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Old 19th January 2014, 11:30 AM   #501
dimkasta is offline dimkasta  Greece
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Mine comes from the UK.
I just ordered the electronic version....

Let s hope we won t have any surprises...
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Old 19th January 2014, 01:47 PM   #502
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Okay, you got me, I am a total convert to ultrasonic cleaning. Sonix IV 60Khz machine with a 4RPH Synchron motor. Using distilled water, photo-flo, and isopropl alcohol mixture as suggested. Temp at 100-110 degrees. I have the parts to build the VIP clone, but now see that it would be a step backwards.
Surface noise is greatly reduced, and without using all the audiophile jargon, It just plain sounds better. I will post pictures of the mock-up later, but I'm pretty sure I am going to recess it into the countertop for a cleaner look. Thanks to BB and everyone else for posting all your efforts. Great job guys!
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Old 20th January 2014, 10:01 AM   #503
Fukinagashi is offline Fukinagashi  Italy
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Okay, you got me, I am a total convert to ultrasonic cleaning. Sonix IV 60Khz machine with a 4RPH Synchron motor. Using distilled water, photo-flo, and isopropl alcohol mixture as suggested. Temp at 100-110 degrees. I have the parts to build the VIP clone, but now see that it would be a step backwards.
Surface noise is greatly reduced, and without using all the audiophile jargon, It just plain sounds better. I will post pictures of the mock-up later, but I'm pretty sure I am going to recess it into the countertop for a cleaner look. Thanks to BB and everyone else for posting all your efforts. Great job guys!
TX for the synthesis. Don't want to be pedantic but it is important to say that 100-110 degrees is to be meant Farenheit (would not someone to boil records indeed )
Could anyone list possible suppliers for a 4-6 RPH motor in Europe?
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Old 20th January 2014, 10:11 AM   #504
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Could anyone list possible suppliers for a 4-6 RPH motor in Europe?
I am also looking for a motor and a good candidate seems to be spit-roast rotating motors. I can find them locally for around 5-10 euros
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Old 20th January 2014, 04:39 PM   #505
Fukinagashi is offline Fukinagashi  Italy
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Here in Italy spit motor are typically 2 RPM (too fast). I own a syncro A.C. motor taken from a telescope mount which is 1 RPH (too slow).
Any help for suppliers of 5 RPH motor here in Europe?
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Old 20th January 2014, 05:54 PM   #506
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I ordered this:

Motor:
High torque Turbo worm Geared motor DC motor GW370 12V 0.6rpm

AC/DC wall wart:
Universal AC/DC Stabilisiert- Netzgeršt 230V - 50Hz 650mA mit 6 univ.steckern

I should get roughly:

1 minute an 40 seconds per revolution at 12V
3 minutes and 20 seconds per revolution at 6V
4 minutes and 27 seconds per revolution at 4.5V
6 minutes and 40 seconts per revolution at 3V

Directly at the motor shaft. I belive motor has enough RPM and torque to function at 1/4 of nominal voltage, but I have absolutely no idea if that's true. Well, if I will have problems with motor stalling or not starting at low voltage I'll use gears to reduce speed.
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Old 20th January 2014, 06:31 PM   #507
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Here in Italy spit motor are typically 2 RPM (too fast). I own a syncro A.C. motor taken from a telescope mount which is 1 RPH (too slow).
Any help for suppliers of 5 RPH motor here in Europe?
Hmm yeah I forgot to mention that I am going for the rotation schedule of the Audio Desk cleaner, which is 10rpm more or less
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Old 21st January 2014, 09:38 PM   #508
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Also started working on the cleaner since I saw them at the audio show in Las Vegas. Great forum with the helpful tips!

Only have trouble finding the right motor in Europe (or a supplier which ships to Europe for small orders and acceptable costs). Any members from Europe have a tip where to find the right motor, around 6 RPH?
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Old 22nd January 2014, 02:47 PM   #509
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Hmm yeah I forgot to mention that I am going for the rotation schedule of the Audio Desk cleaner, which is 10rpm more or less
This post explains why a continuous stay in the bath should be preferred and the rotation period around 5 RPH.

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/analo...ml#post3629143

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Old 22nd January 2014, 04:39 PM   #510
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