Ultrasonic record cleaning Pt 1

I have to say that I’m a little bit excited about this right now…..

Over the past week, I have been testing vinyl records in an Ultrasonic cleaning machine and the results have been all positive.

In the past, I have used a Nitty Gritty record cleaning machine (RCM) and in recent years have acquired an old but well-respected Keith Monks RCM (below). Continue reading

Quad 33 restoration (Pt I)

The Quad 33 preamplifier is 50 years old, now.

It was introduced by Quad Electroacoustics in 1967 (to partner the 303 power amp) and 120,000 units were reportedly manufactured over 15 years.

The Quad 33/303 was Quad’s first Solid State consumer preamp/power-amp set.

My Quad 33 is serial no.6184, which means probably late 60s-early 70s manufacture. Continue reading