Vinyl is Forever
The Hydraulic LP Cleaning Apparatus MKll
Yes that's right, vinyl is one of the greatest gifts to the preservation of the art of music. Digital is inferior and tape recordings deteriorate. Preserving these vinyl pieces of art is important for the enlightenment of future generations. This cleaning system was developed over the past 30 plus years. It is simple, effective and economical.
Cleaners that touch the LP with the force provided by a vacuum can cause damage by flattening the lands, the delicate area that separates the grooves, distorting the information contained in the grooves. The inrush of air developed by a vacuum cleaner can dry an amount of the cleaning agent before it is removed leaving a residue behind. The inrush also dries the liquid along with dirt on the pickup tube and can have the effect of sandpaper. Some cleaners reuse the cleaning fluid. The GEM Dandy touches the LP with clean water only - not contaminated water from a dip tank. The LP is mounted on a rotating mandrel with protective label covers that repel the water. The Super Solution agent is applied to the LP surface to loosen the contaminants. A jet of water from an orifice is applied to the grooves at an angle that flushes away the debris. This system rivals an ultrasonic cleaner costing many thousands of dollars. This is the only method that has a chance of recovering a flood damaged LP.
System is supplied with Mandrel Stand, jet Hose, Super Solution and GroOove Lube
Improvements to the MKll. The label covers use an o ring seal.
A hand wheel has been added.
A new bearing and stainless steel shaft.
The cleaning system is supplied with GroOove Lube
----------GroOove Lube the LP Elixir of Life ---------
The GroOove Lube product has been in use for many years. Its primary function is to eliminate the slip stick problem as the stylus traces the grooves. There are three benefits from this action.
One: Quelling this slip stick action helps eliminates induced resonance vibrations of the stylus and cantilever. The stylus to grove motion without the cantilever resonance lowers distortion. Micro level sonic reproduction is dramatically improved thus enhancing detail. The total presentation is more lifelike.
Two: GroOove Lube also extends the life of an LP. After more than 500 plays, a James Taylor (JT) LP is the proof. This LP is still quite and sounds as it did when new.
Three: The stylus life greatly extended.
Play an untreated track then apply GroOove Lube as directed. You will be pleasantly surprised.
The best $169.00 you will ever spend on your playback system!
Without vinyl there is nothing. Shipping weight 6LB.
Used by the Library of Congress
Review by Michael Fermer Stereophile
Review by John Potis
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