Our revolutionary Ultrasonic Record RESTORATION Cleaning System.
Affordable for all to Enjoy!
Not all washers are the same...
"I'm enjoying the cables and cleaner; It’s like being there with the artist; they make my Karas and vinyls both sound fantastic! “ “Highly recommended, cannot believe the “bang for the buck”. “Should cost more!” “Looking forward to auditioning my new 300B baby through your favorites.”
BIO: BK Butler has been designing and building vacuum tube related musical products for over 25 years. Professional celebrity users include Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), David Gilmour ( Pink Floyd), Eric Clapton, Elton John, Eric Johnson and hundreds more.
VISIT BK's web site at: www.butleraudio.com
From the Netherlands, Guitarist, Audio Designer:
Frans Muys van de Moer,
“…Listened to a new LP: AWESOME! Listened to the used one: hmmm. After a few minutes white goo. Washed again, the same. Washed it again, still. Washed the fourth time: FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!!!!! (no white goo) Still learning, but I get even very emotional listening. So freaking unbelievable what it does!!!!! This piece of equipment is indispensable! You know that I am a pioneer trying to better the art of reproduction, in that light the importance of the cleaner can't be overstated! WOW! WOW! WOW! (My previous cleaner a VPI HW17 I think can't even come close, a total different league, incomparable). I am now telling other people that instead of paying 4000 EUR for a turntable, better buy a cheaper one and this cleaning device.The improvement is pivotal to me. It gives me improvements in areas that still had my attention. Of course as I always say: you can never improve or better compensate on other places that where it goes wrong. My work has been to research where what goes wrong and how to improve it, turning every stone. This is one of the MAJOR breakthroughs. This is a once in a few years kind of breakthrough. Feel free to use any of my comments for quoting.” Frans.
“Dr. Kirmuss, I want to share my absolute delight and astonishment with your system: A “best buy” for the benefit of ultrasonics to restore LP sonics to their potential. Over the past five decades I have used many DIY and professional cleaning systems….none of those systems have come close to the sonic benefits I am experiencing with this system, …it is like opening a window, ...simply dramatic. What I now hear from them is a revelation. This cleaning solution is simple, effective and impactful.” Thank-You, Kind Regards, Lowell E. Graham, D.M.A. Abraham Chavez, Jr. Professorship in Music; Director of Orchestral Activities, Professor of Conducting, Conducting and Ensembles, Area Coordinator of The University of Texas at El Paso; Conn-Selmer: Educational Clinitian; President: American Bandmasters Association; President and CEO: John Philip Sousa Foundation
THE ABSOLUTE SOUND: About our ultrasonic record restoration system:the "Most Significant Product Introduction (AXPONA 2018); Kirmuss Audio’s "In The Groove Ultimate Ultrasonic Vinyl Restoration System", makes the process of using this technology more affordable.”
" Best Analog Accessory of Show".
RESTORE your 33 1/3, 45's and 78"s. CLEAN two 33's, one 45 and one 78 simultaneously!
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Specifications may be subject to change without notice.
Patents Pending and Issued..
$850 USD FOR 120 VAC US MODEL
* $1,600 USD LIST PRICE FOR 240 and 100 VAC MODELS. CONTACT YOUR REGIONAL RESELLER IN YOUR COUNTRIES' REGION.
MORE MYTHS REVEALED: AS TO OTHER SYSTEMS CLEANING 6, 8, 12 OR MORE RECORDS AT A TIME AND UNDERSTANDING
THE KIRMUSSAUDIO SYSTEM HAS ITS RECORDS SPACED AT THE CORRECT DISTANCE BETWEEN EACH OTHER TAKING ULTRASONIC FREQUENCY, ULTRASONIC POWER TO THE CERAMIC SONIC TRANSDUCERS LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STAINLESS STEEL BASIN WITH MEASURED BUBBLE GENERATION AND THE RESULTING CAVITATION EFFECT TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION. KIRMUSS THUS ENGINNERED THEREFORE A SYSTEM WHERE 4 RECORDS ARE SAFELY AND PROPERLY CLEANED WITH ALL GROOVES CONTACTED WITHOUT WETTING THE LABEL. OUR SPECIFIC SPACING IS DESIGNED WHERE A MAXIMUM OF 4 RECORDS ARE CLEANED SIMULTANEOULSY IN A 6 LITER, 1.6 GALLON TUB. ANY MORE RECORDS ADDED IN THE ASSEMBLY WOULD SEE THE RECORDS CLOSER TO EACH OTHER AND AS A RESULT GROOVES NEAREST THE WAX RELEASE POINT AT THE END OF RECORD WOULD NOT BE CLEANED AS WE SEE IN OTHER SYSTEMS OFFERING 6, 8, EVEN 12 RECOIRDS BEING CLEANED AT A TIME. AS WE HAVE DISCOVERED USING UNDERWATER CAMERAS, THE HIGHER THE NUMBER OF RECORDS SPACED CLOSER THAN 1 3/4" AND LESS SEES THE SONIC BUBBLE IMPLOSIONS CANCEL OUT AS BUBBLES RISE AND APPROACH THE WAX LINE AND AS A RESULT, WHERE 2/3 OF THE RECORD WOULD NOT BE CLEANED. UNLIKE OTHER SYSTEMS, THE USER MAY SEE IF THE RECORD HAS IN FACT BEEN CLEANED FOLLOWING OUR PROCESS. IN SELECTING A SONIC CLEANER, ENSURE THE SYSTEM HAS 4 HEADS WITH ADEQUATE POWER. SOME SYSTEMS AVAILABLE HAVE A SINGLE ULTRASONIC TRANSDUCER LOCATED BENEATH A SINGLE RECORD. THIS SEES ITS CAVITATION REDUCED SIGNIFICANTLY..
All of our cables once woven are hand-crafted and individually sweep tested. Our commitment to fine craftsmanship can be seen and heard in every detail.
ETL APPROVED! ETL is a mark provided by Intertek, a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory that is found on our washer where ETL tests products to UL, CSA and CE standards. A product bearing the ETL Listed Mark is determined to have met the requirements of prescribed product safety standards as well as where our factory conforms to a range of compliance measures and is subject to periodic follow-up inspections to verify continued conformance.
NOT ALL ULTRASONICS WASH YOUR RECORDS SAFELY: SPECIFY 35 KHz!
"Sonically speaking", INDEED where higher the frequency, the smaller the bubbles, smaller the bubbles, they enter small crevices easier. A RECORD CONTRARY TO BELIEF IS NOT A SMALL CREVICE. MINUTE DETAILS WITHIN THE GROOVE PROVIDE TIMBER AND THE EXCELLENCE OF ANALOG.THESE INDENTATIONS SHOULD NEVER BE REMOVED! In 3 years of testing, 35 kHz is the sweet spot, does not remove these details and does not "smoothen" the grooves as would a poorly designed record cleaner leaving a residue which has the same effect. Not 45, not 80, not 90 kHz. NEVER 120 kHz or higher. All are proven to damage records over time. Much misinformation out there: We have in house experienced engineers familiar with ultrasonic generation. 35 kHz is gentle yet powerful to do the job!
A Primer on Sonic Technology:Under pressure of continuous vibration by the ultrasonic generator at the bottom of the tank bubbles generated rise and stretch and compress at a fast rate. Once they reach a certain size as determined by the frequency and strength of the sound waves produced the bubbles lose structural integrity and collapse violently. When these implosions happen near the surface of an object such as a record, the bubbles emit high-powered streams of plasma that travel at more than 500 miles per hour and collide with, agitate and remove even very tiny particles and substances from the record's surface. Using a surfactant attracts further these bubbles to the record. (For new records, 40 mL of 70% alcohol per 6 L of distilled water to remove record pressing residue, our 1% propanol as a second step is a surfactant brushed in to aid in the removal of fungus as well as remnants of past manual, vacuum and ultrasonic systems and air or forced blow drying techniques, stripping these residues. THAT IS WHY WE RESTORE A RECORD AND NOT JUST COSMETICALLY CLEAN AS DO OTHERS! To this and CALLED CAVITATION: In an ultrasonic cleaning machine, explosions occur millions of times per second, with resulting explosions and wave being attracted by our surfactant brushed in thus removing contaminants. Technically: Bubble size relates to how much energy is released when they implode. That’s why while a higher frequency yields more bubbles it’s a better choice for cleaning parts with very tiny features such as blind holes, channels and threads. This a danger for vinyl and shellacked records. SMALL BUBBLES WHEN THEY EXPLODE AND CAUSE A PLASMA WAVE DAMMAGE THE DEPTH OF THE GROOVE REMOVING TIMBER AND HIGH FREQUENCIES. THE BEST ULTRASONIC FREQUENCY AFTER 3 YEARS OF TESTING IS 35 kHz WITH A MAX TEMP OF 95 DEG F. Higher frequencies such as 100, 125, 130 kHz are used for fine cleaning jobs as they enter small surfaces including microelectronics, printed circuit boards, medical and precision optics where the resulting higher intensity powerful plasma explosions remove post manufacturing matter and dirt suited to those materials. Records need specific cleaning attributes. The 35 kHz frequency with our ceramic generator and element as well as record spacing of a maximum of 4 records per a 6 liter tank sees this spacing and design offer a good combination of power, penetration, and especially very even energy distribution and that can successfully address record cleaning applications. Our properly-engineered cleaning system also does not damage the stainless steel basin as do higher frequencies. A 2 minute cycle allows us to restore a shellacked record. AVOID ALSO HOME MADE SYSTEMS WHERE TEMPERATURES EXCEED 95 DEG F, (35 deg c), as these WARP RECORDS and affect groove integrity.