A place for audiophiles to learn about the preservation of vintage media
The LAST Factory products clean and preserve audio media, including vinyl records, magnetic tape and CDs/DVDs. LAST preservation fluids provide protection from further damage, whether from mechanical wear or deterioration from humidity. The LAST Factory is unique in the industry in providing scientifically-developed record and stylus preservatives. Treat them and keep them forever.
The Last Factory sells to new owner in 2019
After 40 years of managing The Last Factory, Walter Davies wanted a lighter schedule with more time to devote to his photography hobby. But he wanted to stay involved with the company. Enter Jeffrey Kaskey, a long-time friend who was looking for a new adventure. Jeff saw that the re-surging interest in vinyl records could provide an opportunity to regrow The Last Factory. Together they fashioned a sale that acts as a partnership. Walter remains with the company as a scientific advisor, offering invaluable counsel on the record industry. Jeff will grow the company through evangelizing Last’s time-tested products.
New Logo and Packaging!
The Last Factory is going back to a version of its original logo, and the old silver and blue packaging is being replaced by handsome new black boxes. We hope you like the new look. We will be rolling out the new packaging for the smaller items first, and then focus on the larger items and kits later. Don’t worry – the products are still made with the same reliable formulas as before! And they are still made by the same great people at our company in Livermore California. Only the outer packaging is being updated for a more polished style.
LAST products get great reviews by professional studios, audio magazines and audio websites.
‘Last Record Preservative – ‘There is no alternative here. Last record preservative, created, patented and sold by the Last company, changes the structure of the record at the molecular level when you apply it. (to a level of about 10 molecules deep they say, …) As Art Linkletter used to say, “I heartily endorse this product”.’
– www.indiespinzone.com “How I Clean A Record”
For decades LAST products have been recommended by critics in high-end audio magazines.
“While I am on the subject, let me enthusiastically recommend 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 indispensable products for the vinyl listener.”
– Michael Fremer, Spring 1994, The Absolute Sound Magazine
“A very revealing test for LAST is to treat only the first half of a record cut, and then while playing that cut, try to determine where the treated groove section ends, and the untreated portion beings – without looking at the position of the cartridge on the record cut. After trying this simple test and after having heard the effects of LAST on other discs, many audiophiles are able to detect whether a record has been treated with LAST, even though they have never listened to that record before.”
–Len Hupp, Spring 1981, Audio Horizons