June 1, 2016

Today is a big day at Pro-Ject USA - the highly-anticipated VC-S cleaning system has finally arrived! Admittedly, it's one of the first vinyl products ever to suck so much that it'll blow you away.

The new VC-S (which stands for “Vinyl Cleaner S”) is a wet vacuum cleaning machine that employs the most powerful suction available at this price point. The vacuum arm and all moving parts are made entirely of metal for durability, precision, and ease of use. The increased suction and precise manufacturing combined with a fast and reliable bi-directional motor allow for all liquid to be lifted from the record surface in only one or two revolutions saving you an average of 70% time over the competition. Or as we like to say, “clean and dry in less than half the time!”

Clean is one thing, but there’s more to a record than just the grooves – they have labels to protect, too! With that in mind, the included one-piece screw clamp was designed to not only secure the record firmly to the motor, but to also create a watertight seal over the precious record label – protecting and preserving an area that most other cleaners overlook.

An attractive acrylic dust cover (the “VC-S Dust Cover”, specifically) is available for separate purchase for $35. We’ve covered everything else by including a 100mL bottle of our cleaning fluid – our own proprietary Wash It™ fluid is safe for both standard vinyl and 78-rpm shellac formulations and will clean nearly any flat recording available.

In order to ensure years of bother-free operation, all expendable parts are user-replaceable, and the large-capacity (2.5-liter!) fluid reservoir is easily drained with the included pour spout.

With all of these features and an indisputably competitive price point at $499.00 (without dustcover), the Pro-Ject VC-S is poised to be the next big thing in quality vinyl cleaning systems to hit the analog market.