I recently purchased Vibrato LLC's 60KHz 6 quart Ultrasonic Cleaner, and I couldn't be happier. Great customer service, outstanding craftsmanship, and the highest quality (and quietest) Ultrasonic Cleaner on the market have my records sounding better than new. I highly recommend considering Vibrato LLC in your search for an Ultrasonic Cleaner.
Ultrasonic is the way to go if you want to hear whats there under the dust. Louis who makes the ultrasonic cleaners is very good at communicating any or all issues and has my deepest respect as a man of integrity and honesty. If you want a record cleaner that does the trick vibrato is the place to go.
Here is what is amazing. Cleaning thirty and forty year old albums that come out looking and sounding brand new! Lewis, the maker of the Vibrato, is an excellent communicator, helpful, and a real stand up guy. He backs his products without question and is a person willing to do the right thing. Lewis packs his shipments with care but my first order with Lewis was destroyed by UPS rough handling. I emailed the situation to Lewis and in no time he offered a refund or new unit. He shipped the replacement unit in no time. I've paired the Ultrasonic cleaner with the Vinyl Stack record holding system and Turgiclean cleaning concentrate. The results have been better than I expected. Much better! My albums are now dead quiet. After cleaning fifty or so albums I was confident enough to clean Mark Knofler's ShangriLa album, a favorite and rather rare album with the Vibrato LLC unit. Excellent results. Here are some hints: Warm Distilled water is helpful. I start with pre heated water, not more than 40 C (104 F). Mix in Turgiclean prior to dipping in your vinyl. If you use the Vinyl Stack it includes lintfree micro fiber cloth. Get extras as Vinyl Stack's cloths are the best I've found for drying, and I've tried several brands. Read and follow the information provided with your Vibrato, LLC ultrasonic cleaner. In conclusion, in buying this you will have the best record cleaning system available, the main component of which you can count on both the Ultrasonic cleaner and its manufacturer, Lewis Steele. Many, many thanks Lewis for making such a great thing available and affordable for us vinyl enthusiasts, I am a delighted customer. P.S. I'm a different Scott from the other reviewer named Scott.
Thank you, "Different" Scott ! I am glad everything worked out great in the end! Thanks for sharing your cleaning procedure, too. I've heard good things about the "TergiKleen" and the Vinyl Stack. I appreciate the review! -Louis
This unit is well built and extremely quiet. I had used a 40k hz cleaner but this one does a much better job (hearing is believing) and I don't have to worry about the 69k hz frequency damaging my records. No drain, but to me that is no big deal, it's the cleaning that's important. Packaging for shipping was first rate and arrived quickly. Louis even gave me a heads up when they were coming available again so that I wouldn't miss out. I and my records love it.
I have had the 80kHz Vibrato US cleaner for about 3 weeks now and it's fantastic! I'm using it for cleaning vinyl records and it works incredibly well. After a few days of experimenting I hit the right combination of time, temperature, and alchemy in the bath to get the best results I've ever had cleaning records. Fantastic product and Mr. Steele was excellent to purchase from. I could not be happier
Thank you for this great review! We've had a customer curious about your "alchemy", so if you would not mind sharing your secret here (or email it to me) , it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for the support! The whole Vinyl Community has been fantastic! -Louis Steele Vibrato, LLC. firstname.lastname@example.org
I have cleaned hundreds of records with a 40 kHz cleaner from China and personally I would advise against using them for cleaning vinyl. The 40kHz cleaners will clean your vinyl but I found some records sounded gritty and and not as smooth. This 60kHz cleaner is much more gentle on the vinyl and the results are much better. Even cleaning them again with this cleaner after previously using the 40kHz cleaner seemed to smooth out the vinyl and the sound they produce. Maybe it's my imagination but the vinyl I clean with this 60kHz cleaner generally seem polished and quiet compared to the 40kHz cleaner. This cleaner runs quiet and is obviously well tuned and efficient. No heat, no problem. This cleaner works well, is quiet and made in the USA. It came packed very well and arrived in perfect condition. Highly recommended.
Contacted Louis to supply this to UK. Pointed out the displayed price for shipping to UK was way too low. He came back and warned of the unit needing a stepdown from UK to US supply and the shipping price at the time of order will be honoured and it will take some days to assemble and despatch. 2 weeks later, package arrived after paying custom duties. Checked the shipping charge and Louis is out of pocket by few 10s of dollars. Offered to make up the additional cost. He kindly declined.
So, excellent piece of kit for cleaning Vinyl records, ie. 60Khz at a price I will never find in UK, and most of all Excellent Customer Service from Louis. Cannot ask for anymore, these days. Thanks Louis. Mano
Thank you for the kind review! And thank you for the generous offer to cover my mistake. Not many people would make such an offer, so it really points to your great character as a person. It has been a pleasure to serve you! Sincerely, Louis
Can't beat the quality or the price of this US cleaner! I am using it as the base of my record cleaning machine and have communicated with Louis via email extensively. He is knowledgeable, friendly, and goes the extra mile. I will be buying another one from him once my project is finished. Supporting a designed and made in America product tops off the experience to be one of the best purchases I have ever made online. Let's keep him in business.