New Reviews: LessLoss Blackbody and Tunnelbridge
Sunday 02 September, 2012
Two new reviews have been published about LessLoss products:
(1) Blackbody review published after three months of intensive evaluation by Mono and Stereo
(2) Tunnelbridge interconnect system (along with the Anchrowave loudspeaker cable) reviewed in The Audio Beat
Here are some excerpts from the reviews:
(1) Blackbody review in Mono and Stereo
"As with my prior experience with the LessLoss Firewall, I felt that the change upon introducing the Blackbody was in the same league."
"The real change that the Blackbody brought forth was evident within a few moments. It was an instant reminder of LessLoss's recognizable clarity and focus."
"Somehow the LessLoss Blackbody brings about so-called "blacker than black" backgrounds. The sense and pace and of atmosphere surrounding the music adopted an even more coherent believability at moments."
"I’m finally seeing a flame flickering with hope when it comes to digital audio and the Blackbody contribution here is a positive revelation. None of the tweaks I made so far managed to bring out the music from the DAC as did the LessLoss Blackbody."
"It should have dawned upon me earlier to try the Blackbody with my Tom Evans phono stage and pickup. I loved the change almost as much as I did with my Lampizator DAC!"
"More music happened in what I recall now as correct pace and rhythm."
"This is a device which carries out an inherently important task that is often overlooked or not even acknowledged to exist."
"The Blackbody can help in dealing with near-field EM interaction and elevate the performance to levels way above the expected. And with an already refined chassis, you can always add the Blackbody to achieve realms of quality unimaginable before."
(2) Tunnelbridge review in The Audio Beat
"The market churns out new models on a regular basis, requiring differentiation from all the other cables, and feasts us with a diversity of coloration."
"I can’t help wondering if cable design has been stuck in a bubble, waiting for a breakthrough. Louis Motek, the director and chief designer for LessLoss Audio, thinks recalcitrant problems could just as easily be characterized as questions asked in the wrong way, while the mere fact that there are so many different-sounding cables strongly suggests that many of the right questions have not yet been asked."
"I have listened to this LP for almost 25 years and heard hints of these effects, but nothing prepared me for the sonic carnival I experienced through the LessLoss loom."
"I sensed performers fleshed out with body and movement. Steve Gadd’s work on the hi-hat was exquisite, as I easily heard the tonal and dynamic difference between his touches on the cymbal’s bell and its edge. Wherever I cast my ears, they reveled in fine-spun detail."
"With the orchestral depth clearly laid out before me, my ears could roam easily across contributions from sections and soloists, and then pull back to the whole -- just as I find myself doing in the concert hall."
"The psycho-acoustic sense of presence coupled with musical vibrancy and performance virtuosity delivered the kind of concert-hall experience that makes all the equipment fuss and bother worthwhile."
"With no further distraction from equipment, I put down pen and notepad to revel once again in this vibrant symphony. Here was what it’s all about -- when the music made the stereo go away."
"Not expecting cables to do what the LessLoss did, I was surprised at the overall increase in detail."
"Overall, the LessLoss presentation was more palpable and dimensional, with better separation of instruments and an overall heightened sense of 'you are there' in the performance space."
"If it makes sense to imagine the elimination of cable variables from the menu of sonic choices that confront the modern audiophile, LessLoss has laid a path to that end."
"It redefined my expectations for audio signal cables."
"I am confident that the LessLoss loom will bring your system a step closer to its capacity for musical truth."
Louis Motek | LessLoss.com
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