Prelude Record Cleaning System


Brings your LPs to life. Hear more of the music you love. There is more music hidden there than you can imagine.

” Supreme….no automatic disc-washing machine, conventional or ultrasonic, can achieve the same astounding results…”
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Product Description

Detailed Instructions

Once you hear the extraordinary results, you will be hooked. You won’t want to listen to your records without it. You could spend much, much more – ten times more – money and time on other aspects of your system and never get this level of improvement. One customer said, “I’ll scour the earth if I have to to have this product. It is just the best record system ever!” Click on the Reviews tab to see more customer comments.

With Prelude, you will hear a cleaner, more transparent soundstage, with better harmonics and improved dynamics, top to bottom. There are more nuances, more life, and more music in the recording than you know and Prelude will reveal them to you while establishing a more natural space for the performers to exist.

Prelude Quartet contains everything you need for ultra-cleaning your LPs using your vacuum cleaning machine.  The four-step process includes the Prelude enzyme cleaner, premixed vinyl cleaner, ultra-pure water rinse, and Step 4 High Resolution Rinse. Each step has its own dedicated brush.

Note: After the first complete cleaning, you only need to rinse the LP before playing if it gets dusty.  No need to repeat all the steps unless the record gets dirty. Click on the Detailed Instruction link above for more information.

Prelude gets down deeper into the grooves and removes any contaminants. The improvement in the sound is startling. You will be amazed at how much information an LP contains.  If you want everything an LP can give you, you must try Prelude Quartet.

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Additional information

Weight 9 lbs
Dimensions 12 x 12 x 12 in
5.00 out of 5

reviews for Prelude Record Cleaning System

  1. I have been using the Prelude system for several years how to complete the cleaning of a collection of approximately 8,000 records. The existing records get Step 1, 2 and 3. The product delivers, gets all the dirt, fingerprints and gunk off the records.

    I also use Prelude Step 1, 2, 3 and 4 on prized or cherished records and on all new vinyl purchases. Cleaning brand new records with Prelude is quite amazing. No static build up starts, the background is velvety black, all production dirt and residues are removed.

    Keeping the records clean keeps the stylus clean which results in longer stylus wear and less vinyl wear.

    Love the product!

  2. I had been very sceptical of complicated muti step record cleaners.
    Speaking with Mr Walker about the Prelude system, he said “just try it”, dont like it send it back.

    Well you couldnt pry this from me. Actually he underated it to me. There were sounds on my LP’s I had not heard before, just as he states. I am an old Blue note orig pressing collector and my collection now sounds as if they were pressed any day I play any.

    I’m a show me guy, but I’ll say, “try this” if your not happy (thrilled), never mind Mr Walker…. I’ll buynit back from you…
    All the statements made about this are really understated and TRUE!!

  3. I just used your Prelude cleaning system with my okki nokki record cleaning table and I must say the results were just amazing. It eliminated all noise from the vinyl and even the scratches didn’t sound as bad as before the cleaning. V.S., Customer Email

  4. All I can say is WOW! Albums I always thought were hopeless have become gems. Clicks and pops that I never could get out with other cleaning systems are gone. The music has more detail and depth than I ever thought could be in the grooves… Thank you so much for this product. (I’m) Totally ecstatic… I won’t use anything else ever again. customer email

  5. I just got Dolly Parton’s new album Blue Smoke 180 gram vinyl. I played the first track and it sounded really good. I then treated with the Prelude system and I could not believe the difference. I noticed more details especially in the treble – I could hear even guitar stroke and nuance. Fantastic! TA, customer email

  6. The oldest piece of equipment in my listening room is my VPI record cleaning machine. It’s almost 30 years old, and I can’t begin to tell you how many different record cleaning fluids and brushes that I’ve used over the years. Many of these have had only minimal effect. However, the Prelude Record Cleaning System is in a class by itself, making a marvelous improvement in records new and old. I know it is four steps, but all I can say is get over it. If you are going to spend time cleaning records, you should get the most out of that time. The Prelude fluids and brushes is a wonderful product. Michael L., customer email

    Note: We recommend that you use all four steps the first time you clean a record. After that, unless the record gets dirty, you only need to do a one-step rinse before playing a record. It is okay to use all four steps each time, but not necessary. Happy Listening!

  7. I did a small shoot-out with listening before cleaning the records that had been cleaned previously on the Nitty Gritty and then listening after cleaning with the Prelude system and it seemed to bring out more details but definitely has a blacker background! Ken A., customer email

  8. …I am beyond pleased. Records arrive from online purchases. I play them. Then I clean them and play them again. It’s a revelation. Thank you so much! I love, love, love your Prelude record cleaning system. Will recommend it to everyone. Richard Q., Pennsylvania

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    The other night I used a Step 1 and Step 4 Prelude Brushes with my current fluids of choice.I was left with a dead quiet Jeff Beck – Blow by Blow 45rpm disc. I love these things.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    These Prelude brushes gently lift out dirt and debris from record grooves leaving a silky smooth background behind your music.Very enthusiastically recommended

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    The Prelude System is a wonderful product and it is also well thought out. Yes, it is a labor intensive system, but the results are phenomenal. I have cleaned records that have been noisy since they were brand new in the ’70s and have managed to remove all of it in some instances. And yes, brand new records sound better as well after putting them though this 4 step process. The four brushes that are included also help to keep everything neat and orderly. If nothing else, you know your record is clean. If that record is still not sounding too good you can rest with the assurance that you have done everything to restore it by using this product.

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