LAST Stylast Stylus Treatment
1/4 oz. STYLAST Stylus Treatment & In-cap Cleaning Brush
Extend the playing life of your stylus with Stylast Stylus Treatment. Stylast dramatically reduces the friction at the stylus/groove interface, resulting in:
- Stylus life extension 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 throughout 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, and collapse of the suspension during use. Stylast addresses both of these failure types.
Although Stylast is applied to the stylus tip, it works its way upward along the stylus cantilever towards the suspension. The suspension has rubber/elastic 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, which acts as a lubricant and also dissipates heat. Read more about how it works here.
Stylast does not spoil, but keep the cap fastened tightly to prevent evaporation.