Record Doctor V LP Cleaning Machine

Some months ago I was astonished to come across an app called Dust ’n Scratches—a sounds generator that adds the background effect of unclean vinyl’s crackles, hisses, ticks, and pops to digital music playback. For nostalgia’s sake, apparently. (Yes, I know there’s an app for everything, but still….) Audiophiles know better. And we analog hounds are well aware of the harm dust and dirt can cause—not only to the sonics but also to the longevity of an LP. Yet record cleaners often get left in the dust—considered the “final frontier” of gear purchase priorities. Not only are they a “mere” …