In my oppinion, your going to have to try each one and let your ears make the choise. No one has the same system, you've been down this road before.:)
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I have the origonal Lessloss and feel that significantly outperforms the Valhalla, in my system. Yes the Nordost is fast, transparent, but I find it dry and a bleached sound, lacking richness.
I know you don't ask for other recommendations, but the Sablon audio Robusto is cheaper and at least as good as the Lessloss, with a different sound.
I have 2 LL Sigs and 2 Valhallas. I use the Valhalla from the wall to my power conditioner as I have found in this primary role it is more neutral and 3D than the LL Sig. I use that one from Pre to power conditioner, because it gave the sound more body than when I also used Valhalla there. I do not find the Valhalla dry or thin at all; it is different from the IC's, to me. I have tried many of the "big boy" PC's and have found it tio be the most neutral and realistic. The LL Sig is a close second. On digital, my heart still belongs to Elrod PC's.
I second the Elrod PC. I have two, one on the source, and one on the amp. They work great in my system, but one still needs to audition PC's in they're system to make a final call.
I have noticed that the LessLoss sell very fast used. That speaks volumes for the product.The Shunyata PC's also sell very fast on the used market.