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Blackbody one-year investigation published in Stereo Times; Kaiser Vivace Loudspeaker in NYC


After an entire year of investigation in various systems, three independent reviewers at Stereo Times publish their long-term findings in a three-part review titled "Life with the LessLoss Blackbodys."

The LessLoss Blackbody with the 300B vacuum tube. Pictured is the front, active, side. The reverse side of the LessLoss Blackbody is inactive. Crafted from precision milled high-grade alloy with special treated glass and a durable coating, the Blackbody features a refined, subtle, European-style design. The Blackbody combines the best of <i>Bauhaus</i>, Alvar Aalto and Arne Jacobsen industrial design tradition with fresh and contemporary creativity.

Following are some extracts from the article:

"Via the Blackbodys, the music just came through with a new sense of harmonic wholesomeness I had not experienced from any other tweak."

"I sat in amazement for hours listening into the wee hours of the morning."

"The music was at once purer: totally devoid of grain or strain."

"I noticed Kaplan expected to hear something positive. What he didn't expect was anything this powerful and resoundingly obvious. The look on his face within seconds of playing a familiar track was all I needed to know about the Blackbodys' effectiveness here in this highly tweaked setup. "...what the f*%@ is going on?"

"Bass sounded quicker and lower than it had any right to be via this old pair of Apogees."

"The music took on greater contrast and appeared more lively."

"The Blackbodys impart purer tones and harmonics: qualities the single-ended lovers and vinyl enthusiasts claim their wares are most prolific at, while hitherto was near impossible to yield from solid-state and digital devices."

"You do not have to own the best of everything in order to achieve state of the art performance. The LessLoss Blackbodys are a testimony to that. Though not cheap they do as advertised and have taken my listening pleasure to a level I could not have believed prior to their installation."

"Once you get a grasp of its power, it will challenge everything you thought you previously knew regarding noises and other contaminations in and around components."

"I’m now convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that capturing the ultimate sound may be in our grasp by virtue of tweaks and not that shiny new $80k amplifier or loudspeaker."

Here is a direct link to the article.

Kaiser Vivace makes its New York debut with LessLoss Audio


Kaiser Vivace High Performance Loudspeaker

Some Features:
  • Domestically acceptable size offering deep bass response through advanced engineering.
  • High performance vibration control via Panzerholz with high density glass fibre/rubber cabinet.
  • Custom made paper and carbon sandwich cone drivers from Scan-Speak Denmark.
  • Extremely fast custom made Mundorf AMT tweeter.
  • Low resistance Mundorf CFC10 copper foil inductors.
  • High performance Mundorf silver-gold-oil capacitors throughout.
  • Internal wiring with nano tech micro vibration control and high bandwidth shielding.
  • Custom made Stillpoints Ultra SS Stainless Steel vibration control feet.
  • Superlative, no compromise, quality finishing. Large assortment of exotic veneers. Custom orders gladly accepted.
  • Fully customizable in your desired color, lacquered wood, or carbon fibre combination.
Retail price (per pair) excluding 19% VAT:
  • Painted semi-gloss: $42,500
  • Wood veneer (*) or carbon fibre front baffle: $44,000
  • Precision mirror finish clear lacquer (minimum five weeks lead time): $49,500

  • Shown in Lamborghini Orange, a $2500 custom order option.
(*) Maple, Birch, American/European Cherry, American/European Walnut, Sycamore, Wild Service Tree, Makore Pommele, Myrtle Burl, Walnut Burl, Madron Burl, Santos Palisander, Yewtree Burl, Maple Burl, Curly Birch, Tineo, Ziricote, Zebrano, Mahogany Crotch, Macassar-Ebony, Woven Carbon Fibre.

On active display at the New York Audio & AV Show, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, NYC, 18th Floor - Sutton Suite. Represented in North America by LessLoss Audio.

Have a nice day!

Louis Motek |

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