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9 hours ago, maxpina said:

Sorry but what is the "Dryer Cube"?

 

Look up David's website, Max:  www.ultrasonicrecords.com

 

Andy

 

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10 hours ago, andyr said:

 

Look up David's website, Max:  www.ultrasonicrecords.com

 

Andy

 

@andyr but the dryer cube is the ultrasonic cleaning system right? I thought it was a machine to do the drying operation! How do you dry the vinyl after doing the ultrasound operation?

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2 hours ago, maxpina said:

@andyr but the dryer cube is the ultrasonic cleaning system right? I thought it was a machine to do the drying operation! How do you dry the vinyl after doing the ultrasound operation?

 

No Max, the 'Dryer Cube' is a fan-blow drying box - for drying the LPs after they have been cleaned in an us tank.

 

I use David's rod & spacers which allow me to fit 6x LPs together, in my 10l (extra wide) us tank ... then I simply transfer the rod+LPs to the Dryer Cube, for drying.

 

I didn't buy David's us tank because, at that stage, he was only selling a 40kHz tank ... and I wanted a 60kHz tank.

 

Andy

 

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@andyr wow, I didn't think you could have a 60 khz tank, the effect you have at this frequency is less energetic but more precise and the car is also less noisy, I searched on the internet but I didn't find tank at that frequency, I'm all at 40, like the one I bought, is the drying system cold? It could be built with the fans of PC houses ...

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I'd like to know if anyone has tried with the 1 micron cartridge filtering system, while doing the ultrasonic cleaning, this because you would always have the liquid clean and when you take out the vinyl from the tank it shouldn't have residues on the surface, this it would allow the suction operation to be eliminated but the drying operation to be carried out immediately.
On the net I found people who say that doing it while you work decreases the power of cavitation and therefore of cleaning the ultrasound system.

Thanks

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1 hour ago, maxpina said:

I'd like to know if anyone has tried with the 1 micron cartridge filtering system, while doing the ultrasonic cleaning, this because you would always have the liquid clean and when you take out the vinyl from the tank it shouldn't have residues on the surface, this it would allow the suction operation to be eliminated but the drying operation to be carried out immediately.
On the net I found people who say that doing it while you work decreases the power of cavitation and therefore of cleaning the ultrasound system.

Thanks

 

That's what I have been doing Max - but then I read the same posts (about it reducing the effectiveness of the us cleaning!  :) ).

 

So now I plan to filter ... then clean ... then filter ... etc.

 

Andy

 

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Another happy owner of Owen's kit here.   I cleaned my first batches of LPs today (4 per batch).  0.1% triton solution in distilled water, no heat,  25minute US clean + air dry.  I tried rinsing after the clean, but was making too much mess so gave up.

 

After one clean, I have generally experienced only minor improvement on LPs purchased new, but quite a noticeable background noise improvement on 2nd hand LPs.    I'm not getting silent background noise, but I wasn't expecting it either.   After reading other comments in this thread, I'm considering getting a KAB EV-1  to vacuum dry after cleaning.  

 

The US tank is quite noisey, so it looks like cleaning will be restricted to weekends when the rest of the family are out of the house :)

 

Cheers,

Moh.

 

 

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