Record cleaning brush

Record cleaning brush

Postby MOON » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:32 pm

Just wondering what you guys like for removing dust off the record before playing it. I see Audioquest has a new carbon fibre brush , What's your preferred brush?
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Re: Record cleaning brush

Postby Dorian » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:38 pm

Can’t beat the Hunt brush IME, although I haven’t tried the Audioquest.

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Re: Record cleaning brush

Postby Peer Gynt » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:30 am

I bought one of the latest version carbon fiber Audioquest brushes when they were first released. I liked it well enough to buy more of the same. My Discwasher brushes were finally retired. I’m sure there are other good brushes available too.
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Re: Record cleaning brush

Postby mreeter » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:09 am

Dorian wrote:Can’t beat the Hunt brush IME, although I haven’t tried the Audioquest.

Hunt: EDA Mark 6 Carbon Fiber Record Brush https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001A9ST2G?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf


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Re: Record cleaning brush

Postby Orchids1 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:52 am

Hunt and AudioQuest have always had their partisans. I use the new AudioQuest brush, and it works well. However, I think that record and stylus preparation, which need not be time consuming or laborious, and record storage are key, not the particular anti static brush used. There’s plenty in the Forum on record washing, stylus cleaning and record storage. I would only add that I use a Milty Zerostat before and after I dry brush a record. The first time loosens dust held by static, and the second time eliminates static introduced by the “anti static” brush. Rich
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Re: Record cleaning brush

Postby suntea » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:40 am

Audioquest is the best to me. I tried the Hunt and don't like it. Too bulky and gets dirty fast with no good way to get it off, unless you brush it. The Audioquest gets the dust off and then you turn it to get the dust off the brush.
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Re: Record cleaning brush

Postby Dorian » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:29 am

suntea wrote:Audioquest is the best to me. I tried the Hunt and don't like it. Too bulky and gets dirty fast with no good way to get it off, unless you brush it. The Audioquest gets the dust off and then you turn it to get the dust off the brush.

You simply use the metal guard that comes with the Hunt to scrape it before and after each use. I've had mine for years and it looks as good as new.
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Re: Record cleaning brush

Postby TomD » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:55 am

I have both Audioquest and Hunt. Both work fine, but I use the Audioquest before/after each play because it seems quicker/easier to me.

The Hunt is better if a record has a lot of sticky dust. I use it before cleaning on my VPI MW-1 cleaner. If you don't clean your records with a record cleaner I suppose I would recommend the Hunt instead as a main brush.

Can't really go wrong. I would recommend both, as to me they serve slightly different purposes.
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Re: Record cleaning brush

Postby Jprod » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:02 pm

I use the acoustec big brush. It comes with and without a grounding cord. Mine does not have the cord. I personally like it better than the aforementioned brushes. I like the large handle and the softer bristles. Works great !
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