While its predecessor has long been recognized as both an effective and cost-effective necessity for vinyl-playback—the completely redesigned and improved Anti-Static Record Brush is poised to become the essential maintenance tool for all generations of vinyl lovers.
AudioQuest eventually learned that the AQ Record Brush (and every other brand of carbon fiber brush), doesn’t have a good electrical path between the fibers and the handle, and that the print-protecting coating on the metal handle prevents a proper electrical connection to the user’s hand. The user is the “ground” for static electricity, so having a good electrical contact from fibers-to-hand is a big deal!
In creating AQ’s new Conductive Carbon Fiber Brush, AudioQuest created new tooling for every part of their new design. AQ’s reborn Brush has ideal conductivity from the Carbon Fibers, through the internal parts of the brush, to the conductive Gold Contacts placed right where your fingers need them.
They also reinvestigated what is possible with Carbon Fibers, finally choosing for their new Brush a far greater quantity of new smaller fibers in order to more effectively sweep away micro-dirt, not just the less relevant visible dust.