Audio Desk Vinyl Cleaner PRO 2019 version
Incorporating eight years of evolutionary enhancements in addition to important upgrades to internal component parts, the 2019 Vinyl Cleaner PRO offers better features and performance, and also promises better reliability.
Features of the 2019 Vinyl Cleaner PRO include: - Enhanced cleaning and drying including new high-performance Black Wipers. - Quick release of LP at end of drying cycle. - Quieter running thanks to new fans.
The Vinyl Cleaner PRO is now available in Gray or Black standard finishes and also offered in upgrade white and red finishes for an extra $99.
2 vials of fluid concentrate are included. Buy extra fluid individually or in a 6 pack where you pay for 5 and get one free.
The PRO model of the Audio Desk Ultrasonic Vinyl Cleaner offers many improvements over the original version.
- Better, quieter drying
- New premium motor
- New pump with ceramic bearings
- Upgraded electronic system
The PRO model is a superior performer and more durable, but more expensive to build. Despite the higher price in Europe the US price is actually reduced! MSRP is $4495, sales price is $3995.
Available in standard gray and black. As well ad red and white for a surcharge of $99. Standard gray and black is usually always in stock - red or white units need to be ordered and will need about 2-3 weeks lead-time.
Audio Desk Vinyl Cleaner - The First Ultrasonic Record Cleaning Machine
Audio Desk Systeme's Vinyl Cleaner is the first and only LP cleaning machine that incorporates an ultrasonic cleaning cycle in addition to a more conventional mechanical cleaning via bi-directional rotating microfiber cleaning drums, and the result is the cleanest LP's ever. See more information on ultrasonic cleaning below.
And it is fully automatic - just put the LP in the slot, push the button, and come back in 5 minutes for a thoroughly cleaned and dried LP (both sides). Whole new layers of inner detail and air are revealed in the recordings, and of course most surface noise is eliminated.
Comes with 2 vials of a proprietary cleaning fluid developed specifically for this machine. A container of the fluid concentrate plus 4 liters of distilled water (just over a gallon) cleans 200 new LP's, or 100 used LP's.
Technical: How can sound clean?
Ultrasonic is sound generated above the human audible level.
A physical effect called "cavitation" results from the generation of ultrasonic frequencies in a liquid. In this cavitation process ultrasonic "compression waves" are created by an ultrasonic transducer. When the amplitude of this soundwave increases to a level where the surface tension of the liquid is broken, the fluid will "tear" apart leaving behind millions of microscopic vacuum bubbles. These vacuum bubbles then rapidly compress or implode creating millions of tiny liquid jets small enough to clean inside the smallest grooves of an LP. This process, also called "microagitation," displaces any contaminants on the surface of the LP.
A quick word regarding the cleaning fluid:
In order to treat the vinyl as gently as possible, and create the best possible sound, the cleaning fluid, specifically developed for the Vinyl Cleaner, avoids the use of alcohol, instead relying on a mild biodegradable mixture with excellent cleaning properties and outstanding anti-static characteristics. Just one container of cleaning fluid concentrate (2 are included with the machine) is enough to clean approximately 100-200 discs (depending on the level of disc contamination). The wet filter is easy to clean: saturate with distilled water and ring out. The inspection interval for the wet filter is identical to the replacement of the cleaning fluid. The 4 microfiber-cleaning barrels are extremely robust and therefore only need to be replaced after approximately 500 completed cleaning cycles.
Stereophile Product of the Year 2012 and 2015 - The Absolute Sound Product of the Year - Editor's Choice Awards for 2013 - The Absolute Sound Golden Ear Award for 2014
Art Dudley, November 2015
"...of the products I wrote about in 2015, one enhanced my enjoyment of recorded music every day: the Audiodesksysteme Gläss Vinyl Cleaner from Germany. This ultrasonic record washer is expensive but not overpriced, and is easily the best-thought-out audio accessory I've ever used. Best of all, the Vinyl Cleaner taught me that a lot of what I took to be record-groove damage is actually record-groove dirt—it can be removed, and the effects of doing so are musically and sonically stunning...."
Art Dudley, Stereophile March 2015
"...If there exists a more effective, easy, reliable, and utterly transformative way of cleaning LPs, I have yet to hear it..."
Check out the entire review
Michael Fremer, Stereophile
"...the Audio Desk Systeme was the most effective, easy-to-use record-cleaning machine I've ever tried. I've never had so much fun cleaning LPs. I bought the review sample!"
Jacob Heilbrunn, The Absolute Sound, 2014 Golden Ear Award
"...the Audio Desk Systeme record cleaning machine is a revelation.; Not just for its ease of use, but for the improvements it renders to vinyl playback. It will leave about any LP looking pristine. It is a well-nigh indispensable accessory for any record lover!"
Jeff Dorgay, Tone Audio
"...I can assure you that before-and-after comparisons are simply no contest. After trying pretty much everything else, nothing gets my records as clean as this machine does - it redefines analog quiet!"
Jacob Heilbrunn, The Absolute Sound
"...this is a miraculous product that produces results equivalent to a cartridge upgrade...if you have a high-end system and oodles of LPs, this record cleaning machine is not an option. It is a must!"
Cleaning Time: approx. 5Mins
Dimensions (HxWxD): 11" x 13" x 8"
Weight: 12 lbs.
Warranty: 2 Years
Made in Germany