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  • Anyone Play with the Spin Clean?

    Man looks like the Roman army walked over that album.

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  • #2
    Will I be taken seriously if I admit to owning one? It works and has it place even in a well thought out cleaning regimen.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Rob View Post
      Will I be taken seriously if I admit to owning one? It works and has it place even in a well thought out cleaning regimen.
      No I won't anyway. How do you use the Spin Clean in your LP cleaning regimen? I assume at the very beginning?
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      -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
      -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
      -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
      -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
      -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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      • #4
        yes for pre-cleaning. I've switched to doing it with hand brushes over cotton towels. I chatted at length with the owner of an LP cleaning service that has two KL Audios and two Audiodesk machines. His regimen includes the Spin Clean with certain fluids. For the noob wanting to get into wet cleaning LPs for around a 100 bucks I know of no other device that's as good for the money.
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        • #5
          I use a spin clean and find it pretty effective. Not as good as my old nitty gritty 2.5fi but that got stolen years ago. Still want either a vpi or maybe just a record doctor to use just to dry after the spin clean.
          Steve Lefkowicz
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          • #6
            I use both the Spin-Clean (1st step) and then the NG 2.5Fi. I'd say the Spin-Clean removes 75-85% of any dirt or grime present and for the audiophile living on a budget it's an invaluable tool....an absolute must-have.
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            • #7
              I bought one for a friend who was selling off part of my collection on Ebay. He said it did a decent job but it was a huge pain in the ass to work with.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by lasercd View Post
                I bought one for a friend who was selling off part of my collection on Ebay. He said it did a decent job but it was a huge pain in the ass to work with.
                Not a pain at all once you have a routine figured out. I bought a small coated drying rack from Bed Bath and Beyond that let's me set five records in safely while they finish drying after I wipe them down. I wear latex gloves when handling the records. By the time I've finished the sixth record, the first one is completely dry. I do try to work in batches of at least 10 to 20 records at a time.
                I much preferred my 2.5fi, but those are about $1000 these days (I bought mine in the 1980s for about $350) so not in my budget. One nice thing there was that I could quickly clean a single record before playing, not something the Spin Clean is really very good about.
                When I borrowed a VPI 17.5 last year, I found pre cleaning in the Spin Clean really helped with a bunch of used records I had purchased. Next time I clean a batch I'll take some before and after photos with a digital microscope to see how effective it really is. I'll be buying mostly used records on Record Store Day, so I'll have plenty to clean!
                Biggest issue with the Spin Clean is drying, so I'm still thinking of the $199 Record doctor through Audio Advisor just to speed up the drying process.
                Unless someone has a VPI 16.5 they want to sell me cheap...
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                • lasercd
                  lasercd commented
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                  Here's my procedure:

                  Insert record into Audio Desk Pro. Push button. Walk away.

                • Steve Lefkowicz
                  Steve Lefkowicz commented
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                  Your Audio Desk Pro probably cost more than my entire system...

              • #9
                I have the Spin Clean. It is a bit of a process cleaning LP's with it. I think it does a decent job for under a hundred dollars.

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                • #10
                  Was my first cleaning device. Hand scrubbed records on micro towels, dried them and used spin clean as the final rinse with distilled water only. Dried records in plastic dish rack.
                  Christian
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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by rockitman View Post
                    Was my first cleaning device. Hand scrubbed records on micro towels, dried them and used spin clean as the final rinse with distilled water only. Dried records in plastic dish rack.
                    did that work well? seems like it should...
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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post

                      did that work well? seems like it should...
                      Yes...labor intensive but the records were clean and static free.
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                      • #13
                        Here's a pic of the residue left behind after about 40-50 records that were cleaned with the Spin Clean.

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                        • nc42acc
                          nc42acc commented
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                          Just giving you are hard time, I know how meticulous you are with you LP collection.

                        • Johnny Vinyl
                          Johnny Vinyl commented
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                          I know you were, but it's still a valid point. I kinda posted the pic to show that the Spin Clean does a very effective job and should certainly be part of a vinyl system if one doesn't have a vacuum RCM or one of the ultrasonics. I use mine along with a Nitty Gritty 2.5Fi.

                        • MylesBAstor
                          MylesBAstor commented
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                          I'd say it's better than dish detergent and a wet dishrag.
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