Pro-Ject VC-S photos

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Echoplex, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. Echoplex

    Echoplex Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    OKC
    Pro-Ject VC-S owners, please share your pics. :D

    Many of you have slightly different versions since the original launch last year; lots of changes/updates have been made since then, so let's keep track so we can share info and keep past/future owners in the loop.
    Thanks much!

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  2. Catcher10

    Catcher10 I like records, and Prog...duh

    I can post pic of mine another day.....but wasn't the last change the clamp, from 2pc design to 1pc design? Your clamp looks different than mine and what is on the Pro-Ject site.
    Are there other changes recently?
     
  3. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

    Location:
    St.Louis Mo.
  4. Echoplex

    Echoplex Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    OKC
    Yes, one piece clamp. Lots of other changes; new low-noise bi-directional motor, new motor bolts, new plastic arm flange, some vacuum arms have chrome ends, others are black, silk-screened designations for the motor, vaccum and max fill line. Others have stickers.
     
  5. Echoplex

    Echoplex Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    OKC
    Part II

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    Last edited: Nov 26, 2017
  6. octavius

    octavius Active Member

    Location:
    Slovakia
    Very nice pictures!
     
  7. Old Zorki II

    Old Zorki II Heavy Horses Operator

    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    The one I got this summer looks exactly the same. I like it.
    I also felt that metal arm helps "grounding" of some static during cleaning.
    May be it is a placebo, but I felt much less static on records freshly washed.
     
  8. octavius

    octavius Active Member

    Location:
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    My will arrive on Saturday probably :)
     
  9. Chester0711

    Chester0711 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Minneapolis,MN
    I am thinking of grabbing one of these but the only way i can justify it is if the noise level of the vacuum is lower than that of a Record Doctor brand vacuum. How does it compare? Even if it is a touch better that might be enough. My family hates my record cleaning and being that they are always around it is tough to find time to clean them when they are gone. The Record Doctor does a decent to great job of vacuuming the record but the sounds is very loud.

    So does it get them AS clean as the Record Doctor and is it quieter?
     
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  10. Old Zorki II

    Old Zorki II Heavy Horses Operator

    Location:
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    It is pretty loud, but not terribly loud. You not gonna need earplugs )). I am cleaning in my home office, with door closed, so no one cares )). I do not know how load Record Doctor is.
    IMHO it cleans very well and better IMHO then Nitty Gritty I had some time ago.
     
  11. octavius

    octavius Active Member

    Location:
    Slovakia
    I got a message my VC-S will be here within tomorrow. Then I will let you know how loud it is.
     
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  12. Chester0711

    Chester0711 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Minneapolis,MN
    thank you!
     
  13. octavius

    octavius Active Member

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    Slovakia
    I can measure it with Samsung phone with some dB application??
     
  14. Chester0711

    Chester0711 Forum Resident

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    That would be great, not sure what app to use though? There has to be one....if you get one and let me know which app, I will do the same with Record Doctor and we can do a little comparison here
     
  15. octavius

    octavius Active Member

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    Chester, I apologize I was busy during the weekend. I will measure how loud it is within this evening. What I tried spin motor is nicely calm but vacuum hmmm is loud but.... I will measure :) :) Suction is really strong really...

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  16. Chester0711

    Chester0711 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Minneapolis,MN
    Wow, it is a nice looking machine. Let me know what you do your measurements with and I will do the same, thanks!
     
  17. octavius

    octavius Active Member

    Location:
    Slovakia
    So I used application called Sound meter. Samsung S7 30cm from the vc-s. Normal loud from the motor were 44-45dB and suction were 85-86dB
     
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  18. octavius

    octavius Active Member

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    Slovakia
    How many turns you have to do for complete vinyl drying. Really 2+2 turns?
    For complete drying my vinyls I had to take 6+6 turns.
     
  19. Catcher10

    Catcher10 I like records, and Prog...duh

    Six is a lot......I usually am 3 in each direction. Check your arm height, it may not be contacting the record surface well enough.
     
  20. octavius

    octavius Active Member

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    I will take a picture. When I put the wand on the vinyl (without suction) it should be in contact with surface already or some space between them?
     
  21. Chester0711

    Chester0711 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Minneapolis,MN
    I am away from my rig this week, but will be back soon and will measure my record doctor!
     
  22. octavius

    octavius Active Member

    Location:
    Slovakia
    Here is a picture how my wand is sitting on the vinyl. (without suction)
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