|Warranty length||2 Years|
- Average cleaning time: 5 minutes
- Dimensions (WDH): 33 x 20 x 27cm
- Weight (empty): 5.5 kg
- Water capacity: 4.5 liters
- Cleaning concentrate: 20ml
This Audio Desk Record Cleaning Machine is the latest improved version of the original Vinyl Cleaner model. It has several improved mechanical parts, namely better drying process, improved drive motor, a pump with ceramic bearings and new electrical control, improvements that should prolong life of the machine.
The ultrasonic cleaning action is just as effective as the original model. On top of these enhancements, the level window is now rinsed with water and there is a better outlet for faster emptying.
A new, higher-premium motor, an upgraded pump with ceramic bearings, enhanced and quieter drying, and improvements to the electronic control system – including a dry-only option – distinguish Vinyl Cleaner PRO from the revered original model. These refinements, as well as several key upgrades to internal component parts, translate to even greater performance, superior features, and increased reliability. And just like its predecessor, Vinyl Cleaner PRO is fully automatic and cleans your vinyl LPs using ultrasonic vibrations. There's simply no finer, easier-to-use or do-it-all record cleaning machine in the world.
5 Minute Cleaning Process
The fully automatic Vinyl Cleaner PRO cleans your records using ultrasonic vibrations. All you need to do is place a record perpendicularly into Vinyl Cleaner PRO and press the red activation button. When the green LED shines, the clean LP can be removed. How's that for simple? During the five-minute cleaning process, specially designed rotary cleaning pads made from a microfiber material move in opposite directions while a specialized ultrasonic system removes even the finest contaminants from the grooves.
The cleaning solution is thoroughly filtered inside the machine to avoid re-contamination of the LP. Finally, two high-performance fans guarantee your LP ends the cycle perfectly dry and ready to play. Such cleaning is not only quieter and much easier, it is also highly effective and extremely gentle on the LP's surface. Your vinyl will sparkle as never before and most importantly, you will hear your LP collection sound better than ever. No matter what other cleaning process you have tried, you need to hear what Vinyl Cleaner PRO does for your music.
For decades, brushes and pressure used to be the only way you could clean LPs. In order to loosen dirt, residue, and other contaminants from the vinyl's surface, the standard approach employed scrubbing brushes that led to results as varied and diverse as the specific brush employed. From the shape of the brush, to the pressure and angle applied, to the speed of the turning, numerous criteria formed the basis of efficient record cleaning. Unfortunately, the worst-case scenario often occurs. Instead of being removed, dirt gets forced even deeper into the grooves, spread across the entire LP surface, or worst of all, damages the surface.
Audio Desk Vinyl Cleaner PRO doesn't rely on brushes to remove dust and other contaminants. Counter-rotating microfiber wet cleaning barrels, and the ultrasonic process, gently yet thoroughly remove dirt. Finally, even the finest particles living deep within the grooves of LPs are cleaned. In addition, cleaning fluid is recirculated and filtered during the cleaning process. Dirt gets removed, or "shaken," from the LP surface and cannot find its way back onto the surface, leaving your vinyl cleaner than when brand-new.
Entirely Static Free
With traditional cleaning machines, surface suction relies on the vacuum-seal that is created. Two drawbacks to this approach include the diminishing power of the vacuum due aging, and the static charging of the disc caused by the effects of rubbing. Plus, surface suction is generally characterized by the limited efficiency of dirt removal and loud vacuum cleaner-like noise. But Vinyl Cleaner PRO rewrites the rules. Both sides of the LP are simultaneously cleaned and subsequently dried. Driven by two high-performance motors, the gentle fan-drying process promises significantly lower noise and no creation of static. Static electricity build-up has always been the unpleasant after-effect of record cleaning.
Cleaning and Care
In order to treat the vinyl as gently as possible and create best possible sound, the cleaning fluid specifically developed for Vinyl Cleaner PRO, avoids using alcohol and instead relies on a mild biodegradable mixture with excellent cleaning properties and outstanding anti-static characteristics. One container of cleaning fluid concentrate (2 incl. w/machine) is enough to clean approximately 100-200 LPs (depending on contamination level).
The wet filter is easy to clean. Just saturate it with distilled water and ring out. The inspection interval for the wet filter is identical to the replacement of the cleaning fluid. The four microfiber-cleaning barrels are extremely robust and therefore only need to be replaced after approximately 500 completed cleaning cycles.
7 Apr 2017I used to have a Pro-Ject VCS which was very good value however the clamp didnt always fit on top properly and it was a bit of a brute force method to clean vinyl - I was always a little concerned the action of the vacuum starting/finishing would mark the vinyl (although of course it wouldnt) In comparison the Audio Desk is a fully automated and very elegant solution to record cleaning. Once setup the machine goes through an entire cycle at the touch of a button and aside from pushing the vinyl in to start with and very carefully making sure the vinyl grips into the bottom grooves and is turned slightly to make the wipers bend upward (which is very gentle) the entire process is fascinating to watch and although it comes at a price it is the most effective cleaning machine Ive used.
10 Jul 2016A very good cleaning machine. Its certainly not cheap, but by far the best that I've used and miles ahead of my old VPI 16.5 model. Its very apparent that Audio Desk have gone to great lengths to consider all aspects of design and the ultrasonic mechanism is very good. I didn't try the original model but can only assume this is better. Probably the best record cleaning machine in the world?
18 Jun 2016Far more effective than the Nitty Gritty cleaning machine it replaces. I have a large collection (circa 2,000 records) and enjoy buying near mint and mint used records but they still benefit from a clean and this has proven a worthy (and hopefully lifetime) investment.