Nitty Gritty Model 2.5 Fi-XP Record Cleaner
"Two Wet Thumbs Up!" - Michael Fremer, Stereophile Magazine, May 2011
The Nitty Gritty 2.5FI-XP Record Cleaner is a versatile, Dual-Pump breakthrough! The 2.5FI-XP dispenses two separate fluids interchangeably, as the record automatically rotates during the scrub and vacuum cycles!
Why Two Pumps?
"With the 2.5FI-XP's two pumps, you can put purified water in one reservoir and, in the other, Nitty Gritty's own new PUREnzyme+ fluid, for example. Or you can put your choice of fluid in one and water in the other, or a different cleaning fluid in each reservoir, or whatever. And having two reservoirs is particularly useful when you're using an enzymatic or other fluid, such as Disc Doctor's, that requires a follow-up water rinse." - Michael Fremer, Stereophile May 2011
The "Fi" stands for "fluid injection." Here's how the fluid injection system works: When you depress the pump, the machine automatically applies cleaning fluid across the record surface. Next, a felt-covered strip deep-cleans the grooves while the vacuum strip sucks the debris and polluted fluid away. A slide-out waste tray on the bottom allows easy spent fluid disposal.
The 1.5Fi features oak vinyl cabinet sides; the 2.5Fi has real oak wood sides. Both the 1.5Fi and 2.5Fi cleaning packages come with cleaning machine, Nitty Gritty record cleaning solution, fluid applicator brush, and clear instructions.
"Mikey Fremer may know little about room correction - his room is a total mess - but he knows all there is to know about cleaning records, and he had only great things to say about Nitty Gritty's latest record-cleaning machine. To older models, the 2.5Fi-XP adds the convenience of two separate fluid chambers and hand pumps for quicker, easier cleaning sessions. (Who doesn't like quicker, easier cleaning sessions?) Meanwhile, its new venting system allows the machine's motor to run cooler longer. Like other Nitty Gritty machines, the 2.5Fi-XP forgoes a platter in favor of a label-sized disc, making the Nitty Gritty more compact than most other record-cleaning machines. The 2.5Fi-XP managed to quickly and thoroughly clean and dry very dirty LPs. "Two wet thumbs up!" said a very messy Mikey." - Stephen Mejias, Stereophile Magazine, December 2011
Automatic fluid application
Slide out waste fluid area
Solid Oak cabinet
1 year manufacturers parts and labor warranty.
Includes 16oz Purifier 2 cleaner.