I have read a lot of negative reviews about that unit though. Also their “religion” about their knowledge becomes too much for me. Their attitude are that they do everything right and everybody else does not.
Read Paul Rigby’s review
My only problem with record cleaning machines are that they cost a lot and are only meant to last for two years. That is if the warranty is any suggestion of the lifetime of the product. If you pay 5000 usd for a machine and it only last two years, and you have only washed 100 records with it...
The klaudio cleans better than the Audiodesk according to what I have read on forums, and the latter used a fluid. I would imagine klaudio have tested everything to a point where they concluded fluid was not needed? You can probably also wash the record with an enzyme based fluid first?
I would imagine the ADS and degritter being very similar in terms of both using
2. Fan drying
3. Cleaning fluid
So what mainly makes them different are the ADS's microfiber brushes/rollers. Can anyone explain what they really do?
The filtration of the fan sure sound nice though.
And does the microfiber brushes actually improve the result? The manufacturers who have “contactless” cleaning claims it is better, and the ones who doesn’t claim not
From a page selling Audiodesk:
Counter-rotating microfibre wet cleaning barrels, and the ultrasonic process, remove dirt gently...
I tried converting to vacuum based rcm after someone told me I should never use ultrasonic, as they had done plenty research that show that it wears on the record.
Anyway, I feel there’s a lot more noise and pops when not doing ultrasonic clean, so I am in the market for a new machine. What to...