1/4 oz. STYLAST Stylus Treatment & In-cap brush
Applying Stylus Treatment | Extend the playing life of your stylus with Stylast Stylus Treatment. Stylast dramatically reduces the friction at the stylus/groove interface, resulting in:
- Extended Stylus life, up to 10 times
- Reduced distortion and improved sonic performance
- Increased stylus tracking ability
- Increased stylus suspension life
- Reduced record wear
STYLAST is not a lubricant and leaves no residue. It is effective through the entire play of one side of an LP record. A bottle typically lasts 3-4 years for most users.
How does it work?
Stylus usefulness and lifetime are determined by two characteristics: physical wear of the stylus contact faces, and the condition of the stylus suspension system. Over time, wear of the contact faces becomes apparent as noise and distortion, and as seen with microscopic examination. Stylus suspension failure can be of two types: hardening of the elastomeric components through oxidation and loss of plasticizers, and collapse of the suspension during use. Stylast addresses both of these failure types.
is applied to the stylus tip, it works its way upward along the stylus cantilever towards the suspension. The suspension has elastomeric components, and Stylast
absorbs into the material and prevents it from hardening due to age, exposure to dry air, or use of harsh cleaners.
To prevent wear to the stylus, Stylast behaves similar to a gas bearing. As the record plays, Stylast transforms into a gas at the point of contact, reducing friction and also dissipating heat. Read more about how it works here.
It is always best to start with a clean stylus – check out LAST Stylus Cleaner.