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Also if these older LP's were bought by you used, you have no idea what kind of TT and stylus they were played on. So if there is actual wear and damage to the LP, no RCM is going to fix that.
The good news is that your RCM is going to keep your new LP's and those records whose history you are familiar, sounding better than ever.
Yeah, but also what kind of fluid do you use? I am using this machine with excellent results with Audio Intelligent three step system and Disc Doctor brushes for each solution. After applying the fluid 1 - enzyme- and fluid 2 - Archivist Formula - I let it soak for 2-5 minutes before vacuuming. If the record is very dirty - I do double cleaning with step 1 and 2 and let it soak for at least 10 minutes. I rinse with Step 3 - pure water- twice.
I never tried the enclosed Okki Nokki concentrate or the brush.
No I have not. Audio Intelligent has a great reputation so I just got it and have been using it. Many like Walker too.
I use step 2, Archivist formula, that contains no alcohol, it can be substituted with another Audio Intelligent solution with alcohol. I understand that the result is the same, I prefer not to use alcohol, just in case.
I use this product I’ve used it fir years , to me it cleans all of my vinyl records very well, as others said it will not remove pops and scratches, I highly recommended this
Brand: Tergikleen Record Cleaning Fluid
I had a VPI 16.5 and a NittyGritty as similar vacuum machines to the OkkiNokki. They worked, and well enough to convince me there was something to cleaning as well as possible. So about 12 years ago I bought a Loricraft PRC4 and was very happy with the results. Even so, records were generally not perfectly silent. Since then, U/S cleaners have come along, and I now use the Loricraft and then a Degritter. The majority of my records are now silent with respect to surface noise now.
I use a homemade mixture of distilled water, L'Art du Son cleaner and isopropyl alcohol in the Loricraft, and Degritter's own surfactant in their machine. I do keep some AI Enzymatic formula for the Loricraft for visibly filthy never-before cleaned used records. Once cleaned, I use a Destat, which means any dust particles (I'm afraid I have a scaly skin rash!) can be blown off with a photographic Rocket Blower. I no longer use any form of carbon fibre brush or cloth. Essentially, nothing touches the record once cleaned except for air, the stylus and a new polythene-lined inner sleeve.