KIRMUSS AUDIO KA RC-1 ULTRASONIC RECORD CLEANING AND RESORATION SYSTEM
After 5 years of extensive research and trials, audiophile and business owner Charles Kirmuss developed an affordable and simple to use RECORD CLEANING AND RESTORATION SYSTEM based on
researching the record making process and the environments that records are stored in.
With ETL C US and CE Electrical and Safety Approvals our affordable system will increase your listening pleasure by removing most of those annoying unwanted pops
and crackling sounds from both new and old records and giving breath to the artist and music as fungus as well as remnants of prior cleanings which are stripped off the record.
The KirmussAudio Model KA-RC-1 Revolutionizes The Way We Clean Records
Our patented and Patent-pending record suspension system safely cleans records of any speed and size see their grooves cleaned SAFELY. There is no damage to the record by mechanical intrusion of
skewers and the like. Four records at a time may be processed.
Secondly, only distilled water with a maximum of 40 mL (1.4 oz) of ISA (Isopropyl) 70% solution constitutes the initial de-grease bath. In its subsequent RESTORTION CYCLES we then apply a PVC FRIENDLY,
WATER SOLUBLE, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-static surfactant to the record aimed at removing accumulated surface contaminants present from other cleaning systems. This is applied to the record by way of a supplied goat hair brush.
Ultrasonics need a surfactant to aid in the cavitation of the water solution to better clean and remove contaminants. As to determining when a record is clean and restored,
our process allows you to see this first hand.
As the surfactant is brushed onto the record, a decrease of the appearance of a toothpaste-like substance validates the effectiveness of the system: removing fungus, contaminants,
as well as agents applied in prior cleaning methods and systems,
At an affordable list price of $870* for the 120 VAC US Model, almost everyone can restore, maintain and enjoy their record collection.
No matter how you store and use your records they inevitably will require maintenance.
When playing records, dust particles and contaminants always build up on the stylus as the tone arm moves across the record. If a release agent has not been removed, these particles will be microwelded onto the agent, resulting in "pops".
This accumulation on the needle also “dulls” the sound. All are annoying! Even new and latest pressings are subject to the same conditions as your old collection.
Release agents are found on the record as a residue from the pressing process and must be removed prior to use, otherwise they attract at an alarming rate dust and other airborne contaminants.
Heat generated by the contact of the stylus with the record will see micro-dust particles lodged in the grooves.
As to release agents themselves as an explanation, there is not a spray that is applied to the pressing machine's surface.
Rather, as the PVC with plasticizers added in the mix that are used in the record's pressing are heated, a scillic acid forms and during the pressing process with heat, this bubbles up to the record's extremities and surface which by design aids in the release of the pressing. This is the residue that we recommend being removed before a new record is played.
Regular cleanings are recommended as continual maintenance and care of your records which in turn will reduce those unwanted pops and augment your listening pleasure.
Cleaning WILL NOT remove unwanted sounds caused by scratches on the record's surface and depending on the age and condition of the record; even repeated cleanings may or
may not restore the record to like new condition. BUT WITH GROOVE RESTORATION we now realize BETTER GROOVE CONTACT BY THE DYNE OF THE NEEDLE WITH THE GROOVES,and where light
surface scratches are no longer an issue.
Not knowing the provenance and condition of the record, in some cases our process will not remove all the pops and crackles but it will reduce the overall
undesirable effect previously described.