Máquina de lavar lp’s VPI MW-1 Cyclone (via VPI/Music Direct)

Setting the Record Straight on the MW-1 Cyclone

The MW-1 Cyclone was to pay tribute to the HW-16.5, which started VPI, and honor the passing of the torch from Harry to Mat Weisfeld.

The MW-1 Cyclone is the first and only record cleaning machine (that we are aware of) that vacuums dirt off the record clockwise and counter clockwise to really clean out the grooves. This motor is a high torque 18 RPM forward and reverse turntable motor. The MW-1 is housed in an aluminum water proof case with a welded stainless steel water tank which drains out the back. The bidirectional turntable motor allows for you to scrub and vacuum in both directions for the ultimate in deep cleaning. Professional quality toggle switches with 100 thousand cycle life.

The turntable motor is designed to last decades and is inspired by the original HW 16 which is still working 30 years later. The vacuum motor so powerful it rated to lift mercury 120 inches pulling the grime off your records. All components of heavy duty industry quality and includes a 2 inch delrin record clamp. In addition, the MW-1 Cyclone is quieter than the HW-16.5 and more durable with its aluminum casing. For good measure, we took the final model and kicked it down a flight of steps. That model is currently cleaning records in our listening room and can clean your record in under 30 seconds! That being said the roll down the steps did do a number on the paint job!

VPI MW-1 Cyclone Record Cleaning Machine

VPI’s Next-Generation Record-Cleaning Machine: Remove More Debris from Your Vinyl LPs with MW-1 Cyclone, Twice as Powerful and 20dB Quieter Than VPI HW-16.5

Bi-Directional Scrubbing and Vacuuming Ability: VPI MW-1 Cyclone Record-Cleaning Machine Also Available in a Basic Bundle or Deluxe Bundle

Blow away all the unwanted dirt and harmful debris on your vinyl LPs with the VPI MW-1 Cyclone record-cleaning machine. Designed by Matthew Weisfeld, son of VPI co-owner Harry Weisfeld, MW-1 Cyclone is surrounded by a beautiful aluminum housing, rotates for scrubbing and vacuums in both directions (a first!), and removes more debris from LP surfaces. A brick-strong support-platter assembly, significantly quieter operation than the VPI HW-16.5, indestructible build quality, and the ability to press as hard as you want while scrubbing without breaking the motor are even more reasons to do the Twist(er). Backed by our 60-Day Satisfaction Guarantee!

Outstanding Inside and Out, Touts Bi-Directional Scrubbing and Vacuuming

The VPI MW-1 Cyclone sports an attractive industrial design in which an all-aluminum skin curves graciously around the entire unit, softening corners with understated elegance. A brand-new dust cover complements the sleek exterior, without hinges to break up the visual line. Of course, MW-1 Cyclone‘s beautiful clothing is nothing compared to what’s going on under the skin. A vacuum with double the power and 20dB less the noise of the HW-16.5 combines with a high-grade clamp to keep records firmly in place. A beefed-up reversible platter motor allow for more vigorous scrubbing. Plus, MW-1 Cyclonescrubs and vacuums bi-directionally!
  • Twice as Powerful as VPI HW-16.5
  • 20dB Quieter Than VPI HW-16.5
  • Bi-Directional Scrubbing
  • Bi-Directional Suction
  • Full Metal Chassis
  • Extremely Strong Platter and Bearing
  • Leads to Cleaner and Quieter Vinyl