KIRMUSS
KA-RC-1 Ultrasonic Record Restoration System

KIRMUSS
KA-RC-1 Ultrasonic Record Restoration System

$2,200

Ultrasonic Record restoration and cleaning machine is probably the best analogue accessory after your turntable and vinyl that you will ever own.

Local pickup or $11 flat rate shipping within Australia
An Affordable Solution To Maintaining And Restoring Your Vinyl Collection:

The Team:
After 4 years of extensive research and trials audiophile and business owner Charles Kirmuss developed an affordable and simple to use 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.
This is NOT some home-made product!

The KirmussAudio Model Ka-rc-1 Revolutionizes The Way We Clean Records|

First and foremost; our Patented and Patents Pending record suspension system assures that records of any speed and size see their grooves cleaned SAFELY. No damage to the record by mechanical intrusion of skewers and the like.
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

Affordability
For the 120 VAC US Model, at a list price of $870*, everyone can enjoy their collection and restore and maintain it.
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.

This accumulation on the needle also “dulls” the sound. The emergence of the dreaded “audible pops” and “crackle sounds” heard are caused by dirt, grime and particles lodged in the record grooves themselves being hit by the needle, as well as static discharges, all amplified by the cartridge.

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.

In some cases it will not remove the pops and crackles which are a result of playing a new record that has not been subject to a cleaning, but it will reduce the overall undesirable effect previously described.

While we have used the word CLEANING, what is a CLEAN record?

Everyone’s An Expert!

Frankly speaking, there is much nonsense published regarding the cleaning of records…

Soaps, chemical mixes and brews, and especially the use of large portions of alcohol, etc.

These all affect the record negatively either during or after cleaning.

As used in ultrasonic, manual, or vacuum record CLEANING systems, air drying or blow drying of chemicals or purported cleaning agents that are not physically/”mechanically” removed further creates issues that are cumulative over time.

These coatings, we term them as “left over residues”, see the needle ride higher in the groove and not make full contact with the left and right channels.

This creates two issues: some of these agents actually are enzyme based and promote fungus, the enemy of the record, and while perhaps records are in fact glossy and shiny these processes remove some of the annoying pops as the needle rides higher the high frequencies and timber of the music becomes “masked”.

Gone are the breath of the artist, and the soundstage.

The ultrasonic cleaners have been around for decades and its use and attributes are well known and while care must also be taken as to the introduction of chemicals in the ultrasonic bath, this cleaning technology is a very valuable tool to use.

But ultrasonic alone is not enough. Our concern is two fold: removal of the release agent on a new record; removal of fungus as well as the many layers of previous cleaning system residues: THUS RESTORING THE RECORD.

We differ from other Ultrasonic cleaning machines currently on the market in how we handle the record itself.

Properly spaced, records float safely and are not speared or squeezed, temperate distilled water bath, using water soluble and PVC safe surfactants.

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