Here on Audio Appraisal, we’ve covered a range of record cleaning devices from the budget-oriented Spin Clean and Disco Antistat, to the mid-priced Moth MKII vacuum RCM. These devices all function in much the same way – fluid is brushed onto the record, and thence removed either by vacuum succession, a micro-fibre cloth, or simple air drying.
How do you clean your records? A sleeve swiped across the vinyl? A dab of cleaner and a quick scrub with a patented pad? The whole-hog Spin Clean procedure, which kills 95 percent of all known dust, dirt and animal footprints dead? Do you put cleaning on the back burner in favor of upgrading your cartridge, stylus, speakers, amplifier or other gear?