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Re: [ARSCLIST] RV: [ARSCLIST] Cleaning of grooved discs

I would echo these sentiments regarding the VPI. I have the 16.5 and have cleaned well over 2,000 lps w/o problems.

I use a three step system (Audio Intelligence fluids) and have a brush and a vacuum tube for each solution......it taks a little longer, but my records are playable as new with the exception of pre- esiting scratches.

Doug Small
White Stone, VA
On Jan 23, 2009, at 6:26 AM, Tom Fine wrote:

Let me put in a good word for the VPI 17 machine. I've used mine to clean well over 1000 records so far. It's on its third brush and vacuum arm. This is rugged, simple to use and costs much less than a Monks machine, although it's not build quite as bulletproof. I would say any but the largest collection would be OK with a VPI.

The most important tip with any automated record cleaner is to keep anything that touches the record surface clean. I brush lint off the vacuum arm after each use, and wipe the cleaning brush when I'm done with a few sides.

My VPI has never damaged a record and it has radically improved the playability and enjoyment of some dusty relics.

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