Keith Monks Prodigy Makes Record Cleaning Fun
Keith Monks has released its quietest Record Cleaning Machine yet, the Prodigy RCM, by Jonathan Monks, the founder's son.
The latest record-cleaning machine from the Keith Monks stable is available now following five months of beta testing and refinement.
Taking its design cues from the original machines – which are still in use in the British Library and the United States Library of Congress - the Prodigy is said to bring all the classic Keith Monks RCM features but wrapped in a sustainable bamboo chassis. Additionally, the new machine boasts a smaller footprint, a lower price and, perhaps more importantly, even quieter running.
Also, Prodigy brings the world's first threadless point suction cleaner to market. Previous KM machines have used a thread between the suction nozzle and the record. The new system is more straightforward and more effective, says the brand.
The Keith Monks cleaning method is a liquid on and liquid off solution. The company states that this guarantees no recontamination from previously used fluids and you should be able to clean both sides of a vinyl LP in approximately five minutes.
The Prodigy RCM is said to be able to also safely clean CDs, Blu-Ray Discs, and even computer CDs and Laserdiscs.
Possibly inspired by gaming PCs, Prodigy is fitted with a multi-colour lighting system for personalisation and a bit of fun.
Keith Monks is currently looking for an Australian distributor so Australian pricing and availability are unknown, but overseas the Keith Monks Prodigy Record Cleaning Machine sells for £795 / €895.
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