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Old 15th July 2019, 02:00 PM   #2121
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iSonic doesn't have enough transducer power and the tank isn't big enough to clean 10 records at once, the spacing of the records is too close for effective cleaning, and the cleaning frequency is too low (35 kHz).
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Old 16th July 2019, 02:51 PM   #2122
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It seems to be doing a pretty good job so far for my purposes which is bulk clean records for resale. The amount of debris in the solution is telling me it's working. A/B tests show impressive results. I was more or less wanting to know if anyone else is using them and their experience. Parts should be arriving this week for filtration system. Pretty solid.
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Old 19th July 2019, 09:15 AM   #2123
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IYE, What model are you using?
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Old 19th July 2019, 12:57 PM   #2124
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iSonic P4875II+MVR10 Motorized Ultrasonic Vinyl Record Cleaner, 110V (10-Records)
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Old 27th July 2019, 02:17 AM   #2125
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Does anyone have experience using these to clean acetate records (nitrocellulose lacquers)? I bought an old medical grade 132khz, 8 transducer tank from my work when they replaced it with a newer model. It's been doing great for normal vinyl with my Tergitol, but I know acetates are very fragile, and I'm worried that the heat, surfactant, and/or ultrasonics will damage it

I see a lot of people in this thread saying 132khz is too weak, but it seem powerful enough to me. In just 10 minutes it made enough "aluminum glitter" from the foil test to easily cover someone's entire body haha.
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Old 1st August 2019, 05:59 PM   #2126
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Ok. So here is my current setup thus far. Seems to be doing an effective job doing what I need it to do. I run a record store and we process a ton of used vinyl. I had to get this to dramatically cut the labor involved and it did just that. There is little to no information coming from other record stores as to how they clean vinyl efficiently, if they do at all. We insist on selling clean used vinyl so this is what I came up with.

-iSonic P4875II+MVR10 Motorized Ultrasonic Vinyl Record Cleaner, 110V (10-Records) 35000Hz.

-Bayite BYT-7A006 DC 12V Solar Hot Water Heater Circulation Pump Low Noise 3M Discharge Head 2.1GPM

-Hydronix HF3-10CLBK12PR 10" Clear Housing with Black Rib Cap, 1/2" Ports with Pressure Relief Button

The basic setup is this. The ultrasonic has a 1/2" drain spout which I adapted to 3/8". I put in a T-barb in between for the addition of a skimmer later, if needed. Then the solution goes through the pump to the 1 micron filter and out a brass T-barb. I use the heater to get the solution just north of tepid and run 10 records on a 3 minute cycle. Then lock the spindle up at 45 degrees for drip dry with small fan assist. Usually dry within 2-5 min. The solution used is your typical distilled water, 91% iso, couple drops Jet Dry. After every 10 record batch the filtration system runs for 10-15 minutes. I've used this process for about the last 250 records with great results. Is it as effective as a $4k machine? No. But like I said for my purposes it seems to be fitting the bill.
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Old 13th August 2019, 10:50 AM   #2127
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Interesting, but who is Dr. Vince?
I first came across this name at message #1420 on this thread. I know very little about the original writer, but the content made sense to me. I see now that it strays a bit from this thread's area of interest, so I will move it to a new thread, something more focused on DIY record cleaning fluids.
Thank you BB for creating and maintaining this thread and thanks to Cal Weldon for his guidance.
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