VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine

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VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine by VPI

VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
HW 16.5 Cleaning Machine

VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
by VPI

Our Price:
$649.99
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Product Code:
VPII-HW16-115
Make:
VPI Industries
Description:
HW 16.5 Cleaning Machine
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Stereophile Recommended Absolute Sound 2008 Absolute Sound 2009 Absolute Sound 2010 2011 Editors Choice Awards

For a limited time, get 64 Oz. of cleaning fluid free with purchase!

The HW-16.5 is the standard in affordable record cleaning machines but neither its build quality nor its cleaning power has been compromised. Its high-torque, 18 RPM turntable motor is more than capable of withstanding the pressure of heavy scrubbing during extended cleaning sessions, and its 35-second cleaning cycle per side makes quick work of even the dirtiest records. Now with self aligning vacuum suction tubes for even more accurate cleaning, the HW-16.5's high-powered vacuum ensures quick, deep cleaning.

The newly designed vacuum pickup tube automatically adjusts to accommodate records of any thickness. The internal fluid collection system is made of stainless steel to prevent corrosion, and the fully enclosed design prevents splashing. In the VPI tradition, all components are extra heavy-duty and professional grade.

"I have found the HW-16.5 to be an outstanding performer. The record surfaces are microscopically clean and are so pristine they look new!" -- Bert Whyte, Audio Magazine

****STEROPHILE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER****

Clean your records with the HW-16.5 and hear what you've been missing.

Includes:
Built in dust cover 8oz bottle of VPI cleaning fluid & cleaning brush

Features:
35 second cleaning cycle (wash/dry) per side
18 rpm high torque turntable motor
No liquid touches record label
Fully enclosed: no splashing, no mess
Powerful suction (vacuum) ensures quick deep cleaning
Removes old residue, prevents new build-up
Fail safe design
All components extra heavy-duty professional grade
Safety coated record contacts, easily user replaceable
Leaves a pristine, dry, static-free record
Built-in stainless steel water collection system
New vacuum tube assembly with auto adjustment
Removes solution from record's surface all at once
1 year manufacturer warranty on motor.
2 year manufacturer warranty on machine.
Specifications:
Size: 151/2" x 14 1/4" x 9"
Weight: 28lbs
Vacuum motor: 6.5 amps
Maximum current draw: 7.5 amps 60 Hz/120 Volts

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VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Best Record Vacuum Cleaning Machine Money Can Buy.04/15/2012
By John Teltscher
I have owned the VPI 16.5 for over 10 years. It's built like a tank and I've used it to clean thousands of records old and new without any problems. Recently I acquired a brand new copy of Friday Musics Traffic - Low spark of High Heeled Boys and upon playback found the LP full of pops and ticks. I immediately cleaned it on my 16.5 and let it dry. 10 minutes later not only was all the noise gone from from record but I noticed an improvement in detail and bass response. Improvements like those mentioned are not uncommon after cleaning records on the VPI 16.5. I also purchase a lot of used vinyl and got a hold of an original 1967 U.S. Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland LP Two tone Reprise W7 label in VG+ condition on the cheap, played it and it sounded horrible. Then gave it a proper Vacuuming on the VPI and all the noise disappeared completely. Sat back and was blown away by sheer emotional involvement a well recorded classic can give you when you remove 40 years of gunk from its grooves.
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
AWES0ME04/28/2012
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I received the VPI 16.5 RCM last night. I was still a little unsure about the sanity of spending $600 on an item of this type. But I knew it was a good decision when, after cleaning my Abraxas LP, I could actually hear Carlos turning up the volume knob on his Les Paul in the intro bars of Black Magic Woman. That is pretty freaky cool.
 
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"I received the VPI 16.5 RCM last night. I was still a little unsure about the sanity of spending $600 on an item of this type. But I knew it was a good decision when, after cleaning my Abraxas LP, I could actually hear Carlos turning up the volume knob on his Les Paul in the intro bars of Black Magic Woman. That is pretty freaky cool."
-Anonymous, US, Apr 28, 2012

"I have owned the VPI 16.5 for over 10 years. It's built like a tank and I've used it to clean thousands of records old and new without any problems. Recently I acquired a brand new copy of Friday Musics Traffic - Low spark of High Heeled Boys and upon playback found the LP full of pops and ticks. I immediately cleaned it on my 16.5 and let it dry. 10 minutes later not only was all the noise gone from from record but I noticed an improvement in detail and bass response. Improvements like those mentioned are not uncommon after cleaning records on the VPI 16.5. I also purchase a lot of used vinyl and got a hold of an original 1967 U.S. Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland LP Two tone Reprise W7 label in VG+ condition on the cheap, played it and it sounded horrible. Then gave it a proper Vacuuming on the VPI and all the noise disappeared completely. Sat back and was blown away by sheer emotional involvement a well recorded classic can give you when you remove 40 years of gunk from its grooves. Almost sounded like a brand new LP. Therefore I can't Recommend the VPI 16.5 highly enough to anybody that wants to hear whats really on their records albums."
-John Teltscher, NY, Apr 15, 2012

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