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All LAT interconnects, speaker and mains cables are now deep cryo treated. In the case of the IC 300 Signature Interconnect, it is deep cryo treated in the USA and again in the UK.

In the case of interconnects and some loudspeaker cables where the connector is soldered on, the entire assembled cable is subject to DCT, no shortcuts, this ensure that the solder is DCT.

Cables subjected to DCT require a burn in time of less than 50 hours

If you already own a LAT cable, send it to us for DCT, and take advantage of our special introductory pricing.

The first commercial application of cryogenics to an audio component can be dated back more than 40 years. In the 40 years that have passed very little research has been conducted on the benefits of Deep Cryogenic Treatment (DCT) to audio cables and components. Many companies have cropped up in this time offering a DCT service for any one that wishes to have their cables or components treated. Unfortunately most of these companies do not have chambers and rely on a third party for processing. All to often the third party is more than willing to process audio components along with tool steels, engine components etc. to reduce cost and increase bottom line. At Frozen Solid Audio we consider this bad practice for a couple of reasons:

1) Nitrogen acts a dispersing agent, during a typical processing cycle the lubrication that is normally on these materials (tools & engine parts) is for the most part dispersed throughout the chamber and eventually vacated from the chamber. However not all the lubricant is vacated and eventually can settle on cable and components. Petroleum based lubricants that are allowed to make contact with audio grade silicone / polymers can cause the material to perish pre-maturely.

2) Often cited and still used is the 3 stage processing technique; i.e. slow cool down – long soak - slow return to ambient. This technique is great if you are trying to precipitate carbides in tool steel and yes it yielded good results sonically. However one of the side effects of this technique was the increase in micro-hardness levels.

Increasing hardness levels actually promotes micro cracking and increases stress in the conductor

Micro cracking promotes oxidation and exfoliation type corrosion
At Frozen Solid Audio / Frozen Solid our staff consist of personnel that have been working in this field for more than 10 years. We are confident in proclaiming that our breadth of knowledge is unsurpassed in the field of DCT of audio components. At Frozen Solid Audio we have developed our own proprietary processing technique based on empirical findings. We call it "Crystal Sound Technology™". What follows is a little taster of Frozen Solid Audio’s treatment "Crystal Sound Technology™" as compared to the more conventional DCT techniques employed by other companies.

In each of the scanning electron microscope pictures a really noticeable difference is evident in the surface layers of the Silver conductor. This effect at high magnification is of a refocusing of the outermost skin of the post process conductors, the surface is more closely packed and regular, and has a continuity which aids conduction through removal of voids left by the drawing process.
That a continual conductor offers lower resistance than one with mechanical discontinuity is pretty much inarguable. Electron flow through an air gap is far less easy than through the best electrical conductor on the planet!

Drawing Silver or Copper develops a distorted ‘grain’ structure and leads to tiny voids, disruptions and discontinuities in the conductor as the metal is compressed and contorted by the drawing process. OCC conductors were implemented specifically to reduce this effect, the reasoning being that signal can be adversely affected by traversing multiple irregularly formed grains; the grain boundary can act as a tiny circuit, with capacitance, inductance, and a diode effect. This theory also lends itself to the notion of directional cable, whereby signal passes more effectively in one direction than the other. We certainly agree that consistency of grain is a good thing, but have also had great success in treating our customers continuous cast material to improve its sound!

Just some of the benefits of using Frozen Solids DCT over the so-called competition:

Structural continuity
Reduction in compressed grains, more consistent grain size, less directional, less requirement for ‘burn in’
Reduction in stress in the material, less susceptible to work hardening, longer service life with increased detail and transparency.
Smoother surface for reduced skin effect for high frequency signals.
More regular distribution of grain size, overall increase in grain size hence less grain boundaries to interrupt signal flow.

Increased musical detail, clarity and transparency.
Our Silver wire has a surface finish and cross sectional regularity which is the envy of the audio industry and our customers benefit from the enhancement our DCT processing brings to their wires, you won’t find purer or more consistent conductors for your musical signal.

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