Why You Should Never Use Windex To Clean Vinyl Records

The internet is full of suggestions and mystery recipes on what to use to clean vinyl records. One such suggestion is using Windex glass cleaner, which quite frankly is a nightmare waiting to happen. Here’s why you should never use Windex to clean vinyl records.  These are the reasons why vinyl record owners should not…

Turntable Cable Lengths – An Audiophile’s Ultimate Guide

Whether you are setting up a temporary or a permanent stereo system, knowing the basics about how your components communicate is essential to getting the best quality sound. This fact couldn’t be more true when it comes to the delicate signals produced by a turntable. So, knowing the proper gauge and turntable cable lengths are…

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How to Level Your Turntable

Ensuring that your turntable is on a level surface is critical during setup; this helps avoid issues like stylus tracking problems that cause distortion, skipping, or imbalances in the channels. The turntable’s feet are responsible for leveling the turntable and isolating it from feedback, making it work without giving problems. In this article, I will…

Is Vinegar a Good Way to Clean Vinyl Records?

Is vinegar a good way to clean vinyl records? That’s a good question. Vinyl records are currently considered antique items collected by many, but many music enthusiasts still love them. In the last few years, vinyl has even made quite the comeback, and it looks like it’s here to stay, so keeping your old vinyl…

A Step By Step Guide To Cleaning Your Technics 1210

Technics make a fantastic bunch of turntables. But maintaining your turntable is essential to keeping it in good condition. The 1210 model is no different in its requirements for maintenance. However, knowing the correct way to perform a cleaning service is vital to proper turntable maintenance. The process for cleaning a Technics 1210 is no…

The Best Way To Clean A Turntable Rubber Mat

Looking for the best way to clean a turntable rubber mat shouldn’t be a huge ordeal. Rubber mats help dampen vibrations and also aid in sticking to the metal platter and record. In addition, the rubber mat allows the record to gain and hold momentum via the spinning platter underneath. Cleaning any rubber products, be…

Is It Bad To Touch A Vinyl Record? (Let’s Find Out)

Everyone who has vinyl records touches them. And you’ve likely heard that it isn’t suitable (for the record). But what validity is there to that, and on the flip side, is it even safe for you (who cares about the record)? I was determined to find out, and you’ll be surprised at what I found!…

Why Your Record Is Skipping In The Same Spot And How To Fix It

Do you have a record skipping in the same spot? I can’t stand it when that happens. There you are, grooving away, and suddenly the skip noise and it’s back where it was a few seconds ago. It’s like a finger’s on a chalkboard, isn’t it? Luckily, I’ve already gone through so many record skipping…

How To Fix A Bent Needle On A Record Player (6 Simple Steps)

When your record player tonearm comes crashing down for whatever unfortunate reason, it often results in a bent needle. Sometimes you’ll be able to fix the needle; most of the time, you won’t. For those times that you can, I’ve got your instructions. And I’ll help you figure out if it’s feasible or if you’re…

The Costs Of Repairing A Record Player

The Costs Of Repairing A Record Player

When your favorite record player stops working so well, it’s time to take it in for a repair. Knowing the costs of repairing a record player is vital before spending any money to ensure the player is worth repairing. In some circumstances, it might be wise to replace the unit merely. But don’t fret; we’ll…