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DFPC Series [Signature]
Date Added: 08/27/2012 by Aaron Knock
Before getting the DFPC Signatures, my whole system costed around $7,000. Compared to many other reviews here, my system is far less expensive. So one major concern of mine was that my system simply would not allow me to hear the kind of improvements that others with far more expensive systems claimed to hear. I was worried I’d spend a lot of money ($2183 is a lot of money to me), end up with amazing-looking power cords, but hear very little improvement, or worse: no improvement at all!
So what led me to "take the plunge" was that the DFPC power cord is not just a power cord, it is a noise filter as well. Without considering this dual function I would never have spent that much on "just a power cord."
I got 2 DFPC Signatures: one on the source and one on the amp. The whole system requires only these two power cords. I upgraded to the Signatures from the stock power cords provided by the manufacturers. I’ve been using the DFPC Sigs for 3 months now.
System (total ca. $7000)
Speakers: Focal 816V ($2,100)
Speaker Cables: LessLoss Anchorwave (3m @ $2,000)
AVR: Yamaha RX-A 3010 ($2,000) -- used in 2 channel Pure Direct mode
Interconnects: Kimber PBJ ($150)
Source: Cambridge Audio 650C ($800)
Room: 16’x18‘x7.5’, untreated, laminate flooring, gyprock walls, open back wall
The cords grip the outlet/inlet very well, and are light and very flexible. In my system, the Signatures are visible, and so their flexibility was key not just to setup, but to aesthetic presentation, too.
Pre-Evaluation & critical listening method:
First, I keep my CD player running 24/7. I also warm up my amp for 20-30 minutes before listening. For critical listening, I used only a handful of music I was very familiar with. I would listen to 1 full track before switching power cords (or a few minutes of it at least) under an ABAB test scenario. During play, I would jot down short notes of things that stood out to me. Before switching cables, I’d pause after the track played to reflect on the track and possibly jot more things down. Then I’d switch out the power cords for the Signatures and repeat the same chunk of listening and note-taking.
Within a few seconds, audible improvements were completely obvious. The effect was an emotional response that caused me some laughter, eye-widening, and jaw-lowering. Keeping my emotions in tact, I listened further. Rather than take you through each track and the ABAB notes, let me just list some of the noted improvements (in no particular order).
- Clearer, crisper
- Higher fine detail resolution
- Vocals more real
- Fuller sound
- Deeper bass
- Bass more articulate
- Starting to hear the recorded room now
- Instantly real
- Lower noise floor: sounds like instruments used to sound through a veil.
- Smoother vocal
The improvement that the Signatures made which I value the most has been the element of realism. Never mind that my system’s low end is now more articulate (although I certainly love this), or that the music now sounds more 3-dimensional, or any of the other improvements these power cords offer; when I listen to music now, the illusion that Jeff Buckley is singing in front of me, or that Keith Jarrett is playing a harpsichord in my living room, is more real than ever. To achieve this level of realism with a system costing what mine does is remarkable. Sometimes vocals are so real sounding it’s eerie.
Putting the performance enhancement in perspective:
I’ve auditioned Simaudio’s 300D DAC ($1,800) and their $4,000 integrated amp (the 340i). The 300D is a good DAC for the money, but the performance enhancements offered by LessLoss DFPC Signatures are without question more in number and far more obvious. Now, I loved the $4000 Simaudio integrated amp; it was easily a substantial improvement over my home-theater amp—returning it made me sad. But, if I had to choose between the new amp and two DFPC Signatures (say price wasn’t an issue), I wouldn’t think twice: the Signatures for sure! Using the Signatures to lower the noise that enters my components not only produces more sonic improvements, but has a greater positive impact with respect to clarity and realism. Now, say we bring price back in the picture, the DFPC Signatures are virtually half the money of a serious amp upgrade (from Yamaha’s $2G flagship home-theater amp to the finely reviewed $4G Simaudio Moon 330i).
Dealing with LessLoss:
It’s obvious that Louis Motek prides himself on great customer service. When I emailed LessLoss, I got a reply directly from the boss. As such, I’ve had the pleasure of exchanging several emails with Louis and his responses have always been thoughtful and timely. His business, though on the net, really doesn't feel like it's far away. Shortly after ordering I had the well-packaged cords in hand.
This has been a sublime customer experience: products that deliver obvious and substantial performance enhancement, fast shipping, well-packaged products, and top-notch customer service.
Date Added: 07/14/2012 by Michael R.
Addendum to previous review: Please see my review of Feb. 14th, 2012. I would only like to add that after 5 additional months I notice still more sonic refinement and clarity than before. There is just that bit much more realism now compared to what I heard in February. So you can look forward to continued improvement in your sound for many months after your initial break-in of the Firewall. What a continuing pleasure!
DFPC Series [Signature]
Date Added: 07/02/2012 by Karl
I have been using your DFPC Signature AC power cords for a year and a half now. A friend highly recommended them. He is a very knowledgeable audio buddy who is not only an accomplished musician but an engineer. He has extraordinarily good ears. We both have similar systems with the best CD player we have been able to find at any price and the rest of the system to match. Very highly resolving. Sometimes it is hard to resist doing just one more comparison and so it was the case with your wonderful power cords. I had been using some rather expensive AC cords and yours are clearly better. I settled in with the Signatures for about a year and then got some really good but somewhat affordable power cords just to try. They produced an absolutely glorious midrange which was quite seductive. ...That is until I put the Signatures back in and regained the highs and bass. Oh well, that was a bit expensive but informative.
My system powered with the DFPC Signature AC power cords has significantly better bass, fullness, richness and yet retains beautiful nuance, air and decay. Delightfully musical. My friend tried a full set of some extraordinarily good AC cords that cost three times what the Signatures costs ...and in the end he too preferred the Signatures.
I should point out that although we both use Signatures throughout our systems, in the end a different AC cord seemed to be a better match for our particular CD player.
Everyone's system and preferences are different, but at least for these two systems that is what works best.
Addendum as of December 2013:
We have been using your Signature AC cords in the entire system, including CD player, for some time now.
Anchorwave Interconnects and Speaker Cables
Date Added: 05/30/2012 by Steve
I recently acquired two sets of Anchorwave interconnects to compare to my Shunyata Aries-S ICs. I've lived happily with the Shunyatas for many years and still feel they're a class act. But the Anchorwaves clearly surpass them, in ways that remind me of the virtues of the DFPC Signature (5 of which are currently in use in my system). I could go through the usual list of apparent cliches in describing how the Anchorwaves excel--say, by mentioning extra layers of detail, better imaging, greater tonal weight and more lifelike timbres (what my wife sums up as added richness). But I think the best way I can convey my excitement about the Anchorwaves is to mention that I planned to write my comments several days ago. However, whenever I had the time to sit down and crank out a paragraph or two of appreciative comments, I also had the time to listen to familiar recordings and discover how much better they now sounded and to experience the surprise of hearing many details that my Aries had failed to reveal. Each time, my audio enthusiasm and hedonism trumped what I felt was my obligation to write a mini-review.
Let me just add that the Anchorwaves are beautifully made and very reasonably priced. LessLoss continues to impress me with its innovative and cost-effective engineering.
DFPC Series [Signature]
Date Added: 04/20/2012 by Jón Thorsteinsson, Iceland
DFPC Series [Signature]
Date Added: 04/11/2012 by Charles Katz
I've been an audiophile for 15 years, constantly trying to improve my stereo with, of course, musical satisfaction as the goal. I've been through countless component and power cord changes and upgrades, many of them improving the quality of the music. Many tweaks have included vibration control devices such as Herbie's damping devices put on the terminations of interconnects and power cords (highly recommended for cutting down unwanted vibrations) and A.C. devices like noise harvesters (also very good at reducing A.C. noise). These devices inched me closer to the sound I was looking for, drawing me more into the music, making the music more emotionally satisfying.
Recently I purchased a DFPC Signature power cord from LessLoss with overwhelming results. Used on my transport, the quality of music reached a level that I have been looking for since starting to make a satisfying stereo and, to be honest, did not know was achievable. A layer (blanket?) of noise disappeared and the music was now coming from a very black background revealing innner detail not heard before (perhaps heard but as sound, not music). The music is much more life-like now, the soundstage more dimensional and, most importantly, the artistry and emotion flows from the speakers. There were times late at night when my stereo sounded particularly good, engaging. With the Signature, that late night quality is there all the time now. I've done a lot of experimenting with my stereo over the years. Many devices, component upgrades, cords and tweaks have inched me closer to what I've been looking for, but the Signature has taken musical reproduction in my system to a whole different place, a quantum jump in my listening experience.
DFPC Series [Signature]
Date Added: 04/11/2012 by Larry Benjamin
I visited my audiophile friend, Charles, who just bought a LessLoss DFPC Signature power cord from you for his Mark Levinson transport. The sound was nothing short of transformative! Keep in mind, we're talking about just one power cord, and it hasn't even been broken in yet! It's been a while since I heard Charles' stereo last but I remember it sounding slightly cool and lean. Other than that, it's an excellent high-end tube-based system. So I was there listening to it with another friend and we were all astounded. I can't begin to imagine what the Firewall does. Previously, I was evaluating and critiquing the sound. But this time, the thought of critiquing would have been a ridiculous mental exercise. I just wanted to kick back and enjoy the music.
This one power cord transformed the way I listen to and evaluate a stereo. I used to prefer a warmer sound but now I realize that was just coloration masking the noise floor after hearing the Signature on Charles' transport. With the Signature on and the noise floor gone, I was hearing a less warm sound and preferring it for the first time, because it was actually more musical. I mentioned to Charles' friend that the stereo sounds more engaging than live music but in some ways it's not as real because the instruments are not blending together as well as they do at the symphony. He corrected me, saying that I'm used to listening to a symphony 50 feet back from the stage and that a recording has multiple microphones above the stage so what I'm hearing now is closer to what the musicians hear on stage. In a way, it's the best of both worlds because I was hearing all the inner detail but at the same time, everything sounded like a cohesive whole. Many audiophiles speak of detail in a negative sense but I'm referring to more resolution which give the audible cues to a more emotionally engaging sound. And I repeat, this was from a change of just one power cord, from a Shunyata Python to the Signature!
DFPC Series [Original]
Date Added: 03/30/2012 by Glen Schulz (Australia)
I recently purchased the Sennheiser HD800 headphones and was blown away by the sound. However, after some time of listening I started picking out the inherent flaws of the HD800 headphones: weak bass, treble issues etc. During my investigation for solutions, I stumbled across the LessLoss web site. The site looked professional with very comprehensive information on all the technology behind their products. However, I must admit, I was skeptical going into the exercise of buying aftermarket power cords. My expectation was that they would make little to no difference and I would return them for a full refund. I'd even pre-arranged with LessLoss to cover my delivery and return shipping costs! Thanks to Louis Motek for agreeing to my dubious request. However, there is no way LessLoss will get my power cords back! Unless I decide to upgrade to the Signature series (which is a distinct possibility!).
My first impression was that there was something wrong with the sound. However, I soon realized that I was hearing clarity in the sound which I had never heard before! The depth of the bass was remarkable, the sound floor was almost undetectable, the vocals were crystal clear and the instruments were makings sounds I didn't realize they made! Thanks must go to Louis for his incredible turn around time (almost always within the hour) on all my email questions (particularly given the time difference here in Australia) and his expert and truthful advice along the way. I'm a LessLoss convert and will be taking a serious look at the other LessLoss products as a result. If only LessLoss made aftermarket headphone cables for the HD800s :( FYI: My current system - Cyrus CD T Transport; Rega Wolfson WM8742 DAC; Lehmann Audio Black Cube Linear Headphone Amp; and of course the Sennheiser HD800 headphones.
DFPC Series [Original]
Date Added: 03/21/2012 by Raymond Eye
I am now the proud owner of 3 DFPC Originals. "Originally" (excuse the pun), I was intrigued by the unanimously positive reviews garnered by these cables. Not only did the professoinal reviewers love them, what really spoke to me was how many private users felt the same. Then, I took account of the fact that you NEVER see these cables for sale on the used Audio Equipment websites. There had to be something to it. Though these are no doubt one of the best deals going in HiFi, I still consider $600 for a PC a large expenditure. I had already heard for myself that power cables could make a positive difference in a system, so I didn't need convincing on that point. Like any other upgrade, I have to hear an improvement or I will either return or sell the product. I started out with just one DFPC Original and placed it on my DAC. Right away, I heard the improvement I was looking for and much more. It was one of the more significant contributions to good sound I had come across: there was some upper frequency hash removed, instruments appeared more immediate, and more clearly defined in both tone and 3-dimensional space. I also thought that bass had become quicker and tighter. I was sold! I continued reading up on the DFPC's as well as other LessLoss products, and decided that a full system approach would be best. That would mean 2 more Originals: one for my Bel Canto Pre1, and another for my Conrad Johnson MF2250 power amp. Those 2 cables just arrived this afternoon and are currently making beautiful music. I played the same music that I've been listening to recently in attempt to be as objective as possible in my assessment. What I heard was more of the same good qualities that came through with the first DFPC. With these cables on all my components, there was little chance that the high frequency junk the DFPC's aim to filter would make it through to my components. This made for a stark black background, hightened top end clarity which resulted in a sense that my system had better upper frequency extension, as well as an added measure of depth. I love the Oyaide 079 plugs and agree with Louis that they are the most neutral, less fatiguing plugs of the bunch. I should probably mention that I use a DIY balanced power conditioner and all 3 DFPC's are connected to it. Contrary to what I read in one listener's review, these cable work just fine with balanced AC. I have a large enough transformer to prevent dynamics from becoming restricted during transients. These 2 filtering approaches complement each other very nicely. I now have, by far, the best sound that's ever graced my living room. The only problem is that this has got me wondering what a LessLoss Firewall could do for me; they're said to be the equivalent of 100 DFPC's connected in parallel! If 3 of them make this big a difference, imagine what 103 would sound like...
DFPC Series [Original]
Date Added: 03/21/2012 by Jae
I replaced Shunyata Python on my sources with LessLoss DFPC Original cables and I must say these are better than Pythons and beyond! In my system, I used them on a Lamm preamp and an Ayon CD2. I will definitely give one a chance on my Cary 805 AE amp soon, too, and Mr. Liudas (Louis Motek) is off the chart, it was truly a pleasure! Thank you.
LessLoss started its business on Audiogon in late 2007. Within the first couple of month, word about LessLoss spread like wildfire among Audiogon members. Here is the feedback received from our clients during our first year of operation. This is from even before we had our own website.
Louis is one of the best in the business, truly professional and very fast production and delivery. I am very satisfied by your superb service. Many thanks.
Excellent transaction with Lessloss on dynamic filtering power cord. Good communications & fast shipping. A+++++
Bought 3 pc's from Liudas in Jan/08. Outstanding product as advertised. Performance is everything and more than I expected. Kudos to Lessloss cable for a great product. Very highly recommended...A+++
Bought the Lessloss PC cable about a month ago; the quality and build are excellent. Compares very favorably with more expensive PCs. Highly recommended. Thanks!
A power cable that makes a huge difference; simply an excellent design. First-class sales and service - highest recommendation.
Cable #6 powering my Emm Dac6e which comprises part of my headphone system. Again, more resolution, detail, quietness from my Victor HP1000phones. Best single device in my system ever. Time to purchase more. I'm spreading the word re: this marvel!!
Liudas,your service is INCREDIBLE,no waiting 4-6weeks for cables and the ones I already have are doing more than I hoped A+A+,Thanks again,Don
Lightspeed delivery,very nice cable.I am kind of proud Liudas of such good cables from this part of Europe
Liudas is a honest and dependable seller, always answers my e-mail questions promptly. The LessLoss cable is a work of art, and sounds good too, cable is still burning in. I'm quite happy with my purchase.
Very smooth transaction, lovely cables. Thanks Liudas!
Amazing power cord! It beats my other much more expensive cables hands down - blacker background, natural, more details and dynamics. All my CDs open up and sound more musical. Brought two cables so far and will be buying more for sure. Liudas is a s
Cable #5 powering my Day Sequerra tuner results in being able to receive more stations!!! No more hiss, greater dynamics. Makes it sound like my ADA Tune Suite XM. This cable is the most remarkable product that has come my way in the past 20 + years
Kind and lightspeed fast service. The cable is a steal and outperforms other cables, costing much much more. Increasing every aspect of sound you can imagine. Absolutely outstanding!!! Thanks again Liudas.
Item arrived quickly and well packaged. Excellent communication. A great product from a great seller.
This is cable #4 in my system.Used powering my Ashley Xovermy MRS scares me out of the room!What power below 15Hz.No power cords that I have owned,many15X the $579.asking price have come close 2 this level of performance Looking forward 2 adding more
Cable #3 added to the PS of my Cello Palette. Well, no more static as I rotate the dials for the various frequencies. 1st cable to accomplish this! All power conditioners, including the Accuphase P1200 did not rectify the situation.Unbelievable!
Fast shipping and great sounding cables. Would not hesitate to deal with Liudas again.
This is my 2nd power cord from Lessloss. The first one was used to power my VRE-1, this one for the EMM CDSA SE. Again, a stunning result, w/quieter backgrounds, something that I thought I achieved w/the 1st cable. Next unit, the Xover.Unbelievable!
Excellent service and product, do not hesitate to try these cords. AAA+
Super fast shiping and a fantastic power cord. The very best I have ever used. Thank you Liudas!
You cant get a better seller in audiogon than Louis. For a cheap PC ( compared to many other manufacturers), he is responsive to your mails and even offer suggestion for cable configuration. Buy with confidence. First class seller with 1st class serv
Excellent seller...and truely excellent cable. The Dynamic Filtering Power Cable is just fantastic...musical...liquid...3D. Thanks!
Liudas has SUPERB DELIVERY,excellent communication. Cables are gorgeous.Can't wait till my amps come back,so I can reconnect.Can't say enough,check out all the POSITIVE FEEDBACK,Don Mitchell
The Lessloss offers WIDE dynamics.It's spooky quiet with an airy sound stage. Worth 10 times its list price.I am buying more!
Liudas is superb to deal with,4 day delivery to my door.wonderfully crafted cable. Excellent communication,and he's very patient with my questions,I'll be doing business with Liudas again(oops I already have)Thanks,Don
Very good sounding power cable,fast delivery-recommended.Thanks!
I own a number of well know and expensive Powercords that I use throughout my system. The Lessloss is clearly on par with the best for less. Used on the preamp of a system that was never bass shy, I felt like I had discovered another octave of music
Re: Purchase of Lessloss AC power cable. Immediately apparent something is special, it changes the envelope of the delivery of the music. The tripath solid state AR Amp sounds more flowing and used with my Tube SET, more bass from my 2 way speakers
Very good power cable at reasonable price, fast shipping, easy communication. Highly recommended, both product and seller.
Thanks Liudas. Very fast shippment, the whole transaction took 3 days. Excellent cable, the best I've owned. It's my second purchase from Liudas so I know from experience that it will be even better after burn in. Highly recommended.
Quick shipment and very good AC cord. I'll be back for more.
STELLA SERVICE. Felt like a valued customer. Cables are simply amazing. The sound stage is huge and sibilance free. Amazes me the way instruments and voices soar out of thin air. Thanks Luidas.
Outstanding service, excellent communication, and a fantastic product, one of the best power cables available for the $$$$. thanks again!
Quick delivery this time, My CD player never sounded so good. Thanks Luidas for another great cord to add to my system. A+++
I would like to thank Liudas for his excellent service. He is selling a fabulus product that helped me to solve the problem of high frequency harshness I experienced with my CD player.I will buy more cables to replace my Acrolink and Oyaide Tunami
I have now completed a full system (Digital/Power/Analog) integration using the LessLoss product. These power cables are a work of auditory art. Simply plug them in and be amazed! It's one product any sensible audio enthusiast should not miss out on.
I now have 4 of these in my system and every one of these on each component brought my system up to new levels. Nicely built as well. Highly recommended component!
Liudas is the gold standard in service. His cord in my system amounted to a hugh and positive upgrade. Thank you.
Outstanding service and the cable is as stated. The best I have heard so far over other regarded power cables. Highly recommend!!
Great on-going communications and terrific product.
I still find it hard to believe a power cord could be equal to or even greater than a serious interconnect upgrade, but it is! Thanks Liudas for the great product and perfect customer service.
The perfect seller in Audiogon: exceptional communication, easy transaction and fast and safe shipping. Recommended.
Perfect transaction.Great communication and very fast shipping. A+ Audiogon seller
Superfast shipping, good communication, doesn't get any better than this. Also, the cables are butifully made of high quality components. Thanks Walter.
Excellent transaction. A great power cable and company. Worth the wait.
A great experience overall, Liudas's enthusiasm for his product and the ongoing updates made this a very positive experience. The cord has made a significant difference in my system, most notably a much lower noise floor..
Trustworthy and very knowledgeable seller/designer/manufacturer. Kept in touch with updates and info. while cord was being manufactured and processed. It's all good - and all very high end.
Liudus is a great guy and the power cord is outstanding, I will glady buy from lessloss again, the cord took my system to another level
2nd entry; bought more cables. IMHO, better powercables than these are not available! Lessloss p/c's are MORE than a system upgrade. And 2 day delivery, from Lithuania?!! Amazing product!!!
Very nice sounding cable, beautiful build and a very reasonable price with fast international shipping. A+++
IMAGINE every listening session as your best listening session. Every recording played the best it can play. Your equipment performing always at optimum. Lessloss makes it happen! These cables are the best of the best!!!
In my years of audio and all the cords I tried Lessloss cords, made a difference you can hear for the better and it's not subtle. Good work Liudas! AAAA+
Excellent seller and Audiogoner, great communicator. Power cable is outstanding, excellent... Great soundstage, excellent definition, black background as promissed.
Liudas is great to deal with: excellent communication and service. The cables are very well made and well worth the money. Thanks!
Outstanding transaction and outstanding power cable.
Great transaction well worth the wait, this is by far the best powercord I have used in my system over the past 20 years, some cost as high as $3,000 and this power cord for $500.00 beat them all hands down and is a steal at its current asking price.
Top notch construction, performance to match, and a great transaction. Highly recommended because the cable does what is claimed, lowers noise while improving dynamics. Thanks!
If it was just always so simple !! Excellent, correct and accurate communication. Absolutely no loss at all even before listening to the cables. Highly recommended.
This cable was the BEST purchase that I've ever made!! I’m not affiliated with this product in anyway, but feel sorry for Audiophiles who don’t purchase these cables. Once Audiophiles try this cable, they will wonder how this product can be sold at such a low price. I’m baffled… In an industry full of snake oil, unethical cable retailers, enormous profits and scams - this LessLoss "Filtering Power Cable" is a "breakthrough product" which blows away the ALL competition at ANY price!!! I honestly don’t know how LessLoss can make a profit while using Oyaide connectors, hand braiding and an incredible passive AC filter. LessLoss "Filtering Power Cable" are sold from a manufacturer /owner /designer who is trustworthy, ethical, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to deal with. Take a chance!!!!, PayPal your money to Lithuania - and you'll be rewarded with great Customer Service, and the finest power cord made. Hear for yourself what you are missing!!! Thanks Again!!!
Excellent service and communication. Fast shipping. Thanks, Liudas!
Excellent products! Delivery of the power cords and XLR digital interconnect cable,was received within 10days of shipping. Luidas kept me informed on the status of my order. Very good communication and feedback to my inquiries.
First-rate all the way! The cables are sensational, and the price is a steal. The 1-2 week delivery from Lithuania is well worth the wait. Liudas and Vilmantas at LessLoss are perfectionists pursuing their love for the art of music reproduction.
Before upgrading your gear, please try the Lessloss Blackbody. It works wonders with my equipment and adds a realism, a new quality to the sound that will leave you speechless. Absolutely wonderful piece of gear.