Buy a Record Cleaning Package and save! Our packages include the VPI HW 16.5 with your choice of Walker Prelude or Disc Doctor fluids -- everything you need to get started!Let's be clear -- using any other cleaning fluid is a waste of time. You need a machine (we recommend the VPI 16.5) and Disc Doctor or Walker Audio Prelude fluid if you are at all serious about collecting records with the potential for audiophile quality sound and reasonably quiet surfaces. You have never heard what's really in the grooves of your records until you've cleaned them using these systems. We're not kidding. There is nothing in our experience that works as well. We've tried many fluids over the years and a not insignificant portion of them actually made our records sound worse! It's not a good idea to assume the record cleaning fluid you use is doing its job properly. Many do not, including some that are very popular. We've also tried a number of "single step" record cleaning fluids and none were satisfactory. Disc Doctor is two steps, Walker is three. If you can't see yourself using a three step cleaning process -- no matter how much better it makes your records sound -- then stick with Disc Doctor. For cheap records alcohol and water are fine. Click here for more advice on cleaning your records.