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,

jeremyquam's picture

My record store has one of these puppies and i would love to have one at home too ;)

Kevin_Ray's picture

I'd give it a good home.

daadaa's picture

I want it

wendellkb's picture

nothing like clean records!

windian's picture


Travis Klersy's picture

That one looks different than mine.  I want that want too!

revo's picture

hopefully a winner

vinyldavid's picture

Thanks for running this sweepstakes!  It'd sure have a good home here at Casa David, I have thousands of records and only a discwasher!

neogeo's picture

I'll take one.

Megido's picture

I've been drooling over one of these for a long time. Would love to win one!

record_man's picture

I would absolutely LOVE to have this product!! I have an extensive collection of vinyl records that need to be properly cleaned. Lots of individuals will enter, I'm sure, but only one can win--hopefully me!!!

becgm's picture

I'll take it. I can't seem to clean a record without the annoying pops and crackles that say to all your friends "I didn't know what I was doing, so now the record sounds like crap."

carne-adovada's picture

Can't wait to win this contest!

nicklane1's picture

Hope this is in my future.

morserotonin's picture

I really need one of these!

ezehead's picture

My LPs will be very thankful

SpinMark3313's picture

Sign me up!  Love the vinyl...

Vinyl lover71's picture

Want it so bad!

EndersShadow's picture

Would love to own this baby to clean my dads LP collection so they can live on.

Packgrog's picture

I've been wanting to get one of these for ages, but have just had other priorities. Of all the sweepstakes on this site, THIS is the one I most desperately wish to win. The KAB EV-1 is effective for the cost, but tedious to the point of discouraging me from bothering with records at all. The VPI 16.5 would change that.

I know that I plea in the comments won't make a lick of difference, but man do I want one of these! *prays to the vinyl gods*

dnsnlsn's picture

Pick me!

Brian Henkel's picture


Oliver A.'s picture


unnoticed's picture

Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie, Please!?!

hartn046's picture

So fresh and so clean...

Kerry Sherwin's picture

Please please me!  I have a VPI Classic and lots of dirty records!

torturegarden's picture

I have a Spin Clean and would love one of these to somewhat automate the process.

mdmdmd's picture

Oh yeah! Let me replace this old beat up spin-clean.

TreAdidas's picture

Oh sweet geebus.  That would be AWESOME!

mdonohue's picture

I just bought a Pro-Ject turntable to play and old collection of records we were given. This would be great to clean them up! Thank you in advance if I'm a winner.

nitsua196's picture

Fingers Crossed

jmq's picture

Count me in!

taobap500's picture

Hope to win this one!!!

astrofields's picture

My 400+ records would benefit greatly from having one of these!  

aw's picture

I need it!

rodeobrett's picture

I believe this is mine

Cklinkha's picture

I could use one

bushubuken's picture

This would be great!

ster4610's picture

I have a lot of early vinyl releases from the late sixties to the late eighties that could use a good cleaning

jokeka's picture

Count me in. 

DistanceToSheep's picture

I use my dad's whenever I get the chance, would be great to have one of my own!

mreise's picture

My used record collection is growing.  I would use this thing all the time!!

elricvanb's picture

Remember, cleanliness is next to Godliness!  Surely you would wish to guide a poor pilgrim on the path to Nirvana...

Htrally's picture

I can't wait to clean my records with this!  

criswood1's picture

This would be awesome!

Stendal41's picture

Send it to me!

Danalog's picture

I need this!

charles.joron's picture

 Agreat way to keep me coming back for more

willdao's picture

This would be too cool...so long, trusty Discwasher!

pconley2's picture

to clean my records, they sorely need it.

kewilson's picture

Hope I win.

WAF Warrior's picture

i gonna clog this thing with yardsale mildew and cardboard remnance. 

delmarh's picture

My vinyl collection yearns for one of these!

SamuelVeich's picture

I've wanted a VPI cleaner to go along with my Scout II for too long!

masco's picture

Good luck to me!

Uncle Oswald's picture

This would be awesome for our listening parties - lots of cool R&B, old-ass country and assorted oddness coming through these part few weeks: Lottie Adams, anyone?


I called the number on the back of the sleeve when we spun this for the first time and guess who I spoke to? Lottie Adams! Cool and surreal at the same time.

Gotta love that vinyl!

Metalhead's picture

Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful analog product.


BradleyP's picture

That machine is the key to vinyl bliss.  Please give me one, and I will sing the praises of Stereophile--I've read it for 21 years--Soundstage Direct, and the fine folks at VPI.

AVnerdguy's picture

What a fantastic giveaway. Everybody could use one of those babies!

bevboy's picture

nice machine! hope I win.

rickinfl's picture

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

popluhv's picture


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.