Nitty Gritty 2.5 Fi TurnTables

2.5 Fi

Now record cleaning is faster and easier with the Nitty Gritty 2.5FI. Nitty Gritty's unique Capstan record drive automatically rotates the record during fluid application and vacuum suction-eliminating the need to manually scrub the record. "FI" stands for Fluid Injection, which means the 2.5FI has a fluid reservoir with a pump that automatically applies fluid to the VAC Sweep brushes. This makes applying the fluid easier, with less wasted fluid.

User Reviews (5)

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timb5881   Audio Enthusiast [Sep 23, 2005]
Strength:

Very effective at cleaning records. As with all RCM's it sucks the dirt out.

Weakness:

Noisy is about it.

I have had my Nitty Gritty going on 14 years now with no problem. I manually apply fluids, first using Record Research Labs Super Deep Cleaner, scrubing, then vacuming it, repeat with a standard alcohol based cleaner, then one last time with distilled water. The machine does a great job cleaning records, built well and no cpmplaints. I would buy another if this one ever quits.

Similar Products Used: Other than the Disc Wash stsyem, none.
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5
Chuck Mason   Casual Listener [Feb 08, 2003]
Strength:

It protects my 1000 albums. And they sound great.

Weakness:

Another 2:00/album. Noisy.

I've heard one pop after 6 albums! No 'surface noise', which was probably just dirt.

Similar Products Used: There are none.
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5
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3
Craig   an Audio Enthusiast [Jan 10, 1999]

The NG 2.5 Fi is a semi-auto record cleaner that applies cleaning fluid, brushes and vaccums records while spinning. The sonic improvement is amazing, virtually eliminating surface noise on decent discs and making even severly dirty and old discs very listenable. Every vinyl enthusiast must have a vaccum machine like the NG 2.5 Fi. Only complaint is that, for $500, unit should come with a dust cover rather than having it be a $20 accessory.

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Randy Banta   Audio Enthusiast [Jan 10, 2002]
Strength:

easy to use, easy to apply fluid

Weakness:

It needs an auto mode where it cleans for a set time, than vacumns for a set time and shuts off. Automation rules.

It cleans records great. The fluid is also great. The best thing I ever bought for my vinyl and cartridge. Easy to use with, fluid application is so easy with hand pump.

Similar Products Used: record doctor manually with diapers.
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5
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4
Stanley Green   Audiophile [Oct 26, 2001]
Strength:

No fuss - Does it's job as advertised

Weakness:

If I could be picky, maybe the suction phase is loud

I got the new kokoloba case - beautiful and functional. I hear more depth, no hiss, sounds clean and is clean

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5
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5
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