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  • Pro-Ject VC-S record cleaning machine

    Got the new Pro-Ject VC-S record cleaning machine in also now. Will be trying it out this afternoon. More like a VPI style, with a dual direction motor drive and a vacuum arm then comes down from above. What makes this different (other than its low $499 price) is that it does not use a full size platter. It clamps the record between two label sized disks.

    Pros seem to be:
    1. You don't put your cleaned side on a dirty platter when you flip it to clean the other side.
    2. If you prewash with a Spin Clean or other method that leaves the record wet, you can dry each side without getting the platter wet.

    Cons seem to be:
    1. You can't press down as hard when scrubbing for really dirty records like you can with a VPI.
    2. The possibility of not maintaining suction on older really thin/flexible records.

    I'll have both this and the Record Doctor on display in my room at the LA Audio Show. Both will reviewed in PF later.
    Steve Lefkowicz
    Senior Associate Editor at Positive Feedback
    Analog 1: Linn LP12 (MOSE/Hercules II), Ittok, Dynavector 10X5 MK.II Low, iPhono2/iPowerX; Analog 2: Pro-Ject RPM-1 Carbon, Talisman S, iFi iPhono.
    Digital: Samsung 300E5C notebook, JRiver Media Center 28, Tidal HiFi, Qobuz Studio), iFi NEO iDSD, iFi iUSB3, iPurifier2, Audioquest Jitterbug.
    Electronics: DIY passive line-stage, Antique Sound Labs MG-SI15DT-S, Burson Timekeeper Virtuoso
    Speakers: Tekton Perfect SET 15, Tekton Lore, Magneplaner .7
    Interconnects: Morrow Audio MA1, Vermouth Audio Black Pearl, Audioquest Evergreen
    Speaker cables: WyWyres Diamond, Morrow Audio SP4, Vermouth Audio Red Velvet, Audioquest Type 5
    Digital cables: Aural Symphonics USB, iFi Gemini twin-head USB.
    Accessories: Sound Organization turntable shelf, Mondo racks, Pangea Audio Vulcan rack, Pi Audio Group Über BUSS, Monster HTS2000 power conditioner, Kinetronics anti-static brush, Pro-Ject VC-S record cleaner, Spin Clean record cleaner.
    Headphones: Schiit Valhalla amp, Burson Conductor Virtuoso Amp, Meze Audio 99 Classic and 99 Neo, Beyerdynamic DT770Pro 600 ohm, DT770 Studio 80 ohm, 1More Triple Driver Over Ear, 1More Triple Driver IEM