The awesome Audio Desk Vinyl Cleaner Pro model!
Includes standard concentrate fluid to clean approximately 400 albums!!
The is the newly released Pro model with the following upgrades over the previous generation machine:
-upgraded ceramic pump
-enhanced electronic controls
-improved drying fans
Info from Audio Desk:
Development of the Vinyl Cleaner took designer Reiner
Gläss four long years beginning in 2006. The first prototype, about 6
months in, was a somewhat primitive "brute force" ultrasonic machine,
actually quite similar to a couple of ultrasonic-only cleaning machines
which are currently being marketed for LP cleaning by other companies.
But brute force and the LP don't mix well. Keep in mind that the bottom
of the LP groove where the pointy diamond wants to track, can be less
than a half micron in size, and the modulations within the groove are
even smaller and more fragile.
And so began 3 more years of R&D to reduce the
ultrasonic power which needed to be applied for safe and effective LP
The addition of four counter-rotating
microfiber-covered barrels as the primary means for the surface cleaning
of fingerprints, etc., allowed for a significant reduction in
ultrasonic wattage, and also serves an important fluid management
function by wicking the ultrasonic agitation away from the LP surface
into the cleaning solution where contaminants can be filtered. This
fluid management is important because otherwise the contaminants the
ultrasonic vibration removes from the surface of the record can simply
redeposit back onto the LP surface.
Another improvement in cleaning efficiency allowing
for a further reduction in the need for ultrasonic power was achieved
through introduction of a cleaning solution surfactant to make the
distilled water a better solvent when used in conjunction with the
Add a fluid filter to clean the re-circulating
cleaning solution, and air filters to collect airborne dust which would
otherwise be blown back onto the wet surface of the LP during the drying
cycle, and you basically have the current machine - a record cleaning
robot that cleans to the bottom of the groove, and then by using
fan-assisted air drying, rather than static-inducing suction, leaves the
user with a thoroughly cleaned record with no static charge attracting
-safe low level ultrasonic to dislodge contaminants all the way to the bottom of the LP groove
-bidirectional surface cleaning using
microfiber-covered barrels, which also manages fluid motion to wick
contaminants away from the LP surface
-fluid filtration to remove contaminants
-filtered air drying to avoid the introduction of a dust-attracting static charge to the LP surface
-one button full automation
US Sales only please. NC residents plus NC sales tax.
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