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Pro-ject VC-S MK-II

Okki Nokki

VPI 16.5

 

If I can't find a used one I'll buy new, so any input on these guys would be appreciated. I'm leaning toward the Pro-ject if buying new.

 

Thanks

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I have had three different VPI 16.5's and cannot say enough positive about them Love the machine.

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I have a Pro Ject machine,  and I like it very much.  Excellent machine for the money. 

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I have had 3 different VPI models and would recommend them heres some real user reviews of the project and VPI links, VPI wins hands down, I have read other bad reports on the project on other sites (the site names escape me currently)  I have bought all used VPI and never an issue 

 

Heres a link to the newest vpi 16.5 for a decent $$$ although they do pop u cheaper if you are vigilant

 

https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis8i91a-vpi-hw-16-5-vacuum-type-record-cleaning-machine-excellent-condition-cleaning-systems

 

Review links below

https://www.amazon.com/VPI-HW-16-5-Cleaning-solution-cleaning/dp/B002ZDQ9IM/ref=sr_1_cc_2?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1525187342&sr=1-2-catcorr&keywords=vpi+record+cleaning+machine

 

https://www.amazon.com/Pro-Ject-VC-S-Vinyl-Cleaner/dp/B01FV3QIY2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1525187262&sr=8-1&keywords=pro+ject+record+cleaning+machine&dpID=41LXBKL-2qL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

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I have a VPI HW-16.5 I have not used in several years since I bought a Kieth Monk.  Have not thought about selling but would.  I  have the original box.  I added a reversing platter motor and switch to give better cleaning of the LP, flip switch and it cleans in opposite direction.

$600 including shipping in continental USA.

 

 

 

 

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For another idea, have you seen the groove clean ultrasonic record cleaners? 

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Groove Clean is another ultrasonic cavitation-based machine, like the Audiodesk Systeme VinylCleaner Pro that Stereophile wrote about and I just posted about in another thread.  The ultrasonic cavitation cleaners are supposed to be very good, according to some.  Here is a Youtube segment on the Groove Clean:

 

The Audio Desk looks much easier to use, but does only one record at a time:

 

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I bought the Groove Clean without the ultrasonic cleaner as the cleaner is available on Amazon for less money. So far, it works very well.

 

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holds 4 albums at a time. 

 

 

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12 hours ago, rigma said:

 I added a reversing platter motor and switch to give better cleaning of the LP, flip switch and it cleans in opposite direction.

 

 

 

 

I would expect nothing less from you.

 

You NEVER cease to amaze me.

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11 hours ago, cincymat said:

I bought the Groove Clean without the ultrasonic cleaner as the cleaner is available on Amazon for less money. So far, it works very well.

 

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holds 4 albums at a time. 

 

 

What solution do you use in there to clean?

 

Do you run it through US first?

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I used distilled water with 1% isopropyl alcohol as the cleaning solution. I also added a few cc of Kodak Photoflo. That is what is in the US tank while running. 

 

 

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44 minutes ago, cincymat said:

I used distilled water with 1% isopropyl alcohol as the cleaning solution. I also added a few cc of Kodak Photoflo. That is what is in the US tank while running. 

 

 

Dry by hand ?  Cool looking machine

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I let them spin above the tank until dry. Takes about 20 minutes.

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2 hours ago, joessportster said:

Yes it is a great deal. I ended up ordering a Okki Nokki at a decent discount which also included a dust cover. Brand new from an authorized dealer so full warranty. It's in my hall still boxed up so I haven't tried it yet. I am so busy being sound man/roadie for my daughter it's just crazy. She's doing 3-5 shows a week now. 

 

Thanks for all the input and suggestions. I sincerely appreciate it.

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