|LAST Record Preservative|
Numerous writers have made the point that LAST Record Preservative produces audible benefits far beyond its original purpose as a preservative.
Stereophile Recommeded Components
Greg Weaver, August 1999 Soundstage Magazine:
"As to the preservation capabilities of the Record Preservative, I can only speculate as I have no microscopes to examine the grooves of my records. But sonically it seems to offer much the same type of improvement as theStylus Treatment, but more of it. Midrange voices seem more pure and have more body; they are more truthful to the original voice and offer greater detail. Focus is a good bit sharper and with more detail uncovered, especially near the noise floor. Again, the microdynamic nature of the music is improved as are the separation and delineation of objects throughout the soundstage. Surface noise is again greatly reduced, much more so here than with the Stylus Treatment alone. This stuff is smooth!
The winning combination here is the use of a record treated with the Preservative, tracked by a stylus treated with the Treatment. The combined enhancement of the two products on the sonic performance is quite desirable. And given that they are both purported to extend the life of both stylus and record, what's not to like?"
Stereophile Recommended Component Class A, 10/96; p. 141, review Vol. 5 #3.
"Significantly improves the sound of even new records, and is claimed to make them last longer; 2 oz contains 60 treatments."
Michael Fremer, Spring 1994, The Absolute Sound Magazine:
"While I am on the subject, let me enthusiastically recoment the LAST products. Now that records are rarities, preservation is more important than ever. The LAST products work, and they improve the sound too. This was all covered years ago in TAS. Tam Henderson reviewed LAST enthusiastically in Issue 20 and Dave Wilson verified the improvements from Stylast by measurements in Issue 32. It's still true, and the LAST people are still here. These are indispensible products for the vinyl listener."
Michael Fremer, July 24 1992, Goldmine Magazine
" I use [LAST Record Preservative] on all of my valuable records and have had only positive results"
Larry Archibald, Stereophile, Vol 5 No 3, Spring 1982
"There is no question though about LAST [Record Preservative]'s ability to improve the sound of discs; as JGH described it, the sound becomes less mechanical and more like original tape--evidence enough that something did change when LAST was applied."