Show Reports


Company: Kirmuss Audio or the European office

Product: KA-RC-1 Record Cleaning Machine 

In this report from the recent North West Audio Show, Paul Rigby talks to Kevin Jackson about the new KA-RC-1 record cleaning machine.

This machine has already generated some comment online along with a variety of criticisms. Which is why I’ve retained this long, four part, interview ‘as is’, to provide as much information as possible.

To listen to the interview, click on the sound file player, below:

Part 1:

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Part 2:


This is the motor unit that easily lifts up and away from the chassis. Underneath is a system of pulleys and belts. Beneath this unit is a large bath of water. The slots on the top can handle two 12″ discs, one 10″ and one 7″ disc.

Part 3:


The motor unit, lifts from the rest of the chassis.

Part 4:

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  • Reply
    Chris Porteous
    1st July 2018 at 4:35 pm

    That was very interesting. I’m not in the market for such a machine, not enough space and my vinyl collection is not that huge – but there are plenty of useful tips there for when I do use my manual record cleaner. Never thought I should clean a brand new record! Thanks Paul.

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      2nd July 2018 at 11:02 am

      Thanks for that, Chris. Yes, a new record should always be cleaned but I think Kirmuss’ explanation re. the release agent point in the interview needs more investigation…which is what I’m currently doing 🙂

  • Reply
    Hans Günter Hannl
    11th September 2018 at 4:27 pm

    iDesr Paul, what is the price of such a machine?

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      11th September 2018 at 5:05 pm

      Thanks for your question – I think that information is contained within the interview.

  • Reply
    Jonathan Weekes
    11th December 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Any updates on the Kirmuss rcm? I’m very interested in this but there are a couple of question marks over the use of chemicals and some of the claims.

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      11th December 2018 at 9:36 pm

      Hi Jonathan – it’s currently being reviewed but it’s taking time because of my own independent research. Hopefully that won’t go on for too long.

      • Reply
        Volker Henninger
        20th January 2023 at 12:10 am

        It’s been four years. Any update? Thanks!

        • Reply
          Paul Rigby
          20th January 2023 at 12:01 pm

          Update of what, Volker?

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