Do you mean Shunyata Python CX?
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I haven't used the latest Shunyatas,but the lessloss DFPC smoked my Anaconda helixes and python helixes,they definately
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I would have to disagree that the Lessloss cables are as good as the current CX series Shunyatas. I have both, and the Lessloss DPFC model, while a very good value, is not in the same arena as the Shunyatas. particularly in the bass, imaging, and focus of instruments.
When people say "smoked" I have to ask if they listen to classical or pop. If you want to hear the differences among cellos and doublebasses and other bass instruments in an orchestra, say the Mercury Living Presence Firebird CD, you will find the Shunyata Black Mamba formidable enough, never mind the Pythons, which are in a different league than the Lessloss.
I like the Lessloss, but am aware that some sense of "lifelike-ness" is missing. It has great clarity, though not necessarily super transparency. It can take a while to hear the diffferences if you are using older Shunyata cables, but not the CX series. The older Shunyatas were deficient in the upper midrange and lower treble, a problem cleared up by the latest iteration of the cords. By now, Robert Harley of TAS has already issued his conclusions on the Shunyatas and I agree.
Lessloss is an excellent value cord, but misses in the bass and image specificity. Not a priority for some, though, so depending on your priorities, the Lessloss will outperform the Helix line of Shunyata, so if that's what you have, buy the Lessloss. For CX cords, I wouldn't bet the farm on the Lessloss.
You said "Lessloss is an excellent value cord, but misses in the bass and image specificity."
What do you mean by "misses"? The primary and dominant function of the DFPCs is to prevent HF noise from entering your gear and causing intermodulation distortion. Assuming this is what the PC actually does, because it's activity is passive in the sense that it merely removes distortion-causing noise, it's hard to imagine the PC "missing" anything. It seems more likely to conclude that the deficiency of bass and transparency is therefore a normal function of the components in question, not some error on behalf of the DFPC(s).