THE ORIGINAL HW-16 AND THEN LATER THE 16.5 HAVE BEEN IN CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION FOR 25 YEARS.
The HW-16.5 is the standard in affordable record cleaning machines but neither its build quality nor its cleaning power has been compromised. Its high-torque, 18 RPM turntable motor is more than capable of withstanding the pressure of heavy scrubbing during extended cleaning sessions, and its 35-second cleaning cycle per side makes quick work of even the dirtiest records. Now with self aligning vacuum suction tubes for even more accurate cleaning.The HW-16.5's high-powered vacuum ensures quick, deep cleaning, while its newly designed vacuum pickup tube automatically adjusts to accommodate records of any thickness. The internal fluid collection system is made of stainless steel to prevent corrosion, and the fully enclosed design prevents splashing or mess. In the VPI tradition, all components are extra heavy-duty, professional grade for a long, trouble-free life.
"I have found the HW-16.5 to be an outstanding performer. The record surfaces are microscopically clean and are so pristine they look new! -- Bert Whyte, Audio Magazine
****STEROPHILE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER****
Clean your records with the HW-16.5 and hear what you've been missing.
35 second cleaning cycle (wash/dry) per side
18 rpm high torque turntable motor
No liquid touches record label
Fully enclosed: no splashing, no mess
Powerful suction (vacuum) ensures quick deep cleaning
Removes old residue, prevents new build-up
Fail safe design
All components extra heavy-duty professional grade
Safety coated record contacts, easily user replaceable
Leaves a pristine, dry, static-free record
Built-in stainless steel water collection system
New vacuum tube assembly with auto adjustment
Removes solution from record's surface all at once
Built in dust cover
8oz bottle of VPI cleaning fluid & cleaning brush
Size: 151/2" x 14 1/4" x 9"
Vacuum motor: 6.5 amps
Maximum current draw: 7.5 amps
60 Hz/115 Volts
Replacement brushes, fluid and suction tubes may be purchased as needed.
1 year manufacturer warranty on motor.
2 year manufacturer warranty on machine.