Yes, it involves heat. No it isn't enough to warp a record. Just like you can stick your hand in a 500-degree oven for quite a long time without burning yourself (provided you don't touch any metal), the steam is enough to loosen the crud in the grooves. A 20-second pass over the spinning record on my VPI means any given part of the record is only getting a couple seconds of steam.hrtshpdbox wrote:Doesn't steam cleaning involve heat? Doesn't heat warp records?ScoopLV wrote: It's just one more tool in the toolbox as far as I'm concerned, and a lot quicker than Elmer's glue.
Here's a video of someone with a similar setup:
Why would you say that? Digital is inferior to analog. When guests ask me why I go through the trouble, I pull out a record and a CD of the same title and sync them up. Switching from phono to aux on my pre-amp, I can show people the difference. CDs sound like my speakers are wrapped in aluminum foil compared to vinyl. It's night and day with a good album. My 200-gram copy of Aja, for instance. It blows the CD away as far as sound quality is concerned.Graeme wrote:Then, surely, your preference would be for CD or other digital system?I realize others are in it for nostalgia or the hobby aspect. But for me, it's sound quality.
I cannot believe that I'm the only one here to listens to records for the increased fidelity.