Record Doctor V Vinyl Cleaning Machine
Hear the Music You've Been Missing!Vacuum cleaning your records with the Record Doctor V is the best way to get dirt, dust, and grime out of the grooves and let you hear the music you've been missing. The Record Doctor brings a number of benefits to LP listening. It improves the sound quality, helps your records maintain their value, and helps extend the life of your LPs. Cleaner records sound better than dirty records. With a clean LP, your record stylus reproduces the music the way the artist intended it to sound – instead of plaguing you with clicks, pops, surface noise, and distortion.
Higher ValueIt just makes sense that clean, well cared for records are worth more than dirty, poor sounding discs. Protect your valuable vinyl investment with the Record Doctor. Do cleaner records last longer than dirty ones? Vinyl discs can become so dirty that they are virtually unplayable. According to Gerald L. Gibson, Head of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division of the Library of Congress, 1991, "Dust can become embedded permanently into the disc's grooves, causing distortion of the transmitting signal, ticks, pops, and inferior sound quality."
New Low Price, Same Great Performance!Introducing the all new, but same as before, Record Doctor Series V. The new model offers the same great performance as the previous model but now at a much lower price! The Record Doctor III was $299. The new Record Doctor V is only $199.00. So, if you enjoy listening to vinyl, you can hardly afford not to get a Record Doctor vacuum-powered record cleaner. It not only cleans your records, but it can also help prolong their life by keeping them free of dust, dirt, and grime.
Quick and Easy to UseRecord Doctor is so quick and easy to use, it only takes a minute or so to clean both sides of an LP. Record Doctor is so quick and easy to use, it only takes a minute or so to clean both sides of an LP. With its plush record cleaning 'brush', soft sweeper strips, and specially formulated record cleaning fluid, it is is safe for all of your LPs. And Record Doctor RxLP cleaning solution is a non-alcohol industrial-grade cleaner safe for all vinyl records.
Here's How We Kept the Price So LowWe've made the Record Doctor for twelve years. During that time, three different companies provided the Record Doctor's wood cabinet for us, and the price of the wood cabinet kept going up, and up, and up. First, it went up 25%. Then 50%. Then 100%. When the last cabinet maker folded, our cost of the wood cabinet through another maker was quoted with another 120% increase.We were about to toss in the towel on the whole thing, rather than raising the price again. Then we got a tip on a brand new source that would provide the wood cabinet at such a low price, that it resulted in a $100 savings which we pass on to you!
Turn Your Records By Hand and Save a Handful of CashThe vacuum powered Record Doctor is the most highly recommended low-price record cleaning machine in the world. Stereophile magazine calls the Record Doctor, "the least expensive way to effectively clean records." Record Doctor V features the same vacuum motor and vacuum cleaning strip as much more expensive machines, but it does not have the expensive motor that turns records for you. So, turn the records by hand, and save a handful of cash! The Record Doctor V features a precision roller bearing to make records spin easily, and a handy storage tank for the easy removal of spent record cleaning fluids. The Record Doctor V comes complete with a 4 oz fluid applicator bottle, applicator brush, and illustrated cleaning instructions.
TAS ReviewOverall, the Record Doctor performed even better than I expected it to. And the sonic benefits were also noticeable—smooth sound minus the crackles, and it was goodbye to most ticks and pops thanks to less static. Naturally the Record Doctor V does not compete with ultra-high-end sonic or fully automated vacuum record cleaning machines—nor is it meant to. A worthy, easy-to-use accessory, the Record Doctor V is an effective, handy, and affordably priced cleaning system for vinyl aficionados who would rather allocate more budget dollars to other hi-fi gear—and to records, too (clean ones!). — Julie Mullins
Ratings & Reviews
Ken Day Brantford Ontario
by Ken Day Brantford Ontario
This is well built and does a great job.
Great Machine! WELL worth the investment.
by Joey Black
Love it! Powerful and well build. Here's my Youtube review:
I've had mine for 3 years. It's the best $200.00 spent in a long time.
I've been using this vac as the last step of my 3 step cleaning procedure for about 6 months now. It has really added the necessary final part for a clean LP.
My first step is a wet DIY solution (of distilled water, ethanol, and Triton X-100) soak and pre-clean. Then rinse off with distilled water.
The second step is a 15 minute session in a vertical ultrasonic tank in the same DIY solution. Rinse again.
Then a rotation both directions on each side of the LP with this vac. It does a surprisingly good job of sucking all the loosened junk off of the record, as well as speeding up the drying time afterwards.
I like the results of this cleaning procedure as much as professionally cleaned LPs on multi-thousand dollar dedicated machines (the kind with the thread in the vacuum tip arm).
It is solidly built and easy to use. It's noisy, but no where near as noisy as the ultrasonic cleaner. A very worthwhile addition to anyone's home record cleaning regimen.