You are a bit lost among all the cleaning accessories currently available in High Fidelity? Several brands offer a huge choice of cleaning product for vinyl records and turntables: brushes, cleaning liquids, record cleaning machine… To help you, we share our top 10 of the best cleaning accessories!
Brushes and cleaning products
When we own vinyl records and by the way a turntable, it is necessary to have some accessories to clean all this. Today, there is a variety of cleaning products for vinyl records, but also for the stylus of your turntable.
The Tonar’s Koolstof brush is an ideal product when you own a little collection of records that need to be cleaned. It has the particularity to be “two-in-one” because it is actually composed of two brushes: one for vinyl records and another to clean the stylus. The Koolstof brush offers remarkable antistatic qualities at this price!
We use the Pure Vinyl Mist cleaning product on a regular basis, so it is naturally that it is present in our top 10 of cleaning accessories! Its simplicity of use and its effectiveness in removing static charges and other dirt still surprise us after many months of use. A must!
Recently available on our website, we are already conquered by the L’Art du Son cleaning solution! We appreciate its versatile aspect because it can be used with a simple brush or a record cleaning machine. No matter the washing type, this cleaning solution by l’Art du Son allows to significantly improve the restitution. Already a reference for maPlatine.com!
This MoFi stylus cleaner is a very effective cleaning product dedicated to the stylus of your phono cartridge, and for a reasonable budget. Thus, it is this quality/price/result ratio that put it in our top 10 of cleaning accessories! Indeed, this cleaning not only removes the whole residues present on the stylus, but also lubricates it. This improves the listening but also improves its useful time. Which is always appreciable!
For an even deeper stylus cleaning, our choice turns to the Flux Hi-Fi Sonic stylus cleaner. In our humble opinion, it is one of the most effective products to take care of your stylus with softness. Thanks to its ultrasonic technology, this cleaning accessory is of a frightening effectiveness! We are not the only ones to be seduced by this Flux Hi-Fi Sonic, because it has been rewarded by the specialized press for its cleaning qualities. A good product!
It is THE big novelty of the last weeks… The well-known Furutech SK-III brush has been replaced by ASB-1 brush. Some may find this price unreasonable for “just a brush”, but once it is in your hands and tested, you can only be convinced by its efficiency and its interest. Vinyl records, stylus, CD, covers, turntables… All your Hi-Fi devices will be rid of static loads and dust. It is obviously in this top 10 of cleaning accessories!
The “all-in-one” cleaning set
Some brands offer “all-in-one” sets that include several essential cleaning products and you need to have with you. Indeed, in these cleaning sets, we frequently find a record brush (made of carbon, velvet…), a brush and/or a cleaner for stylus and a microfibre cloth.
The Simply Analog record cleaning set is in this top 10 in terms of cleaning. This set offers all the necessary to manually clean its vinyl records and its stylus, and at an affordable price. Presented in a pretty box, these cleaning products will be well kept!
The vinyl record cleaning machines
For a deep cleaning, the record cleaning machine remains the best option, whether manual or automatic. However, you have to define your desired cleaning machine before your purchase. Great enthusiasts of this kind of washing, it seems obvious to integrate several cleaning machine in our top 10.
The Spin Clean Record Washer System record cleaning machine has been present on the analog market for many decades. And it is still considered as a “must have”, for us and for the Hi-Fi specialists! The Spin Clean Record Washer System is an ideal cleaning product for the ones who own a small collection of LPs and desire an optimal manual cleaning. A must have for the small budgets!
The Okki Nokki Record Cleaner record cleaning machine features a vacuum arm, which is the most performing method in terms of record cleaning. In this range, the Okki Nokki cleaning machine is part of our top 10 of cleaning accessories! Very effective, it gives results completely in line with what is expected for a record cleaning machine like this one. Your black records will be grateful to you! 😉
The Smart Matrix Pro Silver record cleaning machine by Clearaudio does not need to be introduced…You frequently heard about it at maPlatine.com since we use it in our auditorium! Thanks to its very performing vacuum method, all the LPs that go through this record cleaning machine come out as new. Even the molds do not resist to the Smart Matrix Pro… If you own an important record collection and you wash them regularly, we can only recommend you to invest in this superb cleaning product!
Now you know our top 10 of the cleaning accessories, that includes several products we use every day for their high efficiency! In addition of these, we offer a wide range of cleaning products for vinyl and for stylus that are also known for their effectiveness. It is your turn to make your own choice! Have a good wash 🙂