How to Clean Vinyl Records

how-to-clean-vinyl-records“How to clean vinyl records?” is one of question often asked by vinyl aficionados. There are tons of articles and videos about this subject on the internet. They go from the “cheap” methods consisting of carelessly using whatever you can find at home to clean your records, to the “elite” ones suggesting to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on record cleaning machines and cleaning fluids.

Many vinyl lovers agree that the best way to clean vinyl records is by applying a record cleaning solution and then removing the dirty liquid with a vacuum record cleaning machine. The problem is that record cleaning machines are expensive. Don’t kill yourself if you cannot afford expensive equipment. The important thing is to clean your record the best you can and enjoy. Listening to vinyl should be fun and enjoyable. [Read more…]

New Bluetooth Record Player by ION Audio

new-wireless-record-player-ion-air-lpI have good news! Recently, I was looking for a Bluetooth turntable and I discovered that ION Audio will soon release their new Air LP turntable. This new Bluetooth record player allows you to wirelessly stream your vinyl music to any Bluetooth speaker or headphone. As far as I know, this is the only turntable on the market that has a built-in Bluetooth transmitter at the time of writing this article. Soon you’ll be able to buy it separately or bundled with a stereo Bluetooth speaker from ION. No more cables! No more clutter and complicated setups!
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Anti-Skate Explained

anti skate explainedDuring playback of a record, a force is produced that pushes the tonearm towards the center due to the friction between the stylus and the record surface. This inside force is called skating force and needs to be counteracted or balanced out. Otherwise, it may affect the sound quality and make the needle more prone to skipping. The device that prevents a turntable from skating is called anti-skate.

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