Alright I have a few questions for you vinyl experts (I'm looking at you Fogey!).
First off, I made the Vinyl Help #1 topic some time ago, but I just finally got my 1st record player this week. It was a used 70s Panasonic turntable. The cartridge was junk so I bought a Shure one from a local dj store. It might not be the greatest setup, but I think it sounds good. I have been playing records non-stop for the couple of days I have had it.
To the questions:
#1: How do you clean vinyl (Vinyl Records. Not vinyl car seats) to help preserve its life? Are there any special brushes/fluids that I should buy?
#2: What makes audiophile players so much better than standard players? I'm planning on saving for a $500 player eventually, but I would like to understand why it is so great.
#3 What is a good quality RCA cable? I'm just using the standard yellow/white/red one (yellow obviously not plugged in) right now.
#4 Right now I'm using the built in pre-amp on my subwoofer to project my record player. Should I look into investing in a separate preamp or receiver?
Thanks everyone! I'm new to the whole vinyl business but I love it so far. I want to become more knowledgeable in the subject.