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Nitty Gritty 1.5fi Record Cleaning Machine

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Semi-auto operation, automatically turns,  scrubs record, and applies fluid.

£749.16 Exc. VAT |  


Manufacturer:  Nitty Gritty


Nitty Gritty 1.5fi Record Cleaning Machine

  • Semi-auto operation, automatically rotates,  scrubs record, and applies fluid. 
  • Black vinyl woodgrain finish

Nitty Gritty "Fi" models feature the world's easiest to use record cleaning system which automatically rotates the record, wets, scrubs, and finally vacuums away dust, dirt, grease, grime, and other unmentionables. The "Fi" stands for "fluid injection.

" Here's how the fluid injection system works: When you depress the pump, the machine automatically applies cleaning fluid across the record surface. Next, a microfiber-covered strip deep-cleans the grooves while the vacuum strip sucks the debris and polluted fluid away. A slide-out waste tray on the bottom allows easy spent fluid disposal. The 1.5Fi features black oak vinyl cabinet sides;

Supplied with the cleaning machine:

  • Nitty Gritty record cleaning solution,
  • fluid applicator brush, and clear instructions. 
  • Features: Dimensions: 45.5 x 22.8 x 21.6 cm 
  • Automatic fluid application 
  • Automatic scrubbing 
  • Automatic rotation 
  • Slide out waste fluid area 
  • Vinyl wood grain cabinet (BLACK) 
  • 1 year manufacturers parts and labour warranty. 
  • Includes 4oz Purifier 2 cleaner.
Average Rating (1 Review):  
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It's vinyl therapy
Sunday, 16 November 2014  | 

After a long time of using a manual and quite laborious method of record cleaning I finally made the investment in a Nitty Gritty 1.5fi. So after a month of use my opinion is that it was well worth it, indeed I could say this is an essential part of my system that I didn't realise was missing. So why do I say this? Here is a little summary:

Easy to use, within a couple of minutes your dirty record is washed, cleaned and dried ready to play.
I opted for the 'fuel injection' version. I'd say it is more economical with the fluid and fits in with my lazy post-work evening repose.
It really cleans out those grooves, absolutely no more fluff - that diamond goes in clean and comes back out clean. Far better than my previous methods.
The sound, ahh the sound. I could go on and on about this bit but I'll just say 25 year old records are giving out newly heard details which is amazing. Also generally music becomes more articulate, leading edges more pronounced and the delicate sounds of percussion and cymbals much clearer. Imroved bass definition is particularly pleasing.
I notice the sound opens up and it may be just a little bit but it makes such a difference. Tiny gaps give new insight to songs and the sense of everything hanging together and of voices and instruments coming across with real feeling is very satisfying.
The process is like hormone replacement therapy for old albums. I've been genuinely amazed at how some old and dearly familiar albums have been transformed (of course the vinyl has to be in reasonably decent condition, the machine won't help with scratches).
Even with brand new vinyl the machine will improve the sound.
In my case the constant annoyance of static has now been completely eliminated.

This hifi game is basically a law of diminishing returns. I would say the Nitty Gritty will get you as far forward as doubling the quality of your turntable or cartridge. Seriously, if you have say over 500 albums and if your cartridge cost more than £400 then do yourself a favour and get a decent RCM.

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