Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

Hi y’all, just a few words on what I think is a worthy alternative to the Audio Desk Systeme and KLAudio ultrasonic cleaners.

I’ve been a beta tester on the Degritter for the last few weeks, and am happy to offer my opinions and answer any qs for those interested.

I believe official launch is in early May, and at this stage after a couple of quibbles in day to day use, I’m planning to keep my unit, it’s been a pretty good success, and invaluable addition to day to day life as a vinyl addict.
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Jun 13, 2013
E. England
If my chats w Taniel are anything to go by, yes.
Mar 19, 2019
Also have my eyes on the Degritter.

Have had the first generation of the AudioDesk cleaner for several years and it's been a pretty bad experience.
When it worked, it was great but ...

After about a year the capstans rotating the record died. Sent of for repairs in Germany (I'm in Sweden), took about 2 months and cost about 5000 SEK (approx $500).
About 4 months ago the waterpump died, sent it off for repairs again, only to be informed last week (it took freakin 4 months!) that it is "too old to be repaired", but they offered to sell me a new (now the "Pro" model) for half the retail price (approx $1800). Don't even know if I'll get my old machine back.

Though it seems to be completely glued together, I thought I'd give it a try to replace the pump myself. Nothing to loose ...

Dealer said that through the years he had about 30% of the first generation AudioDesk cleaners returned for repairs.

Supposedly the current AudioDesk "Pro" model is more reliable, but I think I'm done with the Gläss Audiodesk as a company.
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Sep 27, 2016
Lucky. I've heard about a lot problems, with the same slooooow customer service and "can't repair, have to sell you a new $2000 unit instead" stories from many folks. But every now and then I also hear of a satisfied customer.
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