Manual fluid application and scrubbing, manual rotation
during vacuum cycle, waste fluid drain plug on bottom
Model 1.0 Black Vinyl Woodgrain Cabinet
Model 2.0 Solid Oak Cabinet (Not pictured)
Record Master 1
Operates as Model 1.0, but has built in adapter for 45-78 LP's
Record Master 2 Solid Oak Cabinet (Not pictured)
Manual fluid application, automatic rotation during
scrub and vacuum cycles; slide-out waste fluid tray
Model 1.5 Vinyl Woodgrain Cabinet
Model 2.5 Solid Oak Cabinet (Not pictured)
Automatic fluid application, automatic rotation
during scrub and vacuum cycles; slide-out waste
Model 1.5 FI Vinyl Woodgrain Cabinet (Not pictured)
Model 2.5 FI Solid Oak Cabinet
Automatic rotation; automatically wets, scrubs
and vacuums both sides simultaneously;
slide-out waste fluid tray
(note: For bi-directional scrubbing, simply flip
record over and continue scrub cycle.)
Model Mini-Pro1 Vinyl Woodgrain Cabinet
Solid Oak Cabinet
Nitty Gritty Record Cleaning Machine
Nitty Gritty machines are
built to last.
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Buy a Nitty Gritty vacuum record cleaning machine
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
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 now 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.
Nitty Gritty offers two record cleaning washes.
PURIFIER 2 is the stronger cleaner, capable of
overpowering the most stubborn residue or grease. It contains a degreaser, a static
neutralizer, a mild detergent, and surfactant. PURIFIER 2 has a remarkably low 6 parts
solid per million dissolved solids, making it residue free.
PURIFIER 1 is recommended for 78 RPM records as
it contains no alcohol. Both Purifiers are formulated from chemicals that are totally
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
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.
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