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    Degritter mini review

    I have used the VPI HW 16.5 for a decade or so after trying many different variations of manual cleaning previously. I found using Record Doctor 2 step solution with Record Doctor brushes the results to be outstanding. As I age and want to put less effort into LP cleaning and I have tried Audiodesk LP cleaner attempting to simplify. I compared many different ways but the Audiodesk never improved on what I had already accomplished with my manual 16.5 cleaning. So for all I could see was that spending $4000 to clean LPs would make things easier but not better. Still wanting something easier I didn't give up looking. My local dealer had become a Degritter dealer so I ran the side by side test once again. The ultimate test was to take what I had already cleaned and see if cleaning it with the Degritter would change anything as the Audiodesk had not. I now own a Degritter. To reach the conclusion took no time at all. Every single LP that had previously been thoroughly cleaned with a 2 step process now sounded substantially better after being cleaned with the Degritter. After cleaning about 70 LPs this weekend there was never a hiccup. The machine told me what to do and when to do it including some auto maintenance it performed. I reached out to the dealer telling him I found this equivalent to a component upgrade, it's no joke.
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    Degritter mini review

    Great review Bill. We sell the Degritter and customers are super happy with the results. I posted a video comparing it to the ClearAudio Double Matrix which costs twice as much.

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    Re: Degritter mini review

    Quote Originally Posted by Billt1 View Post
    I have used the VPI HW 16.5 for a decade or so after trying many different variations of manual cleaning previously. I found using Record Doctor 2 step solution with Record Doctor brushes the results to be outstanding. As I age and want to put less effort into LP cleaning and I have tried Audiodesk LP cleaner attempting to simplify. I compared many different ways but the Audiodesk never improved on what I had already accomplished with my manual 16.5 cleaning. So for all I could see was that spending $4000 to clean LPs would make things easier but not better. Still wanting something easier I didn't give up looking. My local dealer had become a Degritter dealer so I ran the side by side test once again. The ultimate test was to take what I had already cleaned and see if cleaning it with the Degritter would change anything as the Audiodesk had not. I now own a Degritter. To reach the conclusion took no time at all. Every single LP that had previously been thoroughly cleaned with a 2 step process now sounded substantially better after being cleaned with the Degritter. After cleaning about 70 LPs this weekend there was never a hiccup. The machine told me what to do and when to do it including some auto maintenance it performed. I reached out to the dealer telling him I found this equivalent to a component upgrade, it's no joke.
    When I said," 2 step solution with Record Doctor" I misspoke. It is Disc Doctor and it really is everything the inventor said it was. I tried many different cleaning solutions during my time with the VPI 16.5 and the Disc Doctor stuff rocked . I would go back and edit my previous statement but seems there is no way to do that .
    System #1................................................ System #2

    ROON Nucleus + server ...............................SME 20/3A
    MSB Reference DAC / V2 Renderer ...............SME V arm
    VAC Signature MkII SE Preamp .....................Dynavector TE Kaitora Rua
    MSB S202 Stereo Amp.................. ..... Sutherland current gain phono stage, Phono loco
    Wilson Audio Sasha II................................ Stenheim Alumime Three
    REL G1 Mk II (pair) Subs............................ Bricasti M1 SE DAC
    Transparent Audio Gen 5 Reference........... T+A PA3000HV Integrated

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    Re: Degritter mini review

    LOL....I saw "Degritter" and immediately read instead, "de-sitter" as in "Anti-de sitter space" developed by theoretical physicist, Juan Maldacena.

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    I've been studying too much quantum mechanics lately. Doh! 😜

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