Audio Desk

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 cleaning. 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 ultrasonic process.

Audio Desk

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 cleaning. 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 ultrasonic process.