Maximize Your Vinyl: 13 Important Turntable Accessories
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The most important accessory for your record player is a Brush to keep your records free of lint and dust. An Anti-Static gun loosens dust particles by ionizing the air above the record. A Spin-Clean Record washer is a basin style wet cleaner that removes both dirt and grease. A stylus brush or wet clean kit keeps your needle clean. A 45 spacer allows singles to be played on a record player with a small spindle. There are three varieties of mats that are popular: Felt, Rubber, and Cork. A bubble level insures that your record player is not tilted. A tracking force scale is more accurate than the the gauge built onto the counterweight on a tonearm. A laserdisc can be used to fine tune the anti-skate setting on a turntable. An overhang gauge can be used to ensure that the stylus tip is in the right position along the tonearm. A protractor can be used to verify that the stylus is tangent to the record grooves during playback. Spare headshells allow easy swap of phono cartridges. A good preamp offers versatility when it comes to outputting a signal from your turntable.
Gear featured in this video include:
GLi Pro SL-2500 Turntable
ARTcessories USB Phono Plus Audiophile Computer Interface V.2
Sleeve City Carbon Fiber Record Brush
Audio Technica AT6012 Cleaning Kit
Milty Zerostat 3 Anti-Static gun
https://amzn.to/36cO9WM (newer model than mine)
Spin-Clean Record Washer, 40th Anniversary Edition
https://amzn.to/2BOuFKc (yellow model, 50th anniversary model no longer available)
Diskeeper SC-5 Stylus Cleaner Kit
Rubber Mat from Pioneer PL-518
Technics Needle Gauge Adjustment
Mirrored Stylus Alignment Protractor Tool
Black Plastic Dome Adapter
Generic Bubble Level
Headshell from Pioneer PL-518
Audio Technica Headshell
Samyo Stylus Force Gauge
Shure M97xE phono catridge kit
https://amzn.to/2Pqg5Am (no longer manufactured)
Audio Technica ATN110E phono cartridge
Stanton 600 phono cartridge
Pickering 480E-2 phono cartridge
Ortofon Concorde phono cartridge
I mentioned a video about the Spin Clean Record Washer during this video. My full demonstration of this product can be found HERE:
I got the idea of using a Video Laserdisc as a smooth surface for the anti-skate adjustment from YouTuber VWestlife. His channel is HERE:
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