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roadcykler
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Why clean the non-read side?

I recently read in Stereophile of someone cleaning the non-read side of a cd (and with a way overpriced cleaner I might add) and would like to know what purpose that serves? Is there a measurable difference or is there science behind it? Don't tell me it sounds better. It's supposed to sound better because that's what the manufacturer wants you to believe.

rabpaul
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Re: Why clean the non-read side?

The logic behind its application is to remove the inital static build up during the CD creation process and subsequent playing in a CDP. There is a very apparent difference when I treat my older 10-20 year old CDs but less so with newer CDs.

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