Sprays, Sprays, and More Sprays

Somewhere on the 5th floor, around the corner and through the woods on the way to Grandma’s house, I discovered a lovely woman distributing CD Clarity, a water-based, non-toxic spray said to clean, protect, and restore CDs and DVDs. ("Reduce background noise, improve tracking and enhance musical balance, while cleaning and protecting discs from future scratches," says the label). Developed by the late Dave Herren of Oregon, CD Clarity joins an assortment of highly touted treatments, some of which include products from Walker Audio, Jena Labs, Audiotop, Classic Records, and Optrix. Add to that batch Nordost’s Eco3 static inhibitor, which can be sprayed on the label side of CDs.

I’m familiar with several of these products, having heard marked improvements in clarity and information retrieval from three of them. One of my goals is to invite some members of the Bay Area Audiophile Society to an afternoon comparison session, during which we spray identical copies of the same CD with different treatments and combinations thereof. Given that one BAAS member whose opinion I value personally endorses a treatment of Walker followed by a spray of Audiotop, the mind boggles at the number of possible permutations and combinations. Is it ever possible to keep it simple in audiophile land?

Somewhere, sometime, I shall find the opportunity to post a report.

mcondo's picture

I used CD Clarity for a while before the inventors death. I felt it was the best at the time. I will have to order more now that it is available!

John Checkal's picture

cdClarity actually does what it says...the biggest bonus came for my kids with their penchant for scratching DVDs & CDs constantly.The product really truly fixes scratches & doesn't degrade my disc's surface. More important if one of them decides to drink it, it is waterbased & not toxic. And I get to hear enhanced sound quality with out the interference of static issues & protect my favorite CDs (works to make the blacks blacker & colors brighter on DVDs too)Great, great product. (Good Denver show too!)

Roulette System's picture

Your test will be a very good one but it might be flawed in the real world. In your test you will be using the same machine to play the CDs right? While everybody else will be listening to the CDs on different machines with different speakers in different outputs and so on and so forth. In the end it still sounds like a good product to use. Good review.Best Roulette System