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Post subject: Vinyl LP Cleaning Units???  PostPosted: Jan 29, 2013 - 12:55 PM
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I was looking for some input/experience, the more knowledgeable members here,
have had with the Record Cleaners that you apply fluid and then it vacuums it off while spinning at a slow speed.
I'm setting up my "Old Skool" stereo system I had back in 1978.
I've bought all the pieces, and am just waiting for them to arrive.
Then I got to thinking, with spending $$ on a system, I'd better look into a cleaning system for my Vinyl.
Any Names of product, Links, Web Pages and/or your experience using them and what you like and don't like regarding them, would be greatly appreciated.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Jan 29, 2013 - 01:57 PM
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The VPI 16.5 is used by lots of folks. They cost about $500. The Spin Clean machine is also decent for its price...around $70.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Jan 29, 2013 - 03:49 PM
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If the VPI is too expensive for you, there are some guys over at the turntable forum at audiokarma.org who have built their own record cleaning machines. There are a lot of threads with pictures.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Jan 30, 2013 - 11:02 AM
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Have you reviewed the two "STICKYS" at the top of this forum index page? If not, do so. If you're handy with tools, you can always make your own RCM for little cost.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Jan 30, 2013 - 11:05 AM
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Thanks guys.
I am NOT handy with tools so making my own is out.
I did see the VPI 16.5 and I like what I see there more than the Nitty Gritty brand.
I'm thinking of picking one up in a couple of weeks.
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+2 Best investment you can make.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Jan 31, 2013 - 10:28 PM
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I have a Monks - unfortunately a lot more expensive than either the Nitty Gritty or the VPI Sad . However, it's a purchase I have never regretted and it's been going strong since 1998. If you afford one, get it.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Feb 03, 2013 - 08:32 PM
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I second the Spin-Clean. After getting one last year, I turned around and sold my VPI 16.5.
I like it much better.

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I bought a used VPI 17.5 from my local record shop when it upgraded to a Typhoon. It's OK--maybe I'm not doing it right (I think I am though), but I was a bit underwhelmed by the results. I've only used it a few times so far, but when garage sale season starts up, I'm sure I'll be firing it up a lot, and I'll probably get the hang of it.

In any case, before you shell out the big bucks for a brand-new machine, search your local craigslist and ask at record shops. You might be able to get a used machine at a good rate.

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Here's my question....a lot of the records I buy are in varying degrees of dirtiness. Some records have stuff caked on there from years of improper storage.

Do any of these machines really get the tough dirt cleaned up, or is it assumed you have to clean those off by hand?
 
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