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Old 09-12-2008   #7
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Default Re: Best Vinyl Cleaning machine around $1000

Nitty Gritty Mini Pro, Automatic Operation, Wets Scrubs And Vacuums Both Sides Simultaneously

Fully Automatic Operation: Automatic rotation; automatically wets, scrubs and vacuums both sides simultaneously; slide-out waste fluid tray (note: For bi-directional scrubbing, simply flip record over and continue scrub cycle.) Comes complete with fluid and necessary parts for immediate operation.

Introduction to Nitty Gritty Machines
Record cleaning devices operate on a number of different theories and principles, but they all have one thing in common: they do NOT totally clean all pollutants from record grooves. They leave film, grease, residue, micro dust, static electricity, carbon fiber hairs, and mold release compounds behind. These remaining pollutants prevent the record owner from hearing all the music on the record, regardless of the quality of the playback system! And they cause premature wear of the record and phono stylus. Until now, no single system was able to rid a record's surface of film, grease, residue, and dust while it eliminated static electricity and left a purified vinyl disc. Nitty Gritty offers such a system. The improvement in sound that a Nitty Gritty cleaning makes is so dramatic that the benefit of upgrading one component (of a hi-fi system) is less significant by comparison.

Steps 1
The first step of the Nitty Gritty record cleaning process is to scrub the record with a special fluid wash. Purifier 2 is the stronger cleaner, capable of overpowering the most stubborn residue or grease. It contains a degreaser, a static neutralizer, a mild detergent, and surfactant.

Purifier 2 has a remarkably low 6 parts solid per million dissolved solids, making it residue free. Purifier 1 is recommended for 78 RPM records as it contains no alcohol. Both Purifiers are formulated from chemicals that are totally biodegradable.

The Nitty Gritty VAC-SWEEP brush has thousands of microscopic fibers that gently scrub the record's grooves. Its short bristles make the most efficient use of Nitty Gritty's special cleaning fluids, and its softness protects a record from abrasion.

Step 2
The second step of the Nitty Gritty record cleaning process is to vacuum the scrubbed record. Possibly the most unique part of the Nitty Gritty system is the "hemi cylindrical lip interface. Through these fiber-covered lips, the vacuum motor suctions a dry path across the entire grooved surface of the record. The shape of the lips serves to minimize contact with the record as well as maximize the velocity of the air, utilizing the "venturi effect." The VAC-SWEEP (fibrous cloth liner) provides additional scrubbing while it cushions contact with the record, protecting the fragile record grooves.

The record is supported on the rotating platform which is designed to eliminate any contact with the record grooves. This removes the possibility of recontaminating the first side cleaned, while cleaning the second .

"Nitty Gritty Model 1.0 manual unit offers the least expensive way to effectively clean LPs." Stereophile Recommended Component Class B $$$, 10/96, Page 141.

"Thanks to Nitty Gritty, there is now no reason for any music lover to deprive themselves of the best possible sound their record collection can provide." Sensible Sound

"(Nitty Gritty) yielded massive improvements in noise and musical detail over the best hand brushes I have tested." Audio Magazine

"I was delighted to discover that many discs with what had appeared to be obvious pressing defects sounded inestimably better after a Nitty Gritty bath , proof for the first time, that other cleaning methods were unable to remove the grunge from my recordings." Fanfare

"(Nitty Gritty) made previously dirty records sound like heaven on earth, and there is nothing at anywhere near the price that will do as much for your dirty records." International Audio Review

"This is the first time I have felt that I have record care under control. My only regret is that I waited so long to buy the Nitty Gritty." Audio Amateur

"The Nitty Gritty is, in conclusion, the best audio component this decade has produced." Son Hi Fi

Nitty Gritty Mini Pro, Automatic Operation, Wets Scrubs And Vacuums Both Sides Simultaneously.

List Price $945 - $1015

Price: $915.00 $985.00
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