LessLoss soft launch of the Laminar Streamer
Monday 14 November, 2016
Dear esteemed customers,
We are just back from Audiogourmet 2016 in Vilnius, and will be able to send out the 5X Firewall modules quite soon.
Here we wanted to share some impressions from the show.
Our room had a great view of the river below and this formed a good horizon for contemplation, in contrast to the usually claustrophobic atmosphere of audio shows.
We set up in the corner, and placed the Laminar Streamer dead center. We also had a laptop source off to the side which provided USB streaming through the USB Firewall Keys and Enhancers. All components except the specially made volume control were placed on Bindbreaker feet.
In true LessLoss tradition, without any fanfare or hoopla, hotel sponsored, unbranded paper cups were used as cable risers to ensure that our plastic-less prototype new generation cables did not make contact with the synthetic conference room rug.
Two Enhancer sets with a total of eight USB Firewall Keys were used in order to separate the computer's noise from the Echo's End DAC. We streamed using the Tidal service which provided an easy way for visitors to choose whatever recording they wanted.
This system contained multiple Firewall modules throughout. Four 5X Firewall modules, a distributor with 18 (two stacks of 9 in parallel), and 3 stacks of 9 Firewall modules within the Echo's End DAC, for a total of 65 Firewall modules throughout the system.
These new Firewall modules are a DIYer's dream tool. So easy to implement and such superb results in terms of smooth, solid, calm sound which entails all of the original dynamic response and emotional purity the musicians 'laid down on tape.' People were astounded by the depth and clarity of the results. One choir track especially gave many visitors goose bumps. It was definitely the best, most insightful sound we had ever achieved. Of course, we'll do even better next year. :)
We set up a wall of posters depicting all of the steps necessary in order to connect just one plug onto our new generation prototype cables. At LessLoss we don't like to keep secrets. Sharing our achievements and also their explanation is always a pleasure.
People also enjoyed seeing our live model of a dissection of a part of our new generation cable technology. It was a late whim to put this on a board and bring it along, but it proved to be most popular for people to scrutinize up close. We have many, many prototype models amassed over the years and will likely show a sort of "prototype museum" at next year's show.
Above, a macro picture showing the size of the 16-stranded, completely balanced braid which makes up the foundational wires of which the new cables are made.
Above, a dissected segment of the new prototype cable assembly
Above, a cross section of the triaxial cable structure. Only three elements make up these new cables: copper, thinnest technically possible enamel, and 100% natural cotton fiber.
Expect great news for existing DFPC owners coming in the near future. The future of LessLoss is the future of extremely happy LessLoss customers.
Events are celebrations. We celebrate achievements as well as our trials and errors. We celebrate our enduring commitment and all hurdles successfully past. And we celebrate the possibilities of the future. So we had a gramophone cake and a small party to end the show.
And this is a true audiophile selfie:
Cheers to all and thank you for coming! Now we get back to work to make sure everything we do is better than before.
Louis Motek | LessLoss.com