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Old 19th June 2014, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default Ultrasonic Record Cleaning

I am the owner of Vibrato, LLC, Louis Steele, and have been corresponding with a few members of this forum recently about the Vibrato 6 Quart Ultrasonic Cleaner.
It is true, the plastic housing is shabby. I ran a KickStarter campaign to raise funds to have metal housings designed and fabricated. I met a lot of resistance from the Kickstarter community and I cancelled the fundraiser. I decided to go ahead and use the re-purposed plastic enclosure to obtain sales and - in the future - switch over to metal housing.
Sales have been non-existent, mainly due to the cheap Chinese imports (another obstacle brought up by the Kickstarter community).
Since there has been interest in the Vibrato 6 Quart Ultrasonic - 60kHz, with Heat and Timer , I will list this special cleaner on my tindie.com webstore AS A PRE-ORDER (non are in stock at this time, and production will take approx. one month). This new listing will ease any orders from anyone interested in purchasing this special Vibrato model. The cost will be $385.45 . A flat fee of $8.75 for domestic shipping in the US, and a flat fee of $22.00 for "everywhere else" international orders.
I certainly appreciate the interest in the Vibrato product, and my company. I have worked in the ultrasonics manufacturing field since 2005. It is a fascinating technology! Thank you for sharing this information on this DIYAudio forum.
If anyone has questions, you can email me at louis@vibratollc.com.
More info will be listed on the tindie.com webstore shortly, also.
Sincerely,
Louis Steele
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Old 19th June 2014, 03:23 PM   #2
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Correction on the price of the 6Qt 60khz Vibrato Ultrasonic should be $375.45 and not $385.45.
sorry for the typo!
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Old 19th June 2014, 10:11 PM   #3
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Louis - Thank you for this and your quick reply e-mails last night. I've joined the Tindie wait list. Looking forward to swapping out my cheap 40khz fleabay unit.

cheers - Christopher
Thanks Christopher!
I just shot you an email, but I wanted to state it here also.
I neglected to allow back-orders, which is why it only allowed you to be put on a waiting list. I have corrected this, and now back-orders are allowed and customers can input their info so that once I am ready to ship, they will be charged at that time.
Parts have been ordered to produce two 6 Quart 60khz Ultrasonic Cleaners. I expect to list them as completed within a month on the Tindie webstore. You will be notified by Tindie as soon as that happens.
Back Orders allow me to purchase the parts I need for however many Ultrasonics are wanted. This helps keep my expense down, and keeps prices down also.
I would like to thank everyone who has contacted me. I appreciate all the interest in the Vibrato Ultrasonic Cleaners!

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Old 30th June 2014, 04:41 PM   #4
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I wanted to post a couple of updates on the special order 6 Quart 60/80khz Vibrato Ultrasonic Cleaners.
The final parts are due this week, and shipping for the first wave of orders soon after.
I did experience a temporary setback, which was my fault - I ordered an incorrect part. It was a microprocessor that should have had a suffix "A", but I ordered the suffix "P". The correct part is being shipped 2nd Day Air.
Also, a big thank you from me to everyone here in the DIYAudio forum for all of the positive feedback, and support!
I just saw a post on Twitter this morning (6/30/2014) from Tindie.com stating that the 6 Quart Vibrato Ultrasonic Cleaner is the Number 1 seller on Tindie !!!
I can't wait to start shipping!
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Old 30th June 2014, 04:54 PM   #5
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@ Louis: will it be available with 230V mains option?

Also, a recommendation: consider including metric specs for products.
At this time, I can only recommend the main Vibarto Ultrasonic Cleaners be powered by US standard 120vAC, 60hz single phase. I have no way at this time to verify that they will work of 220-240vAC 50hz.
We do have a universal ultrasonic generator circuit that will work worldwide, but it is not as powerful as our patent-pending Vibrato Ultrasonic Generator.

As for metrics specs. I'll work on that. Until then, Google has a great conversion system.
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Old 2nd July 2014, 10:40 PM   #6
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Here is a video of the first completed 6 Quart 60kHz Vibrato Ultrasonic Cleaner.
VIBRATO 6 Quart 60khz Ultrasonic Cleaner - YouTube

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Old 3rd July 2014, 01:49 PM   #7
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That does look good. Now if I can figure out how to build the darn thing! How long did you say it would take to get one of these to us?
Production and shipping will take about 1 - 2 months, barring any unforeseen circumstances.
I'm glad you like the way it looks. It does generate some good cavitation.
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Old 10th July 2014, 11:21 PM   #8
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Gents,

Yesterday, I received my 6Q/60khz unit from Louis Steele of Vibrato LLC. From the previous posts, as you'll recall, this unit was inspired by this thread. It shipped safe and sound with excellent service from Louis.

For those considering it, I thought I'd post a few photos and a brief video demo of the unit in action. So far, it's a no-brainer at the price - simple to use, and a very different experience than my much bulkier and (40khz) NOISIER! ebay unit from China.

The photos depict what you get when your 11-pound box arrives at your door...

The video link takes you to youtube..

Basic demo of a Vibrato Ultrasonic Cleaner - YouTube

(Also, I'm in no way affiliated with Vibrato - other than being a happy customer)

cheers
Its a great relief that the Ultrasonic Cleaner arrived in good shape! Packing was done by a local UPS Store, and I am glad you posted photos of their good job.
Thank you for the kind words! It is more that I could have hoped for. I am glad that you are happy with a product that I worked so hard to get out to the public! Just when I was about to throw in the towel, out of the blue, you sparked interest in Vibrato that is growing daily. For that I am thankful!
As always, should you ever have any problems, do not hesitate to contact me.
Thanks again,
Louis Steele
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Old 12th July 2014, 03:40 PM   #9
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Update:
In my ignorance of shipping costs, after these initial orders have been fulfilled, I am forced to increase the cost of shipping. These new shipping rates are now in effect for all new orders and listed on our Tindie webstore.
I apologize to everyone who has not ordered yet. For those who have ordered, I will ship at the original rate.
In the meantime, I will continue to search for better rates to keep your costs down.
Sincerely,
Louis Steele
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Old 27th July 2014, 08:49 PM   #10
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Mr. Vibrato, what sort of price difference is there between 60 and 80kHz transducers? And how are things going otherwise?

Thanks!
All custom orders have been filled. Currently, the final 80khz Ultrasonic are being shipped this week.
I temporarily suspended orders for the 80khz UC's, but they will be added into their own category on our Tindie webstore soon. The price difference was somewhere between $90 to $99 more than the 60k.
We received a positive review on our Tindie webstore!
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