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After a period of accumulation, you finally own yourself a set of vinyl discs and your favorite discs. For a better experience, here are the things to do & devices that you need to pay attention to in the future.

Balance the disc plate

Keeping your platter balanced is one of the most basic steps of setup. You can estimate with the naked eye, but you should use specialized measuring tools such as a ruler to get more accurate results. If not, it is best to go to a hardware store to buy one to use instead of “trying” with free applications for Android or iOS smartphones.

In addition, if the placement is a little precarious, you can insert additional paper or coins to keep the tray always balanced.

Clean the plate with soap and water

This is a useful and inexpensive way that you can do it at home anytime. All we need is warm water, sponges and some dishwashing liquid. Dry the disc in an open place after rinsing with clean water.

Are you afraid of losing labels? Do not worried. Audiophiliac – a veteran audiophile who proposed this way of sharing that he has not had a disc that has been stripped of labels for many years of application.

Dedicated dish washer machine

What can be done to improve the sound quality from the vinyl records?

Feeling that washing dishes by hand is still not enough, or you don’t have time? The disc washer is the savior for you.

Calibrate the cartridge

To put the cartridge in the optimal position for the disc reading process, we use an accessory called Alignment Protractor and it usually comes with the arm. If not, you can visit here for free download.

Here’s how to use Alignment Protractor.

Invest in furniture

Do you still have dishes on the floor? Don’t be frugal like that. Create a support for your beloved tray with a solid table. If there are too many vinyl discs, a cupboard is a good option for you to order both wheels and discs.

Force gauge

Normally, depending on the manufacturer or the shape of the cartridge, we need to set the tracking force for the needle. Therefore, this is an accessory that needs to be included in the priority list. Price more than 50 USD for a scale do you hesitate? Do not worry, Amazon has an accessory with the same function for only about 10 USD.