MOTH MKII PRO RECORD CLEANING MACHINE
The MKII Moth Record Cleaning machine is based upon the well proven and accepted record cleaner that has been available from Moth for a number of years. The MKII version of the machine allows for bi-directional operation of the turntable in both the fluid application ‘Wash’ cycle and in the vacuum ‘Drying’ phase. The vacuum tube has been modified to allow for the new two way movement and to offer a more efficient vacuum system. A full size dark acrylic lid is fitted to the MKII Moth Record Cleaning machine. A version of the Moth RCM MKII will be made available in the very popular Kit form, complete in all parts with the exception of the enclosure. Plans are provided for the construction of the housing from 15mm plastic laminated construction board. The Moth Record Cleaning machine will continue to be made available in its original form in both built and in Kit versions. Upgrade kits are available to allow earlier versions of the Moth RCM to be modified to MKII specification.
We at Moth are vinyl enthusiasts and have been importing specialist recordings and Hi-Fi equipment from around the world for some ten years.
As much as we love the LP format we know from experience that it is not without its problems: it was clicks, pops, hiss and static etc. that led us to investigate imported record cleaning machines for our own collections and professional use. The results were stunning. At last the LP format reached it’s full potential, freeing itself from the unseen restraints of mould release agents and general grime. Keen to share our success we quickly became the UK’s biggest supplier and authority on record cleaning machines. Our striving to improve the specification of other manufacturers designs and lower retail costs of imported products led us to design a machine of our own from the ground up.
The Moth Record Cleaning machine is a wet cleaning/Vacuum removal device with powered turntable and drainable internal reservoir. Fluid is applied by hand to a rotating record, scrubbed, and drawn off by a high efficiency vacuum system into a drainable reservoir. The unit is housed in a 16swg. Steel enclosure and finished off by a high quality injection moulded smoked lid. The machine has been designed to be rugged enough for both the professional cleaning service and the domestic private user.
Collections of 1000+ records by enthusiasts are common, and the purchase of second hand records in large batches is increasing, as new records become less obtainable.
Record cleaning machines have long been accepted as the most efficient way of cleaning and renovating vinyl LP’s singles and 78’s and few companies can claim to have a greater knowledge of them than MOTH!