Kirmuss KA-RC-1 Ultrasonic Record Restoration System

Kirmuss KA-RC-1 Ultrasonic Record Restoration System

A new approach to ultrasonic record cleaning, developed by Dr Charles Kirmuss

Kirmuss Audio
When a record cleaning device attracts this much attention around the world, you would expect that it must be for good reason however the Record Cleaning and Restoration System developed by Charles Kirmuss has been universally lauded as ‘revolutionary’.

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 dulls the sound. Furthermore, a chemical release agent is used during the manufacturing process of a record and if these chemicals haven’t been completely removed from the record surface, any dust particles in the record’s grooves will be fused into the agent, resulting in those nasty “pops”.

The Kirmuss Audio Record Cleaning and Restoration System will increase your listening pleasure by removing most of those annoying unwanted pops and crackling sounds from both new and old records. This ultrasonic cleaning system safely cleans records of all sizes by efficiently removing dust particles, fungus, remnants of prior cleanings and contaminants from your record’s surface.

Apart from its simplicity of use, this system brings you ultrasonic technology at a very affordable price and justifiably, has caught the attention of the world’s audiophile press. If you have a record collection, it not only makes practical sense to have an ultrasonic restoration system, but now finally it makes financial sense. Use it once and you’ll wonder how you ever got by without it!

Maintaining and Restoring Your Vinyl Collection
After 5 years of extensive research and trials, Charles Kirmuss developed an affordable and simple to use Record cleaning and restoration system based on researching the record making process and the environments that records are stored in.

The Kirmuss Audio Record Cleaning and Restoration System will increase your listening pleasure by removing most of those annoying unwanted pops and crackling sounds from both new and old records. This ultrasonic cleaning system safely cleans records of all sizes by efficiently removing dust particles, fungus, remnants of prior cleanings and contaminants from your record’s surface.

Their unique record suspension system (patented and patents pending) assures that records of any speed and size see their grooves cleaned safely. No damage to the record due to the absence of mechanical skewers and mechanisms.

The initial de-grease bath contains only distilled water with a maximum of 40 mL (1.4 oz) of ISA (Isopropyl) 70% solution. The initial 2 or 5 minute cycle removes surface dust, fingerprint oils, sand and other particles. The grooves are not cleaned during this cycle. In subsequent restoration cycles, a PVC friendly, water soluble, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-static ionizing surfactant spray is applied to the record. When brushed in using the supplied goat hair brush, the application changes the charge of the record with relation to the water in the Ultrasonic’s tank.

The groove cleaning and groove restoration process then begins. The 805 km/hr plasma wave created by cavitation is attracted to the both the record and the record’s grooves. (Patents Pending). With the plasma wave brushing against the applied surfactant, accumulated surface contaminants present from other cleaning systems and processes are removed. Then as the records are processed in additional cleaning cycles (2 or 5 minutes), the release agent found below and the contaminants that were fused into the grooves by the heat of the needle are also removed. It is these artefacts that causing those unwanted pops and crackles.

Ultrasonic technology needs an ionizing surfactant to aid the plasma wave to be attracted to the record, as vinyl typically repels water. Without this, groove restoration and cleaning may not occur. Do not use the Kirmuss surfactant with other ultrasonic systems as permanent damage to records may occur.

As the surfactant is brushed onto the record and into the grooves over multiple 2 or 5 minute cycles, an increase and a decrease of a toothpaste-like substance is seen and when this substance no longer appears, the cleaning process can come to an end.

Regular cleanings are recommended as continual maintenance and care of your records which in turn will reduce those unwanted pops that affect your listening pleasure. Use a felt brush to remove dust and a carbon fibre brush to remove dust and static. Keep restored records in HDPE non-PVC anti-static, anti-fungal sleeves and store vertically. Use the Kirmuss process once every 3-4 years afterwards with a 5 minute cycle.

Ultrasonic cleaners have been around for many years and their use and attributes are well known. 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 Kirmuss have taken it one step further with their approach that ultrasonic alone is not enough. Their aim is to remove the release agent on a new record and then remove any fungus as well as the many layers of previous cleaning system residues, thus RESTORING the record.

240V Models
Please note that the Australian and Asian regions require the 240V model which differs in some ways to the standard USA model. The power supplies required to meet the additional RF and EMI regulations stipulated by the relevant authorities are larger and more complex. The electrical and governmental approvals are also different than in the USA and require additional documentation and testing at significant cost. Therefore, the published Retail Price List for the 240V model is higher than the USA model.

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