For over 40 years The LAST Factory has been the most trusted maker of cleaners and preservatives for audio media.
The LAST Factory products clean and preserve records, styli, magnetic tape and CDs/DVDs. LAST preservation fluids provide protection from damage both by wear and deterioration. Combined with LAST Factory cleaners they provide a complete audio treatment family. The LAST Factory is unique in the industry in providing scientifically-developed record, stylus and tape preservatives. Treat them and keep them forever.
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NEW: A cool new tool for tape cassettes, just in time for the holidays
Introducing the new Cassette-Hero Tape Applicator tool, for quickly applying Tape Preservative to the entire length of those fidgety cassettes! Now our Tape Preservative is not just for reel-to-reel tapes. This gizmo, developed in-house, allows you to easily apply the preservative fluid to the entire tape. The pipette holds the fluid, which slowly drains to the foam swab. The 3D printed mount is specialized to hold everything at just the right angle to gently touch the magnetic tape. Watch it in action on our video. We show two methods to access and wind the magnetic tape to expose the surface to the swab.
For those who like to DIY, we also have the 3D print files for the Cassette Hero. Print it yourself, or order the pre-printed kit which comes with the pipette and swabs and red thumbscrew.
The Cassette-Hero Tape Applicator – a new tool from The LAST Factory
Praise from Respected Audio Professionals and Reviewers
I trust this product and no, this is not an advertisement. I've been buying from them for years!
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.
Oh I like your product! I've used your products since you first went into business. I don't play my 30 year old Dynavector Ruby (DV 23R) cartridge all the time anymore but it has to have 2 or 3 thousand hours on it by now. It still sounds phenomenal and throughout its life I've used Stylast and Last Stylus Cleaner on it.
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”.
I've used LAST for thirty years and love it. I've got stickers all over the place, early on stuck to the labels and later on the sleeve. It works. Somehow it smooths things out and makes records last, no pun intended. […] What I hear with LAST is how well it keeps my records pristine. They don't get nearly as noisy after multiple plays.
I've been a faithful user of Last products for a couple of decades, especially Stylast Stylus Preservative.
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.