• April 22, 2024 at 6:53 pm #236028
    Shakey Young
    Participant

    Hi-I have just joined the forum and thought I’d ask about stylus residue problems. Having used a Knosti manual cleaner and also a Pro-ject VC-E the results have been varied, in that despite following instructions the grooves still seem full of gunk on playback and some of this (quite a lot sometimes) ends up stuck to a rather expensive moving coil stylus – not ideal! I’ve tried different formulations and strengths of recommended fluids with very limited overall success. Am I doing something wrong with these systems? I have read lots of cleaning machine reviews and no-one so far has mentioned this issue… Any thoughts?

    Thanks

    April 23, 2024 at 12:02 pm #236060
    Pedro1
    Participant

    Hi Shakey, I use the Knosti manual cleaner as well and experienced the same issue with gunk on my stylus. I also have tried weaker mixtures and never allow the record to dry fully before rinsing them. I would be glad of any solutions. Cheers

    April 23, 2024 at 4:18 pm #236077
    Shakey Young
    Participant

    Hi there – so are you saying that you rinse in clean/distilled water after using the Knosti diluted fluid to clean? Sounds like a good idea but also sounds like you still suffer from residue despite the rinsing. I’ve now disposed of my Knosti, tried the Project with similar poor results (considered Spin Clean but not tried it) and am now left with searching around for something else more suitable/reliable. It’s strange that no-one else has mentioned this problem. Frustrating as I have couple of thousand LPs, with a growing pile of second hand/dirty ones desperately awaiting clean up before listening. I have read very favourable reviews and comments on ultra-sonic cleaning and am considering the Humminguru (if I can find it at a good price in UK) as it seems to rinse and dry effectively. Any others got a view on this? We can’t be alone…

    Regards

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