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Keeping It Clean: Caring for Your Records

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As a record collector, you probably have a few prized records that you want to make sure that you keep safe. Whether it is one record or your whole collection, you want to make sure that everything remains in the …

Five Must-Have Vinyl Accessories

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Collecting records is more than a pastime – it is a lifestyle. If you listen to vinyl records with any regularity, there are just some items you can’t afford to be without. The following vinyl record accessories will all enhance …

Collectible Gimmick Album Sleeves from the Seventies

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Though most of us base our album choices on the music contained within the grooves, there’s something to be said for a really cool album cover, particularly when it’s a cover that has a unique gimmick that adds to the …

Pushing the Vinyl Envelope

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Most vinyl records differ only in the art on the sticker at the center of the album. They have the same shape, color, ridges, consistency and so forth. There have been exceptions to the rule, however, and although these records …

Caring for Your Stereo System and Music Collection

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Any true music lover considers their stereo system and music collection to be their pride and joy. Many serious music fans have a nook of their home dedicated to storing their speakers, sound system, records and other musical goodies. You …

Three Must-Have Record Accessories That Won’t Break Your Budget

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Whether you are a serious record collector spending thousands of dollars or simply a fan of the warm sounds of vinyl, it’s important to properly maintain and clean your albums. The good news is that you don’t have to break …

How to Make Extra Money Selling Your Old Records

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These days, we could all use a little extra cash. Whether you desperately need to pay bills or just want some extra money for a fun night out on the town, that extra money you want might be sitting right …

Must-Have Accessories for Your Vinyl Collection

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Even if you still rely on your iPod or computer to listen to music, collecting vinyl records provides a more personal, tactile experience with your favorite albums – pulling a record out of its sleeve and putting it on a …

The Highest Record Prices Realized Online

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As a record collector, you might keep an eye out for some albums that you like, but you should also look at some of the most expensive albums that ever sold online, just in case you are interested in purchasing …

The Top Selling Singles of Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley Singles You Need in Your Record Collection   Elvis Presley, the undisputed King of Rock and Roll, sold more records than almost any other band or individual artist in history. While you likely have some of those albums …

Properly Storing and Caring for A Vinyl Record Collection

Properly Storing and Caring for A Vinyl Record Collection   Even though records are not the most recent innovation in the musical realm, they are still extremely popular especially as vintage novelty items. Vinyl records have a very special sound …

How to Protect the Paper Packages on Your Vintage Vinyl Records

Top 3 Tips for Keeping Vintage Vinyl Records Looking Good   People who appreciate music know that there is nothing quite like hearing your favorite song played on a vinyl record. In addition to taking your records to a professional record …

Musicians Who Support Vinyl Records

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Not just audiophiles and collectors appreciate vinyl records. Some of the leading musicians in the industry go out of their way to release album on vinyl and support fans of vinyl records. These musicians appreciate the nostalgia of vinyl and …

The Best of the Golden Age of Rock

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The golden age of rock music brought with it some of the finest vinyl albums ever pressed, and if you’re a vinyl collector, you owe it to yourself to check out some of the classics. When out shopping for new …

The Reasons Why People Love Vinyl Records

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Vinyl records have seen quite the resurgence over the last couple of years. Audiophiles swear by vinyl, and casual listeners are starting to embrace this classic audio format. This means that more record players are being sold, and new technologies …

Getting Back Into Vinyl

  Positive Feedback Online chronicles the efforts of audiophile listeners, reviewers, designers, manufacturers, distributors, and humorists, exploring the possibilitites of high end audio to the utmost. Any audiophile with something worthwile to say is welcome to contribute to Positive Feedback …

Secrets Of A High-Quality Vinyl Record

The New York Times recently posted a great article about the resurgence of the vinyl record and how, with proper care, the format can deliver amazing audio fidelity, while outliving the person that owns it. In the story entitled “The …

No More Vinyl “Curly Qs”

  Hometheaterhifi.com is a site that does a great number of features, product reviews, technical articles, and highlights of new vinyl releases.  Recently, Michael Jude Galvin took the MKII for a Spin (pun intended), and offered the details of his …

Spin-Clean at T.H.E. Show

  Spin-Clean® had a great time at T.H.E. Show this past weekend in Newport Beach, CA. The show was amazing, as there were about twice the number of vendors and attendees as last year. The amount of new vinyl and …

Wax Ecstatic – Cleaning & Caring For Your Vinyl

The Houston Press has been blogging some great info about the resurgence of the vinyl record and how it’s become the most enduring format in the history of home audio.  In the story entitled “Wax Ecstatic,” their cover feature takes …

Sound And Vision’s Dirty Dozen

  Is it good to be on someone’s “Dirty Dozen” list?  You betcha, especially when you find the Spin-Clean® Record Washer MKII on Sound And Vision Magazine’s list of a dozen must-have vinyl accessories to make your turntable sing.   Read …

The Warmth and Depth of Music on Vinyl

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Part of the thrill of listening to your favorite album on vinyl is experiencing music the way it was heard for decades in the past. There’s also a strong case to be made that music, especially rock, sounds better on …

Three Reasons Why Vintage Vinyl Records Are Making a Comeback

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Turntables that play vinyl records reached their heyday in the 1970’s and then began a slow decline as cassette tapes, compact discs and finally digital MP3 players rose in popularity. In recent years, vintage vinyl records have made a strong …

Get In the Groove with Clean Vinyl Discs

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Care and preservation are key to enjoying vintage recorded materials; vinyl record accessories are essential tools for audio enthusiasts. Cleaning vinyl discs is among the vital tasks. Not only does dust and dirt interfere with sound reproduction, but the particles …

Reasons Why Vinyl Is Known as the Comeback Kid

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If you’ve paid a visit to a music store recently, you may have noticed an increasingly large vinyl section. This isn’t just old vinyl the store is trying to unload, however, but new vinyl that has just been pressed. Classic …

Yard Sales Can Turn Vinyl to Gold after Cleaning

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A lot of collectible items can be found at yard sales. In some cases, record collections are dismantled and sold for a very low price. Most of the time, the owners just want to get rid of everything they can …

Why Cleaning Vinyl Records Regularly Is Vital

Regardless of your motivation for building a record collection, it’s in your best interest to protect it via regular cleanings. Preserving aesthetic appeal is hardly the only reason to bust out the vinyl cleaner and give your LPs a good …

Where to Find Vintage Records

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Recent sales figures indicate a strong rise in the number of people shopping for records today. Some credit the hipster generation with this rise, while others point out famous artists like Lana Del Rey who release records in combination with …

Fatal Flaws to Look for When Buying Used Vinyl Records

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Nothing beats the thrill of discovering a great deal on a used vinyl record at your local neighborhood music store or a rummage sale. While buying your records online is a great way to find rare releases, it’s also a …

Two Simple Ways to Prolong the Life of Your Vinyl

If you’re going to go to the trouble of assembling a superior vinyl collection, you owe it to yourself to take care of that investment. Contaminants like dust, fingerprints and even atmospheric moisture will gradually degrade the fidelity of your …

2014 Yet Another Strong Year For Vinyl Records

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Continuing the trend that has taken place the past couple years, vinyl records enjoyed yet another year of resurgence with strong sales in 2014. With the highest number of vinyl sold since SoundScan began tracking music sales, last year proved …

Minor Details Vital When Cleaning Records

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While it may be easy to notice major issues and scratches on most vinyl records, the art of truly cleaning an album lies in the small details. In order to properly clean the vinyl records in your collection, it takes …

Vinyl Accessory Options For Non-Music Lovers

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With vinyl records continuing to enjoy a resurgence in popularity, many people that are not the biggest music fans are getting in on the fun of vinyl. From decorative art pieces to jewelry and home décor, vinyl records are being …

Six Things Beginners Should Know Before Starting a Vinyl Collection

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Collecting vinyl can be quite a rewarding hobby. However, if you start a collection without any knowledge of vinyl, you may be setting yourself up for failure. From the right turntable to cleaning your records, it’s important to know a …

7 Vinyl FAQs

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Vinyl records are once again growing in popularity, but aside from a few true audiophiles, not many individuals know much about them. Here is a short FAQ to get you up to speed on why you should consider starting a …

The Rise of Vinyl Subscription Clubs

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If you are a movie buff, Netflix is your best friend. If your preferred method of relaxation is with a video game controller and a headset, GameFly will deliver your favorite Xbox games directly to your door. But what if …

Print Your Own Vinyl Records

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The process of pressing a record to vinyl has long been considered a time and resource consuming operation. With expensive materials and a lack of vinyl pressing machines available to the public, it can be difficult making your own vinyl …

Black Friday Means Big Business For Vinyl

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Black Friday has a reputation of being a dangerous day for shopping, where at any moment you can be tackled by other shoppers in search of crazy deals. While this may still happen at some retail stores, Black Friday has …

How to Properly Maintain Vinyl Records

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Collecting vinyl records can be a very fun and rewarding hobby. However, you will need to learn the best ways to keep your records clean to properly preserve them. Without preservation, your records can become warped and may not play …

Avoid Making These Vinyl Record Mistakes

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Vinyl records can be a bit fragile in some ways and there are certain things you never want to do with them. There are also some things you need to be aware of, such as appropriate cleaning habits and properly …

7 Albums That Sound Better On Vinyl

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Not all vinyl albums are created equal. While the sound of vinyl is clearly superior to audio played on any other medium, some records sound better than others. With different thicknesses, weights, pressings and special editions, certain vinyl releases make …

What Customers are Saying about the Spin Clean Record Washer

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Music aficionados and vinyl collectors alike can’t say enough about the Spin Clean Record Washer! With the ability to bring life back to records, customers are thrilled with their washers and are using them to preserve their collections and save …

What do Vinyl Record Collectors All Know to be True?

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While vinyl records may be an old school way to play music, many people still find value in spinning vinyl. Even though vinyl records are not the primary method most people use for listening to music anymore, they still have …

The Ten Most Valuable Vinyl Records of All Time

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It may be surprising to hear what the top ten most valuable vinyl records are, especially since some of them are lesser-known albums that aren’t necessarily known as music records. These records are valued because of their rarity, causing vinyl …

Does Vinyl Sound Better than CDs?

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Vinyl records are known to contain the best quality of sound for listening to music. Even the newest technology can’t create the authentic sound the artist intended to be heard on vinyl. CDs may have become popular, but vinyl records …

Why Your Vinyl Records Sound Stale

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Have you recently purchased a vinyl record, put it on the turntable and found that the sound quality isn’t up to par with other albums in your collection? While many may blame the equipment for the subpar sound, the problem …

Which Records are the Best Selling of the Last Two Decades?

Vinyl albums are popular among music fans even if they don’t have a record player tucked away in their home. In fact, there are a lot of music fans who purchase records just to put them on display. Whether they …

Buying Records As a Gift

Turntables, do you even know what they are? If you asked a room of teenagers what they were a decade ago, chances are pretty good a lot of them would be scratching their heads with no idea. What people in …

8 Record-Themed Gifts To Get The Music Lover In Your Life

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Got a friend or loved one who’s a die-hard audiophile? Want to buy him or her something they can add to their extensive vinyl collection but not sure where to start? Well, our gift guide will give you the low-down …

LP Record Cleaners vs. Homemade Solutions

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Choosing a cleaner for your records isn’t always easy. If you just choose the cheapest one or try to make one at home, you could damage your records. Some have been successful with a homemade solution, but others have had …

Cleaning Never Sounded So Good: Introducing Spin Clean’s “Retro” Record Washer

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It’s Spin Clean’s birthday! And this year we’re turning the big 4-0! In honor of the occassion, we’ve decided to release a 40th anniversary “retro” Spin Clean Record Washer. Read on to learn more. For audiophiles, nothing beats the sound …

How to Protect Your Vinyl Records with a Cleaning Machine

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  There are many ways to protect your vinyl records and make sure they play with the best possible sound quality. If you want to keep your records from warping, getting damages or getting dirty, you need to understand the …

Why do you Need a Vinyl Record Cleaner?

Cleaning your vinyl records is important, but do you understand why? There are certain reasons why your records are not in good shape and one of them is due to the dirt, oil and dust. Here are a few of …

How to Clean Vinyl Records

Cleaning your records isn’t as easy as it sounds. If you don’t do it correctly, you may find that your vinyl records don’t play as well after cleaning. However, if you learn the steps for how to clean vinyl records, …

Five Must Have Vinyl Record Accessories

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Vinyl records are still very popular and when you collect them, you need specific accessories. You have to keep you records clean, organized and providing the best possible sound quality. Here are five of the most important vinyl record accessories …

The Joy Of Crate Digging

What are your most recent “awesome finds”? Our friend, the Vinyl Geek at Vinyl Rewind, shows us some of his latest. This time around The Vinyl Geek scored big time at an estate sale: Fleetwood Mac, RATT, Elton John, Cheap …

Top 8 Celebrity Albums of the 1980s

From our friends at Vinyl Rewind, their latest offers a fun-filled trip back to the 80s. Every other Tuesday, The Vinyl Geek is your tour guide though a sea of music, delivered on the enduring quality of vinyl. The Geek …

Herb Alpert – Whipped Cream & Other Delights (vinyl review)

Brand new episode from our friends at Vinyl Rewind Friends of Spin-Clean, Vinyl Rewind is main music review show to a whole host of satellite programing dedicated to the analogue lifestyle, including album and craft cocktail pairings, collector news and …

We Have A Winner!

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Win The “Vinyl Rewind Starter Pack”

Enter Our Vinyl Starter Package Contest Brought to you by Spin-Clean and Vinyl Rewind We’ve teamed up with Vinyl Rewind to bring you our biggest contest yet! Here’s what we’re giving awaySpin-Clean Record Washer MKIIRega RP1 turntableAcoustech Big Record Brush …

30th Anniversary of Tears For Fears “The Hurting”

It’s the 30th anniversary of “The Hurting.” The Vinyl Geek and Jamar Rogers break it down. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS7fbB6zOGg&list=UUT2PC-JqpTK-B9aUeUe01KA .

“Live” vs. Studio

Do know of “live” versions of songs that you feel are better than their studio counterparts?  Do your tunes make Vinyl Rewind’s countdown of the Top 10 of all time in this category?

Vinyl Rewind – Season Three Premiere

Is it necessary to be on a “trip” to understand Pink Floyd’s journey, “The Dark Side Of The Moon”? In their Season Three premiere of one Spin-Clean’s favorite TV shows, the Vinyl Geek and the others at Vinyl Rewind explore that …

Tracking Force Vinyl Blog

Here’s a vinyl blog that was brough to our attention and written by a Spin-Clean customer.  He describes it as “an eclectic mix of music for people like me who have eclectic tastes.”   Tracking Force — Adventures In Vinyl, …

Dear Diary…or, I Mean Vinyl Record

Katie Pietrak began collecting vinyl records at the age of 15. As her collection grew over nearly 20 years, Pietrak was working on organizing her records and looking for a way to use some of the pieces that were no …

Why Is Vinyl So Special?

Spin-Clean knows vinyl is special.  Otherwise, we wouldn’t make it our life’s work going to great efforts to make sure our each and every piece can be as clean as possible.  More and more folks are understanding why records are …

Vinyl Rewind – Episode 2.09, The Top Ten Songs You Never Knew Were Covers

Another great episode from Vinyl Rewind:  “The Top Ten Songs You Never Knew Were Covers.”  It’s an episode sure to spark some great musical discussion, as I’m sure you can think of a ton more that could have made the …

Sound And The Story

  Remember Jam Handy Films?  Sure you do.  The Jam Handy Organization made thousands of educational and promotional films, newsreels, and animations. Included among the company’s clients were the United States Armed Forces, Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, and General Motors.  Mr. Handy …

New Soundgarden Box Set

November 13th will not only bring the Beatles catalog on vinyl, but also some vinyl from Soundgarden, their first release in 16 years. .

Spin-Clean Must-Listen: Sixties Satellite Survey

Whether you’re into music from the 60s, dig countdown shows (thanks Casey!), or can’t get enough of the stories behind the stacks of wax that hit the charts, you gotta check out the “Sixties Satellite Survey” on Sirius XM’s 60s …

Velvet Underground Box Set

Released today, Sundazed presents The Velvet Underground: The Verve/MGM Albums. This beautiful, deluxe boxed set gathers the rare mono versions of the band’s first three studio albums along with the superior mono version of Nico’s Chelsea Girl and a definitive …

The Vinyl Vault

Joe Walsh’s “Analog Man”

How about some “audio aspirin” as a nice change of pace on the Spin-Clean blog? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il1Byvn_vMA Welcome to cyberspace, I’m lost in the fogeverything’s digital I’m still analogwhen something goes wrongI don’t have a cluesome 10-year-old smart ass has to …

Rocky Mountain Recap

Spin-Clean had a great time earlier this month at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2012.  Sound and Vision Magazine takes a look at the highlights. Read more here…  .

Thanks, Blue Heaven Studios!

It was a great weekend of fun, food, and music at the 15th Annual “Blues Masters at the Crossroads”.  Spin-Clean woud like to thank the incredibly gracious and hospitable folks at Acoustic Sounds, Quality Record Pressings, and Blue Heaven Studios …

Opening Night at 15th Annual Blues Masters At The Crossroads

At the opener of the 15th Annual “Blues Masters at the Crossroads” in Salina, KS, Mud Morganfield, son of the legendary Muddy Waters, was the headliner in amazing night of blues in a most gorgeous setting, Blue Heaven Studios. Morganfield’s debut album …

Black Friday Vinyl

A Spin-Clean reminder:  some special vinyl releases coming in November on Black Friday.  Mark your calendar for November 23! Read more here…   .

Most Valuable Records

Spin-Clean’s friend, Robert Benson, corralled this data back a few years ago from a number of different sources.  Still very interesting to look over.  Are any in your collection? Read more about… The Top Ten Most Valuable Records in USA and …

The Rolling Stones: 50 and Counting

Like the Energizer Bunny, the Stones just keep going…and going…and going… As of now, only four concerts have been announced on a brand new tour.  Read more here. Spin-Clean continues to recognize this November 13th as a big day in …

Howard H. Scott, developer of the LP, dies at 92

From earlier this month, Howard H. Scott, developer of the LP, passes away. Thanks, Mr. Scott, for blazing a trail that we at Spin-Clean, and millions of others, still walk on today. [By the way, LP trivia buffs will know …

Vinyl Rewind – Episode 2.08, Confess by Twin Shadow

This week on Vinyl Rewind, the Vinyl Geek brings you an album from 2012 drenched in 80s New Wave:  “Confess” by Twin Shadow on 4AD records. Is there more going on than just being “retro”, you decide! Watch Episode 2.08, …

Spin-Clean at CEDIA Expo 2012

We’re having tons of fun at booth #915 at CEDIA Expo 2012 in Indianapolis.  Stop by today or tomorrow, say hello to our lovely Allison, register to win a new iPad, and check out the new Limited Edition Spin-Clean “Clear …

How To Really (No, Really!) Take Care Of Your Vinyl Records

When it comes to taking care of your LPs and 45s, there are many questions to ask, with an equal amount of conflicting answers.    For example, when cleaning vinyl records, should one use isopropyl alcohol as a solution? Is a …

Vinyl Rewind – Episode 2.07, The Lumineers

A brand new episode from “Vinyl Rewind.” This week the Vinyl Geek brings you his pick for the best debut album of 2012 with The Lumineers self-titled LP. Join us as we listen to the beauty of this album with …

Win The New Limited-Edition Spin-Clean Unit And More!

  Lookie, lookie here!  Our friends at Vinyl Rewind are giving away a big Spin-Clean prize stash, including the new Limited Edition, see-through unit.   There are a number of ways for you to enter, just a couple of which are …

Your List: Best Albums Of All-Time

Everyone loves to rank their favorites.  Casey Kasem taught us how over 40 years ago, and now everyone from ESPN’s “Sportscenter” to “Late Show With David Letterman” has their Top Lists.  But what about your favorite albums of all time? …

Our Ears Are Analog

We were just talking about this very topic in the Spin-Clean offices the other day.  Sure, in the age of MP3s – and even CDs – records are not convenient.  They require a lot more work:  work to play them, …

Reaching Out To Us

We always love hearing from our customers and getting their feedback.  If you have a Spin-Clean product question, suggestion or comment, you can: – email us at: support~AT~spinclean.com– send us a Twitter Direct Message @spincleanrecord – Facebook “message” us at facebook.com/spinclean – …

Feelin’ Groovy: Vinyl Records Making A Comeback

Great story by Cloe Cabrera published recently in the Tampa Tribune. Robby McDonald has been around music his entire life. He grew up listening to his father’s albums, falling in love with the sound quality, enjoying the cover art and …

McCartney’s “Ram” is Still Great

    Critics panned it when it was originally released, and fellow ex-Beatle members dismissed its musical merits.  Yet thankfully – and not surprisingly, over 40 years since its debut, McCartney fans are treated to a wonderful re-issue of the …

Tone Audio Discovers Spin-Clean

The folks at Tone Audio have kindly mentioned our product in a recent AnalogAholic accessories review and have keenly discovered some of the most compelling points of what the Spin-Clean Record Washer MKII has to offer, namely its simplicity (no …

WGN Sells Vintage Record Collection

Dusty Groove America bought records that have been in storage for decades… Read More What we at Spin-Clean find additionally cool about this story is that the recipient of this collection, Dusty Groove America, makes all of their inventory available …

Vinyl Rewind – Record Store Day 2012

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If you know vinyl, you know that Record Store Day is the day set aside each year to bring together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the planet.  It also is the focus of the latest episode …

Secrets Of A High-Quality Vinyl Record

  The New York Times recently posted a great article about the resurgence of the vinyl record and how, with proper care, the format can deliver amazing audio fidelity, while outliving the person that owns it. In the story entitled …

SPIN-CLEAN at T.H.E. SHOW

Spin-Clean® had a great time at T.H.E. Show this past weekend in Newport Beach, CA. The show was amazing, as there were about twice the number of vendors and attendees as last year. The amount of new vinyl and CD …

Getting Back Into Vinyl

  Positive Feedback Online chronicles the efforts of audiophile listeners, reviewers, designers, manufacturers, distributors, and humorists, exploring the possibilitites of high end audio to the utmost. Any audiophile with something worthwile to say is welcome to contribute to Positive Feedback …

No More Vinyl “Curly Qs”

  Hometheaterhifi.com is a site that does a great number of features, product reviews, technical articles, and highlights of new vinyl releases.  Recently, Michael Jude Galvin took the MKII for a Spin (pun intended), and offered the details of his …

Wax Ecstatic – Cleaning & Caring For Your Vinyl

The Houston Press has been blogging some great info about the resurgence of the vinyl record and how it’s become the most enduring format in the history of home audio.  In the story entitled “Wax Ecstatic,” their cover feature takes …

Sound And Vision’s “Dirty Dozen”

Is it good to be on someone’s “Dirty Dozen” list?  You betcha, especially when you find the Spin-Clean® Record Washer MKII on Sound And Vision Magazine’s list of a dozen must-have vinyl accessories to make your turntable sing. Read More …