Ok, I have never won an award for being fiscally responsible. And, I really like listening to vinyl. And I have about 1500 lps, and about another 300 very nice used ones that need cleaning that I don't seem to catch up on. I have a highly modified Nottingham spacedeck, one off bearing, heavy kit, wave mechanic, custom SRA base. Nottingham Ace Space arm and Benz Micro Gullwing SLR cart. Now, help me spend my money, Audio Desk Systeme ultrasonic cleaner or new Graham Phantom tonearm. Can't afford both. Thanks for your input. ( phono amp is Herron VTSP-2 ).
I have a VPI, nice cleaner. lots of solutions, takes too much time though. Also, I am not looking to lots of records, just really nice records. My limit is 2000, then when I add new ones I have to get rid of old ones to make room.
I don't think you could go wrong either way, but I will side with Elizabeth. I think her argument makes a lot of sense. You may find a burst and clean 100 LP's or so, but then you'll fall behind again.
All records need to be cleaned! You will never know the true potential of your current system without the benefits of clean vinyl. Since you claim to be fiscally irresponsible use part of your tax refund and pay someone to clean your vinyl.