Humminguru record cleaner


Almost all of my records are in NM condition, so I didn’t think I needed a record cleaner to replace my VPI 16.5. Also, my record surfaces are virtually silent.. But I was intrigued by the ultrasonic cleaners out there. So I bought one with the probability of a return. The results are amazing. This device cleans the records so well it’s like adding a new component to my system. And it’s only $500. With my already clean records I didn’t need the Degritter which is several times more expensive.

I recommend it highly.

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I have a HG and a VPI 16.5.

The HG does a great job. My favorite part is that no pads or brushes come into contact with the record. 

I’ve cleaned 300 records since getting my HG a year ago. RO tap water and six drops of Ilfotol wetting agent. Problem-free and a joy to use. SO much better than my previous vacuum RCM setup. NO need for additional rinse. I have enough invested in my record collection to justify a Degritter but I have yet to find compelling evidence that it does the job that much better than the HG to justify the price. With the $3K I’ve saved I buy better copies of favorite records that I can’t get acceptably clean. 

"I have enough invested in my record collection to justify a Degritter but I have yet to find compelling evidence that it does the job that much better than the HG to justify the price. With the $3K I’ve saved I buy better copies of favorite records that I can’t get acceptably clean."

This speaks to me.

I'll be hitting the "buy now" button for my own HG.

I had the Humminguru for awhile. I was impressed so much that I went for the Degritter. Both are good Degritter much easier to use, just put in a record hit the button and walk away. Six minutes later viola, clean record. Of course like everything in this hobby, there is the price consideration.