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DFPC Original: Outstanding Product Award!

April, 2015, author: Danny Worth and Dominic
"extremely well made and solid in construction."

"flexibility of the cable is very good"

"[the sound] really came to life conveying intricacy and naturalness."

"vocal was on the money with a great range of tone."

"violins and cymbals were very palpable"

"the cables didn't restrict spacious decay bringing a sense of realism that was clearly noticeable."

"Bass notes were full and allowed for the large lower end to be truly conveyed with all of its masculine weight and extension which never over-shadowed the sultry vocal."

"The Originals seem to strike this wonderful balance where gritty meets sultry, rough meets smooth and tight meets loose."

"a balance which I could refer to as very universal"

"extremely easy integration into most systems"

"refinement increased allowing for upper end micro details and micro dynamics to become more apparent and bass notes had more information."

"the upper bass registers had more definition and detail."

"great value for money"

"good tonal balance."

"will wow the listener"

"a truly fantastic cable at a very reasonable price"

"My bottom line is the DFPC Originals are the baby of the line but what they may lack in ultimate refinement and detail retrieval they more than make up in musicality, balance and flexibility of synergy with equipment and music alike."

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[Dominic]

"My first impression of the sound then can be encompassed within only one word - SOLIDITY. From that first note onwards everything sounded solid and complete, wanting for nothing obvious in the sounds I heard. The sound seemed almost constructed of granite, so that the shape of notes was defined within an envelope that had textures and layers within too, with the power and weight that should be there, was there, yet never once excessive or overblown, with not a trace of overhang or muddling."

"It was that same absence of overhang that gave the impression that the music had slowed down, because once the bass note ceased, I was greeted by a swift silence between the notes so the end of one note and the commencement of the next seemed longer because of that brief pause. That silence was indeed 'silent', as background noise just wasn't there, a dark quiet that shows the cable itself isn't introducing hiss or hum into the system."

"Kick drum was recreated accurately and I could clearly tell if a soft or hard face was being used on the beater, with the weight and power of the strike easily discernible"

"I found the treble to be very natural and organic which is my own personal preference, rather than being spotlit and etched sounding"

"Cymbal strikes had a crisp metallic "ting" to them with the decay shimmer of the instrument heard clearly and the high hat was very easy to follow with any genre of music, particularly so with high energy or frenetic rock music which often drowns out this instrument."

"The mid band too was also a pleasant organic natural sound, so female vocals were clear and uncluttered, soft and beguiling with soft undertones easily heard. Male vocals had the throaty bass growl where needs be and in particular Mark Knopfler's voice had it's gravelly texture as it should"

"The Lessloss cable left me in no doubt that all the sounds were present and correct."

"guitar plucks, strums and finger work on the frets was recreated with startling reality and I could clearly distinguish between steel and nylon strings on his guitar, with the rich tones of the instrument's body also shining through."

"There was never a clash either between drums and guitar, so the whole performance remained cohesive and very easy to listen to."

"allows the system to perform at its best."

"It really is a product that you set to its task and it will quietly and efficiently give a solid uncluttered sound without drawing attention to itself"

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DFPC Original: Dynamics remain perfectly intact

February, 2015, author: Matteo Turotti
Test setup includes:

Sources: PC with Jmedia River, Exasound E20 with Teddy Pardo power supply, Yulong D200, Ratoc RAL DSD2
Amplification: 2x Questyle CMA800R, Schiit Asgard, Eam Lab Element 202
Headphones: Sennheiser HD800 and HD650, Hifiman HE500, HE560 and HE400i, Audeze LCD-X
Loudspeakers: Kef LS50


"The improvement is immediately recognizable and very distinct on both DACs used."

"The detail increases while not fatiguing the listener. An improvement also occurs in musicality in general, especially in the deeper bass and articulation."

"The dynamics, despite the filtering, do not suffer compromises and remain perfectly intact."

"The soundstage is clearer and the effect is most obvious. The music seems to come from outside the headphones. The result is very natural and pleasing, very similar to a line conditioner while being much less bulky and does not present the disadvantages of the cutoff frequency."

"The most worrying thing is that usually when power stages are filtered, dynamics suffer as well, but with the LessLoss DFPC Original this does not happen and the dynamics are played at their best, even with the powerful 250W Eam Lab Element 202 amp."

"The result obtained with the entry level DFPC Original power cables is close to that obtained with the Reference Series while not quite reaching its peak performance, but considering the much lower price, we can say that the quality/price ratio is superior with the DFPC Original."

"The LessLoss DFPC Original are excellent power cables, while costing much less than the top of the line Reference, offer excellent performance and the opportunity to try the unique technology of choice at a much better price."
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DFPC lifts system performance by substantial magnitude

July, 2014, author: John Darko
"The DFPC Original is a better cable in both construction and sound."

"Up went tonal colour, down went lower-treble glare."

"The LessLoss cable also introduced greater depth separation."

"By far the most noticeable improvement was more obvious - and better - bass. Or rather, greater prominence of acoustic mass across the board was more readily apparent in the lower frequencies."

"Better revealed textures up and down the frequency spectrum."

"More mass and density better secured music's foundations - a lower centre of gravity was now at play."

"String-plucked transients weren't as overtly strident."

"Switching power cables from LessLoss back to vanilla on DAC and amplifier took music several steps backward to something a little more tepid, less micro-dynamically interesting and thinner."

"First hand experience with the LessLoss DFPC cables swiftly erases the healthy skepticism with which I greeted this assignment."

"The magnitude by which these power cables collectively lift system performance has me reassessing the notion that money should first drop on interconnects and loudspeaker cable."
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High End News says DFPC Signature sets new standard

February 2014, author: Ari-Martti Pohtola
I did not believe that one could get that kind of sound just by using one measly power cable."

"Ordering the Signature power cable turned out to be one of the best moves I made during my 25 years of audiophile experience."

"I think it is the only power cable at this price level that combines all of these virtues within one solution: speed (as fast as Nordost, but at the same time more relaxed), a beautiful midrange (better than my old Siltechs), excellent top end (better than any other power cable I have tested) and as quiet as the best power cables I have tested."

"With the DFPC Signature you really achieve this synergy of smoothness, relaxedness, and even more vividness into the sound. Actually, not a hint of aggressiveness was noticed."

"From all of the combinations, the Signature connected directly to the wall gave the best sonic results."

"The DFPC Signature [direct to component] did remove even more noise, and the result was overall better resolution. The mid-band became very relaxed and pretty, the highs were the most natural I have heard with any other power cables, and gone was the aggressiveness some of the other 'fast' sounding power cables introduced to my system earlier."

"...exceptional products that really help the serious audiophile achieve the best their systems are capable of."
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Audiocavi cables guidebook grants DFPC Original a 5-star award

May, 2013, author: Massimo Stella
"Soloists stand out delineated, accurate and alive, in front of the speakers. Frequency extension leaves nothing to be desired. The lows are very deep and are rock solid. The high range seems light, fluid, and on the highest peaks, shining and can be heard with authority, but they do not sting the ear, nor do they smear. For now, at first glance the key word is "air."

"The performers are present, and emit notes and phrases which would leave you listening for hours without feeling any fatigue."

"Macro and micro dynamics are superlative, and the information that this cable relays is very substantial. The reproduction is therefore extremely defined and very natural. The harmonic content revealed allows one to hear a remarkable wealth of information."

"After listening to these, the additional keyword is "Nirvana."

"LessLoss offers an excellent power cord which we can no longer do without. The music takes on a third dimension and leaves the listener in a state of Nirvana, from which there's no turning back."
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Stereo Mecmuasi reviews the LessLoss DFPC Original

March, 2011, author: Merih Akoğul
The Turkish stereo magazine Stereo Mecmuasi publishes their DFPC Original review, giving their readers their highest recommendation.
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Puresound reviews the LessLoss DFPC Original

September, 2010, author: Roeland Vereecken
"The extended dynamics, the lowered noisefloor, the musicality and the ability to bring the musicians into the room."

"LessLoss cables lifted the musical interpretation for me made me better get into the music and I dare to say Bach's Mattheus Passion never brought me to tears in such a way as on that evening with La Petite Bande and the LessLoss DFPC."

"In a good high res system, this is definitely the cable to go for. It will almost literally blow your mind."

The original Dutch version is here.
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Audiodrom publishes in-depth review of 22 different power cords including the LessLoss DFPC Original

November, 2009, author: MJ - PW
The Czech audiophile magazine Audiodrom features the LessLoss DFPC Original in a large power cable review (22 cables). The article deals with affordable high end power cables from a selection of manufacturers.
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AVRev reviews the LessLoss DFPC Original

June 2009, author: Roger Coakes
"After powering up the system, I was immediately taken aback. I would equate it to the first time I hooked up a proper DAC to a sound system..."

"I was rather shocked that my wife could even hear the difference, a gracious woman that sighs in desperation every time I pull her into the room to listen changes after replacing a piece of equipment."

"It's surprising to find cables of this caliber at such an inexpensive cost, compared to their competitors."

"I can easily recommend the LessLoss DFPCs as a necessary upgrade for any audiophile seeking more dynamic sound, preferably replacing the power cables for every audio component in their system."
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LessLoss makes headline news in the lithuanian Studio Hi-Fi print magazine

November, 2008, author: Martynas Sborikas and Raimondas Celencevicius
LessLoss principals Louis Motek and Vil Duda appear in a 14-page interview in the November edition of the Lithuanian Studio Hi-Fi print magazine.
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