Spin-Clean Record Washer System

cleanerManufactured in Pittsburgh, PA and priced at just $79.99 CAD (same price as in the US !) it is the ultimate affordable and easy to use record cleaning device for everyone’s budget. And it really works !
Don’t just take my word for it. Here’s what some of the audio industry’s most reputable critics have to say :

“…Meet my new best friend, Spin-Clean…Sublimely easy, there’s nothing to plug in…Does it work? Does it ever.”
– Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound, January, 2010

“…It’s cheap and it really, really works…I cleaned some dirty, fingerprint-encrusted records, and when I removed them from the vat, all dirt and fingerprints were gone…not everyone wants to spend hundreds of bucks on a vacuum machine, and the Spin Clean got the job done.”
– Michael Fremer, Stereophile, February 2010

“…To me, the most important part of the system is the Spin-Clean Washer fluid, which has already become my favorite solution for cleaning vinyl…The unit is bright yellow for a reason: it allows one to see the amount of crud that has been removed from the grooves, as the dirt will rest at the bottom of the Spin-Clean unit…The Spin-Clean system works exactly as advertised. There was no denying it…the Spin-Clean Record Washer system is the best $80 one can spend to care for their LPs and enrich their listening environment…an insane value. It gets my heartiest recommendation.”
– Nels Ferre, Enjoy the, January 2010

I invite you to take a look at the fantastic Spin-Clean website as well :
It features step-by-step instructions on how to use the system (including a demo video !), reviews and much, much more…

Black Ravioli

logo-2The Black Ravioli system can help you to redefine the performance of your system to levels you would not have though possible and do it in a structured, cost effective way. The products function and simple form allows it to be used across a wide range of equipment and system applications.

The following goals were set for the product and are inherent in all of its iterations ;

The product must be capable of providing energy conversion that is effective across the discernable audio and visual spectrums and so far as reasonably practicable, their extremes.

The product must be capable of dissipating at the equipment interface the vibration energy that is inherent within the system components and the surrounding environment.

In performing it’s function the product must not add or take away anything from the event as prescribed by the design and operation of the system componants.

The product must be functional and able to be applied to the majority of audio and visual componants.
The pads and spacers together are a credible and good value vibration control solution that can be tailored and upgraded to meet individual requirements. Its function before form in this combination.

The risers provide further improvements in performance and present the pads in a much more acceptable and polished form. In all of its iterations Black Ravioli performs best when applied as a complete system solution but it can be extremely effective when applied to individual pieces of equipment.

Overall the range allows a variety of cost v performance options for the user.

Harmonic Resolution Systems

baseplatesHarmonic Resolution Systems is dedicated to producing high performance products that will allow you to fully enjoy the experience of accurately reproduced music and video.

Their products significantly reduce structural-borne and air-borne vibration over the entire frequency range of any audio/video system.
Many years of engineering experience, custom material development, and listening tests have resulted in a product line that enables your audio/video source and amplification components to achieve peak performance.
Individually, HRS products produce significant improvements in signal quality as if you had made a significant upgrade to your component. Used as a system, the changes will redefine what you thought was possible.

Available at My Kind of Music; for more information visit the manufacturer’s site:

HIFI Tuning Fuses

fusesWhen I was a poor audiophile, I loved tiny tweaks. Without switching out components, I could improve my system’s sound without spending too much money. Bypassing or replacing cheap capacitors, cleaning connections, applying Star typewriter-cleaning gum to vibrating headshells, and other tiny tweaks made memorable sonic improvements.

I recently replaced the cheap fuses in my Musical Fidelity kWP preamplifier with fuses made by HiFi Tuning in Germany, sent to me by The Cable Company. These have silver filaments, ceramic bodies, and gold-over-silver terminations, and damn if they didn’t seem to produce a subtle but noticeable improvement in smoothness and coherence. For less than $30 each (available in various sizes they’re worth trying, if only for the diversionary entertainment.—Michael Fremer


Zerostat 3The Zerostat Antistatic Gun is an antistatic “generator” which has numerous applications in any microscopy laboratory. Just squeeze the “trigger” of the Zerostat and a steady stream of ions is released. The “magic” comes from two powerful piezoelectric crystals and a patented compression trigger. Originally developed for removing dust from “vinyl” or before that, normal “phonograph records.”


fozgometerTo obtain high performance from a modern phonograph system, the tonearm and pickup cartridge must be properly adjusted to within a few thousands of an inch. There are several alignment gauges available to adjust overhang and offset. To adjust cartridge azimuth (Axial Tilt), it has been necessary to use lab quality equipment and a test record. Azimuth may be adjusted using an oscilloscope, AC voltmeter, or computer program. These methods can be expensive and time consuming.

The FOZGOMETER represents a breakthrough for adjusting phono system azimuth. The FOZGOMETER incorporates a “Log Ratio Detector” developed for surround processor steering logic circuits to measure channel separation over a wide range of signal levels down to -70 dB. The readings are virtually independent of overall signal levels, and can be made with a wide range of input signals without effecting accuracy. It is a small portable battery powered unit that is used in conjunction with a test record. It measures channel separation, channel balance, and signal direction quickly and accurately. Readings are taken without touching the meter, leaving your hands free to work with the tonearm. The meter reads channel separation in both directions, and channel balance. The LED’s indicate Left, Center, and Right signal (test tone) positions.