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2017-07-10, 18:25
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Ultrasonic Record Cleaners
Any body try one of those two ultrasonic cleaners...one uses only distilled water and the other uses a cleaning fluid. The other obvious difference is that one has nothing actually touching the record and the other has cleaning brushes? They are both in the neighborhood of 4K in price.

I was intrigued by the idea of dropping the lp in the slot like a piece of bread in a toaster, especially the one that only contacts the record with water and ultrasonic waves.

But for 4K I would like flowers and a romantic evening included.TongueTongueTongue

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2017-07-10, 18:43
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RE: Ultrasonic Record Cleaners
And possibly a companion too.
I know someone who had an Audiodesk ( is that the right name ) ultrasonic cleaner and he wasn't very impressed at all. It has gone to be replaced by an Okki Nokki which does actually work. He had a shedload of money left over too.
Paying more is no guarantee with an RCM at all. Russian Oligarchs might like to blow a fortune but that doesn't mean it does the job better. It just costs more.

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2017-07-10, 18:47
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RE: Ultrasonic Record Cleaners
(2017-07-10 18:43)Dr_Eddie Wrote:  And possibly a companion too.

Indeed that is a requirement, I can have a romantic evening alone for free.Big GrinBig GrinBig Grin

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2017-07-10, 20:58
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RE: Ultrasonic Record Cleaners
(2017-07-10 18:47)LD100 Wrote:  
(2017-07-10 18:43)Dr_Eddie Wrote:  And possibly a companion too.

Indeed that is a requirement, I can have a romantic evening alone for free.Big GrinBig GrinBig Grin

I have to hand it to you, you are such a romantic. Tongue

I saved a bundle cleaning my vinyl, by using my Sonicare ultrasonic toothbrush, with new clean brushes. The results made me bristle with excitement.

Her vinyl skin feels softer and more subtle as well. TongueBig Grin

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2017-07-11, 03:53
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RE: Ultrasonic Record Cleaners
(2017-07-10 20:58)Paulssurround Wrote:  
(2017-07-10 18:47)LD100 Wrote:  
(2017-07-10 18:43)Dr_Eddie Wrote:  And possibly a companion too.

Indeed that is a requirement, I can have a romantic evening alone for free.Big GrinBig GrinBig Grin

I have to hand it to you, you are such a romantic. Tongue

I saved a bundle cleaning my vinyl, by using my Sonicare ultrasonic toothbrush, with new clean brushes. The results made me bristle with excitement.

Her vinyl skin feels softer and more subtle as well. TongueBig Grin

Is this the point at which I ask if your vinyl is nicknamed "Patches"?

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2017-07-11, 11:16
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RE: Ultrasonic Record Cleaners
(2017-07-10 18:25)LD100 Wrote:  Any body try one of those two ultrasonic cleaners...one uses only distilled water and the other uses a cleaning fluid. The other obvious difference is that one has nothing actually touching the record and the other has cleaning brushes? They are both in the neighborhood of 4K in price.

I was intrigued by the idea of dropping the lp in the slot like a piece of bread in a toaster, especially the one that only contacts the record with water and ultrasonic waves.

But for 4K I would like flowers and a romantic evening included.TongueTongueTongue


Project RCM works fine for me. £300 I think. It's a good budget machine

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2017-07-11, 13:35
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RE: Ultrasonic Record Cleaners
(2017-07-11 11:16)Ian Wilkinson Wrote:  
(2017-07-10 18:25)LD100 Wrote:  Any body try one of those two ultrasonic cleaners...one uses only distilled water and the other uses a cleaning fluid. The other obvious difference is that one has nothing actually touching the record and the other has cleaning brushes? They are both in the neighborhood of 4K in price.

I was intrigued by the idea of dropping the lp in the slot like a piece of bread in a toaster, especially the one that only contacts the record with water and ultrasonic waves.

But for 4K I would like flowers and a romantic evening included.TongueTongueTongue


Project RCM works fine for me. £300 I think. It's a good budget machine

With ear defenders....Tongue

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2017-07-11, 14:40
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RE: Ultrasonic Record Cleaners
(2017-07-10 18:43)Dr_Eddie Wrote:  And possibly a companion too.
I know someone who had an Audiodesk ( is that the right name ) ultrasonic cleaner and he wasn't very impressed at all. It has gone to be replaced by an Okki Nokki which does actually work. He had a shedload of money left over too.
Paying more is no guarantee with an RCM at all. Russian Oligarchs might like to blow a fortune but that doesn't mean it does the job better. It just costs more.

Was it this one Dr Eddie?

http://www.analogueseduction.net/categor...chine.html

I was thinking of getting one of these and would be interested in why he wasn't impressed.
Seems to be about half the price the OP mentioned so I assume he is referring to different machines.
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2017-07-11, 14:41
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RE: Ultrasonic Record Cleaners
I tried the Audiodesk at a shop that carried it. They cleaned a few records I bought with it. I brought them back home, listened to them, cleaned them again with my Loricraft, I thought this was an improvement. As such, I stuck with my current regime.

Though one could argue any subsequent clean is better, it showed me it wasn't the final word in cleaning with just one step, so I thought it wasn't worth the bother.

I just find the lack of a vacuum drying cycle a real issue with these machines.
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2017-07-11, 15:16 (This post was last modified: 2017-07-11 15:21 by LD100.)
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RE: Ultrasonic Record Cleaners
(2017-07-11 14:40)JimK Wrote:  
(2017-07-10 18:43)Dr_Eddie Wrote:  And possibly a companion too.
I know someone who had an Audiodesk ( is that the right name ) ultrasonic cleaner and he wasn't very impressed at all. It has gone to be replaced by an Okki Nokki which does actually work. He had a shedload of money left over too.
Paying more is no guarantee with an RCM at all. Russian Oligarchs might like to blow a fortune but that doesn't mean it does the job better. It just costs more.

Was it this one Dr Eddie?

http://www.analogueseduction.net/categor...chine.html

I was thinking of getting one of these and would be interested in why he wasn't impressed.
Seems to be about half the price the OP mentioned so I assume he is referring to different machines.

This one's around 4K US dollars http://hifiheaven.net/shop/Klaudio-KD-CL...wAodQooF4g

When the Audio Desk first came out in the USA it was just under 4K.

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