Pro-Ject VC-S RCM just arrived

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Pro-Ject VC-S RCM just arrived

Post by Rock Ball » 30 May 2019 02:16

I just received a new VC-S today and noticed a few odd things. I wonder if others have received the same items.

The record clamp is different from the pictures shown where I ordered it. I actually like this style much better. There are three o-rings on its handle, allowing for a good grip.
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Record clamp
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I noticed that the black replacement adhesive strips are totally different from the white ones that are on the vacuum arm. What could be the reason for this?
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Upon closer inspection, the rigid pads on the vacuum arm seem to be dangerous for the record surface.
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I think the rigid backing may scrape against the record when the vacuum arm is sucked down against the record.
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Vacuum arm pads
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I'm hesitant to even try cleaning a record.

Do those of you with this system experience any issues with the vacuum arm pads scraping the record surface?

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Re: Pro-Ject VC-S RCM just arrived

Post by Rock Ball » 05 Jun 2019 00:39

I just received replacement strips that I ordered on Amazon. The picture showed the white ones, but I received the black ones.

Anyone have any experience with this?

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Re: Pro-Ject VC-S RCM just arrived

Post by Henley » 29 Aug 2019 14:54

The clamp is the new upgraded version.
The strips have different brush lengths which is why you have both included. Both colours are available as spares, just order the ones you need.
During cleaning, the plastic part of the strip will not come into contact with the record so do not worry about this.

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Re: Pro-Ject VC-S RCM just arrived

Post by tomstephens89 » 14 Sep 2019 09:47

You have the new version. The same as what I got a year ago. The black strips are better as well, those white strips are just recycled draught strip.

I use felt tape now, that I buy in rolls and cut down:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01 ... UTF8&psc=1

I was informed the black strips are the newest version of the project strips as many people had reported the adhesive on the white ones coming lose.

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Re: Pro-Ject VC-S RCM just arrived

Post by Henley » 17 Sep 2019 12:42

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I was informed the black strips are the newest version of the project strips as many people had reported the adhesive on the white ones coming lose.
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Not quite correct, please read my post above.

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