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Item: Original Vintage Knosti Disco-Antistat Record Washing Device
Location: Lindfield, NSW
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
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Item: Pro-Ject Spin-Clean Record Washer System
Location: Melbourne (Western Suburbs)
Item Condition: Excellent
Reason for selling: NLR
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, COD Only
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?
By EV Cali
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!