The quick technological advance caused manufacturers in many industry branches to discover something curious. Their products improved by controlled cooling, and then warming, in a cryogenic machine, utilizing fluid nitrogen. The manufacturers of work tools were among the first, who praised the success of the new technology, when the drills became sharper, and metal shafts stronger.
In time the cryogenic technology came to other areas of life. So it should not be a surprise, that it is applied in audio, with success. The audiophile and music lovers’ society claim, that the CRYO effect is audible on Compact Discs, which were subdued to that process. The bass lines become clearer, more condensed, deeper, and most surprising, louder. Piano tuners and piano string manufacturers also noticed, that instruments with strings, which were treated, keep their tuning longer. It is not different with all contact points in audio products.
Simplifying, the cryogenic process is about a fully controlled cooling of the material to -315°F, which takes about 8 hours until the temperature stabilizes, and the material becomes “temperature saturated”. Then, during the coming 24 hours, the stabilization of the treated material occurs. Then the process is reversed, and during 10 hours the temperature returns to normal. So the complete treatment of a material can last for about 50 hours. The goal is to reset and condense the molecular structure of the metal. Holes in the internal structure of the material cause electrons to move in a non-organized way, what makes the flow slower and influences the quality of transmission in a negative way. This may cause distortion, noise, and in consequence, degrade the sound and vision. At very low temperatures (below -315° F) the movement of molecules slows down, and the metal particles condense into a unified structure. And the very slow de-freezing of the metal allows the particles to disperse in a homogenous way. The result of this process is equally spread molecular structure, homogenous and visibly stronger.
This process creates persistent changes and advantages that do not decay in time or with return to working temperature. Elements modified in this procedure are characterized with much better conductive properties, what translates directly to sound and picture. An audio-video system exhibits more clarity, with more precise and dynamic sound, and more vivid colors.
GigaWatt also uses newest technologies and achievements. Contact points of almost all GigaWatt products are cryogenically treated.