Author Topic: Vinyl Record Cleaners Reviewed - Audio Magazine - May 1976  (Read 1907 times)

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Vinyl Record Cleaners Reviewed - Audio Magazine - May 1976
« on: April 30, 2016, 11:18:07 AM »
Hi everyone...

Will start sharing pdfs of interesting/useful articles in this fashion for your reading entertainment.

This is a good one on record cleaners.  Interesting that the VPI line is not mentioned.  Good description of the Zerostat,  and a positive review of the Spin Clean

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-ItA3rHybSwQURYWGZjcGdvbEE

Regards,

Pepe

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Re: Vinyl Record Cleaners Reviewed - Audio Magazine - May 1976
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2016, 11:45:25 AM »
Did the VPI line exist in 1976?

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Re: Vinyl Record Cleaners Reviewed - Audio Magazine - May 1976
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2016, 12:30:05 PM »
Did the VPI line exist in 1976?

You are correct,  they did not exist. From the VPI history page:

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Our first major product, which is still in production in an improved form, was our HW-16 record cleaning machine introduced in 1981. Harry Weisfeld, then a dedicated audiophile, wanted his records to be as clean as possible (including the dirty ones whose sonic potential lay beneath a layer of contaminants). However, the only available record cleaning machine at that time was the Keith Monks Record Cleaner. How could a newly married husband justify this expense to his wife! (“Too bad some of those conversations were not recorded for posterity”, says one reviewer”; no doubt they would have had a familiar ring to many audiophiles and their designated others). Without much choice, Harry decided to make a record cleaning machine for his own use. This became the original HW-16, which sold for less than 1/5 the price of the Keith Monks Cleaning Machine. The 16 was noisy, but so was our corn popper.

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Re: Vinyl Record Cleaners Reviewed - Audio Magazine - May 1976
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2016, 01:16:43 PM »
lol   I had one of those Rec o Vac machines and used it for a long time....  was kinda cool... didn't do much for cleaning but static really dissipated.  And of course had a Disc Washer I and II. And platter "bugs" of various kinds ...
a bunch of nice sounding stuff. Nice that I'm finally able to actually listen to file music for the first time...