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  1. I'm just about to purchase a Consonance record cleaning machine (at last !) and now the hunt is on for replacement 12" inner sleeves. My instinct is for paper or poly-lined paper as I've never really had much success with flimsy plastic inners. I'm open to advice on this and I'm looking for a source at reasonable $$ as I will probably need a couple of hundred or so. Any recommendations?
  2. Item: Original Vintage Knosti Disco-Antistat Record Washing Device Location: Lindfield, NSW Price: $70 Item Condition: Like new - hardly used - except for the box - it was made about 20 years ago! Reason for selling: I have a VPI record cleaning machine Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This is the German-made - pre-unification (says Made in W. Germany) - original version of probably the most economical record cleaning device on the market! Cleans 7", 10" and 12" Records All fluids etc are supplied in the box. Manual Record Cleaner. This is a very cost effective wet cleaning system for LP’s. Supplied with Full instructions and 1.0 Litres of Cleaning Fluid Easy To Use Excellent Value Extra Cleaning Fluid Easily obtainable Submerges a record in a bath of cleaning fluid. The principle is simple, two discs with a 100mm diameter, clamp each side of the record's label, thus protecting it during cleaning, this then rests in a groove at the top of the rectangular cleaning bath, the bath is topped up with supplied cleaning fluid, the record is then rotated around its central axis. As the record passes through the bath, two sets of brushes clean each side of the album. Once you’re happy with the results simply remove the record and centre clamps, and place your clean album on the rack to dry. Because the cleaning solution contains wetting agent, records dry without smears. When cleaning is complete, pour your used cleaning fluid from the bath through a filtering funnel back into you cleaning fluid bottle for re-use. Read Marc Rushton's reveiw here: https://www.stereo.net.au/reviews/review-knosti-disco-antistat-record-cleaner Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. tem: Pro-Ject Spin-Clean Record Washer System Location: Melbourne (Western Suburbs) Price: Price Reduction, 50 bucks. Any one? Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, COD Only Extra Info: I have used this on all my old and new records and I am quite happy with its result. I have always used distilled water for cleaning and the brushes are in as new soft and unworn condition. There is not much cleaning liquid left (Around 10% or less) and the two provided drying cloths are no longer available. These items can be bought separately on line. I would not worry too much about the drying cloths as any soft cotton or soft microfiber cloth would do the job. The full kit, which includes a full bottle of washer and two drying cloths, is available on line for $135. Pick up only at this stage but if you want it delivered, I would estimate the postage cost to be around $20 to $40 due to its size? Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  4. Have been considering purchasing a Record cleaning machine for some time but found the cost of commercial machines quite prohibitive. With the dawn of 3D printers, wands for vacuum machines have become cheaper but after much searching of the web, consensus appears to be that the best result is from Ultrasonic baths. Ultrasonic baths can now be had for a reasonable price and again consensus appears to be that the 40kh units are ok, with the commercial cleaners using this frequency. That led me to look at ways to suspend the records over the bath and turn them. The “Vinyl Stack” http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/161402849405?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT is a really neat solution but the machine plus post is around $500, so my next thought was could I make something as good, cheaper. My solution was arrived at after looking at what others had done and some trial and error. The platform for my machine is made out of an IKEA cutting board and I used three more to complete all the other parts. The motor for turning the records is a BBQ Rotisserie motor. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/171563301027?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT The rod for suspending the records is an old tent pole and the brass ferule that holds them in position, originally held the spindle for a Turntable, I just drilled it right through so I could slip it on the rod. The discs were cut with a hole saw and the foam is 6mm, self-adhesive, closed cell from Clark Rubber. All the parts are screwed together. The Bath came through ebay. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/322171248214?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT I have now cleaned around a dozen LP’s and I am quite happy with the results. All up the cost has been around $250 Motor $28 Bath $185 Foam Rubber $15.50 Ikea cutting boards $12 I would probably do some things differently, if I made a second one, find a slightly thicker board for one and I am sure there will be some fine tuning over the next few weeks, plus some experimentation with cleaning solution, time and temperature but I think it establishes that anyone with a few tools and a bit of time can make a RCM for a reasonable cost.
  5. Item: Pro-Ject Spin-Clean Record Washer System Location: Melbourne (Western Suburbs) Price: 80.00 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, COD Only Extra Info: I have used this on all my old and new records and I am quite happy with its result. I have always used distilled water for cleaning and the brushes are in as new soft and unworn condition. There is not much cleaning liquid left (Around 10% or less) and the two provided drying cloths are no longer available. These items can be bought separately on line. I would not worry too much about the drying cloths as any soft cotton or soft microfiber cloth would do the job. The full kit, which includes a full bottle of washer and two drying cloths, is available on line for $135. Pick up only at this stage but if you want it delivered, I would estimate the postage cost to be around $20 to $40 due to its size? Pictures:
  6. Item: Knosti Disco-Antistat Record Cleaning Kit Location: Sunbury VIC Price: $100 + post. Item Condition: As new, used for a review to clean a couple of records. Reason for selling: Not needed. Payment Method: EFT, Paypal (+fees) Extra Info: My review from back in 2016 here. Pictures:
  7. Item: Complete Ultrasonic Record Cleaning KIT. Vinyl Stack, Beijing 6.5l, 40hz, 180/200w Ultrasonic Bath, cleaning solutions (if wanted). Location: Camberwell. Vic Price: $450 - complete with cleaning solutions, power supply US-AUS adapter and BONUS drying rack and Mobile Fidelity Record Brush and cleaning mat. Replacement cost >$750AUD (landed). Item Condition: Used 8/10 - would be 9/10, except for slight yellow mark on base of stand (unseen with Ultrasonic bath in place) Reason for selling: Trying a Loricraft. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer, COD Only Extra Info: Collect only in Camberwell Vic. This is a great Ultrasonic solution that is effective and affordable. Variable speed motor - about 8 rpm is ideal. The bath can be heated, but I would not recommend >35C. Timer operation for ultrasonic bath. The Ilfotol is sufficient for a lifetime! There is sufficient isopropyl alcohol to mix enough solution to fill the bath to the correct level. I have ethanol, if you prefer (but not for drinking ;)). Can clean 1-4 LPs at a time. The drying rack is a supplied bracket that takes the LP holder from the bath and air drys the LPs. There is a spare LP holder so that you can clean 4 and dry 4 at the same time. Pictures: Att:
  8. As I have been slowly rebuilding my record collection mainly from my local market, Ebay and second hand record stores the quality is sometimes poor. One can only visually grade a record for warps and scratches but cannot see the amount of crud inside the grooves accumulated over the years. Many Classical records and those with quiet tracks are simply to noisy to listen too. Too this end I purchased a Knosti record cleaner which gives reasonable results but does not remove the fluff making it rare to get through a record without having to clean the stylus several times. The Knosti cleaner at $50 a bottle is very expensive and potent although it gives good results. The $5 record purchase starts to become expensive when cleaning chemicals are factored in. To this end I began to research alternatives looking at vaccuum operated units like Moth and VPI but could not justify the cost as I am not THAT into vinyl. The alternative German made Ultrasonic machine that also dries your record at $6000 is simply impossible to justify. Research suggested that ultrasonic record cleaning is the way to go due to the minimal use of chemicals and ease of use. A number of people have built such units and posted a number of plans on the internet which I researched and decided to set myself a challenge of building a unit myself with the following criteria It needed to be cheap Made from readily available components i.e. Bunnings, salvaged junk, Jaycar and Ebay Use of a standard Chinese ultrasonic cleaner that are very cheap at around $160 from Ebay Use the Knosti disc clamp system which works well and is quick to use. I am not interested in complex clamps and mutiple records as this results in damage and wasted time. These Knosti clamps are available for UNDER $20 on Ebay as a spare part Make use of magnetic coupling to couple the disc clamp to the motor Have a pump and water filtration system to recycle chemicals and reduce mess Spin the record at 1 rpm for a predetermined time as set by the ultrasonic cleaner. I did not want complex speed controls as the objective of this exercise is price and efficiency. Make use of anodised aluminium and stainless components with a strong emphasis on recycled materials. Build the thing for under $300 Here are pictures of the results with the unit featuring magnetic motor/disc coupling using rare earth magnets. You simply put the record into the clamp and drop it into the unit with the geared microwave motor keeping a constant 1 RPM. Water filtration is performed by an all plastic construction electric fuel pump and ryco fuel filter which is very cheap efficient albeit a little noisy but allows for extended fluid use and easy cleanups. I simply decant the fluid into a container for use next time. I am currently using standard tap water filtered through our kitchen ceramic filter with about 400mls of IPA and a couple of mls of ILFORD wetting agent but am still determining the optimum concoction. Criteria here is again price and minimal chemical use, the prices being charged for commercially available cleaning solutions is ridiculous. Results of cleaning have been to put it simply......SPECTACULAR with greatly reduced surface noise and dynamic range. I still use the Knosti cleaner for the first initial clean of newly purchased records to scrub and dislodge the dirt before a final 5 to 10 minutes in the ultrasonic cleaner. I am interested in feedback and if anybody has produced a similar unit with ideas on the ultimate cleaning concoction of particular interest.
  9. I'm floating an idea here for like minding vinyl lovers. Not sure if its workable or not but here goes ……. I had a set of records cleaned by the Audio Desk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner and the results were amazing. Better than any of my various routines before including vacuum machines. http://www.stereophile.com/content/audio-desk-systeme-vinyl-cleaner Now one of these machines would set you back 4K. I personally don’t have that kind of money. But, I am just wondering, would there be people out there that would possibly consider going 1/2 1/3 or 1/4? Again not sure how to work out the details of how this would work, but hey I'm putting the idea out there. Maybe someone else had done a share arrangement on other equipment and could share there experiences? Any thoughts, pitfalls advice appreciated! Cheers, Mark
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