Vinyl, Record Player, and Stylus care guides

Stylus Care

  • Stylus Replacement: A Guide on When, Why, and How

    When it comes to turntable stylus replacement, one of the most important things to consider is timing. Replacing your stylus at the right time can help you preserve the life of your vinyl records and ensure optimal sound quality. Here are two ways to determine when it’s time for a stylus replacement: Stylus Lifespan Expectancy…

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  • Stylus Alignment for Turntable Performance and Record Longevity

    Stylus alignment is a critical aspect of turntable setup that significantly affects both audio fidelity and vinyl longevity. Precise alignment ensures that the stylus reads the grooves in your records accurately, extracting every nuanced detail etched within. An accurately aligned stylus will follow the grooves with minimal friction and distortion, channeling the purest sound from…

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  • DIY Stylus Cleaning Solutions: Homemade vs. Store-Bought

    If you’re an avid vinyl collector, you know how important it is to keep your turntable stylus clean. A dirty stylus can cause distortion, skipping, and even permanent damage to your records. There are many commercial stylus cleaning solutions available on the market, but did you know that you can make your own DIY cleaning…

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  • How often should you change your stylus

    How Often Should You Change Your Stylus?

    If you’re an avid vinyl listener, you know that your stylus, also known as the needle, is a crucial component of your turntable setup. It’s responsible for reading the grooves on your records and translating them into sound. But how often should you change your stylus to keep your setup in optimal condition? According to…

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  • Can a Bad Stylus Damage a Record?

    If you’re a vinyl enthusiast, you’re probably aware of the importance of keeping your records in pristine condition. Scratches, dust, and dirt can all affect the sound quality of your music. But what about the stylus? Can a bad stylus damage a record? The answer is yes. A worn or damaged stylus can cause irreparable…

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  • Can a dirty record damage stylus

    How Dirt Can Ruin Your Turntable Stylus

    As a dedicated vinyl collector, you know that pristine records are key to exceptional sound quality. The implications of placing a dusty record under the needle are often underestimated. So, what happens when a dirty record meets a clean stylus? In reality, playing a dirty record doesn’t just lower the sound quality – it also…

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  • How often should you clean record stylus?

    It depends on a number of factors, how clean your records are, how dusty is your environment, and what type of stylus you have. Typically, if your records are clean in the first place, there is hardly any need to clean your stylus too regularly. However if you don’t often clean your vinyl regularly, there…

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