KEITH MONKS Record Cleaning Machine

The Keith Monks Record Cleaning Machine was introduced in 1969 and is still unique in the method used to vacuum-dry the cleaning fluid from the vinyl record.

The KMAL (Keith Monks Audio Ltd) Record Cleaning Machine was originally developed from a ‘Record Doctor’ concept devised by Percy Wilson in England and presented to the Audio Engineering Society (AES) in 1965.

In 1969, Keith Monks was successful in securing orders from the BBC for the first KMAL Record Cleaning Machines to be manufactured.

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Ultrasonic record cleaning (Pt 1)

I have to say that I’m a little bit excited about this right now…..

Over the past week, I have been testing vinyl records in an Ultrasonic cleaning machine and the results have been all positive.

In the past, I have used a Nitty Gritty record cleaning machine (RCM) and in recent years have acquired an old but well-respected Keith Monks RCM (below). Continue reading