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Old 08-15-2011, 06:21 PM
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Vinyl Magician: Vacuum Record cleaning Machine

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Old 08-28-2011, 04:31 PM
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I'm developing a manual (non-motorized) version that should sell for half the price of the motorized.

First impression is it cleans as well as the motorized version.
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:57 PM
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This looks awesome. What's the pricing?
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:17 PM
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I am hoping to get one of these, the manual one might just work too.
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:41 AM
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http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=387606

Price is $150 including shipping.

I'm still working on a manual version. I've tried a less expensive turntable, but I'm not entirely happy with it.

I'm thinking $90 for the same TT without the motor. Maybe $120 with the motor, but you wire it. It takes me about an hour to cut holes for the power connector and switch, install them and solder the connections.

This requires a Dremel with a cutting bit. It's like dentistry. The power connector isn't round, so it's a pain.

The first time I tried to drill a switch hole, I cracked the base. You have to start with a small hole and enlarge it. Fast cutting bits risk damaging the TT base.

The TT is ABS plastic. It looks cheap, but it isn't . It's nearly indestructible in use. It survives dropping on the floor with no problem.

At the moment they're made to order. About two days. I have an inventory of everything but the turntables.

This Labor Day weekend I'll be travelling.

Thanks for the interest.
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:38 PM
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That's a very fair price, count me in on one in the coming weeks.

Could it be made cheaper if it was always on when plugged in, and off when not?
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:24 PM
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:56 PM
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The Vinyl Magician is evolving. What to use to clean the top of the turntable and
the wand?
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Old 12-25-2011, 10:24 PM
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The Vinyl Magician is evolving. What to use to clean the top of the turntable and
the wand?
I dont get it? I guess I'm just cluelesss , but what the heck?
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:43 PM
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Question Vinyl Magician availability

I learned of your Vinyl Magician last fall on eBay, but haven't seen any listed for months now. Are you still selling them? If so, what would be the price to have one shipped to zip 18013? Thanks.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:22 PM
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After a couple of months of re-tooling I am back making Vinyl Magicians.

I ran into trouble with motor binding, because the coupler connecting the turntable to the motor was hard to get centered and square.

I have had a jig machined to solve this problem, and I have five machines in the works. The motors are running without slowing or binding.

I will try to notify individually the people who have expressed interest, but I am starting with this announcement.

It has been difficult to figure out how to solve this manufacturing problem. I couldn't justify spending a lot on machine tools, because the sales volume is low. I appreciate the interest, and I hope to keep customers satisfied, including past customers.

I have also modified the wand holder so the height is adjustable, making it easier to cope with records of varying thickness.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:42 PM
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Thanks,this is welcome news!
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:06 PM
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That is great news that you are working the bugs out of the motor binding problem and are still planning to construct these machines. I also like the idea of the adjustable vacuum wand holder. Sounds like you are getting this vinyl magician really ready to market. Keep me in line to buy one! Thanks!
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:16 AM
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Seems to go together now without all the fiddling with the motor.

Since this is the official thread, linked from eBay and the AK ad, this seems to be the place to say that if any early buyers have motor trouble. I'll fix it or exchange it for the price of postage.

That includes people that are not the original buyers.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:52 AM
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Wow.........now thats customer service!
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