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BlackGround 10x Power Base Early Bird special is now LIVE! See pictures attached

Dear esteemed clients,

We are happy to have begun receiving great feedback from some who have already plugged in their new BlackGround units. Thank you! Please feel free to add your own story if you haven't done so.

BlackGround now available to pre-order in a power voltage plug-and-play ready-made package!

This is how it will look and how it will be connected within.

Laser engraved logo on top:

LessLoss BlackGround 10x Power Base

A high performance power inlet at the back.

LessLoss BlackGround 10x Power Base

This will provide all the BlackGrounds with the Live line voltage, the Neutral (return) line voltage, as well as the Ground line. Nothing else needs to be connected to this device in order for it to work.

All flexible leads within will be C-MARC™ Large size hook-up wire with added white insulation for added protection for the power voltages. This device does not draw current, so the Large size C-MARC™ hook-up wire is plenty.

LessLoss BlackGround 10x Power Base

This is a special Litz wire with individually lacquered conductors. Much work goes into preparing the ends for electrical contact. Pictured above, the cotton has been removed from the C-MARC wire ends. These are then sculpted and tinned in a hot soldering bath whereupon they can be soldered according to application.

The device has two rows of 5 BlackGrounds each. 5 will be used for Live/Ground interfacing, and the other 5 for Neutral (return) line/Ground interfacing.

You can read much more about this novel technology here.

LessLoss BlackGround 10x Power Base

The unit is the same size as our Echo's End DAC enclosures. As you can see, 10 BlackGrounds completely fill the space inside the streamlined enclosure.

LessLoss BlackGround 10x Power Base

Inter-connecting the various BlackGround modules are our special Jumpers tailor made for this purpose. They are made available to the DIY enthusiast, and we use them, too. They feature 4mm^2 solid copper bars and eyelet terminations. Soldered of course, not crimped!

The flexible C-MARC™ leads are seen in the picture below.

LessLoss BlackGround 10x Power Base

LessLoss BlackGround 10x Power Base

You will notice there is also a speaker type terminal at the back. This is connected to ground potential within the 10x Power Base. It will be possible to use this ground potential for future expansion, meaning that any owner of the 10x Power Base will only ever need one power cord to ground all manner of BlackGround units one might procure in the future.

LessLoss BlackGround 10x Power Base

Our custom hand-made brass placard with the LessLoss logo is featured on the front of the unit.

LessLoss BlackGround 10x Power Base

The prototype unit as pictured is 95% of the way there. In fact, in final production, the units will be polished and lacquered multiple times. Here an impregnating beeswax was used (also nice, but it will be even nicer).

We have the price now established at 3942 USD. It will come in our water tight specially made custom flight case, the same one we use for our Echo's End DACs.

We already have the serial milling of the enclosures on order. We do not lacquer or sand/polish ourselves. For this we outsource to specialty professional companies.

For these reasons, and also because of production time of the BlackGround modules, we decided to launch an Early Bird discount offer in return for your patience while we get these beauties built for you. The hardening of the clear expoxy resin alone takes three full days. We cannot rush high quality.

Therefore, when you go over to our BlackGround 10x Power Base page, you will see there how you can enjoy pre-ordering right now with a discount of 394 USD, compliments of LessLoss.

Thank you for embracing high performance LessLoss technologies!


Louis Motek |