A cardboard box featured multiple cardboard layers to form thick internal walls around the goods wrapped in stretch foil from all sides. Considering its type there was no need for more or even a manual. This passive power distributor turns a single wall outlet into six just as a $5 white juice bar from a mainstream electronics store would. So it's a self-explanatory item. That's where their similarities end. The LessLoss is a purist design with sonic performance as top priority so all internal and external parts selected make it so. This approach means freedom from non-essentials like LEDs, switches, DC blockers, fuses, MOVs, voltage meters, transformers, caps, coils etc. It's all about clean power distribution achieved via advanced noise rejection, low resistance and unobstructed current flow.

To be clear, the LessLoss doesn't protect components from surges or spikes. That task is down to the fuses built into most electronic devices; plus our household's main circuit breakers. If you think that between these two lines of defense you're safer with yet another, this Lithuanian solution isn't for you. Louis explained that if a DC blocker is needed, it should install as far away from our system as possible, ideally close to the main circuit breaker. If that's not possible, only a product with an oversaturated power transformer should get one. iFi's tiny affordable DC Blocker is my way of tackling that issue while GigaWatt's twin thermionic breaker installed on my dedicated audio power spur oversees listening room safety.

The LessLoss Power Distributor measures 16 x 16 x 31cm WxHxD and weighs about 2kg so is reasonably light yet wide enough to firmly sit on a flat surface. Its manually sanded then polished box comprises six solid wood panels bolted together. This non-magnetic material keeps unwanted resonances at bay and looks pleasing . My loaner's top housed six Furutech FI-E30 Schuko outlets with gold-plated nickel-free contacts with marked live contacts plus an IEC inlet on the side. Srajan's alternate sample meant for the US/Japan markets had its upper deck busy with three duplexes set into Panzerholz frames with carbon-fiber plates. If you wonder how I was able to take photos of either version, Srajan's loaner return routed my way by accident. Upon learning of that snafu, Louis instantly dispatched another fit for Schuko cords. Professionals don't ask questions or wonder for days what to do. They act.

This box can be had in any color you please as long as it's the same semi-matte stained oak shown. It feels handmade yet luxurious and nicely put together. I wouldn't mind an extra plate to cover up its numerous bolt heads to leave only the outlets exposed but that's just me. Considering its construction, I was advised to not open it up so didn't. Its two critical internal ingredients are no mystery. The main signal conditioning block incorporates twin in-line Firewall modules on each leg including ground while 32 short lengths of 4.6mm² Entropic-processed C-Marc hookup wiring connect it all. All contact points pot in resin to reduce mechanical micro vibrations and banish more noise in the process. Although the LessLoss Power Distributor works as intended without footers, Louis suggested three Bindbreakers ($224/ea.) and I agreed. These hexagonal pucks made of hard oak, Ply and steel are directional resonance sinks designed to absorb and dissipate input vibrations without reflecting them back.