Great, rich and lush sounds emanating from your turntable start with a clean, static-free vinyl record. Whether you are a casual collector or a hardcore audiophile, it’s important to know the importance of cleaning both used and brand new records.
Records Are Statically Charged
Almost every new record comes positively charged with static electricity when you remove it from the sleeve. The static is annoying because it attracts dust and airborne particles, leading to poor sound quality and the need for the record to be cleaned. A single piece of sharp debris that is attracted to your record could ruin it before you ever get to put the needle down.
Records Are Almost Never Clean When You Purchase Them
New records and recently purchased used records are always contaminated with dust, debris, dirt and other agents used during the record manufacturing process. The static that your records carry will attract new dust and hold onto any old dust from the previous owner’s home or manufacturing plant. Sometimes new vinyl also comes with a release agent on the surface, which can harm the stylus of your turntable and reduce sound quality.
Get the Longest Lifespan Possible
Records that are regularly cleaned don’t just sound better; they also last significantly longer. Playing records that are dirty can cause permanent damage to the vinyl itself. Maintaining your records with cleaning is important whether your vinyl records are common, or rare records that you spent years hunting down. As the stylus follows the grooves on the surface of your record, pressure is placed on the vinyl. The friction created during the process creates heat. The playing process is not easy on vinyl, and it’s even harder on vinyl that is dirty and dusty.
Professional Cleaning to Preserve Your Records from “The Vinyl Revivers”
“The Vinyl Revivers” brings your dirty and dusty records back to life. Your records will last longer, provide the best audio quality possible and won’t cause damage to your delicate stylus. We offer a range of vinyl cleaning services including a simple cleaning for one LP, an annual subscription of ultimate cleanings for your entire record collection and more. Our record cleaning process is thorough and designed to offer the best clean possible. For more information on our cleaning services, call us today at (301) 848-4100.