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#168881 - 05/26/07 09:30 PM LP cleaner
Ohmen Offline
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anybody have a recipe for record cleaner. I have potentially several hundred records that may need cleaning. It would be nice if I could just mix my own ingredients and make some cleaner.
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#168882 - 05/26/07 10:13 PM Re: LP cleaner [Re: Ohmen]
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Ohmen,

I see www.oldies.com has a "record tech" record cleaning system (it looks like a re-vamp of the old disc washer system that was out, back in the day).
I wouldn't get too carried away with the washing......unless they have been setting out in the dust, or handled with "pizza hands" They should play, and sound fine. If you do it yourself...a LITTLE, mild dish soap (Dawn, etc,) will do.
I still am looking forward to the LP vs. CD sound quality challenge.
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#168883 - 06/01/07 12:18 PM Re: LP cleaner [Re: Ohmen]
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Ohmen,

You can't go wrong using distilled water. Adding alcohol or any type of detergent risks leeching chemical stabilants out of the vinyl. Years ago, the Discwasher company sold a secret formula "D3" cleaning solution for its special brush. It was pricey and I always suspected it was just distilled water but I'm sure it earned millions for the inventor. It's likely still available.

There are dedicated cleaning machines from VPI that can do a very good job of cleaning vinyl with or without a distilled water/alcohol combo. An obsessive LP collector friend or mine uses one of those machines for his 10,000-record LP collection.

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#168884 - 06/01/07 12:28 PM Re: LP cleaner [Re: Ohmen]
alan Offline

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Hi,

You'll find a variety of record cleaners, cleaning machines and maintenance products at www.musicdirect.com and at www.acousticsounds.com

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#168885 - 06/01/07 12:33 PM Re: LP cleaner [Re: alan]
Ohmen Offline
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Ohmen,

You can't go wrong using distilled water. Adding alcohol or any type of detergent risks leeching chemical stabilants out of the vinyl. Years ago, the Discwasher company sold a secret formula "D3" cleaning solution for its special brush. It was pricey and I always suspected it was just distilled water but I'm sure it earned millions for the inventor. It's likely still available.





Thanks, distilled water sounds great, I'm very surprised there is not some small amount of cleaner though.
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#168886 - 06/01/07 01:04 PM Re: LP cleaner [Re: alan]
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Quote:

You'll find a variety of record cleaners, cleaning machines and maintenance products at www.musicdirect.com and at www.acousticsounds.com




And other not-so-useful devices, as well...
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#168887 - 06/01/07 01:10 PM Re: LP cleaner [Re: pmbuko]
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I detect a skeptic?
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#168888 - 06/01/07 02:57 PM Re: LP cleaner [Re: pmbuko]
alan Offline

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pmbuko,

Ah, yes, the Talisman is a close cousin to the DeMag Demagnetizer, claimed to demagnetize CDs, DVD-As, DVDs, CD-Rs, speaker cables and LPs(!). We're not talking "destaticizing" LPs, but demagnetizing. And it's only $1,800. . .endorsed (of course!) by a Stereophile reviewer.

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#168889 - 06/01/07 03:57 PM Re: LP cleaner [Re: Ohmen]
Gumbini Offline
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Registered: 05/24/07
Posts: 24
Loc: Jerusalem, Israel
How is your rxv 2700? I was trying to decide between the Yamaha and the Arcam 350. Anything you care to pass on?

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