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GEM Dandy Hydraulic Record Cleaning Apparatus Mk II
GEM Dandy Hydraulic Record Cleaning Apparatus

Our Price: $169.95

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New design! Improvements include an O ring to protect the labels, a new and improved bearing and stainless steel shaft, and a handle for turning the record. Cleaners that touch the LP with the force provided by a vacuum can cause damage by flattening the lands, the delicate area that separates the grooves, distorting the information contained in the grooves. The inrush of air developed by a vacuum cleaner can dry an amount of the cleaning agent before it is removed leaving a residue behind. The inrush also dries the liquid along with dirt on the pickup tube and can have the effect of sandpaper. Some cleaners reuse the cleaning fluid. The GEM Dandy touches the LP with clean water only - not contaminated water from a dip tank. The LP is mounted on a rotating mandrel with protective label covers that repel the water. The Super Solution agent is applied to the LP surface to loosen the contaminants. A jet of water from an orifice is applied to the grooves at an angle that flushes away the debris. This system rivals an ultrasonic cleaner costing many thousands of dollars.

System is supplied with Mandrel Stand- jet Hose- Super Solution - GroOove Lube.

Read the reviews below and get all the details on its operation. The GEM Dandy includes a bottle of GEM Dandy Cleaner, Groove Lube after-wash treatment, manual, and a paper protractor. In addition, we're also including a free Phoenix record cleaning cloth for drying. Our microfiber record cloth holds 40 times its weight in water and is washable. Once you've tried the GEM, you'll never go back to another other cleaning method. It is THAT good. Not for use with shellac-based, 78 rpm records.

Michael Fremer's Stereophile Review
6 Moons Review
TNT Audio Review



GEM Dandy Mk 2 Demo

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 7 Write a review »

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Best I've seen February 16, 2016
Reviewer: Dave from New Albany, IN United States  
This works great, just like they said. I just did 6 lp's, some ok, some dirty and noisy. I put a very small amount of Groove Lube on afterwards. All played very quiet. The occasional tick could only be heard near the speaker. Even scratches were reduced to barely audible. I cannot say enough how well this works! In addition, it is low cost. Adding up the cost of parts shows what a great bargain this is, especially considering how it makes so many lp's enjoyable to listen to now, and I have tried several other systems before. Thank you Mr. Merrill. The only issue I had was removing the end from the kitchen faucet the first time, which had been over-tight. But now it will be a snap to switch out adapters. Buy this. After you listen to your first record, you will be glad you did.

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GEM Dandy September 25, 2014
Reviewer: Joseph Lindsey from Arlington, VA United States  
The GEM works great.  I'm digitizing the family vinyl and this has made a tremendous difference.  I experimented with the groove lube and its not to my liking.  Seems to just apply a low pass filter to the whole record.  I've greatly benefited from your videos.  Thanks.

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Fantastic Product June 23, 2014
Reviewer: Drew from Allison Park, PA United States  
I have been absolutely blown away by this product since the first record I cleaned. This blows any other cleaning system in the price range and some well above it. I have brought old dollar bin records back to life and improved the sound of even newer LPs. The cleaning solution does a fantastic job and the groove lube is the icing on top. Ya it isn't the most aesthetically pleasing cleaning system and it is a little messy if you use it wrong but it gets 5-Stars because it functions so well. No wet labels and Amazing sounding LPs. Fantastic Product.

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Gift May 30, 2014
Reviewer: Gwen Lopez from Montclair, NJ United States  
I got this as a gift for my boyfriend. He specifically asked for this product. He was very happy to receive it as a gift, and he's excited to use it on some of his older vinyl. Item came in a box that was perfectly sized for storage also!

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May be selling my vaccum March 16, 2014
Reviewer: Terry Bagwell from Diamond Bar, CA United States  
This cleaner works exactly as advertised the adapter wouldn't fit my kitchen faucet but I was able to find an adapter that fit my shower which I think is better anyway records are definitely quieter after using the Gem Dandy than after using the VPI 16.5 an excellent product

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