Best Ultrasonic Record Cleaners for Super-Clean Vinyl

Marc HenshallCleaning Vinyl, Record CareLeave a Comment

Ultrasonic cleaning for vinyl records has grown immensely in popularity over recent years. The practice is a mainstay of the jewelry industry, favored for its ability to clean intricate, small crevices at a microscopic level.  Ultrasonic works by using high-frequency pressure sound waves to agitate a liquid, producing tiny cavitation bubbles. Lots of tiny bubbles produce forces that help to … Read More

Creative Ways to Display Your Vinyl Records

Marc HenshallCulture & Industry, New to Vinyl, Record Storage7 Comments

Besides the great sound, ritual, and process, a huge part of vinyl’s lasting appeal is undoubtedly the aesthetic. Enthusiasts hail the large format artwork and the sense of satisfaction that comes with physically owning the music you love as just part of the reason why vinyl record sales continue to grow year-on-year. Many album covers are pieces of art in … Read More

HumminGuru Review – Affordable Ultrasonic Record Cleaning?

Marc HenshallCleaning Vinyl8 Comments

The relatively new HumminGuru record cleaner promises to deliver ultrasonic record cleaning power at an affordable price. Its compact size and all-in-one design will undoubtedly pique the interest of record collectors far and wide. To see how the unit performs, Sound Matters put the HumminGuru through its paces.  Ultrasonic cleaning for vinyl records is an interesting concept. It works by … Read More

How to Grade Vinyl Records – Full Guide

Marc HenshallVinyl 10114 Comments

Whether you’re selling off some of your collection or hunting for your next holy grail vinyl purchase, understanding how used records are graded is fundamental. It’s important as a seller, as you want to provide an honest and fair assessment of what you’re selling, but it’s also important for the customer as a key indicator of quality. This is particularly … Read More

The Best Vintage Turntables for Audiophiles

Marc HenshallBuyer's Guides34 Comments

Buying a vintage turntable can offer many advantages over shiny new decks fresh off the production line. First and foremost, going vintage can make obtaining a higher-quality turntable more affordable. The potential to grab a bargain will undoubtedly appeal to many record collectors, as, let’s face it, HiFi audio and record collecting isn’t exactly the cheapest of hobbies. When choosing … Read More

The Best-Selling Albums of All Time – USA & Worldwide

Marc HenshallCulture & Industry4 Comments

Crafting the perfect album is a true art form. There’s a certain level of skill required in taking a collection of individual songs and compiling them into a finished body of work. When everything comes together, an otherwise ordinary handful of tracks become something extra special, capturing the heart and minds of music fans for decades to come. So what … Read More