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Lessloss Signature power cords

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Posted on August 26, 2009 at 05:15:25
Dr.Phil
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I was very torn in ordering these power cords. I really thought the sound would change due to a shift at the top, bottom or mid-range, something would stick out better, but the house sound would still be there. Just more of this or that.

That had been my experience with power cords over the past 15 years or so, even when jumping to another brand. Yes better in some ways, no change in some ways, or not as good in other areas, thus feeling I moved sideways at best and regretting spending the money when all was said and done. Perhaps it was as good as it can get as far as power cords.

My impression is very positive to say the least, thank goodness.

I can say listening to a solo stand up bass, and piano the improvements really stood out without even trying to hear them. I find this sometimes the best way to listen to something new, keep it simple. I mean a huge improvement.

Silence between the piano notes, detail, rhythm, the flow and the feeling is much more apparent. The Stand up Bass, Detail, lighter, nimble and airy, yet really lots of impact when the lower frets are hit. Yet really clean down at the bottom with detail I never heard that low, the fingering just like you heard if he was in the room, delicate at times then the thud as he pulls the strings harder and goes really low. I never heard this before in my current setup, that really pleased me, all the while piano just played along with perfect pitch and detail, no blur or confusion at any time.

Horns by the way also have a nice bite to them with the tone of brass, not aggressive at all yet, you know when they hit the high note, glare was gone, replaced by a instrument.

I listened to a few vocals, more body to them, yet more open and transparent. It almost sounds like everything has much less electronic edge to the total presentation, where before certain things honked (jumped out at you or caught you attention), now the presentation is even across the board. The balance is there now. Perhaps much more refined would be the word; you relax more now while listening. Yet the gear really has plenty of dynamics, I felt the sound waves in my chest at times on the standup bass, when he really dug down and tug on the strings...detail was superb. I was impressed and I did not have to play it loud to feel it.

The signatures are more laid back sounding yet more transparent and the dynamics have more ebb and flow to them. This sounds like small things but they really start adding which turns into a big improvement by high-end audio standard when you have a very refined system to begin with.

This is because everything is in balance now, no highlighting of certain areas of the presentation. Cannot just say bass is improved, highs are better, or the mid-range shines, it all equally has well now, everything is better. There is also a silence to the presentation that is startling when you realize it. I thought the original power cord were quite.

They just do not sound different as I thought they would and like other power cords have done in the past. They have all that original power cords had (and they were not bad to begin with, but these improved upon them in everyway.

Louis told me to give them a try that his reputation is on the line; well Louis you not need to worry. These are really, superb. Nothing as I have heard in the past or present as done more to make my system come together, it really is like adding a new piece of gear to your system that really made a big positive improvement, and as we know that is rare and hard to find at times.

My system as not changed too much from the time I purchased your first cords. Six months ago, I added a tube preamp to the mix. The McIntosh C2300.

This goes with the MC402 amp, and the wonderful Marantz SA7-S1 CD/SACD player along with my Dynaudio Confidence 5 speakers.

All Interconnects are the MIT Balanced Oracle 3 2.2 interconnects along with the Kimber Kable Select 3035. A very simple but musical system.

With your Signature power cords, I now know what this system is capable of. I cannot ask for more than that.

Thank you for such a wonderful product that really let us hear what this hobby is about, the reproduction of music.

PS: I know some think that saying something nice about your product is due to discounts. This is not the case, I paid full price for every cable purchased from you. If I did not like them, I would send them back ASAP. However, I am not, I will be sending back the original power cords. This upgrade program is a no brainer; I encourage everyone to consider doing so. I am glad I did, and as I said, I was nervous due to my experience.

Those of you even considering spending a grand or more for a power cord, I can tell you from experience that your money will be well spent buying the Signature power cord from Lessloss.

This is a great design and inthe end the results is really what counts, and for a power cord this is a remarkable product.




PJB

 

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RE: Lessloss Signature power cords, posted on September 11, 2009 at 22:53:36
Tarquineous
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Dr. Phil,

Did you find the Signatures work better on certain types of components over others, such as amps over source components ?

Tarq
Tarq

 

RE: Lessloss Signature power cords, posted on September 19, 2009 at 13:28:20
Dr.Phil
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Location: Virginia
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They work well with tubes and solid state equipment which I own a mix of and cd/SACD players. This is one excellent all around power cord. IMHO if you want to hear what your gear can do with cords are a must have.

I been messing with cables from the early 80's and you learn a lot with hands on experience over that period of time.

These are just superb.

PJB

 

RE: Lessloss Signature power cords, posted on September 19, 2009 at 22:07:35
Tarquineous
Audiophile

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Location: So.CA.
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I will surely try those. I have quite a few to compare them to. I normally keep about eight brands of the best I have found. If a great one comes in, such as the Signature may be, one or two of the least desireable ones get sold.

I will post here as soon as I hear them.

Thankyou
Tarq

 

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