CRATE-digging is one of the greatest pleasures – besides listening to the music itself – one can get from the vinyl format. Removing decades of accumulated gunk and dirt those grooves, however, isn’t one of them.
Brush and vacuum cleaning do an adequate job of it, but you haven’t heard a truly clean record unless you use an ultrasonic cleaner – or better yet, marry the two functions into one machine – just like Clearaudio’s Double Matrix Professional Sonic record cleaning machine here.
The German manufacturer, renowned for its Matrix series of vacuum-based record cleaners, says its has come up with its “best solution yet” to clean records.
“The latest edition to the Matrix series combines this same double-sided vacuum cleaning technology with a new sonic component. The effect is two-fold – sonic vibrations loosen embedded groove dirt, which the vacuum element then sucks away,” it stated in a press release.
The machine features adaptive cleaning brushes that automatically adjust to different record sizes, whether LPs, EPs or singles. It not only cleans both sides of a record simultaneously, but also rotates bi-directionally for enhanced cleaning performance.
It has both automatic and manual modes, or you can even customise your own set of cleaning parameters!
Interested? Yours for a mere £3,250.