Reference: Recommended Vinyl Accessories

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cheap-Jack

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Re: Reference: Recommended Vinyl Accessories
« Reply #60 on: 11 Nov 2011, 03:14 pm »
HI.
In addition to the many great suggestions, I'd like to also recommend room air filtration and humidifiers... build me a dust cover that covers my entire turntable, keeping the contaminates away from the platter mat and linear tracking arm tube, etc.

Seperate cleaning brushes for cleaning and rinsing also recommended and I'd also suggest keeping them in a Tupperwear container..

Yes, keeping the listening room from getting too DRY using a humidifier is a must in dry weathers, to keep the dust from flying to the vinyl disc surface while playing as well as keeping the vinyl inside their sleevses dust free.

Always keep the dust cover tightly shut when not in use. BUT, but make sure to take the dust cover AWAY from the turntable while playing! Why? The
vibration of the dust cover caused by the TT rotating will go into the music signals. I tested it with a scope, no kidding!

I've been using Tupperwares for donkey years for holding foods & stuffs. Never use one to hold stylus cleaners. Do we really need it?

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Re: Reference: Recommended Vinyl Accessories
« Reply #61 on: 12 Nov 2011, 12:57 am »
Not trying to start anything, but why not keep your clean record brushes in a sealed container? Away from environmental nasties?

And I'd have to agree 100% with your dust cover comment. I can't imagine anyone using one while playing an LP. 

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Re: Reference: Recommended Vinyl Accessories
« Reply #62 on: 12 Nov 2011, 05:53 pm »
Hi.
(1) Not trying to start anything, but why not keep your clean record brushes in a sealed container? Away from environmental nasties?

(2) And I'd have to agree 100% with your dust cover comment. I can't imagine anyone using one while playing an LP.
(1) I can't disagree with you. But in my basement audio den, 10ft sub-grade with basement door upstair closed at all time, being temperature constant (19C) & almost dust free, I don't see I need any tight-sealed containers like Cupperwares.
I check up to make sure the stylus is clean each time before any vinyl music session with magnetifier lens, & high-density LED light.

(2) You may be surprised so many many vinyl fans still play their vinyls with TT lid closed to shield off dust while spinning. But they don't see the danger of lid vibration intermodulation.

My vintage Thorens 125II, still kicking around like a teen, came with its stock HINGED lid. I modified it so that I can take it OFF when the TT is spinning.

c-J
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Re: Reference: Recommended Vinyl Accessories
« Reply #63 on: 12 Feb 2012, 01:03 am »
I saved those white hard foam 1X4 styrofoams they packed my amps in, took an extra piano black shelf out of my Salamander collection and "Voila" instant ISO platform for under the old T-table.

My theory was to "de-couple" the table from the stand it was on in my control room, which is behind my listening area.    Footfalls in the control room are now gone.

I like that the rig is stable and does not wobble and it even looks pretty darn slick as the styrofoams are tucked back away from the lip an inch or so and the platform is "floating."  Sexy!

I am running four subwoofers and can play my system out in the main room loud enough to create true full-on concert levels...and NO table feedback.  Before it was actually coming up through the floor, through the walls and coming into the next room where the racks are.  So it apparently works.

I also bought the somewhat pricey VPI record cleaning machine.  It really does make a difference cleaning all the pot smoke and cigarette ashes off my Beatles collection from the 60s.

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Re: Reference: Recommended Vinyl Accessories
« Reply #64 on: 14 Feb 2013, 08:36 pm »
For someone just starting in vinyl, what is the MINIMUM needed "tool kit" for record and gear care? The choices of various kits and brands are numerous and confusing. As far as I can tell, it's
1. Stylus cleaner
2. Carbon fiber brush

Anything else completely necessary to start?

Thanks. I am new here, know next to nothing about vinyl, but am getting a turntable in the coming weeks. Let me apologize ahead of time if this is a complete no-brainer of a question. The last vinyl I listened to was on a 70's suitcase style table on the floor of my room when I was a kid. I inherited 3-400 LPs that basically haven't been played, I don't think. So why not put an analog front on my system? Excitement since I started putting this thing together is now starting to give way to great fear.