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!

rollo5's picture

Yes, please

thewhoking's picture

I would love a real LP cleaner!

IgAK's picture

Harry is retired but cleans on...

realtormikeg@gmail.com's picture

Would be really handy.

But Bert Whyte, and Audio Magazine? No more recent review comments to quote?

Demky's picture

I wonder if how much better the old vinyl will sound after a good cleaning, especially my old stuff from the 60's....

BrandonD's picture

My records would love this, so would I.

agrave02's picture

VPI get!

jgoods's picture

My old cleaning machine is tired. Would be happy to have this!

wazelig's picture

I would be the happiest person in the world with this.

HiFiHighjinks's picture

I need one of these.

bepooh's picture

As I am just getting back into vinyl, it would very fortunate to add this VPI cleaner to my kit.

Take Care and Good Luck!!! Liam :)

malvrich's picture

So will my records!

Catcher10's picture

Boy the addition of one of these excellent machines would be glorious to my collection of vinyl!


Good luck to me...

Supergome's picture

My vinyl needs this!

CarlV's picture

Did I win yet? :)

bobrimpnerton's picture

thinking this will clean my records better than an old washcloth

jllaudio's picture

I've had mine for over 10 years, great product.

yurameku's picture


TetraHydro's picture

I've always dreamed of owning a machine like this, so you can keep my over 600 vinyls always clean and with a spectacular sound!cool

Clancy's picture

I have to use a brush and fluid and it's really messy; consequently I never wash them and very seldom play them. I would love to change all that.

markfig's picture

This will make my records sound so much better when I finally scrape together the cash to play them on a new Scout!

deckeda's picture

... of wishes.

Sounds2Cool's picture

you dirty records and move that stylus only as God intended.

CartoonHeart13's picture

Hiya there :)

I know my chances are slim, but I would love this so much. I have some old 33s and 78s that are so dirty that they barely sound like music. I'm very new to viny, but I love it and I hope to win this! <3

djrcem's picture

Thank you for the opportunity.  Good luck to everyone.

Casey737's picture

Check. Need me a RCM.



mikeyt's picture

I've got records and they could use a good cleaning!

dbowker's picture

so here's some crossed fingers you pick "my number!"

dvon1981's picture

Just got a tons of records that are in DIRE need of this. No way I could ever justify buying one but my local record shop has one and it def works!

markbrauer's picture

Just kidding. Hope I win.

gregoire's picture

Let me know when you're ready to ship it to me!

upfrown's picture

I could REALLY use this! Awesome looking product!

Shays01's picture

This is positively the best way to clean vinyl!

loracs's picture

Sounds good to me!

johnnytheg66's picture

I have been eyeing this baby for years and never had the money to spend on it.  Winning would be so super amazing!!

Briandrumzilla's picture

Please, please let it be me. I have so many yard sale records to clean!


pschum47's picture

...the turntable!

vinyladdiction's picture

I have so many records i've pulled out of basements and garages, i could really use one of these. Please please please let me win, oh vinyl gods!

agentgreen37's picture

always wanted one of these.

BigB's picture

I REALLY need this.

srdykes's picture

I could sure use this; it has to be a whole lot better than manual cleaning!

Dan_Hudson's picture

really need

nacarp's picture

So clean and crackle free my records wish to be.

jazzatr's picture

As an old man, I could use one of these to keep my vinyl clean!

Optic Nerve's picture

Hook it up!

frostdr's picture

Sounds great!

lien's picture

but I'm doing my best to comply.

And I do need a replacement for my worn-out RCM.


Synaptic's picture

in VPI's lineup : )

rkrug20's picture

Yes please.

matulaj's picture

Seems like the records I buy new are dirtier than used dollar bin finds these days. I'd sure love to have one of these to clean my new records before playing them...

ERudy31's picture

Yes please!

Jonathan1257's picture

I need clean records.

pulsetsar's picture

My dirty records are calling!

dougdbs's picture

clean records

Pix4work's picture

I love VPI products!

galiven's picture

It would be a nice upgrade from my spinclean.

dsellers5751's picture

I've got some LPs that need to be introduced to this bad boy...

jeffrosen's picture

Count me in please

driver's picture

Would go great with my new VPI TT!

BartokandBill's picture

Always wanted one of these. Good luck to everyone!

crouse99's picture

Send 'er my way!

BPlentl's picture

I need this

IamJohnVan's picture

A lot of my records are sentimental hand-me-downs from my father, and are pretty dirty as a result. I'd love to hear "Born to Run" the same way he did back in college, and groove glide just isn't cutting it. Awesome idea for a contest. Hope you make my dream come true.

smills2112's picture

The HW-16.5 is the best cleaning machine I've ever used!

Lane_E's picture

This would clean up my act in a big way.

wimvuist's picture

I really need this machine. I have lots and lots of dirty records!


stebaht's picture


desized's picture

Wash me win this thing.

gsuen's picture

It would suck to have one of these and that's a good thing.

btostenson's picture

And choose me!

terpsgo's picture

It would be a nice match for my 1 year old VPI Classic 1

Denise Sellers's picture

I would love to give this to my son for his birthday!

LSJMC's picture

suck it up

dhamrenjr's picture

If you have not ordered records from these guys you are missing out. Great prices, discounts, free shipping, etc etc.  And, best packaging in the business!

Ammskore's picture

Sign me up

tbirdron's picture

My records could be cleaner...

bigmike1976's picture

I feel cleaner already. PICK ME, PICK ME!

PhillyKevin's picture

I need this!

deauguie's picture


Malwow1's picture

My albums need a bath

rkay5's picture

 I need a new VPI 16.5 to replace my VPI 16 that very old and needs a new box

Mpath's picture

This is just what I need. Thank you.

2_channel_ears's picture

To go with my VPI TT!

Wilson Gray's picture

The only way that I can get one of these is to win the lottery.

terrybbagit's picture

My record collection is begging for this please count me in

Thank You

vuhler's picture

this is really cool

niten's picture

One can hope.

Jasontheemperor 74's picture

Oh man I sure could use one of these!  Espically on my extreme budget....Hope to win!

nile49's picture

Looks awesome!

dstamp's picture

What a great machine!!!

Bruce K. Carter's picture

Vinyl will never die.

Rohmer's picture

narrod's picture

Pick me!


citrusburst's picture

I'm in!!

bwdst3's picture


AbelBolt's picture

Hope it's me!

thedude's picture

Fingers crossed...

Prole's picture

I would give this a good home.

BRuggles's picture

Think how you can help the world of hifi by letting me better introduce friends to better-sounding vinyl!!! I will use it most responsibly...

rdubya73's picture

Yes please!!!