Our Results

The Vinyl Record Cleaning System offers results like no other. We promise that your vinyl will sound better, possibly than you’ve ever heard it, after you have used our product.

On this page, you can see the empirical results of using our product and read testimonials from happy customers.

Elgar Cello Concerto before cleaning

Elgar Cello Concerto after cleaning with ESP

Elgar Cello Concerto after second clean with ESP

VRC Easy Spread N’ Peel Performance

VRC Easy Spread N’ Peel Performance

These sound files capture the opening bars of a late 1960s recording of Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Click each graphic to hear the recording.

In these comparative traces of the Concerto before treatment with ESP, the peaks clearly show the amount of foreign material in the record groove; the noise of the dirt makes this recording virtually unlistenable.

A trace taken after cleaning with ESP Gold and it is clear how much noise has been removed as confirmed by the almost total absence of spikes; click on the graphic to hear it. However there remain one or two stubborn pops, not uncommon on much older vinyl records, especially those that have not been played for some time.

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“I averaged the amount of noise over time, and took percentages of each recording. We ended up with 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 noisefloor, which is over 50%.  I stand behind my measurements and say with confidence that VRC Easy Spread n’ Peel is a superior product that I would put my stamp of approval on, and entrust my entire vinyl collection to for years to come. While we can’t reverse the effects of aging, we can certainly control them, and VRC Easy Spread n’ Peel is the only way I’d recommend to any audiophile.”

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Dave Askew, MediaDMA, USA.

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Date: April, 2019

“Firstly, I must tell you that I have no commercial interest, financial or otherwise, in this product. Also, up until 5 weeks ago, I had never met the company’s principal, Stephen, nor indeed anyone associated with him and/or his company. My story is probably not dissimilar to many other people’s in my age bracket. I started buying LP’s in the late 1960’s (in UK) and continued doing so here through till about the mid/late 70’s. I then transitioned to tapes, and then to CD’s and latterly to streaming and recording in mp3, flac etc.

I decided 5 months ago that I would ditch the CD’s but would resurrect the vinyl, which had not been touched for 35+ years! I bought a new deck and started playing them. The quality of playback was naturally variable. Some were beyond salvage with horrific scratches and gouges which were testament to party nights sadly long forgotten. Most others though were popping and crackling and had “hissing” and had foxing mould or damp spore type marks on them. I spent a lot of time researching products/methods which may “improve” my quality of play-back. Stephen’s VRC System stood out beyond the others to me. Firstly, just listen to his ‘before’ and ‘after’ clips on his web site. Secondly, his explanations about the pitfalls of some solutions for removing what he calls “slurry” and contaminants etc made very good sense to me.

I took my first batch of 35 records to Stephen around 5 weeks ago. He demonstrated the restoration
process and played me some music which, acoustically, was stunning. Four days later I was replaying mine at home. The difference/transformation was (and still is) astounding, wondrous. I am no longer distracted by background sounds and crackles and interference…..I can listen properly to the music. I can enjoy it. I can concentrate on it and appreciate the tones/music/instruments. It is just remarkable.

I chose not to buy the DIY product kit (yes…..I am a slothful man). Instead I have now made four visits to The Blue Mountains and have had about 90 or more LP’s treated. I could not be happier! Stephen (directly and via his web-site) has really educated me about vinyl. I now understand why, when at our first meeting I said “record cleaning”, that he recoiled a bit. His solution is vinyl restoration.

I cannot speak too highly of the product he has developed. It just transforms the medium to a level where every nuance of the original recording/pressing is allowed through.”

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David, 71, Sydney, Australia

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“You might be interested to learn what happened when I used VRC Easy Spread n’ Peel a second time on an old favourite, ‘The Great Big Band Hits Of The 40s’ by Brian May and The ABC Showband, as this record had always had snap, crackle and pops that previous methods had not removed. Bear in mind this LP is 40 years old. After allowing ESP to dry slowly the noise is gone, the depth of field has improved, channel separation has improved and the clarity is stunning. It’s a miracle!!”

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Peter F, Adelaide, Australia

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“Easy Spread & Peel … as I found, is an undeniably effective way of making unplayable vinyl playable again.”

Spin The Black Circle… Clean published by SoundStage! Australia.

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Ed Kramer, editor SoundStage! Australia.

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“The Vinyl Record Cleaning System is a great deal simpler and quicker than you’d think.”

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Sydney Morning Herald, Rod Easdown, Nov 30, 2018

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“On the messiest records, the results were huge!”

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Stephen Dawson, Australian HiFi Magazine, May/June 2019

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For more on the VRC System Kit call (02) 9043 6567