The Hydraulic Cleaning Apparatus Versus Ultrasonic Cleaners
I have experimented with ultrasonic LP cleaning in the past. This is an excellent cleaning method. Ultrasonic cleaning has three drawbacks. The cleaning solution must be changed or filtered after each use. If a filter system is used it should have enough flow to pass all the tank solution between cleanings. After cleaning, the LP still is contaminated with the cleaning fluid. A fresh water rinse should be used.
The cost is also a major factor. If your collection consists of 300 LP’s The cost of cleaning using a $3000.00 cleaner is $10.00 per LP.To find the cost divide the number of LP’s into the cost of the machine.
The Gem Dandy Hydraulic Cleaning Apparatus was designed to render an excellent solution that will rival the ultrasonic cleaners at an affordable price ($169.00 includes a $29.95 GroOove Lube Kit). Owner feedback and reviews reinforce the design and performance. As an experiment fifity HCA cleaned records were then cleaned with water by the ulrtasonic cleaner, the results the water was still clear.
Review from 6moons , TNT audio and Stereophile