Adds elegance to "drop in" stylus cleaning
The ST-50 utilizes specially designed urethane gel previously only used in industrial clean room conditions, such as semiconductor manufacturing. In a clean room, it is used to absorb particles at a micro level. The urethane gel seems to pick up more dirt from the stylus than the ZeroDust, which uses just a simple piece of silicon.
The ST-50 is very gentle on your stylus, with no extra force or pressure being applied to it. With ZeroDust you push the silicon pad up, which may not be a good thing for your cartridge. The result is quite evident when playing records following the cleaning, with all the micro details being retrieved from the record grooves.Using the stylus cleaner could not be simpler. You place it on the platter of your turntable and gently lower the cartridge onto the urethane gel pad 2-3 times. ST-50 stylus cleaner can be used with both MM and MC cartridges, as well as DS-Audio's own optical cartridges. The urethane gel pad is easily removed and is washable in tap water. After drying for 30 minutes, it is ready to be used again. The case is made of aluminum with nickel plating surface finish. Back pad is made of real leather. You will notice the high quality and elegance of the design as soon as you unpack the stylus cleaner.
ST-50 Movie English
Keeping Your Stylus - and the Message - Crystal Clear by Tom Gibbs @ posi+ive feedback
DS Audio's ST-50 Stylus Cleaner Adds Elegance to "Drop In" Stylus Cleaning by Michael Fremer @ AnalogPlanet.com