Richard Warren wrote: > Perhaps you missed the last go-around on the ARSC listserve about cleaning > records. I've been on the listserv from the beginning, so I have seen all the exchanges, and my mind still boggles at the misinformation passed about like bubblegum at a high school picnic! > Please understand that I have no bad feelings about the Keith Monks > machine, examples of which I've seen at work since soon after the first > ones were imported; it appears well made, effective, and very expensive > (though I have to suggest that you've come very close to outright > advertising, something that's supposedly a no-no on the ARSC list, in > stating facts about it -- but at least you acknowledge being a dealer). You apparently missed the fact that audio restoration is my business and I bought a Monks machine as a user for my restoration suite a few years ago. I was so impressed with its performance that I contacted Monks and asked him for the agency for North America on the tail end of the debacle with the guy in California. THAT is how I became the sole supplier for the Archivist machine, coupled with the fact that it was designed to meet my requirements with dual chemistry and 16 inch record capacity. > Probably I'm just a cheap old Yankee, but I keep thinking how much fluid > and how many cleaning pads I could buy for the price of a machine, any machine. Carry on McDuff... far be it from me to try and change a closed mind. But, if you make it to the ARSC/SAM conference, at least see the demo that I will be doing... it'll be good for a laugh if nothing else! ... Graham Newton -- Audio Restoration by Graham Newton, http://www.audio-restoration.com World class professional services applied to tape or phonograph records for consumers and re-releases, featuring CEDAR's new CAMBRIDGE processes.