The 16 Best Vinyl Tools (2021): Cleaning Gear, Mats, Display, and more
If only you really were starts rotating analog audio or you’ve been making a collection over the years, good vinyl accessories can take your happiness-and the longevity of your records-to the next level. I’ve spent the best part of the last decade messing with some of the most acclaimed tools for cleaning, setting up, and maintaining record players, and these are my favorites. Lots of accessories are available, and they also make lots of gifts.
Before you go too deep, I recommend taking a look this video to properly setup the turntable. Many of the accessories below are intended to help you ensure you get the most out of your outfit. For more, see our Most Turntables guide and our how to article on upgrade your audio at home.
Updated October 2021: We’ve added many new options, including our favorite table lamp, a record roller, and our new owner’s favorite now “playing”.
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