Versatile Dual-Pump Record Cleaning Breakthrough
Nitty Gritty's new 2.5Fi-XP dual-pump record cleaning machine dispenses two separate fluids interchangeably as the record automatically rotates during the scrub and vacuum cycles. Choose the liquids you want to dispense, such as a cleaning solution followed by a rinse, or a pre-cleaner followed by a regular cleaner.
"For a month or so, I put away my Loricraft PRC4 and VPI HW-17F machines and cleaned exclusively with the Nitty Gritty 2.5FI-XP. Two wet thumbs up!" proclaims Michael Fremer, in Stereophile magazine for May 2011
"I wholeheartedly recommend it," reports Nels Ferre in his December 2009 review for EnjoyTheMusic.com. "This not only makes LPs more enjoyable to listen to, but also increases dynamics and retrieval of low level information."
World's Easiest to Use Record Cleaning System
Nitty Gritty 'Fi' models feature the world's easiest to use record cleaning system which automatically rotates the record, wets, scrubs, and finally vacuums away dust, dirt, grease, grime, and other unmentionables.
The 'Fi' stands for 'fluid injection.' Here's how the fluid injection system works: When you depress the pump, the machine automatically applies cleaning fluid across the record surface. Next, a felt-covered strip deep-cleans the grooves while the vacuum strip sucks the debris and polluted fluid away. A slide-out waste tray on the bottom allows easy spent fluid disposal.
The 2.5Fi-XP has real oak wood sides. It come with cleaning machine, Nitty Gritty record cleaning solution, fluid applicator brush, and clear instructions.
"For a month or so, I put away my Loricraft PRC4 and VPI HW-17F machines and cleaned exclusively with the Nitty Gritty 2.5FI-XP. Two wet thumbs up!"
- Michael Fremer, Stereophile magazine, May 2011
"What differences did I hear after cleaning LPs with the Nitty Gritty 2.5Fi-XP? The first thing is a drastic reduction, and in most cases elimination of surface noise, this not only makes LPs more enjoyable to listen to, but also increases dynamics and retrieval of low level information. On the source side, it is the same concept as using a choke on a power supply to reduce or eliminate power supply noise."
"The other thing that I have noticed is that the cleaned records have noticeably more extended high frequencies and much better midrange definition and clarity. In the case of The World is Still Waiting For the Sunrise, it sounds as good as the best audiophile pressings in my collection. Looking at the sleeve, I see that the LP had a list price of $3.98 when it was new. I am sure I picked it up in a cut out bin somewhere. Price is not always a reliable indicator of quality."
"Nine bills isn't exactly chump change, but for those who have large record collections (or plan to) and can afford it, I wholeheartedly recommend it..."
- Nels Ferre, EnjoyTheMusic.com, December 2009