From Skeptic to Believer: Milty Zerostat 3 Fixed my Vinyl

Rediscovering Vinyl Magic with the Milty Zerostat 3: 
This is for the hi-fi enthusiasts, especially those who cherish their vinyl collections.

If you’re an avid vinyl enthusiast or a hi-fi buff, you might roll your eyes at what I’m about to discuss because you probably already know all about it. I sort of did too, but let me explain. This video is about the Milty Zerostat 3.

First off, let me clarify that I haven’t been sent this for a product placement or review; I own it. In fact, I’ve owned it for about two years. I received it as part of a vinyl cleaning kit for my birthday. It looked intriguing, and friends had recommended it, but it sat in the garage until last week.

The catalyst for my exploration was a new vinyl album, part of a two-album set. Sides one and two played beautifully, but side four—well, it was a different story. As soon as I started side three, there was an awful scratch-like sound. Each rotation produced a click or crackle, which sometimes turned into two clicks. This persisted through the first track and continued into the next.

My wife, Sue, commented, “This is scratched, isn’t it?” I reluctantly agreed. It was particularly odd as the noise was coming from just one speaker. The prospect of sending it back was daunting, especially for those of us who buy records online. I considered it might be a mark or some dust, even though the album had poly-lined sleeves. Upon inspection, the record looked flawless, no visible blemishes at all.

Then I remembered the gadget in the garage—the Milty Zerostat 3. It looks like something from a 1960s Star Trek episode. No batteries, no power supply needed. Just a simple, sleek device. I read the instructions: hold the Zerostat about 12 inches from the object, squeeze the trigger slowly to project a stream of positive ions, then release slowly to produce negative ions. It can last for about 50,000 trigger operations.

So, I put the record back on the turntable. As you can see in the video, I pointed the gun at the record, pressed the trigger slowly, and then released. I gave the record a quick wipe down for good measure and placed it back on the player.

The result? Astonishing. Not a single click or crackle. All the imperfections I heard before were completely gone. The record played perfectly, utterly silent except for the music. I was absolutely stunned by the effect of this little device.

Since then, I’ve been “zapping” everything. Any record with any kind of non-physical noise gets the Zerostat treatment, and the noise disappears. It’s seriously impressive.

So, I wholeheartedly recommend the Milty Zerostat 3. If you own records, especially new ones with unexpected crackles, try this device. Just point, press, release, and your record will play with the pristine sound you expect.

There you have it, the Milty Zerostat 3. It’s widely available, and though I bought mine, it has genuinely transformed my vinyl listening experience. I even wonder now if I’ve returned records in the past that didn’t need to be sent back.

Thank you for watching, and happy listening!

Phil Aston | Now Spinning Magazine

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