KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965
KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965

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Degritter

Degritter

Degritter is a start-up company from Estonia who have developed a technologically advanced ultrasonic record cleaning machine.

Degritter uses ultrasonic cleaning in a water tank followed by a separate drying cycle to provide superb cleaning effect. To create the best ultrasonic cleaning system Degritter experimented with different frequencies, virtually simulated the energy distributions and made multiple physical set-ups to measure the energy levels. They built their own custom ultrasonic amplifier to power the system and spent long hours under a high resolution microscope to assess the safety of the device.

The core of Degritter is the 120kHz ultrasonic cleaning system. It has been carefully designed in house to make sure that records are cleaned thoroughly and without any damage to the surface of the record.

Ultrasonic cleaning works by creating a large number of microscopical bubbles in the cleaning bath, a phenomena called cavitation. The bubbles are a vacuum created by high frequency pressure waves moving through the water. Every ultrasonic cycle bubbles are formed and collapsed, releasing energy as heat and minuscule strong water jets. These effects combined thoroughly clean all surfaces down to a microscopic level.

A 120kHz frequency provides finer and more evenly distributed cleaning action than lower frequency systems. In fact, this technology at even higher frequencies is used to clean parts in the semiconductor industry, where surfaces need to be pure on a molecular level.

Degritter uses a custom ultrasonic bath with a custom 300W ultrasonic amplifier that has been designed specifically for cleaning vinyl records. The cleaning bath has four ultrasonic transducers (emitters), two on both sides covering the whole record. Degritter also comes with Frequency Sweep feature, which provides better cavitation energy and power distribution. Degritter is the only cleaning solution on the market working at 120kHz and having the Frequency Sweep feature.

Degritter record cleaning machines come with an active filtering solution. Active means that it removes small particles and dirt from the water during the ultrasonic cleaning process. Dirt washed off the record is filtered out of the ultrasonic cleaning bath and it won’t end up back on the record.

Degritter's distinct minimalist look was created in close collaboration between their team and an accomplished industrial designer to achieve a sleek product that can be proudly displayed next to a high-end audio system.

Throughout the whole technical design process Degritter also paid close attention to the noise levels that the device will put out. For this reason they have created a unique pumping solution that together with silent dryers and inaudible 120kHz ultrasonics forms a product that makes almost no noise at all.

As a result of the meticulous design and build process they have come up with something that they can take pride in and feel that their customers will appreciate as well.

We have the Degritter Record Cleaner on permanent demonstration in our Central London showroom. Drop by to hear the difference this amazing machine can make to your treasured record collection. 

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