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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    Ok, after cleaning several albums today with my new Degritter. My thoughts so far when compared to my Clear Audio Smart Matrix Pro using the AIVS three step system. I have not noticed a reduced background level with the Degritter. Both seem to provide similar result. Albums that were cleaned...
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    Questions for those using a Degritter (mine finally arrives tomorrow). How often do you have to clean a record more than once. With my current RCM I occasionally have to clean a second time (usually a deep clean with enzyme soak) to get a record clean - problem is only about 1/3rd of the time...
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    Turntable static

    Only until you start to play it. The friction of playing the record creates static electricity. I wet cleaned my records and used a Zerostat and still had static issues. I didn't want a noisy humidifier that required constant maintenance, so I opted for the DS Audio Ionizer-001. It constantly...
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    Turntable static

    I bought one a few weeks ago and it works perfectly. It eliminated the static induced pops I was hearing and it removed the static from the albums I was playing so that the wool turntable mat no longer stuck to the album when removed. It also means my records do not attract dust while playing...
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    Small dents in record

    Usually caused by a small air pocket that expanded and then collapsed during the pressing. Most don't hurt a thing as long as your cartridge/tonearm can track through them.
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    Thank you for the recommendation and the email address of Albert Porter. He has one in stock so I am ordering it immediately!! I will cancel my order with Hi-Fi Heaven since they still do not have any in stock.
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    Does anyone know of a vendor with a Degritter in stock? I have one ordered from Hi_Fi Heaven but they seem to be having trouble getting one.
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    REGA RP10 isolation platform

    I tried the Rega Wall Bracket for the P8 / P10 and it was horrible. (I run a Planar 8) I did not have the ability to place it on a load bearing wall and it picked up resonances from the wall that would not allow me to turn the volume up to even listening levels. I then tried the Symposium...
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    DS Audio Ionizer

    I purchased the DS Audio Ionizer-001 and absolutely love it. I was getting static pops while playing records (even after using the Milty). By the time I had flipped the record and played side 2 my wool mat would be stuck to the record when I removed it. You could hear the static as I would...
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    RCM Cleaning brushes

    Thanks for the wonderful explanation. I typically go with 5 minutes of soaking with the 1 step enzyme cleaner of the 3 step AIVS process. I will distribute the fluid on the record, give it a good scrub (5-6 rotations in each direction) and let it soak for 5 minutes. I then give it a second...
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    I just ordered from HiFi Heaven in Dallas right before I read this post.
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    Thank you! That is what I was hoping for. I was going to splurge and get the ClearAudio Double Matrix Pro but everywhere I looked they were backordered. Then I started reading really good reviews on the Degritter and I cancelled my order for the ClearAudio. I will opt for the Degritter...
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    On average do you experience a lower noise floor on those albums cleaned with the Degritter vs. the VPI?. I keep seeing comments that most people who use Ultrasonic cleaning seem to this the vinyl noise is reduced significantly vs. vacuum based RCMs.
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    RCM Cleaning brushes

    I am using that AIVS 3 step methodology with dual ultra clean water rinses (resorting to the 4 step if a 2nd cleaning is needed) but rather than using the Osage brushes I am using the VPI brushes (which at least appear to be very similar in design). Both are made of anti-microbial nylon...
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    RCM Cleaning brushes

    I just cleaned 200 albums. 100 I used the VPI brushes that come with the HW1. The other 100 I used the Mofi brushes. My results were interesting. I found the Mofi brushes much easier to use and control to protect the record labels. However of the 100 cleaned with the Mofi brushes, I had to...

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