Carbon and Hybrid Technology
Metal-free interlinks… Many years ago we were the first to build a metal free interlink called The FIRST® with our now famous Linear Structured Carbon® (L.S.C.).
We started using carbon for several reasons but the number one is its sonic quality. In physical terms, the Linear Structured Carbon ® (L. S. C.) is a 5.5 micron carbon fiber insulated with a 0.25 micron layer around it. Each one of these fibers is 100% pure carbon.
The carbon layer secures the surface conductivity in case of minor damages and reduces dramatically high frequency interference and microphony when compared to metal conductors. It also forms an extra protection against the invasion of corrosive chemicals.
Carbon has the extraordinary capability to conduct right to the smallest signal level (oscillation), to a point where others materials would fail completely. It also maintains that quality for longer periods than traditional materials. Impedance is not the only factor to consider!...
L. S. C. fibers conduct electricity through its free electrons. However the number of these is lower than regular metals meaning a (still manageable) higher resistance. The remaining electrons are engaged in binding the carbon atoms together.
These binding electrons largely outnumber those usually found in regular metals like copper, silver or gold. This higher amount lends LSC fibers superior mechanic strength besides chemical and thermal stability. They are strong, chemically inert (unreactive to other elements compounds) and present no thermal degradation with test temperatures up to 2000º C (≈3600º F).
We’ve submitted L. S. C. to a really challenging test: After more than a year immersed in battery acid, we didn’t notice any changes in material properties on our cable The THIRD ® didn’t suffer material changes. Such experience could only be repeated with pure gold or pure platinum, considerably pricier than the L. S. C.
The ageing/break down effects and their resulting degradation in sound quality, so commonly found with metal conductors, do not affect L. S. C. Our L. S. C. interconnects and loudspeaker cables made of LSC do offer an everlasting sonic quality.
L. S. C. is exclusively applied by our company thanks to several patents we have applied for this special one-of-a-kind material.