Well, I was interested in a new main cable to feed my system and after reading much hype on these new Lessloss cables and talking to Liudas a couple of times via email, I finally decided to order one.
It took best part of a couple of weeks to arrive via snail mail from Lithuania, but eventually got here undamaged… although the packaging really should have been more substantial. The build quality was fine and the cord was nicely made and quite flexible. I was amazed at how light it was compared to several other cords I have experienced.
Most of my system is currently powered by the excellent Bolder Nitro cables and I initially decided to swap out the Nitro Plus with rhodium Furutechs feeding my Musician 111 sig, as a quick comparator. The Nitro is well run-in and the Lessloss was straight out the packet. Instant differences using the Lessloss were a very slightly blacker background with probably the most noticeable feature being a more defined and greater extended bass… the overall bandwidth seemed to have increased slightly. These differences weren’t life altering as overall they sounded quite similar, with the Lessloss being slightly better as you would hopefully expect as it is about a $100 more expensive currently.
I then reinserted the Nitro back into my amp and swapped out the gold furuteched Flavor 4 currently powering my system, which is also an excellent value for money cord. Well, I was blown away! The soundstage instantly grew 2-3 feet in size all around; everything was clearer and more lifelike and made much more intelligible sense. The music appeared to slow-down significantly allowing you to hear more, but at the same time became more musical. Most noticeable differences were probably naturalness, dynamics, impact and leading edge slam amidst a much quieter background. The Lessloss cord simply made the capable Flavor 4 sound completely broken!
My system is not a complete slouch in this department as I use a Running Springs PLC, a PE, PE11 and a Quantum Symphony Pro, all of which significantly enhance both the audio and video performance. All things are cumulative, but the Lessloss cord made probably the biggest improvement to my video performance. The colors and lushness of the presentation are amazing…. I have never seen such deep colorful colors on any other TV before… beautiful.
I would imagine that not having the Lessloss powering my system when I initially swapped out my amp cable was probably acting as a bottleneck on its ultimate performance, as to be fair, it would also be for the Nitro Plus. I would love to try further Lessloss cables on my components, as based on my experience so far, they appear extremely capable. Alas, I am awaiting another wonderful creation from Dan Wright and so the piggy bank is bare, but I am sure the future will bring future chats with Liudas, who seems a real nice guy and is a real pleasure to deal with.
Those guys from Lessloss sure seem to have sprinkled a generous amount of Lithuanian pixie dust on these cords…!