Lessloss & Kawero
I am a big fan of the hi-rez audio files made available by Lessloss, so one of the first rooms I visited at the NY Audio Show was theirs. The system featured a pair of Kaiser Kawero Vivace floorstanding speakers from Germany, which combine a custom-made Mundorf AMT tweeter with ScanSpeak Illuminator midrange unit and rear-facing woofers. With the source Lessloss's new Laminar Streamer, which plays audio files from SD cards, and Pass Labs amplifiers, the sound in this room was delicate and full-bodied, though perhaps too sweet overall.
Filtering the power was Lessloss's Firewall modular power conditioning unit, which features a chassis made from aluminum, carbon-fiber, and panzerholz (layers of beechwood fused together under high pressure). The Firewall uses Oyaide AC inlet and Furutech outlets, and features handmade filters. Completing the picture were Lessloss power cords and signal cables.