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RE: Look on then Last Factory website

There seems to be a certain amount of confusion about the range of products offered by this manufacturer. I recommend that anyone interested visit their website http://thelastfactory.com/ to acquaint themselves with the products, which will sort out some of the confusion. Used as directed, these products should in no way be controversial. If anyone suffered damage from their use it most likely resulted from not following the directions. For example, Stylast is directed to be applied to the stylus tip only, not to the cantilever. Horror stories of the liquid migrating up the cantilever and getting into the coils of a MC cartridge could only occur if Stylast is applied to the cantilever itself rather than just the stylus tip. Used properly Stylast will extend the life of the stylus approximately 2x. I know this from having monitored wear on stylii for years using a Wild Heerbrugg microscope. We have done controlled tests with two cartridges, one treated and one kept clean but not treated to verify wear rate.

At a dealer where I worked we also ran a controlled test using 2 identical automatic turntables, and three identical records. First all three records were cleaned with a Keith Monks RCM and then played to ascertain they were the same. Noise levels were verified via "O" scope and recorded. Then one record was left untouched as a control, one record was treated with Last Record Preservative, and one was left untreated. The two TTs were then put on repeat and the two test copies played for 24 hours. The Last treated record was approximately 20%-30% quieter than the control copy, which was approximately another 20% quieter than the untreated test copy. For fun we repeated the test for another 24 hours, but the results were much the same with the untreated copy slightly noisier, the others unchanged. Everyone involved in this test who wasn't already a customer became a Last user. That experiment occurred over 30 years ago and as far as I know everyone of us still breathing is spinning vinyl and using Last products. This is one of those products that meets all the claims made for it.

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