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]

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?!

ValleyVinyl's picture

I have a great spot set aside for this beauty. Promise to use daily!

65volvo's picture

I too want to enjoy clean (and static-free) living. Yes please.

mwseik's picture

I am at that point to where this machine would do a better job at cleaning things than what I can currently muster. My records would be grateful.

johnorrfranklin's picture

The stacks could really use a machine like this! :-) Thx Stereophile and Soundstage Direct! smiley

nlewis's picture

ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! 


Celtic Bob's picture

This would be a welcomed prize. I can finally get my LP's cleaned properly.

Devinthedude57's picture

Yes please! This would save me the trouble of trying (and failing) to build one myself.

shawn.driscol's picture

I have been washing by hand, but listen to way too many to continue to do that.  Would love one of these.

roadcykler's picture

I'm posting right here in this announcement with a comment where any comment wil do (that isn't profane or spam or profane spam). ;-)

heindnk's picture

I only dig at thrift and goodwill. NEED this to clean and save these babies!

billystamps's picture

This old guy would love to win this

Bob D.'s picture

A work horse like the VPI is indispensable for a record collector! 

Dave Yeats's picture

Nice machine.  I have some records that were cleaned by one of these, and it makes a difference!

mraudio's picture

...I could really use one!

tbassny's picture

I've been eyeing one of these, love VPI

Skyline's picture

I've pretty much given up on being able to afford a motorized record cleaner.  This would be fantastic.

golanaluna's picture

I've cleared up a spot on my table for it.

nelamvr62's picture

Count me in!

wingzz's picture

I'd love to own one of these

closdesducs's picture

But I need another one for my summer home...cool

Long Live Vinyl!


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