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Thanks Eric and Jacqueline.   Presently for everything up to 12" I  
have been using a VPI HW17 and various solutions but for the larger  
disks it was though to stick them on the 16" turntable and dab on the  
liquid (scientific terms here) but the drying is an issue.  Thanks for  
the tip re Keith Monks... I will also follow that up as well.

Could you give more information about your platters for Keith Monks  
machines (and if you are selling any.. just in case they are needed  
(the platters that is).

Many thanks, Darren
On 24 jan 2008, at 17.55, Eric Jacobs wrote:

> On Wednesday, January 23, 2008 10:00 PM, D P Ingram wrote:
>>
>> On a tangent, anyone know of any cleaning brushes for 16"...
>> obviously too big for my VPI machine so had thought to place
>> on turntable and then clean there but would be good to get
>> more precise equipment than what I currently use...
>>
>> Darren
>
> I can also vouch for and recommend the Disc Doctor brushes
> and solutions.  The "E" brush is for 16-inch discs.
>
> Just a note - if you clean the 16-inch discs on a turntable,
> and the turntable platter is 12 inches in diameter, take
> care not to put too much pressure on the outer diameter of
> the disc.  If the disc is glass, you might accidentally
> crack the substrate, and if aluminum, you might accidentally
> bend the substrate.
>
> Because we work regularly with 16-inch discs, we have a
> Keith Monks record cleaning machine which is designed for
> 16-inch discs, and we have specially made 16-inch support
> platters for disc cleaning (we designed and had these
> platters manufactured).
>
> In addition, our turntable (a Simon Yorke S7) has a 20-inch
> platter so that discs are fully supported during playback.
>
> I also recommend a 16-inch support platter for playback of
> 16-inch discs because the unsupported edge of the disc can
> resonate, and this will influence the tone of the sound of
> the outer grooves, particularly if the recording is music.
>