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Degritter Users

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by WntrMute2, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. MattHooper

    MattHooper Forum Resident

    Location:
    Canada
    If you can afford it and want an US record cleaner I can't see what there is to be on the fence about at this point. It's simply the best available for numerous reasons and it's a product that has a greater unanimity of happy owners that most products I've seen. As far as combining aesthetics, functionality and performance it's practically produced a new class of record cleaner all by itself. Now others are playing catch up. I can't think of reading anyone who wasn't overall happy they bought one.
     
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  2. AArchie

    AArchie Forum Resident

    Location:
    Colorado
    I won't argue about the aesthetics but it is $1 of plastic that does the cleaning in $79 of nicely machined aluminum to hold it.
     
  3. terzinator

    terzinator boots lost in transit

    Location:
    Minnesota
    I think it's ridiculously expensive, and splurging on it might mean that I have to survive on ramen noodles (the cheap ones) if I live past 90, but I love it.
     
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  4. sharkshark

    sharkshark Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto ON
    Most seem happy, but if you're really bored you can dig into my video reviews (and others' as well, of course)
     
  5. AArchie

    AArchie Forum Resident

    Location:
    Colorado
    I was thinking the other day that if I clean 1000 LPs, then it's about $3 per record. If I were buying new vinyl, the improvement in sound is easily worth the extra $3. Honestly, I have so much invested in my system that this is very justifiable. I'd say it's system dependent whether it's worth the cost or not.
     
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  6. r.Din

    r.Din Seeker of Truth

    Location:
    UK
    When I say jacket, I mean the outer sleeve, not on the actual record cover.
     
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  7. Dre327

    Dre327 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Florida
    I’ve had my Degritter now for about 2 months. The other night when I went to start a cleaning cycle, the Degritter started a “maintenance “ cycle. During the cycle, you can hear a bunch of clicks and probably lasted about 30sec. Has this happened to anyone else here?
     
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  8. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

    Location:
    Sunshine State
    This is normal. Look at this review here:

    Degritter Ultrasonic Record Cleaning Machine - The Audiophile Man
     
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  9. Dre327

    Dre327 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Florida
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  10. Zurg

    Zurg Well-Known Member

    Location:
    UK
    Changing water, and cleaning filters every 30-50 records, I'm about 300 lps through with degritter. Great results, and so convenient. Cleaning all new record in medium mode and all second hand a extra dirty records in heavy mode, I don't even wipe them before or clean them in okki nokki anymore, actually i sold my okki nokki pretty fast. Just bought another 10 packs of mofi sleeves. Slowly but surely replacing and re-cleaning all my records, and even those i cleaned in okki nokki. Marking all my cleaned lps on my discog collection, So i dont get confused on whats clean and whats not. I also bought 30 ppi filter from amazon, but not used it yet, changing and using all originals first. I throw them out every 200 lps, or will be doing.

    Does anyone using their adapters ? I don't really collect 7inch but i do have a few 10inch lps, so I just bought 10inch adapter.
     
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  11. GeraldB

    GeraldB Forum Resident

    I like your thinking on this! I'm still cataloguing, but I've got at least 1500 discs here, and it takes me 15-20 minutes to clean one with my RCM and 4-step regime (2 cleaners, 2 rinses). Is my time worth $6-9/hour (to me)? Hell, yes!

    (Granted, it'd be a better argument if I hadn't already put the time in to clean over 1000 of those discs... :sigh: But, nonetheless, there's still about 500 to go, and surely there will be more! And, hey, I'll probably appreciate the Degritter even more, having done so many "the hard way" before.)
     
  12. bloodlemons

    bloodlemons Forum Resident

    Location:
    Tacoma, WA, USA
    Which filter material did you buy? I can’t find any cylindrical filters without a hole in the center.
     
  13. terzinator

    terzinator boots lost in transit

    Location:
    Minnesota
    I wonder if you could just buy any 30ppi filter material (if that's what the degritter filter is), cut off an old golf club shaft and use it like a cookie cutter to make a cylinder shape.
     
  14. Zurg

    Zurg Well-Known Member

    Location:
    UK
    I Bought filter material, will find a tube same diameter as a metal mesh inside that hold filter and cut in shape. thats all.
     
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  15. MattHooper

    MattHooper Forum Resident

    Location:
    Canada
    In buying mine I figured that I wanted clean records both for better sound and for preserving the life of my cartridge, and I didn't want to make record cleaning a second hobby/chore. I also figured that for many of us audiophiles 3 grand isn't atypical for a new piece of gear or equipment upgrade, so given this acts as a sonic upgrade to my system (clean records) and extends the life of the stylus, what the heck. It's an upgrade that will (or should) last for many years.
     
  16. Bill Hart

    Bill Hart Forum Resident

    Location:
    Austin
    I'm curious to know if any of you are using the supplied surfactant and switching tanks for a rinse cycle? If so, have you evaluated how much surfactant residue starts to accumulate in the "rinse" tank and how quickly? (It would seem to me that just replacing the water in the rinse tank very frequently would be the easiest solution to what may not be a problem, but I'm curious). TIA.
     
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  17. terzinator

    terzinator boots lost in transit

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Just did my 60th clean, and did a de-gas, and started to clean the next record... before the cycle started it showed a "Machine Maintenance" message for about 15 seconds, and made some clicking sounds.

    Looked in manual and online, and not seeing anything.

    Is this a regular operation every 60 cleaning cycles?
     
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  18. AArchie

    AArchie Forum Resident

    Location:
    Colorado
    Yes. I'm pretty sure it's in the manual.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2021
  19. adomanim

    adomanim Active Member

    Location:
    annaba
    Ultrasonic cleaning is great. That said, no need to spend $3k. The Kirmuss machine sold through Upscale Audio is what I use and it cost under a grand. It does 3 LPs at a time. It doesn’t have a built-in dryer but I don’t mind hand drying.








    Kodi nox
     
  20. terzinator

    terzinator boots lost in transit

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Weird, can't find it. (Did a search for the word "maintenance" in the PDF and nothing.)

    Evergreen. :)
     
  21. AArchie

    AArchie Forum Resident

    Location:
    Colorado
    Certainly there are less expensive options. I've never used other cleaning methods unless you count the old style Disc Washer but having a fully automated process means I WILL clean ALL of my vinyl since it so so brainless to do. Don't discount the auto dry function. Again, convenience is a big feature. I go from sleeve to machine back to sleeve and 99%of the cleaning time I'm doing something else.
     
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  22. AArchie

    AArchie Forum Resident

    Location:
    Colorado
    Now I can't find it either. I may have seen it in this thread or on the Degritter website and just thought it was in the manual. I've seen it a few times on my machine so I think every 60 cycles is right. It cycles the jets, I think, to clean them.
     
  23. terzinator

    terzinator boots lost in transit

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Yeah, i'll be honest, i've forgotten about 20 of this thread's 21 pages worth of content.
     
  24. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

    Location:
    Sunshine State
    I just posted about maintenance earlier today, just above answering a question of Dre327. It is not in the manual.
     
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  25. terzinator

    terzinator boots lost in transit

    Location:
    Minnesota
    haha, i'm really good at reading i swear
     
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