local second-hand record shop has a twin platter KM cleaner. (Bought from the old Capital Radio when they closed.)
It was refurbished and is regularly maintained / replenished by KM themselves.
Back when I was still buying vinyl, I had every disk - incuding brand new ones - cleaned this way and the effect is astonishing. (It cost £2, including archival quality anti-stat sleeve, for every LP cleaned but it was worth it.)
"We are currently awaiting the loading of our complement of small lemon-soaked paper napkins for your comfort, refreshment and hygiene during the journey."
My local dealer, Doug Brady HiFi, hires out a KM machine. £50 for a weekend. Not bad value I reckon if you've got quite a few LPs (and the time) to be cleaned. Alternatively you could buy one for £2999.95!
The one I have purchased is £1595 it is slower than the big machine but exactly the same brush and principles of operation. I have moved to Switzerland now so I get the VAT off so it ends up been a pretty good price even when I add the 7.6% Swiss tax on.
Leehallam wrote:The one I have purchased is £1595 it is slower than the big machine but exactly the same brush and principles of operation. I have moved to Switzerland now so I get the VAT off so it ends up been a pretty good price even when I add the 7.6% Swiss tax on.Lee
Why Oops, your worrying me ??
Ignorance is bliss Lee. :).
Leehallam wrote:Chebby,Why Oops, your worrying me ??
I'm assuming that it because the machine linked to, is cheaper....but there are 2 models, and I think that the one you have includes "a built-in Mini Cooper fluid hand pump and on-deck brush system to more evenly and efficiently distribute the fluid and clean the record. "
"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines." Nelson Pass
Yes 2 models available, one without the brush and pump and one with. I went for the one with the brush, it is exactly the same brush and pump as in the big machine.
Details in link
This is the video of Jon Monks doing a demo
Will see what it is like in 4 weeks
At last my record cleaning machine has arrived now it is time to unpack it and give it a go.
Well worth the money 100 records cleaned all the old vinyl sounds like new. The cleaning brush block and the pump is almost the same as the bigger machine, I bought the 12 inch and 7 inch brush and they both work like a treat. The vacuum arm and system is great very quite and the records dry very well. Into the Nagaoka no 102 sleeves done.
I have used the Keith Monks fluid and the l art du son both work a treat I think I will use up the Monks fluid and switch purely because it is less expensive.
Glad to hear that the machine is working to expectations. I have often debated getting one myself but, up until now, have never managed to justify it on the cost versus size of vinyl collection situation. I believe there are now / soon to be available different manufacturers devices and I am keen to see how these perform in the real world. Who knows I may feel the urge to rush out and buy one tomorrow
At the moment, however, I think I could clean my whole collection professionally 3 times over for the price you paid for your machine, so the old Knosti might have to soldier on for a good while yet.
Motto: Never pay full price for anything, there is always room to haggle!
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