Most of us record collectors out there accumulate our albums because we love the sound of our favorite artists and songs charmingly played by the needle of our home record player. But if you've been collecting records for some time, have been given an old family vinyl collection, or maybe even have gotten lucky at a thrift shop or estate sale, you're maybe curious how much your current collection is really worth. But how do you know a vinyl record's value? If you’re interested in a quick number, the average new record costs between $20-$30. You’ll see this when you...
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Whether your vinyl record collection is new or old, big or small, there are a few, simple steps you can take to ensure the longevity of your vinyl. “But why do I need to do that?” Well, unclean records don’t just have poorer playback quality than their clean counterparts; they can also affect the quality of your record player, dulling the stylus and shrinking its lifespan and damaging other records too.
You don’t need fancy or special equipment to clean your vinyl either (although it doesn’t hurt). From the most elaborate to the most simple, this is our go-to guide for treating your vinyl to a spa day by giving it a good cleaning, no matter what your collection entails.