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Stereo Times review of the LessLoss Blackbody

July, 2010, author: Russell Lichter
"...when I look for a snappy description of the changes I heard when the Blackbodies were put in place, I'm apt to say something like, It's as if I have a new pair of loudspeakers."

"I continually find myself stopping in my tracks, noticing nuances and details and ambiance I don't recall, basking in a sense of presence and spaciousness that is delightful and surprising. There is a crystalline clarity about the highs, and bass feels more accurate and substantial. Listening is relaxed and easy, never fatiguing, and very satisfying. Clarity, clarity, clarity. Transient attacks to die for."

"Listen to the hammers strike the piano strings, felt covered wood hammers hitting metal strings, clear as a bell. Listen to the tactility ofrosin-covered horse hair drawing across the 'cello strings. Listen to the rich, clear layering of overtones in a singer's voice. It's enough to give one goose bumps at times."

"As a reviewer I spend time listening to equipment, but when equipment does its job this well, it transcends itself, it becomes a clear vessel for the music, a doorway to the heart and soul of the composer and performer. I have always considered the real purpose of all art to be delight, and I think never before has this stereo so fulfilled that purpose."
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6moons Blackbody review (Part II)

April, 2010, author: Srajan Ebaen
"The type of change these devices accrued is very audible in transient peaks particularly on percussive noises whose startle factor—the degree by which they shoot out of the surrounding sound carpet and trick you into small adrenaline rushes—gets very pronounced."

"The soundstage is sorted better and transient acuity is higher. Subliminal blur gets steadied, fuzziness wiped away."

"Besides being able to hear more deeply into tone modulations, I enjoyed a greater penetration into the far reaches of the soundstage. Greater clarity farther back."

"Relatedly, the overall sense of purity enhanced. This I related to a lowering of inner noise."

"Unlike certain powerline devices which can inject negative silence by overdamping, this type of silence—less etheric activity is perhaps more accurate— felt perfectly benign and easy. It neither choked nor conveyed an absence as some noise killer devices can."
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6moons review of the Blackbody (Part I)

March, 2010, author: Marja & Henk
"One or more Blackbodies strategically placed around our audio equipment alter the sound and help bring out more of the encoded ambient information into the playback venue. The Blackbody does not add anything to the sound or system. It effectively removes something that's intrinsically connected to electronic sound reproduction (the cleaned-up TV image is a nice bonus)."

"Having at least one Blackbody placed at the right spot makes a big difference in how we experience the music. The added spatial information—or better, finally revealed data purged from the former EM clutter—pulls the listener much deeper into the music. Bliss is in the details so to speak."

"After swapping of footers and repositioning of the Blackbodies on the PWD and the one behind the CD transport, we came to the only plausible conclusion. Electromagnetic fields can and will interfere with mechanical resonances. When a part of the enveloping EM field induced by either the equipment itself and/or other gear in proximity is eliminated, resonances earlier defeated by resonance controllers or tuning devices are neutralized as well."

"What happened was not minor. With three Blackbodies at work, the speakers fully detached from the music. With the fourth Blackbody, the room extended well behind the speakers. Though we think soundstaging is not the most important feature of a home system compared to imaging, when it is present and this realistic, it's a thing of beauty. We again used the computer building block as placebo and again had to conclude that it wasn't the weight or proximity of an object that was accountable for the perceived change in sound. "
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An introduction to the Blackbody is given by Srajan Ebaen of 6moons.com

March, 2010, author: Srajan Ebaen
"It proposes to address electro smog effects in a way that's never been attempted before."

"Electro smog? I won't do your homework for you. If you don't believe in the existence of electro smog [...] neither must you fret over [...] how a computer's Wifi module in your hifi might negatively impact other components. Why your system's performance keeps fluctuating despite no apparent changes. Why things in proximity to your gear impact it beyond acoustic reflection or absorption effects. And so forth. I applaud anyone investigative enough to pursue these matters in the hopes of coming up with something that makes a dent."

"Having spent a dinner with Louis Motek, Dan Wright and Jacob George during a Munich hifi show, I'd witnessed Louis recount anecdotes of his many unusual audio experiments. I was impressed by his obvious enthusiasm for the subject and his willingness to spend a lot of time chasing the devil that's in the details."
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Dagogo Reviews the LessLoss DFPC Signature

February 2010, author: Ed Momkus
"It isn't just superb in doing one or two things – it does everything well, whether detail, extension, transparency, performer placement, soundstage depth and width, PRAT, etc."

"I was able to easily demonstrate the DFPC Signature's superiority to visiting non-audiophiles, all of whom preferred the DFPC Signature without hesitation. In fact, the only cables that came close were the original DFPCs."

"...would typically fit in the $2,000 to $3,000 range but which sells for $1,150 on the LessLoss website, including shipping."
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6moons review of the Firewall

February, 2010, author: Marja & Henk
"Without the Firewall, there was a stream of somewhat disconnected tones masquerading as musical performance. With the Firewall, there was musical performance built upon coherent interplay filled with spatial cues, proper timing and dynamic accents."
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Dagogo reviews the LessLoss Firewall power conditioner

February, 2010, author: Ed Momkus
"...an absolutely unprecedented level of natural realism in every aspect of the musical presentation."

"...so much more expressive and three-dimensional."
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Bound for Sound praises DFPC Signature performance, issue #197/198

December 2009, author: Marty de Wulf
"[Louis] has done it. This new power cord from LessLoss is substantially improved over any power cord I have ever heard - it's materially and substantially better than his [DFPC Original], whcih was basically better than any one's cord already."

"[Louis] has done something special here; he has taken his power cord beyond the realm of previous power cords, and into those areas of power conditioning previously reserved exclusively for the most advanced and expensive AC line conditioners. To my ears, his Signature cords, all by themselves, are doing to the AC what the best re-generating AC line conditioners and large battery packs have done in the past, and maybe a little more."

"The new Signature eliminated what grain there was (something that I hadn't noticed until it was gone), stripped the musical landscape of artificiality induced by electronic noise, and added solid meat to everything from the upper bass on up. It is truly the finest cord in my experience."

"This new Signature cord strikes me, however, as having broken through another barrier for power cords in that it does many of those things that I have never before associated with power cords. Cords in the past made improvements, though they tended not to be dramatic improvements. The new Signature is the king of dramatic."
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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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Audiophilia.com grants the LessLoss DFPC Signature the Audiophilia Star Component Award

October 2009, author: Martin Appel
...praise for their high performance, neutrality and low price: "It is without doubt that the LessLoss Signature power cords must take their place in the top echelon of power cords."
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