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    Default Another RCM Thread - KAB EV-1

    Has anyone ever used the KAB EV-1. I'm sure it doesn't compare to the VPI, but it costs a lot less. Just looking for some opinions. Thanks!

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    I've heard good things about it. Fully manual and you supply your own vacumn but a lot cheaper than a VPI or a NG.
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    Mike, I think you should save your money and buy a used Nitty Gritty or VPI. I've owned manual cleaning machines in the past and they are a PITA!

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    I've had one for about 2 years now. It's simple, easy to use and works well. Cheap, too. Obviously there's a bit more elbow grease involved then with a VPI 16.5 or the like. You can't scrub on the RCM, I use an old direct drive TT that doesn't work any more. For the price I don't think you can beat it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    Mike, I think you should save your money and buy a used Nitty Gritty or VPI. I've owned manual cleaning machines in the past and they are a PITA!
    Yeah, I know. You're right bro. I prefer the VPI over the NG. Need to devise a way to convince Lillian into letting me buy one. Might be time for me to do the PLaSMa CeNTeR thing. :o

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    The KAB is just a NG without the motor or vacuum.

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    The VPI just looks more practical for cleaning. The full size platter allows for scrubbing, correct? Doesn't look like the Nitty Gritty allows for that with the small base.

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    You can scrub on the NG then turn the record over for the vacuum. The VPI is very easy and convenient to use. It has me spoiled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    You can scrub on the NG then turn the record over for the vacuum. The VPI is very easy and convenient to use. It has me spoiled.
    Brat! :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keiko View Post
    Brat! :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    Goonie Goo Goo!;)
    I just had a great idea Gus. I'm coming over to your place from now on to wash all my records.
    Like laundry day Gus. :D

    Nannie Ho Ho! <-----Hawaiian for Goonie Goo Goo! :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    You can scrub on the NG then turn the record over for the vacuum.
    Well, with some of them......yes. ;) If one has the dual sided NG you can scrub, steam clean and vacuum both sides all at the same time. :p :D
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