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Old 29th June 2011, 04:45 PM   #201
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One 1.7 gallon ultrasonic bath bought... I hope to replicate the successes others have had [and now that I registered, I can go look at the attachments!]
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Old 30th June 2011, 08:39 PM   #202
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So, while waiting for the bath to arrive [at which point I can figure out the dimensions needed for everything by trial and error], I got a few bits and pieces: - a 6mm threaded rod for an axle [turns out that is too thin for a record hole - but I can always pad out the part where the records are to go to the correct thickness.

- various bits of wood, to build a support for the axle - some nylon hose joints, conveniently the right size for the rod, to use as bearings (It's not going to be bearing a huge weight, so that should do fine ... and if it doesn't I can fit something better in the future) The only problem now is I'm wondering, how do I drive the thing around?

I was thinking of creating a large outside gear wheel by taking 3 or 4 bargain-bin, very scratched, records and gluing them together, then skimming the edge to make a nice large, flat wheel. Then I'd drive that using a motor with a rubber bush on it. Similar to how the original poster did it, but not as cool looking as I don't happen to have access to lots of nice acrylic How have others solved the drive problem?

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Old 30th June 2011, 10:01 PM   #203
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... dear Moderator, what happened to all my nice line breaks? [You don't have to post that one up ...]
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Old 30th June 2011, 10:33 PM   #204
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Old 1st March 2012, 12:25 PM   #205
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a fascinating thread.

I have a small US CD cleaner, which I have also used to clean various other household items .i.e rings etc. I'm struck at how the items dance around inside in a state of agitation, they are clearly being buffeted by the wave fronts.

I wonder if the LP records , or perhaps a single LP might not rotate gradually on their own if the axle bearings are fine enough and not need any additional mechanism to make them rotate ?
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Old 5th March 2012, 03:04 PM   #206
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As the record is always only partially under water and the wettest part is the heaviest part due to the weight of the water in the grooves it won't rotate by the vibrations in the water alone. And also the direction of the rotation at any time could not be controlled.
Shortly: no.
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Old 2nd May 2012, 10:12 AM   #207
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Hello guys!
Great project here. I just ordered a EMAG Emmi 60H and a old Nitty Gritty Basic Record cleaner to clean my huge record collection for recording. I will keep you updated on my version of the cleaner. The EMAG is the best cleaner you can get. Made here in Germany with our engineering skills. 350W, your machines only have up to 200W I think (Made in China haha).

Here a datasheet of the successor Emmi 60HC which has minor improvements.

http://www.emag-germany.de/de/produc...0HC.php?page=1

They will also release Emmi 55HC later this year to fill the gap in size between 40HC (too small) and 60HC (too huge for our needs). Watch out for this if you want your this in a few months.

I will keep you updated!

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Old 2nd June 2012, 07:08 PM   #208
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Default Any updates?

It's been sometime since the OP and other brave pioneers completed their designs. Do any of you have any observations or insights after having used your devices over this time? In light of the current rave reviews of the AudioDesk system I suspect this thread will get new traffic. Cheers.
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It's been sometime since the OP and other brave pioneers completed their designs. Do any of you have any observations or insights after having used your devices over this time? In light of the current rave reviews of the AudioDesk system I suspect this thread will get new traffic. Cheers.
+1. I'd be interested in an update.
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Old 12th June 2012, 12:14 PM   #210
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Hello guys!
Great project here. I just ordered a EMAG Emmi 60H and a old Nitty Gritty Basic Record cleaner to clean my huge record collection for recording. I will keep you updated on my version of the cleaner. The EMAG is the best cleaner you can get. Made here in Germany with our engineering skills. 350W, your machines only have up to 200W I think (Made in China haha).

Here a datasheet of the successor Emmi 60HC which has minor improvements.

EMAG AG

They will also release Emmi 55HC later this year to fill the gap in size between 40HC (too small) and 60HC (too huge for our needs). Watch out for this if you want your this in a few months.

I will keep you updated!

bye
Hi Zen,

Very interesting to come across this thread, as I have been researching an ultrasonic LP cleaner.

So you think your 60H and its replacement, the 60HC, are a bit too large? Do you have the dimensions of the upcoming 55HC, relative to yours?

And what were the "improvements" which the 60HC had over your 60H?

And how have you built a "rotisserie" to turn the multiple LPs in the bath?

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