Best way to clean audio albums?

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  1. SteveSpoon

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    I may be the last guy alive who still listens to vinyl, but I was wondering what the best way to clean up an old album? Your input appreciated.

    Steve
     
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    You are far from the last guy to listen to vinyl, and I agree, that link should tell you everything you need.
     
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    BACK TO MONO!

    You are not alone. Hearing The Beatles on vinyl for the first time was a revelation; I immediately sold my CDs.

    To answer your question, the DISCWASHER unit has always worked well for me.
     
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    The best way? This:
    Nitty Gritty
    or
    VPI Industries
    I strongly suggest one of these types of cleaning machines for those who buy used albums. It is an expensive investment (it's hard to find a good deal on these machines), but well worth it.
    The Discwasher brush (I do use one) is for a basic cleaning prior to a listening session. Used records need more scrubbing than that provided by the Discwasher system. A proper wet/vaccum system will get the grime from deep in the grooves. The big reason is, with a cleaning machine, you let the solution soak for a while, releasing the dried on stuff more effectively. If you think vinyl sound good now, try an album after a proper cleaning on one of these machines. Like I said, well worth the investment.

    P.S. I think Audioadvisor.com has a basic manual vaccuum cleaning machine for $199.99.
     

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