Known for our superb processing, we gently process fully assembled interconnects, power cords, loudspeaker, USB, Ethernet, digital, HDMI, etc. Processing also works great for guitar, microphone and other instrument cables.
After extensive testing AV Options partners with Cryogenics International to provide the finest deep cryogenic processing for their SuperWiremold power strip, other AC products and parts used in our Naim restoration services. The bottom line for us is the across the board significant noise reduction (a much lower noise floor) we hear in all Deep-Cryo treated parts and cables. Every aspect of musical performance is enhanced. Dynamics, clarity, notes are more cleanly defined with a reduction in slop and haze. Zero Drawbacks. For Naim Audio based systems we have several hundred and growing customers that have benefited from our AV Options AC and other products with Deep-Cryo. These benefits also extend to music lovers with audio systems at all price points and from a wide range of manufacturers.
Our extremely precise systems can safely process your most fragile items, like vacuum tubes, fuses, populated boards, capacitors, and even complete components.
An interview with Charles Beresford of Cryogenics International - Hey, it's REALLY, REALLY not just a bunch of dry ice!
- Dave Clark, Positive Feedback Online Issue 21.
Fresh from the Cryo Tank in Scottsdale, the 27 watt Ongaku Clone from ES of Canada "without the faceplate". (Faceplate lacquer got a wrinkled nose in Cyro, no doubt poor application of the clear coat). Easy 15% global improvement, increased speed, dynamic's, detail, size, and overall relaxation to the soundstage. Fantastic. Lots of heavy hitter's there on the floor, Bastanis Apollo's with the CS Clone (Center) flanked by two Kondo Ongaku's, 1996 (left) and a 2002 (Right). Kind of like the Gathering in Highlander ......THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!
After 6 months and numerous full component treatments the only issue's with Cryo appear to be glue's and poorly bonded paints and lacquers separating from the base metal. No electrical issue's what-so-ever! (We also have an unsubstantiated claim that seriously overheated caps and resisters may crack, but haven't seen this ourselves.) What we have heard ... is an "on average" 7-15% global improvements on everything from cables, tubes, DAC's, Amp's, and both TVC's and active Preamps. Pretty much Cryo is now a no-brainier. We have also noted, the better the piece, the better the improvement ... opposite "most things" in hi-performance audio! Contrary to popular belief, Cryo will not help break-in new components, you still need time for that process. However if the unit is already run-in, it returns sounding better right out of the gate and continues to improve for another 1-2 weeks.
Back to the Clone, notice how the mains transformer is taller and not fully finished. The Clone is also 3" longer, probably to account for the larger transformers. You can also see the Clone does not have tube rectification. The Copper Clone "does" however sound very similar to the real Ongaku's. Lacking that last bit of Kondo pixie dust, perhaps due to that minor 27 lbs of pure silver wiring in the original. Still one hell of an engineering achievement to get close. Great job ES!
Cryo completes the transformation of the Clone ... well ... short of some United 211's & Bendix 6900 driver tubes. Oh yea, a new faceplate would be nice. Small price to pay for nearing perfection!
There Can Be Only One!
First of all I would like to thank you for informing me about your service. It has proven to be quite valuable for my musical applications. I have noticed that my treated cymbals sound brighter. I like that. I also like the fact that my cymbals are actually stronger because of the treatment. I hit hard and any additional life I can give to my cymbals is appreciated. It has been 4 months since I received my first batch of treated cymbals and I have not cracked one yet (perhaps a new record for me). I am very happy with the process at Cryogenics International as well as your professionalism and knowledge. I will use your services in the future and recommend your services to others as well. Thanks again Charles!
PS. The CDs I had processed sound much clearer and have greater resolution!
Mr. Charles Beresford,
I would like to express how pleased I am with the results of the cryogenic treatment on my Selmer MK6 alto saxophone. The intonation has improved, the response from top to bottom is better and more consistent from note to note, and the tone is noticeably darker. The cryogenic process has made an already excellent horn even better.
Thank you also for your timely responses to my questions and concerns. By the time I sent you my horn I was confident that it would be handled carefully and competently.