Right before I went back on the road I decided to order a new stylus for my system. Not that there was anything wrong with the old one that I could put my finger on, I just wanted a new one
. Anyway, I got to thinking I probably ought to get a record cleaning machine to make it worth my time. Hopefully extend the life of the new stylus, quieter playback, etc.
So after some research here and elsewhere, I settled on the KAB EV-1. It seemed to be the best value for money, being the only vacuum system under $200 short of DIY. It also made sense to me to not get one with a built in vac, motors and a ton of moving parts. After all, who wants to deal with fixing such things when they inevitably break.
The bad news is that KAB emailed me saying it was "in production" and won't ship til late next week. The good news, I won't be home to use it til the end of the month. I'm just happy their customer service department isn't asleep at the wheel as is the case with so many companies these days. I'm excited to see if this will live up to or exceed my expectations.
I do have a question though, their website says not to use a shop vac because they are too powerful. Is this true? I just don't want to ruin my Hoover with wash fluids. Will the KAB machine capture all the fluid reliably?
Are we there yet? No, never there yet. Keep it rollin', we're paid by the mile.