Is a record cleaning machine a must?

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Not Insane

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Re: Is a record cleaning machine a must?
« Reply #20 on: 7 Dec 2019, 10:53 pm »
I have owned LPs since 1965. At a peak I owned 13,000. Now I own about 2800.
I have cleaned a few Lps in the kitchen sink. I like to use my 12 amp vacuum cleaner with a brush a save just for LPs.
Mpst Lps I do not clean. Most of my Lps were bought USED.
If they are dusty, the vacuum cleaner does a good job, then an old carbon fiber Oracle record brush I got free.
Only if they have dripped on, or some sort of crusty stuff, goo in the grooves do I wash them in the sink. The whole washing thing....?? I can pass. I HAD a free Nitty GrittyI THREW OUT since it was noisy and a PITA to fool around with.
SO I am in the 'why bother with a record cleaning machine ...camp. Maybe you like them. I am happy as is.
Looks like you and I are in the same camp here. The only ones I bother cleaning with my "paint trim brush" methods are ones that I get used that are just gunky. I'm going to go have a perfectly normal beast sandwich, now and listen to some records. :)

xsb7244

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Re: Is a record cleaning machine a must?
« Reply #21 on: 8 Dec 2019, 04:55 am »
some options:
1.  squeaky clean vinyl mk3
2.  buy from member ETLS  vacuum wand at audiokarma
3.  Zenn Audio or T-REX  use centrifugal force to spin record

mick wolfe

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Re: Is a record cleaning machine a must?
« Reply #22 on: 8 Dec 2019, 06:15 pm »