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I have been demoing a pair for each speaker for 10 days. They are really great. Will be buying them when the demo period is over. Also will be buying a pair of their C-MARC rca interconnects.great products.As for having them on the floor I am using a pair of the Command hangers that i have taped to the back of my speakers that keep both the speaker cables and the Firewalls off the floor..Easily removeable if needed.
Over the past 2.5 years I have gone all in on the C-MARC technology. That includes power cords, interconnects, speaker cables, Firewall 64Xs and Firewall for loudspeakers. Each addition has resulted in a noticeable improvement to my system, specifically resulting in a blacker background that allows more musical information to come through. The sound of my system has been totally transformed by these additions.
ozzy4...i have not added a 'tweak' that has improved my system as much as this has. Better soundstage depth...width and detail enhancement. Soloists are just more present with much better vocal articulations. You're going to hear a much better separation of instruments and you'll be able to place them within the soundstage better...For the price, i don't think you can beat it..
In my system the typical audiophile improvements were there, improved soundstage width and depth, increased resolution, etc. etc. What struck me most though was how my system became more musical and less mechanical, even though it never sounded mechanical to me before adding the firewalls. The best words for me to describe the music is that it is now more fluid, elastic and even sensual. I would also add addicting. I do not sense a loss of dynamics. I do find my system unpleasant to listen to when they are removed.
@ozzy Yes, they turned up here in Aus exactly as estimated. Full credit to UPS.
I am a bit lost for words, these have far exceeded my expectations. From initial connection the music is fuller, bass is tighter, high frequencies are cleaner, more darkness/separation in the music. I am seriously gobsmacked at the improvement.
When you visually look at the Firewall and hear the effect it is hard to comprehend what is going on.
They are quite expensive for me due to the Aus/US dollar exchange, but worth every cent.
I hope you get your trial set soon, I think will be shocked in a good way.
My system is more listenable regardless of the recording.
While I can hear more of the recording it has reduced the "digital" brightness. A poor recording is still obvious but not as grating.
Everything is more musical and analogue sounding, 5 days after installing them I am still shocked at the improvement in my system.
I can now conclude what I feel the Lessloss provides in sound quality.
They do take a while to break in, I probably have put about 50 hours on them and I was told that they already had about 20 hours. They did exhibit a benefit with additional hours. Perhaps with more time, they would improve even further. I doubt it though.
From my point of view these adapters round off the highs giving the sound a more relaxed sound. Albeit at the expense of robbing the dynamics or as i would call the bite of the music. Sounds pleasant on some music but it varies.
At $1600 for a set of 4 it is too much for me for what may be perceived as an improvement on some material.
From what I can determine from the Less Loss into, these are very expensive ferrite cores which serve as a high-frequency (HF) filter. They will, as Ozzy experienced, "round off the highs" which can be beneficial in a "bright" system. I personally use inexpensive TDK ferrite cores on speaker cables for this very purpose.
It's a very interesting product, for me as I am particularly sensitive to high frequencies I really like the effect on my system. The extra detail in the music and black background offsets any negative regarding rolling off of the high frequencies.
I have to admit I would not be the best judge of whether the highs are rolled off, listen mainly to rock and jazz.
@ozzy The cables you have in your system look very interesting and advanced in terms of materials and design. Wish the Aus dollar wasn't so bad, makes everything so expensive to import.
One of the reasons I like this hobby is that the variety of equipment means we can tailor our systems to our own personal taste.
Yeah, I think the adapters would have worked better with a different set of speaker cables.
BTW, I’m also using my DIY Entreq for speakers, so that could matter too.
I think they are over priced but I guess if they really lock into your system then perhaps they are not. I am glad i had the opportunity to try them.
I received mine today and only have a few hours on them but thus far I find them to my liking and offering what mrpaul, calloway and whites have described. Looking forward to hearing what they bring as they continue to break-in .
I will also say that this is my 2nd purchase (Aqua LaVoce S3 was the first) from Atelier 13 since last October and have found Constantin a pleasure to deal with.
These babes are well nigh miraculous, right out of the bag! I attached them to my Magic A3's, which do not have a reputation for lacking resolution or clarity. But with these devices attached, the proverbial window was wiped clean, soundstage expanded exponentially and piano and female vocals, which I use to audition equipment, never sounded so real.
I am generally skeptical of add-on devises like this, but had owned several LessLoss PC's and think Louis Motek is an original. Cannot speak to others' experiences, but I am mightily impressed. Best $1600 I have spent in a long undistinguished audio career.
So when I use my DIY speaker cable the Lessloss units seem to work ok. But when I use my Cerious Matrix speaker cables I do think the upper frequencies are slightly subdued.
I can tell that the midrange is more pronounced and it does make vocals much more enjoyable.
I'm gonna continue trying these out as long as I can before making a decision.
Well after using the LessLoss Firewall for Loudspeakers for about a week now I just removed them.
And again, I think I like the sound better without them. To me, they color the sound somewhat and remove some of the dynamics or rawness that is in the recording.
I do appreciate the fact that I have been able to try these (2 times in fact) but they just don't add anything positive to my system.