Here's a gizmo that I have used and it works:
Because I deal with all sizes of discs, I use the the Vacuum Wand in
conjunction with the RCM that is shown. The parts for the unit are 3D
printed. You can buy the kit or assemble one your self if you are a
DIY'er. The end result is certainly not a Keith Monks RCM, but it does
work and work well. Using the products from the Disc Doctor
(http://discdoc.com/) and my DIY version of this RCM, I get results that
rival any RCM out there.
Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
On 1/8/2017 7:14 AM, Gary A. Galo wrote:
> I haven't tried it, but I'm a little skeptical. The vacuum record cleaning systems like the VPI and the Monks require a means of distributing the cleaning fluid onto the record and then rotating the record while it's being cleaned with a brush. I would not recommend doing this on a regular playback turntable since I think it would be very difficult to prevent the cleaning fluid from getting into the turntable motor and electronics. Then you'd have a mess, and possibly even a shock hazard. Liquid should be kept well away from anything that plugs into an AC outlet, unless it’s a cleaning machine specifically designed for such things.
> I also don't think it's a good idea to pull moisture into a regular household vacuum cleaner for the same reason. A wet-dry shop vac would be a different matter, of course.
> I've used a VPI HW 16.5 for years and find it to be excellent, the $699 seems quite reasonable. IMHO it does just as good a job on vinyl LPs as the Monks machine. If you need to clean 16-inch records, that's a whole different matter.
> Gary Galo
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> The Crane School of Music
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> Found this on eBay. Wonder if anyone has used it?
> Vinyl Vac
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