1/4 oz. STYLAST Stylus Treatment & In-cap cleaning brush Applying Stylus TreatmentExtend 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
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. Made in the USAAlthough 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.