Flux hi fi electronic stylus cleaner

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by plastico, Aug 24, 2020.

  1. Gibsonian

    Gibsonian Forum Resident

    Location:
    Iowa, USA
  2. Gibsonian

    Gibsonian Forum Resident

    Location:
    Iowa, USA
    It's a link to a Hudson cleaner at Wal Mart website fyi
     
  3. Gibsonian

    Gibsonian Forum Resident

    Location:
    Iowa, USA
    Lots of great reviews with pics on the Hudson unit. For 35 bucks delivered I had to order it.
     
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  4. lolamycat

    lolamycat Active Member

    Location:
    netherlands
    The flux device works really well. Here is my Nagaoka JT322 before and after several minutes on the flux device.
    The moongel was difficult to get of. alcohol and brush didn't work.

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. WhatDoIKnow

    WhatDoIKnow I never got over it, I got used to it

    Location:
    Italy
    Wow, astounding!
    Thanks for the high-res pic!
     
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  6. Dave Calarco

    Dave Calarco Forum Resident

    What do you use in between?
     
  7. Jim0830

    Jim0830 Forum Resident

    Several minutes?!? Flux recommends you clean the stylus for 15 seconds. Did you actually do a continuous cleaning session a minute or two?
     
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  8. thesisinbold

    thesisinbold Forum Resident

    Location:
    Camarillo, Ca, USA
    After I use mine, I find it very dirty the next day. I only use one drop of liquid and run it for 15 seconds.


    So I'm assuming no more liquid?
     
  9. Daddy Dom

    Daddy Dom Lodger

    Location:
    New Zealand
    I bought the knockoff Flux from Vinylnerds.de and use it dry. Though I may now burn in hell for that.
     
  10. Swann36

    Swann36 A widower finding solace in music

    Location:
    Lincoln, UK
    I use it dry for about 10 seconds
     
  11. Jim0830

    Jim0830 Forum Resident

    I received the following reply from Flux-hifi about how to clean the brush of the device:

    "Dear Jim,

    The best way to clean the brush pad of our FLUX-Sonic is to scrape off the debris of the dry brush pad with a metal or plastic spatula.
    You can also use a screwdriver or simply use your fingernail to remove the dry encrusted vinyl abrasion.
    Have fun with our vinyl products.

    Freundliche Grüße / Best regards
    i. A. Vera Brodt
    Assistenz der Geschäftsführung / assistant to the managing director"
     
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  12. Swann36

    Swann36 A widower finding solace in music

    Location:
    Lincoln, UK
    Thanks for posting the reply
     
  13. Gibsonian

    Gibsonian Forum Resident

    Location:
    Iowa, USA
    Ordered Tuesday, here today per Fed Ex tracking. Will report back on how it works.
     
  14. Jim0830

    Jim0830 Forum Resident

    I have been using mine for 4 months now and I have yet to see signs of any residue on the brush pad of my Flux. I
    asked my cleaning the pad question of Flux to be proactive, for when I did see a buildup on the brush. I was wondering what explains your results and I was going to ask you what your record cleaning methods are? As for me, I use an Audiodesk UCM to clean my records before playing for the first time. On the turntable I use a AQ carbon fiber brush, if needed, and a TruSweep record brush sweeps the record while playing. TIA.
     
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  15. Adam Moore

    Adam Moore Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    How do you guys go about cleaning it, as in do you use the Flux with the solution after every record, after every side etc?
     
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  16. LakeMountain

    LakeMountain Vinyl surfer

    Location:
    Netherlands
    My cart came with a carbon fiber stylus brush, which I use after every side. I only use the flux, always with solution, after I had some gunk build up on the stylus, otherwise I use it maybe after about 10 records.
     
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  17. Adam Moore

    Adam Moore Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    Do you think it would be possible to use it after every record without the cleaning fluid? I don't have a brush atm you see, thinking of buying one.
    I've been using and Onzow like thing for the past while but have now heard apparently they leave residue behind on the stylus tip when using.
     
  18. LakeMountain

    LakeMountain Vinyl surfer

    Location:
    Netherlands
    I am not sure to be honest. It is designed to be used with fluid, but it is not ultrasonic, which relies on cavitation in fluids. But no fluid could lead to less effective cleaning and excessive vibrations as the dampening effect of the fluid is absent. I would not use without fluid.
    BTW, Flux Hifi recommends to clean after every 5 records.
     
  19. bajaed

    bajaed Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    I have a Flux and really like it. I also think the article about the Onzow could be flawed and I think it has been walked back some. I still use my DS Audio gel between Flux cleanings.
     
  20. Adam Moore

    Adam Moore Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    It was a VinylAttack video I had seen regarding the residue being left using the Onzow. He showed a microscopic pic of residue build up on the stylus, but again I'm not sure if that's his own personal photo or one he's referencing.
     
  21. Andy Saunders

    Andy Saunders Always a pleasure never a chore

    Location:
    England
    Personally l FLUX and it's solution once a week , but brush stylus before every record.:)
     
  22. plastico

    plastico Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    ontario canada
    I use the Flux with the supplied fluid every 20 records. In between I use the Magic Erasure.
    Cheers, Doug
     
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  23. who sells the FLUx in the USA?
     
  24. Jim0830

    Jim0830 Forum Resident

    I bought mine at Music Direct.
     
  25. orange5o

    orange5o Well-Known Member

    doesn't look like anyone has it in US anymore...
     

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