Self control went out the wayside, once AGAIN and I ended up talking to the boys and the owner of the shop for a couple of hours. Not planning on buying anything when I walked in, I ended up walking out with an order for a brand spankin' new Nitty Gritty record cleaning machine.
It's the 25th anniversary edition Mini pro [shown above] special order in the Jatoba [Brazillian Cherry] finish record cleaner that automates the fluid application, record scrubbing, and vacuuming both sides of the LP at the same time. Went ahead and got the optional dust cover and a gallon of pure2 LP cleaning fluid as well, and then John [the owner] threw them both in for free. That was cool and much appreciated.
A review to come a couple of days after I have the unit, which should be delivered next Friday [next week] or possibly the following Monday.
I will be bringing it to Carverfest, so start getting out those albums that you want to hear on some killer systems! If you don't already know, Sparky has the Music Hall MMF-5 w/ the Goldring cart. and the "clamp", which I was lucky enough to snag earlier this year.
So, next year we will have more vinyl playing at CF than we did at this years CF. Those that attend can get their ears on some good 'ol vinyl on some pretty decent players that folk's will be bringing [Sasquatch has a REAL nice AR TT with a kickin' cart. and word has it that /mx might be bringing his favorite TT ] It would be a great opportunity for those who are interested in reintroducing vinyl back into their rigs to come check out what in can offer in a "real world" scenario, and not a dealership.
Maybe.....just maybe I can hook it up to where we have a professional record flattener available for Carverfest next year, but I'm gonna have to pull some strings and talk to the powers that be on that one. Ray, maybe we can get that 1812 overture flattened out for ya'. Wish me luck!
Here's another pic. Whooo Hooo!
The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.