LessLoss is kind enough to share some details about their pending new line of wire and cable. Along with the Laminar Streamer being sent in for review, LessLoss is also sending:
A new late-prototype power cord.
A new late-prototype audio interconnect cable.
A new late-prototype loudspeaker cable.
Later, more details about this new wire and cable technology will emerge. For now, Louis Motek shares with us the following:
LessLoss will present an entirely new approach to wire used for audio applications, and will offer a new series of innovative wire and cable products implementing this new design. Audio performance now enters new horizons of possibility.
LessLoss new wire (yet unnamed and unpriced) features all of the known benefits of traditional Litz wire without Litz wire's disadvantage of being formed as an elongated coil (inductor).
(1) Litz wire has a greater ratio of surface area / cross sectional area, resulting in less phase smearing between lower and higher frequencies.
(2) Litz wire creates no distortions due to so-called “strand jumping” or diode effects resulting from the contacting oxide layers of adjacent naked strands.
(3) Litz wire is more flexible, practical and safer than solid core wire of the same cross sectional area.
LessLoss New Wire advances the wire industry with these additional benefits:
(1) Traditional Litz wire is bunched and then twisted in only one direction, leading to a structure resembling an elongated group of uni-directional coils (inductors) of differing diameters. In contrast, LessLoss New Wire balances every clock-wise turn with an exactly corresponding counter-clockwise turn. These two resulting spirals are mutually superposed in counter-braided fashion. Thus, in summation, LessLoss new wire perfectly counters the induction which normally results from every other twisted Litz wire structure.
(2) LessLoss new wire features two-scale fractal replication of mutually superposed counter-twisted cores. This further enhances the mutual cancellation of inductive twists.
(3) This structure further enlarges the ratio between surface area / cross section for even better phase relationship.
(4) This structure further enhances flexibility and ease of use for large cross section wires.
(5) The copper strands used in LessLoss New Wire are covered with thinnest technically possible colorless lacquer layer.
(6) No plastic throughout; instead, cable is constructed from tightly braided 100% natural cotton fiber with double coverage for added protection. This results in a very lightweight, highly flexible, naturally sounding product with today's best performance characteristics for delicate audio applications.