RCM (record Cleaning Machines)

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An expensive RCM (Record Cleaning Machine) is certainly desirable but beyond the scope of the average record collector.
However there are also some basic models that don't cost the earth.
If you have the cash and 1000's of records then some of these sexy looking high end machines might tempt you.
Our fluids can be used with any brand of RCM for spectacular results without the extra elbow grease!
Some of our other vinyl & stylus care products would also compliment an RCM system quite nicely.


The Moth Record Cleaning machine is a wet cleaning/Vacuuming device with
powered turntable and drain-able reservoir. Cleaning liquid is applied by hand to the rotating record, and removed by  vacuum system into a drain able tank.
The unit is housed in a Steel enclosure with clear plastic lid.
Designed for professional and domestic home use.

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Knosti Disco Antistat (manual winder)
If you want a RCM without spending a fortune then this is the model for you.
You have to manually wind the handle but it is quite fun to use and you get decent results, also supplied with drying rack.

Project VC-S Record Cleaner (powered)
The new kid on the block, a stylish modern looking RCM with an impressive 800watt motor and strong vacuum, very quick and easy to use. There's a 2.5 litre tank to hold your fluid of choice.

Keith Monks Sovereign - RCM Mk2 (vacuum but with manual fluid method)
The original RCM inventor Keith Monks has been making machines since the 1960's!
The 'Entry Level' Keith Monks ‚ÄėSovereign‚Äô is the vacuum part of their standard RCM¬†but without the deck mounted wash system. Instead manually spray fluid onto the¬†record and the hoover part sucks it off.
 Hand made in Great Britain.
Keith Monks Omni RCM (auto)
This is the latest model from Keith Monks available with oak, white or blue finish.
Its a Single brush system with fully adjustable fluid distribution and interchangeable brushes, for all record sizes.
Making record cleaning machines since 1968, Keith Monks is Probably the most
famous record cleaning machine in the world! A special silver model was presented to the Queen for her Silver Jubilee in 1977! - I wonder if she still has it? and what records she cleans on it? Sex Pistols fan perhaps?

Okki Nokki RCM (powered)
Available in black or white, The dust cover is optional.
With Forward back Scrubbing action(Reversible direction platter) Its  
Super quiet and Lightweight.
Quality aluminium chassis and has dedicated vacuum cleaning tubes for 10‚ÄĚ and 7‚Ä̬†vinyl records.This is apparently ¬†the best selling RCM in Europe.

LORICRAFT PRC3 MK.4 (automated)
Based on the RCM created by Percy Wilson (Editor of Gramophone magazine) back in the mid sixties. Loricraft’s metal arm uses cotton-like material to act as a spacer between the disc surface which means that the arm never actually touches the record
and results in no static build up or dirt re-contamination. A stylish super high quality unit, It uses an ultra quite motor and cost just over £1000.

at around £450 this is the budget model from Nitty Gritty.
The user must apply the fluid, scrub the record and rotate the platter to clean by hand. Its then vacuumed off. Other more expensive models from Nitty Gritty are totally automated (no need to scrub) Its a compact unit for those with lack of space.

Spin Clean Record Washer RCM MK 2
(Retro Edition - manual)
This company from the USA has been making record cleaning machines for over 40 years. All the products in the range are manual, reasonably priced for the average enthusiast. This is the retro model which also comes in original style old box.

Clear Audio Smart Matrix (automated)
This sexy looking machine cleans a record in 2 minutes.
Well crafted and very quiet, its fully automated and costs around £800.
Made in Germany.


Our RCM Compatible fluids can be found here

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