Don't Let Dirty Records Spoil The Vibe

Dirty Records Suck

A little surface noise is part and parcel and part of the charm of music on vinyl. 

As John Peel once said, “Somebody was trying to tell me that CDs are better than vinyl because they don’t have any surface noise. I said, ‘Listen, mate, life has surface noise.”

But there’s a fine line between analog warmth and unlistenable noise. 

The good news is, record cleaning doesn’t have to be difficult.

We’ve compiled the very best tips, trick, and professional advice to get your records sound at their best quickly so that you can get back to enjoying the music.

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