Walker Audio Ultra Vivid CD & DVD Enhancer
2004 & 2005 Positive Feedback Brutus Award Winner! 2004 Stereo Times Publisher's Choice Award Winner!
The Walker Audio Ultra Vivid CD/DVD Enhancer improves the picture quality of DVDs significantly and enhances the sound quality of both DVDs, SACDs and CDs!
Walker Audio Ultra Vivid CD/DVD Enhancer cleans and de-statics DVDs, SACDs, and CDs. It removes any release film from the disc and has an optical enhancer that renders the plastic transparent so the laser can correctly read the information on the disc. This means you see and hear what was recorded instead of the error correction system’s interpretation of it. Note: Walker Audio Ultra Vivid CD/DVD Enhancer is safe for regular SACDs. Do not use on SACDs that have a gold external tint.
How To Apply:
1) Shake the bottle vigorously before use. Put three to four drops on a supplied foam pad and apply to the disc using light to moderate pressure. Then immediately, before the solution dries, use a supplied wiper and buff the disc using moderate pressure. Turn the wiper to get a clean surface and continue to buff until the disc is dry and a high shine appears. For best results, buff from center hole to outside edge.
Next apply one or two drops to the applicator pad and using moderate pressure, apply Ultra Vivid to the outside edge of the disc. Before it dries, use a supplied wiper and buff the outside edge until it is dry and a high shine appears. Then rebuff the playing surface to remove any overlap. Do not apply to the label side of the disc.
Usually one application is all that is needed. Some discs have a tougher release film. It will not hurt the disc to repeat the procedure and you may realize an even better result doing it twice.
NOTE: Always close the bottle spout immediately after using. Leaving it open will allow the fluids needed for proper remixing to evaporate over time. Best if used within nine months of opening.
Using The Foam Pads and Wipers:
Use a clean portion of the foam pad each time. You may use the reverse side. When the pad is used up on both sides, it may be cleaned by washing it with dishwashing liquid. Squeeze out the excess water and let dry.
Use a fresh part of the wiper each time. Once the solution has dried on the wiper with the removed contaminants, reusing that area can scratch the disc. If you run out of the supplied wipers, you can use a clean 100% cotton cloth or Kleenex Viva paper towels. Do not use any other brands of paper towel as they will scratch.
What To Expect With DVDs and CDs:
On DVDs, Ultra Vivid will improve both picture and sound. Look for a cleaner, sharper image. Colors will be more alive without harshness or brightness. Look for a sense of depth to the picture. Distances between foreground and background objects become more realistic. Also, listen for sound effects to be more distinct and focused. The audio will have dimensionality and sounds will appear to move across the soundstage. With Ultra Vivid, you will hear more of the music that is on a CD. The sound will be clearer and more focused. Bass will be fuller, yet more precise and distinct. The upper ranges will be less harsh. You may even hear parts of the music you never heard before.
• One 4 oz bottle,
• 3 applications pads, and
Walker Audio Ultra Vivid CD/DVD Enhancer is safe to use on regular SACDs. There are a very few SACDs that have a gold external tint. These SACDs specify that no cleaner should be used on them. We recommend that you not use Walker Audio Ultra Vivid CD/DVD Enhancer on these.
Ultra Vivid CD and DVD Enhancer is guaranteed to please. If it does not perform as promised, return the unused portion within 30 days for a full refund of the purchase price. You have nothing to lose!
"...retrieve(s) more information from your ...CDs, and DVDs than you will have ever heard or thought possible...." - Keith Jarrett, world-renown musician!
"the best optical enhancer that I've found..." - Positive Feedback Online
"...simply the best thing that I’ve found in many years of trying various digital surface treatments; I’ve gotten to the point of not playing an SA or watching a DVD without applying Ultra Vivid. Other products may be good, but Ultra Vivid rules the roost." - Positive Feedback Online
"the reformulated UV (Ultra Vivid) is great stuff...I've already begun treating all my favorite discs....When murk is begone, clarity makes an entrance. Guaranteed, if you use these products, you will get more..." - Marshall Nack, Positive Feedback Online, Issue 30 March 2007
"Music from discs 'enhanced' by Vivid was simply more vivid than before. The music came from a darker background, with less noise, and as such was more energized, with more detail, articulation, and musical enjoyment. I would not say that there were any tonal shifts, though the treble had a bit more life and clarity. On DVDs, the sharper images and brighter colors were real eye-openers. DVDs gained a look that was reminiscent of film. Movies were much more involving and realistic. This is a no-brainer. Buy some." - Dave Clark, Positive Feedback Online, Issue 4
"Get me a Doctor! This stuff works!!!...After applying Vivid to the recording, the outtake became scarily "vivid" and palpably alive...I nearly came out of my chair and applauded; for a moment I felt as if I were there...Nothing comes closer to turning your regular CDs into little sonic holograms than does Vivid. Recorded sounds turn into physical events happening before you...And does it work on DVDs. Better picture, better sound, better everything - A keeper." - Martin de Wuld, Bound For Sound Issue 143