Every record is subject to wear
and damage each time it is played. The stylus scrapes the
record surface, exerting extreme pressure of 14 to 40 tons per
square inch and leading to pits and cracks. The interaction
between the stylus and record surface creates a temperature
of about 315 degrees F (the melting point of record vinyl).
LAST products solve these problems! LAST
produces the only record preservative which can extend the life
of a record indefinitely and the only thorough stylus cleaner
LAST POWER CLEANER
From the moment a record is removed
from its cover, it electrostatically attracts dust particles
from the air. The stylus then embeds these particles (hardness
up to 8, a diamond being 10) into the soft record vinyl (hardness
less than 1). The resulting pits and holes cause noise,
distortion, "clicks" and "pops" in the music.
LAST POWER CLEANER removes
these dust particles from the record surface. It also removes
chemicals and debris left on records by the manufacturing process;
finger oil, salts, acids and dirt accidentally deposited on
the record by human handling; and residues left from other record
cleaners to which dust particles adhere.
LAST POWER CLEANER for records
power-cleans records to reduce noise, distortion and record
wear. It leaves no residue.
LAST RECORD PRESERVATIVE
Heat and energy cause microscopic
cracks in the vinyl of almost every record, even on its first
play. Each play increases the size of the cracks, which break
the record surface and cause pieces of the vinyl to pop out,
leaving a hole. Holes cause noise, distortion, "clicks" and
"pops" in the music. Unless protected, all vinyl records become
damaged with pits, holes and cracks.
LAST RECORD PRESERVATIVE
reduces noise and distortion on new and used records.
It stops almost all record wear and keeps records sounding brand
new for at least 200 plays. You can actually hear the
enhanced sound performance.
LAST RECORD PRESERVATIVE
acts like a lubricant to reduce the excessive hear by about
100 degrees F and to lower destructive energy which are both
generated by the extreme pressure and friction of the stylus-record
interaction. Decreasing energy and heat help keep cracks from
occurring. It can also be used to revitalize old records by
dampening the harmful effect of surface holes, pits and cracks.
LAST STYLUS CLEANER
A heated stylus collects surface
chemicals and particles, creating a "sludge" which sticks to
the stylus surface. Extreme heat then bakes this sludge onto
the stylus surface.
LAST STYLUS CLEANER completely
cleans sludge from the stylus, reducing noise and sound distortion.
It also will prevent a dirty stylus from wearing grooves in
the record sound track.
STYLAST: STYLUS TREATMENT
will reduce distortion and improve sound performance of a stylus
by increasing tracking ability, improving stereo image, and
preventing sludge and dust from sticking to the stylus.
STYLAST: extends the life
of a stylus up to 10 times by lubricating action which reduces
friction and wear. It also increases the life of the stylus
suspension through its cleaning and sealing action.
The LAST Factory
The LAST Factory is a science-and
research-based manufacturing company dedicated to producing
the highest quality products to protect, preserve and enhance
recorded music and sound on records and compact discs.
LAST formula products were originally
developed in the 1970s by research scientists who wanted superior
products to clean and preserve their own record collections. In
producing LAST, they also were among the first to research and
document scientifically the effects of wear on records and playback
Based on their findings and recognizing
the unique qualities and effectiveness of their formulae, the
scientists founded the LAST Factory in 1979. They wanted
to share their discovery and make their superior products available
to every person who demands the highest quality sound achievable
and wants to preserve their record library.
The LAST product line is the ultimate
system of scientific care for records, compact discs and laser
video discs. LAST's state-of-the-art technology cleans, preserves,
and extends the lifetime of records, the playback stylus, compact
discs and laser video discs.
Using LAST products allows an incredibly
pure and undistorted signal. LAST chemically protects the surface
of a record, compact disc or laser video disc. One treatment
of LAST, for example, can extend the life of a record 200 plays....lubricate
a stylus....or repair minor scratches and abrasions of a compact
disc or a laser video disc.
Located within walking distance
of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, The LAST Factory
manufactures its superior product line with care and scrupulous
attention. LAST scientists are continually testing and
developing new products for records styli, compact discs and
laser video discs.
LAST products are handled by distributors
and dealers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and
South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and the
LAST is the choice of the
discriminating audiophile, the sound professional, and the home
listener. The LAST Factory is proud of its outstanding product
line and its leadership in record, compact disc, and laser video
disc protection and sound / picture enhancement.
THE LAST FACTORY
2015 Research Drive
Livermore, CA 94550