Recently I stumbled across this product and was intrigued to say the least, as I have never seen something like it before. At first, you could have nearly mistaken it for a paper shredder. It is in fact a vinyl cleaner.
Reiner Glass’ is a German company, which are known for their LP and CD cleaning equipment. The new technology incorporates an ultrasonic cleaning cycle in addition to a more conventional mechanical cleaning. This is achieved, through rotating cleaning drums that contain microfibers. This means, millions of microscopic bubbles will be wiped off the surface of the record, all the way to the bottom of the groove, which until now was not possible to reach. It brings your records back to life, reducing surface noises like pops. The result of this means, you can listen to tracks louder without any of the previous blemishes showing up, that were caused when in use and in storage. For more dirty records, there is an option for longer periods of cleaning time.
The machine is incredibly easy to use and is fully automatic. Just slide your record into the slot and push the ‘on’ button. It could not be easier. In about 5 to 6 minutes you should come back to, a clean and dry replenished record. It comes with 2 vials of the appropriate cleaning agent. A full tank of fluid and gallon of distilled water can clean up to 200 records, dependent on their condition of course.
However, this does not come cheap and will only appeal to real hardcore vinyl lovers out there. But if you value your collection and are a regular user, you should definitely consider this as a long term investment. This product retails for £2199 pounds.