VPI IndustriesHW-17usedVPI Industries HW-17 with tons of supplies and sparesVPI HW17 Record Cleaner One of the best and all time classic record cleaners for USA manufacturers of awesome turntables and cleaners. The HW17 is built like a tank, much better than the rece...1199.00

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VPI HW17 Record Cleaner

One of the best and all time classic record cleaners for USA manufacturers of awesome turntables and cleaners.  

The HW17 is built like a tank, much better than the recent wave of Chinese made cleaners made of crappy particle board and wimpy motors.  This cleaner has a crazy powerful vacuum motor, bi-directional platter and most important a cleaning liquid applicator which makes the entire process fast and easy.  

Unit is like new with very little use.  There are no significan scratches or dings.  Included is a plethora of pricey cleaners, rinsing fluids and extra brushes alone worth over $500.  It would cost you about $2k to purchase the equivalent new.  

Unit will be carefully packaged for safe arrival..  

VPI HW17-2010 Automatic Record Cleaning Machine With the HW-17 record cleaning machine and its unprecedented cleaning power, your album collection will sound better than it ever has before. With proper cleaning, your records will last longer, and it will reduce wear to your expensive needle. A record that may appear perfectly clean to the eye can contain a buildup of debris deep in the grooves. Even a brand new record contains debris from the manufacturing process which will be removed by the HW-17. The HW-17 is the standard in high performance record cleaning machines, and is said to be the most copied record cleaning machine in the world. The critically acclaimed HW-17 is also standard equipment in many record libraries and radio stations. The fan cooled HW-17 is built for hours of continuous use, and is ideal for large record collections. With its high-torque, 18 RPM turntable motor and its high power vacuum, The HW-17 makes quick work of even the dirtiest records. The HW-17 features automatic cleaning fluid application, a self aligning vacuum suction tube for accurate cleaning, and the HW-17's high-power vacuum ensures quick, deep cleaning. The HW-17 also features a bi-directional motor, which will allow albums to be cleaned in both directions, so debris that is unable to be removed from cleaning in one direction, can be removed by cleaning in the other direction. The HW-17 features a marine grade plywood chassis for long life and durability. Features Automatic Record Cleaning No liquid touches label Removes old residue, prevents future buildup Bi-directional cleaning Includes 8oz. bottle of cleaning solution Product information Package Dimensions 27 x 21 x 14 inches Item model number HW-17 Shipping Weight: 40 pounds


Skyfi.nyc is a small startup business specializing in the purchase, reconditioning and reselling of select high end audio equipment.  We only buy equipment the we admire and are passionate about.  No mid-fi, no gimmicks and no junk.  

Each piece of equipment is cosmetically restored and fully tested in our well-equipped lab by an engineer with 30+ years of experience in the Hifi world.  If it does not meet or exceed the original manufactures specifications, it will not be sold.  We are select about the equipment we purchase, focusing on mostly analog, high-build quality, American and European built units.

Through our sister company, which is an authorized dealer for McIntosh, Audio Research, Sonus Faber, ClearAudio, Project and Sony ES, we have access to OEM parts and service support.  If you are local and are looking for any new equipment for the above mentioned manufacturers, please drop us a line as we can arrange both sales and professional installation in the tri-state area


If you would like to make an offer, please don't email or message us unless you are looking to trade something in.  

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We accept trade-ins of equal or lesser value under certain conditions.  Simply ask and let us know the exact model, condition and what accessories are included such as a box, remote, manual, etc.  We will only consider high-end equipment from mainstream manufacturers such as McIntosh, Mark Levinson, Audio Research, Krell, etc. and will typically pass on displays, projectors, receivers, dated processors and mid-fi equipment of any type.  We will offer a fair value for your equipment, but keep in mind we are running a business and will need to be able to sell the equipment at a profit after investing a great deal of time and resources in testing, certifying, repairing, cleaning and packaging the incoming equipment.  If you are looking for top dollar we suggest attempting to sell it directly to an end user.  

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We will also purchase your used or broken gear and arrange pickup if you are in our local market.  Just drop us a note for a quote, but be sure to include the condition and what is included.  


We are currently operating from a residence in Ridgewood, NJ.  You are welcome to make an appointment if there is a piece of equipment you would like to see in operation before or after purchase.  We have a well-equipped, dedicated listening room with tons of equipment of all makes and models.  We are not a store, so please don’t make an appointment if you are just curious as to how a speaker or piece of equipment sounds.  In essence, no tire kickers please.  

If you are in NYC and cannot make it out to Ridgewood, we can arrange pickup in Union Square (14th Street) after the purchase.   You can call or text  (646) 852-2073 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.  We can also arrange to install, calibrate and tune the gear in your listening room if you are in the local area.  This is super useful when purchasing large speakers or heavy amplifiers.  It is also great for ensuring your new turntable is setup correctly in its final resting place.  

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