The Tonar Knosti Disco Antistat record washing machine is a fast and easy way of ensuring your records stay looking and sounding their best for as long as possible.
While playing your records and even during storage of records, air pollution from outside (car exhaust, dust) and even from inside the house like smoking cigarettes, cooking fumes causes a tough film to develop on your records. This film is hard to clean and cannot be cleaned with a record brush only. The stylus, while playing back, will scrape part of the residue which will gather around the stylus tip, causing distortion in playback or even skipping out of the groove. To avoid this you must clean your records at least once a year thoroughly.
There are many models on the market, but the most affordable - yet very efficient model - is the Tonar Knosti Disco Antistat. By washing your records with this machine you are able to clean not only the pollution as mentioned before, but also the remains of the former Lenco Clean fluid which was used in the past to playback records “wet”. This fluid leaves a crystalized residue in the groove which is almost impossible to remove and so the records can only be played “wet”, but now the Tonar Disco Antistat does an excellent job to remove these crystals.
You may also wish to include the Tonar Knosti Fluid, which reduces the build-up of static electricity on the records.
Suitable for all sizes of vinyl records with diameters of 7 inch, 10 inch and 12 inch.
WARNING! Never use TonarKnosti Fluid or Tonar QS fluid to clean 78 RPM shellac records. The alcohol type used in our fluids can permanently damage or destroy shellac.
9 May 2015Anyone who has vinyl needs this. It makes so much difference compared to other cleaning techniques. It has made all my records come back to life and is utterly fool proof. It is really well designed and when in use it seems all the smallest of details in the design have been thought of. For example the edge of the main tank has a spout so when tipping the fluid out of the main tank back into the bottle via the filter chamber it keeps date to a minimal. Brilliant stuff.