How to Clean Your Vintage Audio Equipment

A lot of music fans are also fans of vintage audio equipment. There are few things that are more thrilling to a vintage audio and music fan than finding that perfect record album or perfect record player. So what are a few precautionary measures you can take to ensure vintage audio repair isn’t in your future? As a company that provides vintage audio repair in Bethlehem and the surrounding areas, we have a few suggestions for you.

Most vintage audio equipment is not still under warranty, so you will not have to worry about voiding it. If you suspect the equipment is dirty and needs to be cleaned out, use a soft brush to dust off the power supply and circuit boards. Do not use compressed air because it could damage the components of the equipment. The air could send the dust and dirt onto other components. And then you will definitely need more help with vintage audio repair! (You can use a Q-tip moistened with isopropyl alcohol to clean smaller parts of the equipment.)

If you are using a turntable, try to remember to not lift the record off of it until the turntable has come to a full and complete stop. If you do that, you could damage the needle, not to mention the record itself. Try to keep your records clean as well. Clean records play better and sound better. Plus, when the stylus hits the record to play it, it can push the dust and other dirt into the record and cause permanent damage.

However, when you’re in doubt about how to properly clean your vintage audio equipment, or if you suspect you’re in need of vintage audio repair, call on professionals like the ones at Mort’s TV & Video.

For more information on vintage audio repair in Bethlehem, call Mort’s TV & Video at 215-945-8381 or you can Contact Us.