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Re: [ARSCLIST] Mostly for laughs

Cryogenic treatment is the idea. Some clowns have asserted that you can stick them on a block of dry ice or in your freezer. I know that cryogenics, when done right, will change the crystal structure of metal. It's main application is with cutting surfaces, engines, transmissions (think NASCAR and NHRA), very critical high stress applications (where you'd magnaflux as well), etc.... I don't know if I've ever heard a difference, though I've heard excellent systems that had cryogenically treated cables, plugs and outlets. It could be that it sounded good because the system was incredibly expensive and the room had been treated for diffuse sound. If I could hear a difference, it should be apparent with low output moving coil cartridges where you are dealing with microvolts. Freezing cables will do nothing. I can see where it would help the moving parts in a stereo. Cryogenic treatment relieves stresses and increases wear resistance.

Roger and Allison Kulp wrote:
Frozen cables ? Please enlighen me.I stooped reading
the audio press about the mid-90s or so,
                        Roger Kulp

--- Tom Fine <tflists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

yes and this is for speaker stands, not
reverberation chambers or studio walls or ceilings.
total snake oil. Like the frozen cables BS that polluted
the Ampex list a while back.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Mark Durenberger" <Mark4@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 4:09 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mostly for laughs

I like the concept of "The Sound of Maple." But
I'm told you have to be careful about the color of
the shellac you use.

Mark Durenberger

----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom Fine" <tflists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 2:43 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mostly for laughs

ah yes, the secret recipe wooden knob types. A
fool and his money ...
----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Richter" <mrichter@xxxxxxx>
To: <ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 2:56 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Mostly for laughs

They don't show the snake oil to lubricate the
CD spindle, though.

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