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Nitty Gritty Model 15FI Record Cleaning Machine

Nitty Gritty Model 15FI Record Cleaning Machine




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There is simply no better way to clean your records than with these systems. You put on a special fluid, which cleans deeply inside the grooves, then you vacuum up the dirt with a special vacuum/brush combination. Includes built in adapter for 45s, 78s and LPs. This requires manual application of fluid and manual operation and has a waste fluid drain plug on the bottom from the vacuum unit. This is the basic technology that will perform exactly the same great cleaning as the others. Why is the 1.5 FI so great? Simple, it automatically applies the cleaning fluid and rotates the record during scrubbing and vaccuming!

Here's more detail on how it works:

Everyone who owns records must know by now that records need to be maintained in a clean condition in order to sound their best and to preserve the quality of their fragile surfaces. Record cleaning devices operate on a number of different theories and principles, but they all have one thing in common: they do NOT totally clean all the pollutants from record grooves. They leave film, grease, residue, micro dust, static electricity, carbon fiber hair, and mold release compounds behind. These remaining pollutants prevent the record owner from hearing all the music on the record, regardless of the quality of the playback system! And they cause premature wear of the record and phono stylus.

Until now, no available record cleaning system was accepted by professionals and enthusiasts alike as producing the desired result: clean records. No single system was able to rid a record's surface of film, grease, residue, and dust while it eliminated static electricity and left a purified vinyl disc.

Nitty Gritty offers such a system. Records cleaned on a Nitty Gritty system reproduce all the music stored in their grooves without the interference and masking of record pollutants. The improvement in sound that a Nitty Gritty cleaning makes is so dramatic that the benefit of upgrading one component [of a hi-fi system] is less significant by comparison. The Nitty Gritty record cleaning system has established itself as an essential component in every hi-fi system.

The first step of the Nitty Gritty record cleaning process is to scrub the record with a special fluid wash that's included with the unit.

The Nitty Gritty VAC-SWEEP brush has thousands of microscopic fibers that gently scrub the record's grooves. Its short bristles make the most efficient use of Nitty Gritty's special cleaning fluids, and its softness protects a record from abrasion.

The second step of the Nitty Gritty record cleaning process is to vacuum the scrubbed record. This is accomplished with a Nitty Gritty vacuuming machine.

Possibly the most unique part of the Nitty Gritty system is the "hemicylindrical lip interface". Through these fiber covered lips, the vacuum motor suctions a dry path across the entire grooved surface of the record. The shape of the lips serves to minimize contact with the record as well as maximize the velocity of the air, utilizing the "venturi effect". The VAC-SWEEP? [fibrous cloth liner] provides additional scrubbing while it cushions contact with the record, protecting the fragile record grooves.

The record is supported on the rotating platform which is designed to eliminate any contact with the record grooves. This removes the possibility of recontaminating the first side cleaned, while cleaning the second.

The vacuum motor is directly coupled to the lips, providing the most powerful, effective design possible. The motor is an industrial grade, flow-through type, providing the user with trouble-free cleanings.

These units are available in both 110V and 220 V versions. If you need the 220V, the price is more than the price you see below. Just add the special request to the order form when you order and we'll add the additional money and ship you the special unit. The unit pictured is not the unit we ship. It is a black vinyl wood surface.

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