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]

rickinfl's picture

I have a lot of vinyl that needs cleaning!!!!

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Engelsstaub's picture

Let me get this. I"m poor right now and my records are staticy. Thx :)

Theo's picture

...and cursing the effects and drooling over the possibility of having the real deal which I just can't afford right now.  Please!  I could use this so badly!

Phil Sommers's picture

but could use a second as a wedding gift.  Thanks.

jaddison's picture

" VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine from Soundstage Direct Sweepstakes".

swimkinney2's picture

I really need one of these

jimtavegia's picture

This would be a great prize for any one to own.  As the donkey in Shrek said, "Pick Me!" . 

Cavedude13's picture

No more Spin Clean with this!cool

lifeis11's picture

I am in the process of moving all of my gear into a dedicated listening room, I'd love to add this to the mix!

mikerr's picture

ahhh yesss...  my Holy Grail....  my quessst~

jonicont's picture

I need clean records

matthra's picture

Clean albums would be awesome.

bsm539's picture

Unlike Anthony Weiner I want to be the Winner

Dbellva's picture

Excellent sweepstakes prize.

jamesk's picture

My records are filthy.  Plesse help.

rischa's picture

Best contest yet.

WillWeber's picture

this I do need, really,

lionelag's picture

Want.  Please?

Blixa's picture

It would be great for my over 30 years old record collection!  

Ryanm84's picture

Would love to have a unit like this to keep my vinyl happy.

badboy07's picture


PlainD's picture

I made the mistake of storing records in the basement.  I need to clean them and the VPI machine would be perfect!  I've seen one in action and it's excellent.

Benanna's picture

Just started getting into vinyl. Would look great next to my new turntable!

davesans's picture

Just getting back into vinyl a VPI record cleaner would be a great addition. 

kana813's picture

I'll give it good home here on Maui.

n3tkahaw1a's picture

VPI RCM would be welcome addition for my collection

WapatoWolf's picture

Pick Me!

Aktiv's picture


noirx7's picture

Need to get out the LPs.....

jlong1964's picture

Would love to win this for my old vinyl.

rnarumi's picture

needs to be not dirty

brw's picture

... if it cleaned CDs?

nesnith's picture

Pick me!!!!


I will clean your records!

scr3001's picture

Great Cleaner!

stereoGoodness's picture


rspkt's picture

Please please please let me win!

dsthornberry's picture

This would be great to have a real good vinyl LP cleaner

12V Trigger's picture

How many dirty records...many

Mistrals's picture

I'd love to finally own one of these!

atmapc's picture

I would love to have one!

paulyb's picture

Gotta have it!

J Young's picture

Looks good to me.

craigh's picture

I must have one!!

bprochford's picture

So I'm in.

leedash13's picture


jlburad66's picture

I need one!

charlatan25's picture

Yes please.

hexguitar's picture

I'm all in.

Ormy51's picture


grannyhoff's picture

I'm one of the many who would like to win this.  Thanks for sponsoring.

mattmarion's picture

until now.

NickAdams's picture

I am so dirty.

jlock438's picture

Thanks for this drawing!

Bixby's picture

And that's good.

peejay's picture

...dirty records. I was playing some for a lady one night and she said "what's that noise?" and it really changed the mood, if you know what I mean.

Philer's picture

In a good way.

Would love to have this, surely better than my now gone Nitty Gritty.

royhutchison's picture

Good luck to everyone!

cobrando's picture

Man I would love one of these....

jahill18's picture

No more dirty discs.

hooplidoopler's picture

This would help me get all my old records out!

factorz's picture

I'll take it over here.

Pansan's picture

Saw one of these in action once. Really amazing results!

johnmgiunta's picture

I want...

mcrushing's picture

I've wanted one forever but have never been able to free up the funds. This would make my year!

dfresh's picture

I think I could make use of this!

trmntr03's picture

Just what I need when I am thinking of pulling out my LP collection.

verstunken's picture


Stereophile rules!

I'd love to be the winner of the esteemed VPI record cleaner thingie.


Driftwood's picture

I've had my eye on this one for a long time!

MQSmith's picture

So, I have records the survived a flood, would love to find out if this would help them!

SET Man's picture

Hey! Well, I don't have a record cleaning machine and cleaning by hands is a pain. I can definitely use this! I'll keep my fingers crossed on this one for sure smiley

CouryT's picture

I have 30 years worth of records that have never been vacuumed...

vozhyk87's picture

Gotta clean your records, bro!

bradgrotkowski's picture

Could really use this on my dad's collection that I was raised from the crib to college listening too, and plan on passing down in time. It's a bond we share and one of the few things that make sense in todays world. This would be a step up from the "original" discwasher brush I use. Thanks.

Matthew George's picture

Count me in!

kimba136's picture

I have a friend who drools over VPI stuff and has thousands of records that could use a good cleaning. Would love to give him this wonderful gift! Thank you.

Pony Coyote's picture

I need one of these.

TravisPatrick's picture

That would be great!

jbstafford's picture

Count me in!

ClassyMikey's picture

Make my box of dusty records clean so they can sing!!

Unclehalsey's picture

I shall vacuum!

dougsing's picture

Suck that spinning surface super smooth!

nodandsmilerecs's picture

how about me, boss?


thanks for the contest!

J.Z.'s picture

Everytime I clean a record, I will think of Stereophile.

MulberryBill's picture

I would be beyond pleased to win this. I've been wanting one for years.

Xavve_9's picture

Can't afford a decent record cleaner. Do want. 

Patrick McGrath's picture

My records need a cleanin' ... if I win I'd be a gleamin' ... !!! cool

vanburen72's picture

Could really use this.

d5vanzee's picture

I have about 250 vinyls and my Dad has somewhere around 800 and neither of us have a record cleaner.  We could really get some use out of this thing!

rkelley1979's picture

What vinyl lover doesn't dream about owning this amazing machine?!