Kirmuss Audio vinyl cleaning system

As a vinyl lover with just under 1,000 records in my collection, I've always been curious about all of the different record cleaning methodologies but never committed to anything. Every time I'd get close to settling on something, the price or the actual process itself would discourage me.

Plus, my records always sounded pretty good to me just using a microfiber towel and a can of compressed air to remove the majority of dust before playing. But let's be honest, for a lot of us "pretty good" isn't nearly good enough.

At the California Audio Show earlier this year I noticed that Kirmuss Audio had a booth setup demonstrating their ultrasonic record cleaning system. I've always thought these ultrasonic machines had the most mystique and coolness factor! I asked if I could bring in a record to be cleaned and was told of course!

So, I did, and I wrote about my experience here in my latest post on The Audio Beatnik: https://theaudiobeatnik.com/kirmuss-audio-ultrasonic-record-groove-restoration-system-expectations-vs-reality/

Hope you enjoy reading about this somewhat complex but highly effective approach to cleaning literally everything out of the grooves of your favorite records!
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Comments

  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,428
    Great write up as usual sir.
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  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,415
    edited October 11
    Well written, Drew. I'm still using a Spin Clean along with an AQ carbon fiber brush before playback. Every so often I get the hankering to up my record cleaning game, then remember how long it took me to spin clean my collection(350ish). The thought of doing that all over again is not something I want to think about.
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,504
    Nice write up Drew! Although I've not seen one in action, I agree with your assessment of the Cleaner and the price. If a fellow had a large collection such as yours, the Cleaner would be well worth the price of admission.
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • verbverb Posts: 7,638
    Nice write up Drew! :smile:
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