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G.E.M. Dandy Hydraulic Record Cleaning Apparatus
"...the GEM Dandy is a no-compromise record cleaning solution."
Long time analogue devotee and turntable designer, George Merrill has developed a brilliantly simple record cleaning device that is also highly effective, and economical to boot.
George's aim over the last 30 plus years has been to develop an efficient record cleaning system that doesn't actually touch the record surface. He says…
"Cleaners that touch the LP can cause damage by flatting the lands, the delicate area that separates the grooves, distorting the information locked in the grooves.
Dirty/crusty pickup tubes will damage the lands. The inrush of air developed by a vacuum cleaner can dry an amount of the cleaning agent before it is removed, leaving a residue behind.
My system uses a simple device that cleans the record without touching it. This is a form of hydraulic cleaning..."
The cleaning and enhancing system for the LP consists of the following items…
- Mandrel Stand
- Jet hose
- Tap adaptor
- Super Solution Cleaning Agent with mister
and Gro0ove Lube Kit, consisting of…
Bottle of Gro0ove Lube
Applicator Buffing Pad
Stereophile Recommended Component
"Do not make the mistake of looking at the GEM Dandy as some kind of poor man's Nitty Gritty or VPI record cleaning machine. In terms of simplicity and operational efficacy, the GEM Dandy is a no-compromise record cleaning solution."
John Potis - 6moons.com See entire review here
Remember, always insert cleaned records into new inner sleeves, so that there is no re-contamination.
New sleeves may be purchased here
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