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The Importance of Cleaning your Records




When you live and are part of something everyday you might take the finer details for granted. For example, the other day I was speaking to a customer on the phone who truly did not understand the importance to clean records even if they are new. Cleaning your records is an essential step in preserving and maintaining their quality over time. One highly effective method of cleaning is using a brush, vacuum cleaning machine, or ultra sonic machine. Our favorite to recommend is our own VPI HW-16.5 record cleaning machine. For a more robust and extensive vacuum clean we recommend our MW-1 Cyclone. Here are three reasons why cleaning your records is important:


1. Improved Sound Quality: Over time, records accumulate dust, dirt, and debris that can affect their sound quality. These particles can cause pops, crackles, and even skips during playback. Using a VPI HW-16.5 record cleaning machine ensures that your records are thoroughly cleaned, removing these contaminants and restoring loss from the original sound quality. By investing in a cleaning machine, whether it is VPI or third party brand, you can enjoy a more enjoyable and immersive listening experience.


2. Prolonged Lifespan: Records are delicate and can easily get damaged if not properly cleaned and handled. Dust and dirt particles can cause friction between the stylus and the record, leading to wear and tear over time. By regularly cleaning your records with a VPI HW-16.5 or third party cleaning machine, you can prevent this friction and extend the lifespan of your cartridge and beloved vinyl collection. Keeping your records clean and well-maintained ensures that they will continue to provide you with years of enjoyment.


3. Preservation of Value: Vinyl records are not only cherished for their sound quality but also for their collectible value. Records in pristine condition are highly sought after by collectors and can fetch high prices in the market. By using a VPI HW-16.5 or third party record cleaning machine, you can maintain the condition of your records, preserving their value for the next generation in your own family or potential buyers in the future.





In conclusion, cleaning your records with a VPI record cleaning machine is crucial for maintaining and enhancing their sound quality, prolonging their lifespan, preserving their value, and promoting a healthier living environment. Investing in a VPI machine is a worthwhile decision for any vinyl enthusiast, as it allows you to enjoy your records to the fullest while ensuring their long-term preservation.


In general any type of cleaning with any type of machine will have a positive impact on your listening experience. However, you want to make sure you have the cleaning machine which will stand the test of time and get the job done for your vinyl collection. Contact your local VPI Dealer to find the cleaning machine and turntable for you and your music experience.



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