Ultrasonic Record Cleaners

I did have a pair of 555s powering it.

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They probably unbalanced it. I can go on forever :joy:

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£2450 I think in uk. I just got one today ex dem for usefully less than that. There is a competitor at £100 or so more, but I like the smaller number of consumables on the degritter - on the competitor; there are wipers, and all sorts of other bits and pieces. Also reviews of the degritter seem better. Have spent years planning this so better be just the thing!

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From what I can assess, the Humminguru Kickstarter now has the funds for the first production run.

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Tim, if you per chance have any records with clicks and pops would you run it through your degritter and let us potential buyers know if it removes all, most, some or none?

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Blimey - now you are asking. Controlled testing? :grin: you ask a very sensible question, so I will try to remember to do this in the new year and report back.

Here is a review that seemed helpful to me https://theaudiophileman.com/degritter-vinyl-record-cleaning-machine-ultrasonic-review/

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I nearly bought an Audiodesk about 5 years ago. I took a couple of records over to the importer near Aldermaston, he cleaned them and we tried them out on the Clearaudio ha had set up at the time. One of those discs was a real stinker bought from Oxfam, side one sounded like frying bacon and put a mat on the stylus of my 17D3 when I tried playing it. After a clean the Clearaudio (with one of their upmarket MM cartridges) played it fine just a couple of pops. I ordered an Audiodesk to pick up a week or so later when the next batch was delivered. When I got home the 17D3 again picked up a mat from that disc, its stylus gets deeper in the groove than just about anything else (but lasts an incredibly long time). I cancelled my order and bought a Transfiguration Proteus with the money. I later managed to clean that dodgy record properly using an enzyme cleaner from nitty gritty and my VPI 16.5.
I now have bought a Degritter, for general unattended cleaning its very good but mould spots still need the VPI to completely shift them and the enzyme cleaner stays in reserve for the worst cases.

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The Kickstarter now has nearly 950 backers and the device will include backer requested upgrades. Worth checking out. Google Humminguru.

Thanks for the reminder, I just pledged. Thanks to the lockdowns, I made good progress through my collection with the Chinese model described above, greatly helped by its 6-records-in-one-go feature. And end is in sight now, and for the future the Humminguru looks more helpful to quickly clean one record. And certainly prettier than my monster.

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Unlocked the second stretch goal with 3 hours to go. Both 7" and 10" adapters incoming.

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I’m in the market for one of these Tim, and just happened across the review that seemed to convince you to part with hard earned…

…wondered how you were getting in with it? ….worth the 5x over the Project??

I wondered if anybody had got anywhere with the Kickstarter Competitor?

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Not come out of the box yet :face_with_hand_over_mouth: Going to be trying it soon - just been busy with life and with the teens at home I am hardly allowed any time listening. I have a plan to put it and the records in the outside room which needs to be decorated and then shelving purchased (we have been waiting over six months for the decorator to turn up - now waiting for second decorator having given up on the first) - so who knows when it will happen

I bought some records that had allegedly been cleaned on the project and I was not impressed, which put me off. But given what I have spent on the lp12 it seemed worth spending proportionately on a cleaner

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The Kickstarter is still kicking, but HumminGuru had a delay of a month or two due to taking feedback on board. The first phase of mold development was completed at the end of May, now they are testing and refining, the second mold sample completion should be announced soon. Delivery to backers expected in September.

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Life and decorators - ah yes!

That’s interesting on the project - I’m kind of in the same place, the Degritter feels like a much more sophisticated solution. Will wait on tenterhooks for your views on operation, build quality, and results!

You can find less expensive Ultrasonic on the famous auction site. Maybe I will buy one later.
One is even made in USA. The total cost is around 800 dollars.

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FedEx just dropped off my HumminGuru from the Kickstarter pledge. I’m not home yet, so pics and report will have to wait until later today or tomorrow, depending on how I manage

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Can’t wait for your opinion on it. Looking to get one myself.

First pics, more to come:

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