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VC-E & VC-S2 ALU Record Cleaning Machines 

Pro-Ject refine its record cleaning machine designs with two new offerings

The two new record cleaning machines, the VC-E & VC-S2 from Pro-Ject…


…features an aluminium surface which will help to aid the cleaning of fluid spills.

Pro-Ject claims that the machine is so powerful it, “…cleans records in as little as one or two rotations. The very best results are achieved with one rotation forward followed by one backwards.”

VC-E & VC-S2 ALU Record Cleaning Machines 

The machine turns the record fast at one rotation in two seconds per rotation, which the company claims helps the cleaning process.

A clamp can be found on the top to protect the record’s label from damage. 

VC-E & VC-S2 ALU Record Cleaning Machines 

The machine arrives with Wash-IT cleaning liquid. A half litre tank sits within the chassis. At 310 x 266 x 210mm in size, it weighs 6.5kg. 


Also featuring an aluminium chassis top with similar cleaning prowess claims in a couple of platter rotations, it arrives with a larger chassis, aluminium clamp and tank at 2.5 litres. 

VC-E & VC-S2 ALU Record Cleaning Machines 

This model is apparently quieter in operation with improved handling.

VC-E & VC-S2 ALU Record Cleaning Machines 

The chassis construction appears to be the same as the VC-E so that quieter operation may be the result of an improved motor.

Spanning 415 x 325 x 272mm, it is heavier at 8kg. 

Prices? The VC-E is £299 and the VC-S2 ALU is £399.

To learn more, click www.henleyaudio.co.uk or call 01235 511 166.

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  • Reply
    23rd August 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Hello Paul again Edwin, for economic reasons I am building a similar machine made at home, by chance what type of suction motor, vacuum or water pump can I use for my project?

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      25th August 2019 at 3:59 pm

      Hi edwin – if you’re doing a DIY project then I would ask you to think about the technology you’re considering. It may be better value and ultimately more effective to think abut ultrasonics. There are lots of ultrasonic baths on the market that can be readily adapted for vinyl use. You need to research, of course, but the possibilities are there.

  • Reply
    2nd January 2020 at 4:07 am

    VCS2-ALU is quieter than VC-E? Different motor used?

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      2nd January 2020 at 6:59 pm

      Hi Ismail – from what I hear, that’s down to the larger chassis.

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