OTHERS CLEAN, WE RESTORE!

See, Hear &   Feel the Difference 

OTHERS CLEAN, WE RESTORE!

See, Hear &   Feel the Difference 

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POSITIVE FEEDBACK.COM: Kirmuss Audio Advances Record Restoration and Introduces the Adrenaline Speaker Cable
10-07-2021 | By Robert H. Levi | Issue 117

REGARDING THE KIRMUSS AUDIO KA-RC-1 RECORD RESTORATION SYSTEM: I should tell you of my restoration of an important LP: the Heifetz Sibelius Violin Concerto, RCA LSC 2435 Shaded Dog Original S1/S1, that I have owned for half a century. It is very clean looking, but noisy and somewhat compressed sonically, lacking violin sweetness and orchestral blood and guts. AFTER KIRMUSS PROCESS: The results? Extraordinary! Loudness increased by about 3dBs! Surface noise and distortion disappeared. The violin sound was covered in honey. The orchestra was now wall to wall and revealed immense depth and height. The LP was more like a test pressing or a very fine reissue, but sweeter and warmer than the current crop of RCA reissues. Now I had a treasure I will enjoy for years to come. Only 1500 more to restore. Charles, you are the man!

AND ABOUT THE ADRENALINE CABLES: Compared to my reference speaker cables—which is quite unfair as the Adrenalines cost less than my reference cable's sales tax—I am delighted to report the Adrenalines were much more than very good. The mid-range was alive and realistic with solid imaging. The definition was excellent, and never strident or crisp. The pacing and drive were very good and the soundstage was wide and tall. Image size was spot on and very well focused. Crescendos were well defined and only slightly congested.

The high-band was somewhat rolled off above about 10khz, but still was nicely airy and sweet. The treble region was less defined with bells and such a bit dull but nicely present. Ambiance retrieval was very good and vocal highs were quite natural and well defined. I found digital media very smooth and a touch creamy, unusual but delightful. LPs were very good and naturally dynamic. The depth perspective was good with dark and quiet backgrounds. The Adrenaline would be a very fine cable for solid-state amplifiers.

The low band was smooth and detailed though rolled off somewhat below 100hz. The bass impact was well layered and natural sounding. Overall, the sonics were less exciting than I am used to, but certainly satisfactory. A higher-powered solid-state amplifier should yield a bigger and more potent bass sound.

The overall performance of the Adrenalines would be similar to cables costing $1500+ and would be a great choice for solid-state gear and a digital source or streaming, though no slouch with LPs. Though they demonstrated superior test measurements at 12 feet in length, that is a bit long in my experience. They should be available in a two-meter length, which may yield even better musical performance. As is, the Adrenalines are a more than worthy effort and a terrific audiophile bargain. If this is your price range, then you should definitely give the Adrenalines a try.

IN V2. STEREOTIMES TOP 20 ACCESSORIES TO OWN IN 2020: KirmussAudio Adrenaline Cables: "The Adrenaline speaker cable (12') completely outperformed my reference speaker cables in both my systems. I have also talked to four other listeners who put them into their systems and were shocked at how they brought their systems' performance to a much higher level. We all had speaker cables that cost anywhere from $2K to $7K more than the Kirmuss Audio’s Adrenaline. " Terry London. (LIST PRICE $820 USD.)

ONLY THE PATENTED AND PATENTS PENDING KIRMUSS KA-RC-1 NOT ONLY CAN IT CLEAN RECORDS BUT CAN RESTORE. LOOK ALIKES ARE JUST THAT. THE KA-RC-1 SUSPENDS RECORDS WITH PROPER SOPACING NO LKESS THAN 1.78 INCHES BETWEEN EACH RECORD TO ENSURE ALL RECORDED MATERIAL IN THE GROOVES IS TOUCHED BY THE KIRMUSS IONIZING PROCESS. . PEOPLE USING SKEWERS WITH MUTLIPLE RECORDS SEE THE SONIC WAVES CANCELLED BY HIGH SWR, RECORDS TOO CLOSE, SOME BEING SOLD WITH GLASS CLEANER SUPPLIED IN A BLUE BOTTLE! A SHINY RECORD IS NOT A RESTORED RECORD. AND WHERE SOAPS ARE REPELLED BY THE RECORD, KIRMUSS CHNAGES THE CHARGE OF THE RECORD USING ITS SPRAY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ITS ULTRASONIC ACTION.

COMING SOON, A NEW TECHNICAL VIDEO EXPLAINING SONICS AND SHOWING THE RESTORATION POWER OF THE KA-RC-1 OVER OTHER MACHINES THAT ONLY TRY TO "SURFACE CLEAN" AND WHAT SKEWERRING RECORDS ON A ROTISSERIE DOES TO RECORDS.

FAQs

Q: How many records can I clean with one "bath"?

A: You can clean two 33 1/3, one 45, and one 78 at the same time. The spacing between the records is crucial to the process, any larger number of record within the same space reduces the advantage of the ultrasonic that works the surfactant into the record grooves.

To the bath: We suggest you change out the distilled water with the 1.4 ounces of 70% IPA in the tank after restoring between 15 to 20 records or when the water becomes murky. Severely contaminated records will show up with murky water in the tub. Do not let the water stand in the restoration system overnight. It will grow fungus once the alcohol has evaporated. Please discard.

Q: How long will that Surfactant bottle last before I need to replenish it?

A: You should be able to clean between 100 and 150 records before requiring a new spray bottle. (60 mL). The number of applications depends on the number of 5 minute cycles that you require to restore the record. Eight applications would see less records restored, around 60.

Also available: a 300 mL refill bottle. This is approximately 20% lower in cost.

"...To say that I was pleased with the performance of the Kirmuss was to issue a laughable understatement. The KA-RC-1 not only removes troublesome  noise efficiently, to give new life to your vinyl, it also provides a level of sonic transparency that is truly astounding. Once you hear the effects yourself, you’’ realize that you’ve never actually heard your record collection. 

...Not properly."

"I have to declare that the KARC-1 is the best record cleaner on the market. Bar none.​"​

FIVE STARS!

HiFi World Magazine (January 2019)

"The Kirmuss KA-RC-1 is the best commercial ultrasonic cleaner currently available on the market."

The Audioman

(on-line review January 2019)

"Kirmuss Audio’s "In The Groove" Ultimate Ultrasonic Vinyl Restoration System makes the process of using this technology more affordable. You can RESTORE your 33 1/3, 45's and 78's simultaneously!​​"

Andre Jennings

AXPONA 2018 WORLD PREMIERE

The Kirmuss system should not be seen as simply a record cleaning machine, it is a professional grade archival system that has been made affordable to anyone wanting to preserve or restore their vinyl collection and as such thoroughly deserves 

Hifi Pig’s Outstanding Product Award.

Linette Smith

HiFi Pig

"Billed as a record groove restoration system (and not a record cleaner), You will be rewarded with a better soundstage and truer instrumental timbre". " As such receives Absolute Sound's EDITOR's CHOICE AWARD".

ANDRE JENNINGS

THE ABSOLUTE SOUND March/April 2020

"I wholeheartedly endorse the Kirmuss System” ;   “Best of all when I played it, (after record restoration),  HOLY CRAP! “.  “ The top end fully restored, the backgrounds were super quiet, transients were sharpened, the inner detail in Peter Townsend’s rhythm guitar strings (Tommy). ...  produced an almost new listening experience." 

“ENTHUSIASTICALLY RECOMMENDED,”

 “Works as promised,  and it’s reasonably priced.”     

MICHAEL FREMER, "Dr. Analog to many."

Stereophile Magazine July 2019

“Dr. Kirmuss, I want to share my absolute delight and astonishment with your system.  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 Clinician; President: American Bandmasters Association; President and CEO: John Philip Sousa Foundation  

Lowell Graham , DMA, Professional Custodian

A “best buy” for the benefit of ultrasonics to restore LP sonics to their potential!