Nitty Gritty Record Cleaning Machines at Uptown Audio

Uptown  Audio

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 
fluid tray

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
(Not pictured)

Model Mini-Pro2
Solid Oak Cabinet


Nitty Gritty Record Cleaning Machine

Nitty Gritty machines are built to last.

Nitty Gritty machines Perform !

Get CD quality background noise reduction

improving sound and protecting records.

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 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 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 biodegradable.

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.


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