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  1. Price drop to $100 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Price drop $50 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Quick update. I went to my chemist and purchased a 5ml eye dropper for $6. I use the eye dropper to draw the fluid from the Melody Mate bottle, usually 4ml and then I disperse it on the record as it turns. I've found the eye dropper to be the least wasteful and least messy method to get the fluid on to the album. I am still using the Mitchell clamp because it's much quicker to get records on and off the platter. The records are coming out very clean and very shiny and sound great with the Melody Mate. I'm finding a sonic improvement over my old home made fluid in Knosti and then Record Doctor v5 vac method. A session of 25 records took about an hour on the weekend which is quick for me. The eye dropper I'm using looks like the pic below. Drew Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. These are now gone. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I've got a 4x2 gloss white Expedit. I got a dog about 9 months ago and added IKEA doors to all the storage holes to stop him browsing my collection. Works well as the doors provide a backing for each hole, stop dust to a certain degree and keep the puppy from choosing his own collection. Drew Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Item: 9x LP mailers. Location: Richmond melbourne . Price: free. Item Condition: used . Reason for selling: not needed Payment Method: Pickup from Richmond extra Info thought someone might want these rather than them going in the recycling. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. So I thought I would post an update a few weeks on. So far loving the machine. I've re-cleaned about 50 albums. I started with the project fluid and my AIVS formula #15 and was happy with the results although having to do a two step clean and rinse was slightly time consuming. I got a bottle of Melody Mate extra strength and have been using it as a single wash solution with great results. This has vastly improved the speed at which I can work through my collection with each album taking less than two minutes to process. I leave them to dry on my Knosti rack so that all the fluid is fully dried before putting them away - usually a minute or two. The good sides of the machine are its vacuum is very powerful and not having a full platter means I can turn the Record over straight away after cleaning and not worry about any cross contamination. The average is the clamp. Mine is okay but it's slow to screw it down due to the number of turns required and other users have reported how easily it cross threads. I've been subbing the supplied clamp with my Mitchell (Rega) record clamp which I rarely use, it sits nicely on the spindle and with half a turn is nice and tight. The little platter is also held in place by a small screw which has come loose on my machine so I need to remove the adhesive mat which is stuck over it to retighten. Perhaps a drop of loctite would help when I get around to this. Otherwise very happy with the machine it's been great to use. Drew Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Did they do anything?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Now you just need to give it 50-100 hours to run in and then it will be more fun. Drew Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I used a Geodisc with my 2m black. Stupidly easy and fantastic sound. Drew Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I think I have resigned myself to a warranty claim on the claim. I actually like it and think the seals work well but I can feel it chewing away at the plastic. Hopefully my Mitchell clamp will work as an intermediate solution. Gee it cleans well though. The vacuum is crazy strong. Drew Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Hey DJB Have already purchased the Project as I got a great deal at Tivoli on the weekend. Regards Drew Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. So I went and looked at the Okki Nokki, Project VC-S and the Consonance. I ended up buying the project. I REALLY liked the Okki Nokki however two things about the Project really interested me. Firstly not having the platter means no having to clean junk off the platter when I get a really dirty album and have to put one dirty side down on the platter to start cleaning. Secondly the vacuum on the Project is phenomenal, huge amount of suction which i feel contributes to the positive results people are seeing with this machine. The Okki was a close second however the store I visited had no new stock and basically said supply can be a little erratic. Project has three interesting attitudes; the clamp is not threaded when you get it and when you first screw it down it threads the clamp. You must be careful not to cross thread it. Secondly the bottom platter screw I had to affix has come loose and I need to tighten it which means lifting the rubber adhesive seal. Third the project spindle does get warm after some use which can warm up the discs a little but not bad. Sure I'll be looking for a solution for the clamp cross threading at some stage but now I'm being very careful. Drew Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Item: B+W 77mm XS-PRO Kaesermann Circular Polarizer Location: Richmond, Melbourne Condition Description: great - no marks. Lightly used, about 4 years old. Price: was $130 now $100 or swap as below Reason for Selling: moved to smaller Sony A7 camera with 67mm filters. Will swap for 67mm circular polarizer of similar quality. Payment Method: cash or swap Pictures: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Item: Kenko Circular Polarizer. Pro1D. 77mm Location: Richmond, Melbourne Condition Description: great - no scratches or marks. Lightly used. Price: $65 now $50 or swap as below Reason for Selling: moved to smaller camera with 67mm filters. Will swap for 67mm circular polarizer of similar quality. Payment Method: cash or swap Pictures: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk