VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine from Soundstage Direct Sweepstakes

Register to win a VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine from Soundstage Direct (MSRP $649.99) we are giving away.

According to the company:

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.

The 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. In the VPI tradition, all components are extra heavy-duty and professional grade.

"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


Clean your records with the HW-16.5 and hear what you've been missing. Includes:
Built in dust cover 8oz bottle of VPI cleaning fluid & cleaning brush

Click here for more info.

To enter the sweepstakes, all you need is an account on this website. If you don't already have one, click on the link labeled "register" at the bottom of this announcement or "Create new account" in the right column (under the ads). Then, enter a username and a valid e-mail address, and click on the "Create new account" button. A message will be automatically sent to the e-mail address you specified, which will include a link to activate the account.

The final step (and only step for those who already have an account) is to log in and leave a comment right here on this announcement—any comment will do, as long as it's not profane or spam. Then, when the sweepstakes closes, a lucky commenter will be chosen at random to receive the prize. So post a comment, and good luck!

For complete sweepstakes rules, click here.

[This Sweepstakes is now closed]

Jackblues's picture

Send it my way!

ChrisS's picture

Everybody wants one!

TeflonScoundrel's picture

My collection of mostly 2nd hand thrift shop treasures would certainly sound a lot better if I had one of these.  

chris158b's picture

Looks like a good way to quickly clean records.

MrGneiss's picture

Please let me win!! :-D

Trenbolone's picture

Would be nice to win... 

otaku's picture

I have LOTS of dirty records.

Dick James's picture

I sure could use a better cleaner.

wes_in_va's picture

Dirty records are at the root of every problem.

Brankin's picture

I'm in!

dylanbj's picture

gimmie gimmie gimmie

Pepperguy's picture

SO many dirty records in my basement... pleeeeeze!!!!!

narticus's picture

I love my classic 1. Would be great next to a 16.5!

bunter's picture

really need one :)

pete86's picture

And could really use this!

CarterBro's picture


Wardsweb's picture

Just keep it clean.

Mat Weisfeld's picture

I'm obviously not here to enter!  Good luck everyone! yes

tfarinholt's picture

Lots of dirty records

jgfergus's picture

only for US citizens.  frown

this's picture

This machine would make my records happy!

Scloue's picture

They're so dirty man, I got to clean my babies.

awehns's picture

I could be the winner!!

Steve Parry's picture

If you own records, you need one of these!

rtracey88's picture

I really want this!

en_nocturne's picture

earing music not sound of dust



grey17's picture

I'm in!

jameswolfe's picture

Most contests are bunk.  This one, however, is legit.  I would love to have one of these....

volvic's picture

Geez! I need this even more than in ear headphones.  

ABQOkami's picture

I just got back into vinyl and I really need one of these. Thanks,


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