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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
Kirmuss Global Sources

Charles Kirmuss

is a respected speaker at various Global Sources Trade Shows worldwide due to his extensive knowledge on the subject of overseas product procurement, quality control and manufacturing.

As an audiophile that is passionate about analog audio, he has leveraged his overseas contacts and has first introduced his bespoke cables and connectors in 2016.

Now with a WORLDWIDE Premiere at AXPONA 2018, in Chicago

Charles and his team proudly introduce an affordable Ultrasonic Record Washer and Vinyl Record Restoration System to the audio world.

An "Audio-nerd" since 1968:

Charles Kirmuss has been involved with audio first as a hobby since the age of 6 years old; building speaker enclosures and tube amplifiers! Every Friday, in his high school years he took the Metro and walked 4 miles down Montreal's famous Ste. Catherine Street from one end to the other, visiting the half dozen audio shops and ending his weekly store visits at The Audio Shop until closing time.

At Man & His World in 1973 and 1974 Charles had the chance to run the SPECTRAPHONIA sound and light show featuring a tape driven 26 channel colour organ with 26 - 100 watt McIntoshLabs amps.

Having built colour organs and audio equipment through the years; in his professional career he has pioneered the design and manufacture of RF GPS Situational awareness terminals for Icom America, audio and video signal cables for his own circle of clients, as well as digital video and audio recorders and servers for Homeland Security use as an OEM for companies such as Ikegami and Hitachi of Japan as well as US based companies Vicon Industries and DigaNet.

He holds several Patents. He is truly PASSIONATE about what he does and now considers himself a "VINYL NERD"! And HE LOVES IT!

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Giving Back...

Charles Kirmuss is a Director of the Radio Club of America and he also volunteers as Director for Rampart/Adams Country Search & Rescue and is a fervent supporter of Carole Perry and the RCA Youth Forum and RCA Youth Activities program. He is also Chair for the RCA Awards Committee and Member of the Scholarship Committee. He was elevated to RCA Fellow in 2018. Both KirmussAudio and Charles provides the stipends since 2012 for the RCA Dayton Youth Forum Finalists.

News From The Great White North!

Visit one of our Dealers:

Quebec:

Audio Light

Audio Shop

Acoustique Electronique

Codell

Sonor-Filtronique

Musique Avant Tout

Villeneuve Audio

 

Ontario:

33 1/3 RECORD STORE

AUDIO EDEN

AUDIO EXCELLENCE

ALL THAT JAZZ

BAY BLOOR RADIO

BEING THERE AUDIO

ELECTRONIC DEPOT

GRAND ELECTRONICS

HEARKEN AUDIO

MILK CRATE

NOTEWORTHY AUDIO

PLANET OF SOUND

RECORD CENTER

SIMPLY ANALOGUE

SONIC ARTISTRY

TORONTO HOME OF THE AUDIOPHILE

TRUTONE ELECTRONICS

WHITBY AUDIO

Newfoundland: Paul Frecker Audio

Western Canada:  London Drugs Audio Video Centers

ANALOG RULES! ​HEAR, FEEL, LOVE MUSIC!

From our CABLES to our AWARD WINNING Vinyl Cleaning and Restoration System!

We, at KirmussAudio are passionate about our products and our customers. We are first and foremost audiophiles who believe that we have introduced products that were made with NO compromises. DESIGNED BY AND FOR AUDIOPHILES.

THE KIRMUSS AUDIO RABBITS SAL, SALLY AND A HOST OF OTHERS!

Our mascots are part of the Kirmuss Audio family too! As a matter of fact, we've dedicated a page to our travelling mascots. Found here, they travel the world. We encourage our clients to see just how much fun these rabbits can be and to share pictures with us!

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Meet the Doctor: Charles Kirmuss

An Audiopjile since 1968, he is someone that is passionate about audio and who truly  believes in providing affordable solutions and technology. Holder of several patents and speaker at the Gl;obal Sources Hong Kong Electronic Shows since 2007, he introduced his Ultrasonic Record Cleaning and Restoration System at a price that is several thousands of dollars BELOW other ULTRASONIC Cleaning Machines at Axpona 2018!  A yeasr kater, over 2,100 sets have been sold globally.

People took notice!

The kicker is; this machine is actually SAFER for Vinyl and simply does a better job than ANY other Ultrasonic Machine currently on the market!

And YES, we can prove it!! Check out out our ads and pictures taken with our 2D/3D Microscope!

This innovation makes record restoration available to everyone at a reasonable price. ​ It does not just surface clean, the KirmussAudio Model KA-RC-1 revolutionizes the way we RESTORE records by removing the record's release agent found in the grooves of both newly pressed or vintage vinyl. It is here where the pops and clicks are found, originally microwelded into the release agent by the heat created by the dyne of the needle making contact with the record. Once removed, ah, the breath of the artist is felt and heard!  ...Just ask Michael Fremer of Stereophile!

First and foremost; the Patented record suspension system assures that the grooves of records of all sizes (7", 10" or 12") are safely contacted by our process.  We do not use skewers that have been prone and known to damage the record labels. We do not use a frequency higher than 35 kHz as this is the "sweet spot" which won't damage the grooves.

Our "bath" (which comprises of 6L of distilled water with a maximum of 40 ml (1.4 oz) of ISA 70% solution)  signals aqn alarm at  95 degrees Fahrenheit... Other Sonic manufacturers do not take heed.   Again, these have all been measured to optimize record cleaning and  groove restoration while being SAFE for your vinyl. We apply an anti-bacterial surfactant (supplied with the machine) by way of a goat hair brush (also supplied with the unit) onto to the record.  Ultrasonics need a surfactant to aid in the cavitation of the water solution to better clean and remove contaminants. Our process actually changes the charge of the record. Now attracting the sonic wave produced by our machine. Just simplky using a cleaning solution poured into a machine's tanbk does nothing to see grooves cleaned!

It is also an anti fungal agent which is another common issue with older LP's. Our machines are SAFE and bear the ETL's rubber stamp (ETL tests products to UL, CSA and CE standards).

Finally; Affordability! Everyone can enjoy their collection; Restore and Maintain it without breaking the bank to do so!

Saying "Goodbye...Sayōnara" to a good friend

It is with a heavy heart and much emotion that I share with you where I have recently lost one of my closest and dearest friends; Mr. Yoshi Yoshikawa, this past September 2018, whom I affectionately called "Pizza Man". He is recognized in Japan for bringing thin crust Italian Style pizza to Japan some 29 years ago. I met him 28 years ago. He transformed his laundry shop into a pizzeria and brought  in a wood stove that was made in Italy to Japan. When in Japan on my many visits I would dine at his pizzeria every night, that is how good his pizza was. Added his lasagna and mussels! Not to be missed, he is the  Inventor of the “fruit” and “ice cream pizza”.  Yoshi was a man with a dream, he wanted to make true Italian pizza for the people in Japan to enjoy and has been recognized for his culinary art. His hobby was music and played the trumpet. Before his passing he came out of hospital to allow me to visit with him and show me how to make a Neopolitan style pizza. He left this world and those that visited him with souvenirs of his warm hospitality and wonderful personality. Check out his site http://pizza-df.com/

Coincidently his younger brother, Yoshi Jr. started as our Sales Manager for Japan 3 years ago.

さようなら私の友人、いつかまた会うかもしれない...
ありがとうございます
-Charles

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