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Old 05-25-2020, 05:03 PM
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Lightbulb Most Expensive / perhaps best Antistatic Brush

I recently bought a few Furutech ASB-1 Antistatic Brushes. So far, I am really impressed with them. I can easily say that I have tried most every one on the market, past and present.



http://www.furutech.com/2018/07/25/17309/

These retail for $220 each. Maybe a group buy discount, if we have some interest.
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Wrt the Furutech ASB-1 Antistatic Brush, I've used a similar Furutech SK-III brush for 18 months or so. It's okay, but not a miracle worker. The SK-III has goat's hair plus special conductive fibers, the ASB-1 brush fibers are mostly acrylic along with some 'special' conductive fibers. The fibers are soft and flexible and bend easily like a very soft paint brush. You hold a metal portion of the brush to ground yourself while holding the brush on the record. The effect is temporary - through the time that you use it. Like many Furutech products it's well made. The special conductive fibers are patented and I suspect they are the same in both models.

It won't replace the basic Audioquest record brush; because it is so soft the Furutech does not sweep well against the vinyl surface and remove dust.

If you really want to get high-end stupid-serious about static electrical charge on records, check out the DS Audio ION-001 Vinyl Ionizer

It's a tower like device you plug in that sits above the spinning platter and ...

"By emitting both poisitive and negative ions in a controlled fashion from its dual outlets, the ION-001 ionizer effectively neutralizes and removes static electricity from the record surface. Our unique "fan less" design allows for silent operation for continuous use while playing records."

Last price I read was circa $1800 usd. I've heard from people who have one and find it highly effective. Be Careful - Your wife might give you some serious static if you buy it.
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