VRC Easy Spread n’ Peel - Vinyl Record Cleaning Film

VRC Easy Spread n’ Peel is a professional grade record cleaner suitable for use on vinyl and shellac (78 rpm) records. It is a second generation product, delivering improved fidelity through its ability to effectively deep clean records and remove unwanted noise, mistracking caused by dirt and mould growth; VRC Easy Spread n’ Peel also eliminates static electricity, the worst cause of noisy records.

Easy to Use

VRC Easy Spread n’ Peel is applied as a liquid directly onto the record surface where it penetrates to bottom of the record grooves, removing dust, grit, binding agents, mould release, fats, oils & greases, mould and spores that become embedded in the record’s grooves. The fluid dries to a skin, which is then peeled off totally removing all dissolved impurities. Your records never sounded better! VRC Easy Spread n’ Peel may be applied straight from the bottle or most effectively with our Vinyl Record Cleaning System which is designed for treatment of both sides of the record in the same session. This is faster and more efficient and uses less fluid (5ml per side). The VRC Stack Rack then provides a convenient method of drying up to 20 LPs, on a single, easy to move platform. Records dry in less than 1 hour in moving air.

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Why is VRC Easy Spread n’ Peel better?

Cleaning vinyl records has been a controversial subject since the invention of the phonograph almost 100 years ago.

Nothing must come between the stylus and the groove wall
Methods vary but to date have been largely mechanical, from the humble cloth and special brushes to various spinning and vacuuming machines and on to complex ultrasonic devices. To be effective, a cleaner must dissolve contaminants; to properly finish the job, 100% of the slurry must be removed.  Sucking, wiping or brushing cannot achieve this, leaving unwanted slurry on the groove walls.

VRC Easy Spread n’ Peel vinyl record cleaning film gently cleans vinyl records without use of mechanical scrubbing, dissolving all groove contaminants. No machines, no mess and no noise. Dried to a skin in less than one hour, it is simply peeled off leaving a beautifully clean record free of unwanted noise.

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Results

If there is one issue which has constantly plagued the playing of vinyl records it is unwanted noise, often referred to as pops and crackles, but also including hiss. Sometimes this noise is wrongly attributed to physical damage, commonly referred to as ‘scratches’. The rest of the audible noise is unwanted dirt, dust and other contaminants residing in the grooves. It may also be due to static electricity on the record’s surface discharging through the stylus. VRC Easy Spread n’ Peel removes all of these problems.

Before and after testing spectral analysis confirms VRC Easy Spread n’ Peel’s outstanding cleaning abilities: used records showed an 11db increase in overall signal to noise ratio, which is around a 75% improvement in how it sounds to the logarithmic way that humans hear sound, and an 8db improvement to the peak noise floor, which is over 50% (see MediaDMA).

VRC Easy Spread n’ Peel also eliminates static electricity and stops it reoccurring.

A spectral analysis A/B test before and after cleaning with Easy Spread n’ Peel. The brighter colours reflect the intensity of the sound. We can see the original piano notes, but also the groove impurities that have been removed. In this visual example it is fascinating to note a few things that may not be heard on a first listen, but can clearly be seen. There are no “pits” or holes left over in the audio data where the impurities were removed. All of the musical information is retained, even in the upper harmonics. This means that there is no destruction even of the most sensitive parts of the vinyl. You can also see that the musical material looks brighter and stronger after cleaning. So the original musical material that you weren’t hearing before, has resurfaced. This allows the stylus to properly sit in the groove and become more active. You will also see at the beginning of the notes there is much more intensity vertically. This is testament to the restoration of audio transients and dynamic range. This will give you a deeper sense of accuracy and realism. In the version cleaned with ESP you can clearly hear the hammer of the piano striking the note, which is difficult to hear in the uncleaned version (excerpt from http://www.mediadma.com/vrc-easy-spread-n-peel).

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