Stereophile "Recommended Componen" 2006
LAST Record Preservative has been universally applauded by the super-critical reviewers and editors of audio publications. New records treated with LAST Record Preservative and kept clean can be played 100s of times without discernible wear, allowing them to be in pristine condition for future generations.
"Significantly improves the sound of even new records," reports the April 2006 issue of Stereophile, which lists LAST Record Preservative as a "Recommended Component."
"Midrange voices seem more pure and have more body; they are more truthful to the original voice and offer greater detail," raves Greg Weaver about Last Record Preservative in the August 1999 issue of Soundstage magazine. "Focus is a good bit sharper and with more detail uncovered, especially near the noise floor… Surface noise is again greatly reduced, much more so here than with the Stylus Treatment alone. This stuff is smooth!"
LAST Record Preservative chemically enhances the molecular stability, and therefore the cohesiveness of the groove surface so that it completely resists the damaging effects of stylus shock waves.
The 30-second treatment affects the vinyl to a depth of about ten molecular layers and becomes part of the grove wall. There are no surface residues that can be picked up by the stylus. In fact, overuse is harmless.
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There has been general agreement that the Last #2 Record Preservative has a beneficial effect on the sound and is not harmful. In my experience, it certainly seems to improve the liquidity of the sound in keeping with its reduction of friction between groove and stylus. It makes sense also that reducing the friction would preserve the record from damage from play. Not cheap but in a high fidelity system you dont want to hear wear and tics. I deducted a star just on list price, not product quality.