Pro-Ject VC-S Vinyl Cleaner Review

From time to time the records should be cleaned, don’t let the bad sound of vinyl remind you of that. To avoid this we offer you Pro-Ject VC-S Vinyl Cleaner Review today.


Rare readers who are familiar with the operation of washing machines know about the fast washing program. A similar benefit for vinyl enthusiasts is now offered by the new Pro-Ject record cleaner marked VC-S. This compact device will wash and dry your vinyl or shellac records in just two turns, in a matter of seconds, making it convenient to clean the records just before listening or to wash the collection as standard.

Cleaning Philosophy

Liquid cleaning of the records could not be simpler: the fluid with low surface tension with the mechanical help of the brush dissolves and lifts the dirt from the grooves, which are then sucked by the vacuum device, and the rest of the fluid evaporates. Apart from the composition of the liquid, the fineness of the brush and the suction power, it is difficult to make innovations that improve the efficiency of washing the records, except that the process is further accelerated.

Pro-Ject Vinyl Cleaner - VC-S
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Pro-Ject Vinyl Cleaner - VC-S
  • Complete package for wet vinyl cleaning
  • Cleans a record in one or two rotations
  • Robust metal vacuum arm (no springs)
  • Reservoir shows fluid level – no spillage of used fluid
  • Accessory package includes brush, vinyl cleaning fluid, and more

The VC-E is a cube made of aluminum sandwiches, but smaller in size than similar devices. Inside, there is a vacuum pump and a container with a capacity of 0.5 liters for sucked liquid. On the upper side, there is a platter with a rubber edge that provides support to the record and at the same time protects the label from getting wet. When the record is placed on the platter, it is covered and clamped on the top with a lid and is ready for cleaning. By turning the engine on in one of the two desired directions, with about eight milliliters of the fluid solution and gently pressing the record cleaning brush(goat hair), the cleaning takes one to two rounds, where the manufacturer recommends one lap in each direction. In the next step, the handle is brought to the record so that the velvet fibers on the lower side adhere to medium force. The height of the platter in relation to the handle of the cleaner is adjusted according to the standard thicknesses of the records, up to 180 grams, and the set also includes a key for adjusting the height of the record. By turning on the vacuum pump, the lever will suck up the liquid with dissolved impurities in one to two turns and dry the record, which is now ready to listen.


What Is The Benefit?

Pro-Ject achieves a really thorough cleaning of the records, which can be checked under a microscope, just like in reproduction, with the help of several things. First of all, there is the liquid Wash It, their own formulation without alcohol (and ecological), which is delivered in a set, as a concentrate, in a bottle of 100 milliliters, and is diluted with demineralized water in the desired ratio of 1:10 or 1:20, depending on the filthiness of the records. This amount is enough to wash hundreds of vinyl and have an antistatic effect. In addition, the vacuum pump has really great suction power. Finally, a rotation speed of about thirty revolutions per minute makes the record make a full circle in about two seconds, which is about three times faster than similar machines on offer. If you are a record collector, there is no doubt that you need a device like this. While the prices of audiophile cleaners are in the range of good turntables, the Pro-Ject VC-E, which does not lag behind them in performance, costs less than $ 500. With liquid and spare velvet handle straps, this vinyl record cleaning kit will last about a year.


Pro-Ject VC-S Vinyl Cleaner Features

  • The complete package for wet vinyl cleaning
  • Cleans a record in one or two rotations
  • Robust metal vacuum arm (no springs)
  • Reservoir shows fluid level – no spillage of used fluid
  • The accessory package includes a brush, vinyl cleaning fluid, and more

Pro-Ject VC-S Vinyl Cleaner Short Description

C-S is a radical new development. There are features that are new for record cleaning machines in this price range. It is super powerful and cleans a record in 1 max 2 rotations (best is 1 turn forward, 1 turn backward). It turns the record superfast within 2 seconds per rotation, which is about 3 times faster than usual cleaning machines do. The result is a much faster cleaning of records as well as much cleaner and 100% dry records with NO residual humidity! A new type of clamp seales the record label from cleaning fluid and avoids damage on the label!! Robust metal arm, which is easy to use, mechanically stable fixing! (no springs). Big container (2,5 l) for used fluid, that shows fill-up capacity and guarantees no spillage of used cleaning fluid. Discharging of used fluid is extremely easy to do. Newly developed vinyl cleaning concentrate Wash it offers very good cleaning results and reduces static charge, so record wear, as well as stylus wear, is significantly reduced.

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