Right? What a bunch of psychopaths.....oh hey my vinyl cleaning water shipped! Nothing to see here.
It's a money pit, and then some. The noise floor isn't as low, sure, but at least in my system, the vinyl sounds better. Granted I am not working with a TOTL DAC at the moment, the quality of my TT and phono stage is higher. There are very few deals to be had on vinyl these days, but it's still fun to hit your local vinyl shops and see what's in, every so often you can score a great find. It can sometimes be painful looking through old vinyl...I don't know if it was a Cleveland thing or what, but my gawd, there is just so much garbage prog rock out there, if I have to look at one more copy of Emerson Lake & Palmer's Trilogy...I'll sift through five copies in a row sometimes...don't get me wrong, I like prog, but there's just too much of it in old vinyl stacks to look at a thousand times over.....what was the question again?
LOL! Just get the right tools and it's easy-peasy.
(the Fozgometer wouldn't fit in the case)