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
A study of the before and after spectral analysis images shows that the musical material looks brighter and stronger after cleaning. This means the original musical material has resurfaced and comes as a result of the stylus sitting deeper in the groove and becoming more reactive. At the beginning of the notes there is much more intensity vertically confirming the restoration of audio transients and dynamic range contributing to a deeper sense of accuracy and realism. In the cleaned version, you can clearly hear the hammer of the piano striking the note, which is difficult to hear in the dirty version.
“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.”
Dave Askew, MediaDMA, USA.
Spectral analysis of the first few seconds of playback before and after treatment with ESP.
The graph is read left to right and shows the lead-in groove just prior to the opening notes.
A careful study of the images shows the musical material looking brighter and stronger after removal of contaminants. The original musical material has effectively resurfaced as a result of the stylus sitting deeper in the groove and becoming more reactive. Audio transients and dynamic range have been restored contributing to a deeper sense of accuracy and realism. – Dave Askew, MediaDMA
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.”
David, 71, Sydney, Australia
We have just yesterday finished our first group of 10 albums using ESP Restore and the results are AMAZING especially given that these albums were all produced in the late 70s have been stored in a plastic crate in a cupboard for 30 yrs and having originally been played in our late teens/early 20s when unfortunately they would not have been paid the due care they deserved we are astounded by the results……..
The product is so easy to use and the visual improvements are evident as soon as you peel the product off. Having played them all we are extremely pleased its eliminated the popping and static and sound quality is like new……we have probably 1 dud so far which I’ll own up to as mine Silk Degrees by Boz Scaggs but it was played to death and the surface shows serious signs of neglect but even it is playable again.
Maree G, Umina, Australia
“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!!”
Peter F, Adelaide, Australia
“On the messiest records, the results were huge!”
Stephen Dawson, Australian HiFi Magazine, May/June 2019
“Love your Vinyl Record Cleaning System; best system I’ve used in over 40 years.”
Peter S, Preston, Australia