Don't have a record cleaning machine ! Well here's a MoFi Record Care kit to keep your precious collection sounding its best
• 32oz. bottle of Mobile Fidelity LP Super Record Wash
. 16oz Bottle of Mobile Fidelity Super Deep Cleaner
• 50 pack of Mobile Fidelity Anti-Static Record Inner Sleeves
• Mobile Fidelity Record Brush
Mobile Fidelity LP Super Record Wash (32oz):
To achieve the proper base for the Record Research Labs fluids, Brian Weitzel (a chemist and Lp enthusiast in the Pacific Northwest) designed and built a special copper distillery, producing quadruple deionized water. Distilled water as a base still contains many trace minerals which can be positively or negatively charged and attach themselves to the vinyl. Deionized water reduces the level of trace minerals in the reacted water, greatly reducing the amount of mineral contaminates on the record itself.
Mobile Fidelity LP Super Deep Cleaner (16oz.)
Is made to clean very soiled LPs and is also recommended as a pre-cleaner for extra dirty records. The LP Super Deep Cleaner can be used for removing pressing debris and "mold release compound" from sealed LPs. It is twice as powerful as the MFSL LP Super Record Wash and should be used as the first step in the cleaning process. We give this product our highest recommendation!
Mobile Fidelity Rice LP Inner Record Sleeves (50 Pack):
These are the same high-quality inner sleeves used by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab for their vinyl releases. They are imported, three-ply, anti-static, premium sleeves (similar to rice paper) and work with both LPs and laser discs. Back construction consists of a paper layer sandwiched between two sheets of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) with a translucent HDPE front. This equals or surpasses the discontinued VRP inner sleeves.
Mobile Fidelity Record Brush:
Here's an inexpensive tool for keeping all of your irreplaceable records clean and cared for! Mobile Fidelity is very proud to offer the latest in essential record care products: The Mobile Fidelity LP Record Brush! Easy to use, easy to clean; this record brush is guaranteed to keep all of your LPs clean and quiet! It gets really deep into the grooves and helps scrub all that nasty, noisy dirt out. The key to its great vinyl cleaning is found in Mobile Fidelity’s proprietary cleaning pad and ergonomic brush handle. It’s been designed for multi-purpose use: it can be used as a wet-cleaning brush (we recommend using it as part of your intensive record cleaning machine workout) or as simply the best dry record brush ever designed. One cleaning pad will clean hundreds of your favorite LP's.
Record-cleaning fluids are another natural for Mobile Fidelity, and another market segment where the company's name is a benefit. Vinylphiles choose record cleaning fluids as carefully as enophiles choose cabernets. For me, a good record-cleaning fluid must spread evenly (not all of them do) and be easily removed, along with all of the dust and other noise-creating crud. If, as some claim, a fluid enhances midrange presence or increases bass weight, that's a sign of something being left on the record, which is not the point. I just want a clean record, and that means removing dirt and grunge along with the fluid.
Cleaning records always involves balancing effectiveness with time. As with systems you can go the uncompromising route with a multi-step Mobile Fidelity regimen consisting of four fluids: Super Deep pre-cleaner , Plus Enzyme cleaner , Super Record Wash general cleaner and a Pure Record Rinse chaser . And with the process, you can cut out a couple of steps and still achieve very effective cleaning in less time and at lower cost. MoF's Plus Enzyme followed by Pure Record Rinse comprises a two-step process whose results are hard to beat. Super Deep pre-cleaner is also great for TAB writer Tim Aucreman's discovery for really filthy records: the 20-minute soak. As its name implies, this method involves twenty minutes of wetting and agitating with Super Deep Cleaner, vacuuming, rinsing, then final vacuuming. The time and agitation loosens the maximum amount of grunge, which the vacuum whisks away. MoFi also offers a fast-drying alcohol-based one-step cleaner, aptly named One Cleaning Solution, and it's good too, although not the equivalent of the multi-step process, especially with dirty records. I'm not one to fret over using separate brushes for each fluid, although I do use separate cleaning and rinse brushes. If you use three or four brushes, the price of the MoFi brushes makes this a less painful proposition.