is perceived; also, and as a result of this, the longer audible changes are perceived until the sound settles.

Some things which are known about burn in:

-- It seems to be the strongest the first day, and continues to get weaker over time. However, there is strong evidence to suggest that low frequencies seem to take longest to establish themselves into a coherent whole with the rest of the sound. Also, and this can be most confusing and frustrating, there is the fact that somewhere around the three day mark, for some reason, many people report bass becoming exceedingly flat and thin, even mechanical. After a few days of this "dip" in overall performance, burn in continues to much higher levels of performance than were experienced before said initial performance "dip". Some reviewers even become so frustrated by this phenomenon that they actually have a dedicated basement room with some cheap equipment set up just for the purpose of burning in cables and gear before they ever listen to them. They can do this for two weeks, running straight, before taking the items into their "main" system in their homes. This pooled experience should be taken with humility, I think, because obviously the industry lacks a working theory which can help us utilize this effect to make superior gear.

-- Nevertheless, there are some things we do indeed know about burn in. It is more reliable and goes more quickly when we do not move the cables around. This necessitates being absolutely sure that we connected them correctly. It is imperative to heed the + and - connection properly on the loudspeaker cable, as well as on the Firewall modules and the umbilical connectors. Verify twice that all is correct. Sometimes, going by ear alone, especially when doing quick back and forth comparisons, one can cause one's self more confusion than clarity. For example, in any comparison, one cable can be already burned in whereas another might be fresh and never been used. Therefore, care during connection and patience during burn in is called for.

-- Also, there is a strange aspect that some have coined: "once burned in is not always burned in". This relates to a strange phenomenon which occurs when one moves the cables. For example, I once took a set of cables from an audio show in Denver to Chicago, by car. At the show, the gear changed in performance all three show days. On the third day, the sound was obviously best. The car trip was some 12 hours. After hauling the equipment to the reviewer's system in Chicago, we connected everything and were astounded at how the sound was strongly changing every 10 minutes (we could perceive these obvious changes about every 10 minutes, although I believe the effect is continuous -- no reason to believe in static steps). This remains a mystery that the burn in somehow "resets" itself upon travel to a different location. It seems the cables just need to "sit" as well as be used -- on location -- for burn in to do its thing.

There may be many other aspects to this phenomenon that we ourselves are not yet acquainted with, but I have put forth here the main things which I think should be known. We do not pretend to be in a position to ultimately explain them, but it is my duty to share with you the experience pooled from thousands of other audiophiles as well as from my own personal experience. Real conclusions should be drawn after about 14 days of use (if possible, of continuous use).

​I remain available should you have additional questions.

Louis Motek
info@lessloss.com





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