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Others Clean, We Restore!

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY:                                                                                                              "I have to declare that the KIRMUSS AUDIO KA-RC-1 is the best record cleaner on the market. Bar none" Paul Rigby, HiFi World Magazine (January 2019)

"Michael Fremer STEREOPHILE July 2019                      "ENTHUSIATICALLY RECOMMENDED";                              "i wholeheartedly endorse the kirmuss system";         "I eNDORSE IT BECAUSE IT WORKS";                                                                                                                                              HIFI PIG OUTSTANDING PRODUCT 2019 P

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the Kirmuss Audio patented process

We have spent now over 5 years in researching all processes and methods used to clean records. The trouble is that we found them to ONLY TRY TO CLEAN the record’s SURFACE. Most if not all leave a surface residue hiding microwelded dust and contaminants after air or vacuum drying:  the main cause of the pops and clicks, but in so doing,  removing the AIR and BRILLIANCE OF THE PRESSING that analog is known for.

ENTER THE KIRMUSS PROCESS:

With 4 Records cared for simultaneously and TO RESTORE,  Our process sees typically 3 or 4 cycles of either two (*)  or five minutes with our ionizing agent applied via brush onto the record and into the grooves.  ( (*) 2 minute cycles  to remove "LAST" or other coatings).   Remembering where water with or without a soap and the vinyl record itself having "like" charges, they  repell each other. That is why only cosmetic surface cleaning occurs with other cleaning  methods.   ENTER THE KIRMUSS PROCESS: Our restoration process starts  by now our  changing "the charge of the record" which then sees the ultrasonic plama wave now being attracted to,   and touching  the groove.  By now reaching far into the grooves with the "plasma wave" created by the cavitation process of our safe ultrasonic of 35 KHz, we now fully see the benefit of ultrasinic technolgy with our ionizing agent. The plasma wave  now brushing against our surfactant sees the Kirmuss Process now remove past contaminants as well as films and residues left over from other cleaning methods. In our process we now also remove the original release agent that bubbles up during a record's pressing.  It is here  (in the release agent never before removed) where the heat of the stylus micro-welds  surface dust and dirt into the release agent... the cause of the pops and ticks we hear.  NOW REMOVED, THE RECORD IS RESTORED.  As the needle now makes better contact with the groove detail, even surface scratches and skuff marks  on the record's surface now in most cases may no longer be heard.   

             WE REMOVE THIS RELEASE AGENT FROM A RECORD RECENTLY PRESSED OR ONE 40 YEARS OLD!                          Other systems and processes TRY TO CLEAN the record’s surface; OUR SYSTEM IS PROVEN TO RESTORE!

...Just read Michael Fremer's 5 page review of our system in the JULY ISSUE of STEREOPHILE.                                   He was skeptical at first. A year's trial of our system.

QUOTING MICHAEL FREMER: "Holy Crap!", "The top end on  (my) original UK Pressing (of)  Abbey Road (Apple PCS 7088), and both copies of The Beatles (2 LP Apple PCS 7067/8), ...these records sounded very good prior to "Kirmuss Restoration" (as I kept them clean.... with the Audiodeskesysteme cleaner"). (With Kirmuss Audio KA-RC-1 and the Kirmuss Process) " NOW THEIR TOP ENDS SPARKLE AS NEVER BEFORE."  "In Tampa's Audio Expo played side two for a room full of (60) people who sat transfixed throughout. IT SOUNDED QUIETER, AND MORE MUSICALLY LUSTROUS, THAN IT HAD FOR YEARS".                                                                                                               "THE KIRMUSS KA-RC-1 WORKS AS PROMISED AND IT'S REASONABLY PRICED"    

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.

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

Paul Rigby

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

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 Oustanding Product award.

Linette Smith

HiFi Pig

"To say that I was pleased with the performance of the Kirmuss was to issue a laughable understatement. The KARC-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’ll realise that you’ve never actually heard your record collection. Not properly.

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

Paul Rigby

HiFi World