First of all I want to thank Myles for turning me on to the Onzow stylus cleaner. I bought mine from an Ebay auction. I didnít realize that the seller lived in Japan, but I should have. I was beginning to think that it had been too long since I won the auction and I should have had the Oznow by now. And then I went to the mailbox and I see a yellow package with Japanese symbols all over it and a custom form that had written in English ďStylus cleaner for my friend Mark.Ē
Iím just going to come right out and say it, I love this damn thing. And I love it because it works and itís now another indispensible tool in my analog arsenal. The bad news is that it is now one more step in my ritual of playing LPs. The good news is that it only takes seconds to use.
Iím going to cut right to the chase and tell you what it does for me. The Onzow removes crap from your stylus tip that nothing else I have ever used does. In reality, it is removing stuff that I didnít even know was there. All you can see is a super tiny speck of black stuff on the Onzow after your lift off your stylus. The musical benefit of using Oznow is that your records take on another level of purity. Thatís how I hear it. And no, I donít have any ďproofĒ other than the residual black specks on top of the Onzow. I donít have any graphs, charts, measurements, sworn affidavits, or a note from my mother. What I do have is a set of ears that tells me my records sound better if I use Onzow every time before I play an LP. I wouldnít think of doing otherwise now that I have heard what it does. Itís worth the two seconds it takes to use it. Highly recommended even at 3x times the price of what it sells for.
And if you buy the Oznow instead of the Onzow, it probably just means you bought a Chinese counterfeit and they screwed up the spelling in the translation from Japanese to Chinese.