Lessloss C-Marc Entropic Process Cable

LessLoss writes: "New LessLoss Entropic Process RCA cables are made up of four key technologies, all of which add up to provide unparalleled signal transfer performance." 

These are:

  • (#1) C-MARC™ conductor geometry.
  • (#2) The Entropic Process
  • (#3) 100% Cotton dielectric
  • (#4) Hardwood Wenge barrel

In particular:

(#1) C-MARC stands for Common-Mode Auto-Rejecting Cable

"In the picture above you see how the wires are laid out. Important to note is that each of the small individual wires you see above are individually enameled. This means there's no electrical connection between each strand except at the very ends of the cable where the terminations are made.

As a result, in each of the small braided bundles we see above, we're looking at two counter-polarized, elongated spirals. In aggregate these two counter-polarized spirals are both axially balanced (meaning that for every right turn there is also an associated and equally conductive left turn). Also, this means that over any given distance, the two counter-polarized coils are as close to being physically superposed as possible (diameter of one strand is a mere 0.125mm which means they are really hair thin). Why is this important? It is important and influential to performance because any wire acts as an antenna, inducing into it electro-magnetic waves from the surrounding aether. Since they are so close to one another, and counter-coiled in a balanced fashion, the induced noise is then canceled at the ends of the cable when both right and left coiled conductor carried interference achieve electrical addition, thus cancelling each other out. This same principle has been used in so-called hum-bucking guitar pickups since the 1930's. Here we apply it to the entire length of a cable. No only that, but we then replicate the process by again symmetrically laying out left and right balanced spirals of the already balanced micro-wires, resulting in a dual fractal replication of the geometry. The result is a very quiet noise floor upon which signals don't interact. The purity of tone thus preserved is something to marvel at.

We use the same very labor intensive build process for both the center core and for the negative return "shield," resulting in the same benefits for both send and return lines. Below you can see how it all looks in cross section.

(#2) The Entropic Process

We investigated the mysterious burn-in phenomena over 20 years, following it very closely, and learning ever more about it, until we figured out a way to actually use it in design of actual product. This has been on our creative minds ever since day one when we first experienced it decades ago. But it remained elusive to us, until now!

This does not mean we have abolished all initial changes in sound quality. It only means we developed means and methods to accelerate it, pre-prime it, so to speak, to the point where in your first two weeks of listening you might go through, say, some 200 years of regular burn-in. The burn-in process has not been downtrodden by us, but put on steroids to serve us even better! This is the benefit of the new Entropic Process.

It takes us a substantially larger number of labor hours to make the Entropic Process version. One listen and you will immediately know that the effort is well worth it. Naturally this also demands patience as there is no way we can rush this sensitive and highly controlled manufacturing process.

(#3) 100% Cotton dielectric

Take any existing plastic covered cable and remove the plastic. You will be wowed by the sonic results. The sound is freed, becomes more natural, transients do not get colored by the 'sticky' slowness that plastics introduce, and so complex musical passages flow with ease and clarity as they should. In an effort to maximize natural tonality and to preserve sonic purity, all our signal and speaker cables are 100% cotton covered, which does not exhibit these flaws.

(#4) Hardwood Wenge barrel

Hardwoods are much better at mitigating small vibrations than resonant metals such as aluminum. We have an entire web page dedicated to showcasing the striking differences in terms of ring time and speed of dampening. Take a look! Listen to the examples! This was all carried out in a controlled professional recording studio atmosphere and everything is calibrated so it is really a 1:1 comparison with no tweaking or fiddling with the results to enhance our findings.

Check it out. If you're not convinced by that, probably nothing will convince you.


But you may still be asking: why should this even matter? Well, consider that every flowing current generates around it an associated magnetic field. These fields undulate in accordance to the signal, but they also induce forces upon the structure of the contacts. Now, contacts at the ends of cables are sensitive junctures. They are physical joints of two metals. On a microscopic scale, there will always be portions of the two metal surfaces which adjoin more strongly, and portions where the contact pressure is weaker. It is at these weak points where micro-vibrations can lead to even more noise added to the signal. All you need do to get the idea is to experience once in your life a really poor physical contact, and what that does to the sound. A poor contact is like a microscopic on/off switch which is quickly switched back and forth. The result is a noisy sound. If we mitigate any micro-vibrations induced by the signal's undulating magnetic fields, these tiny 'switches' will be less prone to switch back and forth, causing less sparking action and thus retaining purity of the signal.

Upgrade proposals coming soon!

Those who would like to upgrade existing LessLoss RCA signal cables to the new Entropic Process featured here will be happy to learn that we'll be publishing this opportunity in the near days to come. We are busy manufacturing these but again we must stress to all that the labor intensive nature of this superb product simply cannot be rushed. It is definitely one of our most labor intensive products overall. So please be aware of this.

Thank you all for your support of our art. It is greatly appreciated and truly helps many engage in the fine art of music appreciation. With your help, we keep pricing within real-world confines, thus benefitting the maximum possible number of audiophiles.

Which, by the way, reminds me of this: The LessLoss "global village" of customers. Have you seen this lately? It shows how good ideas spread organically."