Archive for August, 2009

Mcintosh Head Unit “high-end” Upgrades

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Listen up guys, if you own a Mcintosh cd head unit/transport/dac, you owe yourself to experience these high-end upgrades for them. The upgrades are applicable for models MX406, MX4000+MDA4000 and MX5000 + MDA5000 including their respective DC-DC power supply.

Incidentally if you do not own a Mcintosh head unit, you can always purchase one from us at very attractive prices.

If you think your exisiting unit is good enough, you’re in for a big surprise, as it can be miles better. We guarantee it!! Mcintosh gears are very well built and long lasting, therefore worth enhancing, investing and keeping for many years to come.

Yes, some of our upgrades may seem expensive such as those for very high end gears but once you see the quality of the parts we use, the extensive work involved and then hear the stunning end result you will understand why they cost what they do.

Once you have experienced a new benchmark in high-end reproduction, there is practically no turning back.  Head unit cd players/ Digital to Analogue Convertors /DC-DC power supply that enable the reproduction of exceptionally beautiful music in consumer’s cars where it was thought not possible to achieve. We have not a single case of buyer’s remorse.

Mods/Upgrade available:

1] MX406/MX4000/MX5000 compact disc player

- high-end low jitter correction clock.

- cryogenic  fuses

- high quality RoHS Mundorf silver/gold solder used

- bench tested for 2 hours

2] DC-DC 15v convertor power supply

- power supply filter capacitors upgraded to higher capacitance / lower ESR premium capacitors

- high-end bypass capacitors used in power supply

- cryogenic fuses

- high quality RoHS Mundorf silver/gold solder used

- bench tested for 2 hours

3] MDA4000/MDA5000 digital-to-analogue convertor power supply upgrade

-  power Supply filter capacitors upgraded to higher capacitance / lower ESR premium capacitors

- high-end bypass capacitors used in power supply

- signal path coupling capacitors replaced using premium capacitors with capacitor kits

- cryogenic Fuse

- high quality RoHS Mundorf silver/gold solder used throughout.

- bench tested for 2 hours

Service/Parts -available for MX406/MX4000/MX5000

More details and reviews to come… Please contact Michael at 0123315669 for a step-by-step explanation on the upgrade paths.

Cryo Audio Technology fuses for your Car hi-fi System

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

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What’s Cryogenic?
Cryogenics is the production of low temperatures or the study of low-temperature phenomena.

Deep cryogenic (freezing) treatment, or DCT refer to cooling, holding and allowing a product to return to ambient temperature over a period of time with the use of liquid Nitrogen, or LN2, as the cryogen.

DCT has been around for many years and is widely adopted in the industrial sector for treatment of tool steels, knives, etc., as it improves the wear characteristics of these items. Cryogenics is also widely adopted by auto racers—who are always looking for a performance edge over their competition.

For this purpose, we refer to DCT of audio equipment. DCT as applied to audio is, in the grand scheme of things, a relatively new application, showing great promise as a tool to enhance ones enjoyment of high performance audio systems.

We are interested on how this process would affect audio gear, especially receptacles, ends and cabling. As a distributor for Audio Magic cables, we know how highly it benefits from the difference that DCT made on their cables and power conditioners.

Benefits of Cryogenic?

Research indicated that changes occur in the microstructure of metal as a result of deep cryogenic treatment. These desirable changes are why many knife and sword makers use this process as it gives metal a more uniform hardness and greater dimensional stability, due to the conversion of austenite (large unstable particles of carbon carbide, resulting in a large grained lattice structure) to martensite (fine grained lattice structure). Although swords have nothing much to do with audio… but the same basic principles apply.

When Copper, Silver, or Brass, or any metal used in audio, is formed into cables or plugs, the materials develop residual stress. For example, microscopic examination of the Copper in an powercord would reveal many voids in the crystal lattice structure of the Copper due to these residual stresses. Deep cryogenic treatment works at the atomic level; research indicates that as the temperature decreases the atomic bonds start to weaken and the crystal structure of Copper reverts to its original state and removes these stresses. These changes, theoretically, are one of the reasons why cryogenic treatment makes a positive difference to the sound.

As cryogenic treatment of audio parts, in the grand scheme of things, has not been around very long no one completely understands the mechanisms involved as to why it makes a difference in sound.  As cryogenic treatment becomes more widespread in the audio industry, the application is being used by many high end manufacturers.

The difference it makes, as quoted by the experts:

-More inner detail, especially in the upper midrange
-Much smoother presentation—with more detail
-A more “relaxed” presentation, or a sense of “ease” in the presentation
-Vocal seems to have more energy to it

The own test on our rig found the music more presentable, calmer, quieter background, thus giving the music better space and smoothness.

Retailed at RM120 per piece, we now offer it at an introductory RM80 a piece for the first 100 units. It’s a no brainer,  don’t need to think twice, grab them NOW!! The cryo’ed fuse has all the hifi qualities that you dream of at a fraction of the price of changing interconnects/speaker cables.

Stocks we have ready – 40A, 30A, 20A and 2A.

cryo pics

* updates 13 Aug: Very limited stocks left. Once finished, new shipment of fuses will only be available end of September 2009.

V-Cap Reference Grade Audiophile Capacitors

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

“Now it is possible to get the smooth, liquid, and musical presentation of an oil capacitor, but with even better refinement, transparency and inner detail. Hear and feel true low frequency extension without any loss of control. Immerse youself in a holographic soundstage emanating from a velvety black background, while enjoying the midrange liquidity and bloom coveted by oil capacitor afficionados.” – taken from V-Cap website

Audio Creations is now offering a high-end capacitor for use in our general modifications for equipment and customized passives. Kindly call for further information. For reviews, technical specifications and meticulous explanations, view the link : www.v-cap.com

Get Your Audio Creations Decal Now!

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

audio creations

Make it a point to visit us this month. We are giving away “tuned by Audio Creations” car decal/stickers for a limited time only. No purchase necessary. Special promotional items will be reserved for cars with our decals.