RD Ultrasonic Record Cleaning kit
This is the best , very simple and reliable way how to clean records with ultrasonics. If something goes wrong with ultrasonic cleaner it can be easy fix by local dealer.
The RD kit comprises of frame with motor , supporting legs, spindle for holding records, record spacers, a clamp for fixing records on the spindle and a stand for drying records. Most parts are made from stainless steel. In the kit small bottles of isoproply alcohol and wetting agent are also included as well as a carbon fibre cleaning brush and DC power supply for motor. Kit assembly requires only 20 minutes and a meduim size Philips screwdriver. RD kit is available since December 2014.
Read about RD kit in brochure and instruction manual.
Since 2015 there is revisited instruction manual.
Latest tips: 160928:
After extensive use of ultrasonic cleaners we concluded that specially designed washing additives provided by manufacturers are not good for cleaning records. Records sounded much more noisier and maybe even better, but only after wash with distilled water the noise floor was lowered again. So more testing should be done-but do last rinse with suggested liqud by us.
80kHz- we use Elmasonic P 120H- 37/80 kHz ultrasonic cleaner and we suggest for best performance to use first 37kHz( 15 minutes) and then switch to 80kHz ( 10 minutes). This even further increase transparency and opennes of the sound on LP. Higher is the frequency shorter is the wavelength and betterr are cleaned modulated grooves with higher frequencies as well are smaller particles removed out of grooves.
See suggested list of ultrasonic cleaners. This list will be updated and please check suppliers for correct technical data.
Suggested weeting agent-liquid- look under brochures!
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