Meet the Designers

Louis Motek

Louis Motek

managing director
LessLoss Audio

Louis Motek has vast musical experience. The son of an organist and choir singer, his two brothers played violin, his sister classical guitar, his uncle a professional pianist/organist, and his grandmother was an opera soloist. His first piano recital was given at age six. At this early age he was already successfully advancing through the books of the Suzuki cello school. At the age of twelve he took up the saxophone as well. He has played in big-bands, symphony orchestras, ethnic music ensembles, has sung in mixed choirs, has composed his own popular and academic music, and was a student of musicology. At one point he had mastered at least a C major scale on all of the instruments you would encounter in any of the above mentioned ensembles.

He has worked as a jeweler in New York City and has 10 years of experience in a private Pro-Tools based recording studio. It is in the recording studio where his interest in high end audio was born and where, eventually, with LessLoss, he found all of his musical talents bear fruit with his developing top quality components he now offers for sale. Some of these are fifteen years in the making, and anyone who knows Louis will attest to their being mature solutions for the discerning audiophile. As to why Louis "does what he does":

“Every audiophile knows that at certain times, late at night, at around 3 AM, something happens to the electrical supply in the city in which they live. The sound becomes magnificent. There is no distortion. Everything clicks into place. It is some sort of audio nirvana. You can experience this perhaps 2 or 3 times a year, at best. Audiophiles spend vast quantities of time remembering this experience and even more time attempting (and failing) to recreate it. The experience is haunting and elusive. It only happens late at night and very rarely. This is what I am selling. I am selling this 3 AM sound for your enjoyment all day long, every day.”

Louis is trilingual. He speaks and writes fluently in English, German, and Lithuanian. His favorite things are those which are evident, but are yet unexplainable by mainstream science.

Selected Essays by Louis Motek

Interview with Louis Motek

Private saxophone duet recordings project in 1996(?)

Louis Motek and a friend ( took a few days off and recorded all of J.S. Bach's Inventions and Sinfonias (also known as Two- and Three-part Inventions), originally written for keyboard.

We took a couple of saxophones and played them all. It was fun! Here are some excerpts. Louis Motek is on soprano sax. Recorded around 1996 with two microphones. [44.1 kHz / 16 bit]

Louis Motek is invited to perform a four-hour presentation at the Advanced Managerial Training Program sponsored by KIC ( KIC is a member of the Latvian Business Consultants Association (

Conference Hotel Baltvilla Riga, Latvia
November 28, 2008

Conference Theme: Impact of Relationship Marketing

In this seminar and discussion forum with top executives regarding best practices and innovative methods in product marketing, Louis Motek demonstrates and discusses the rise of LessLoss as a passionate Lithuanian company to become world leader in a specific product category.

His entrepreneurial experience and success story encourages managers in Latvia to harness belief in their own dreams and see that every project, with proper vision, key partnerships, and serious treatment of relationships, can be successful.

Vytautas Magnus University Kaunas, Lithuania
September 14, 2009

Project and Process Management, graduate course lecture with students of Dr. Vaidotas Viliunas, Vice-Rector for Infrastructure, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania.

Kaunas University of Technology Kaunas, Lithuania
October 12, 2009

Lecture on electromagnetic wave theory and short introduction to the world of quantum electrodymanics. Department of Musical Technologies, Faculty of Humanities at the Kaunas University of technology.

Vilnius Co-operative College, Kaunas Department Kaunas, Lithuania
October 26, 2009

Lecture on computer administration of project management in conjunction with the study program Business Management for second and third year students.

Vilnius Academy of Arts Vilnius, Lithuania
November 20, 2009

Guest speaker at Andrius Rugys's lecture series titled The Search for Sonic Vision, given at The Department of Photography and Media Art in the Vilnius Academy of Arts.

Vilmantas “Vil” Duda

Vilmantas “Vil” Duda

Electrical Engineer
LessLoss Audio

I grew up in Lithuania, a country which has gone through a lot of change in my lifetime. We are sort of between East and West. From the West we inherited the importance of forming and realizing our own ideas and dreams, and from the East we've inherited an untiring work ethic and educational drive. This unique mixture is something that I am proud of and it forms my character.

I hold a degree in electrical engineering and have been active in the field of audio electronics for my entire conscious life. I followed all of the audio related computer developments from the very beginning and have always been upgrading the latest cheap technology to outdo even the more expensive offerings. I enjoy creating more than I enjoy prolonged listening to my creations, and am currently working on a dream system for private use. I continue to study the newest technologies, such as phase-perfect digital filtering algorithms and their potential in an ideal crossover system.

I worked as a sound technician in several recording studios here in Lithuania before moving to California for a year. In California, I was active as a studio computer specialist and configured several of the computers which are used in much popular production, including one for the keyboardist who co-wrote Michael Jackson's “Thriller.” There was much to learn and see in L.A., however I felt my electrotechnical expertise was not fully exploited there. Although my talents were fully appreciated there, I still felt that my true passion was to create, not merely to configure robust systems so that others could use them to create.

I have been making custom DAC's for over 20 years, following the latest developments. Building custom equipment for sound recording studios and audiophiles was interesting, but it was always on a budget. Now, as master engineer of LessLoss, I have the chance to completely utilize all of the knowledge that is available to me.

I am happily married and have a daughter. Sorry about not shaving for the photo.

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