Frequently Asked Questions
- Where do you ship from, and do you ship internationally?
- Which voltages does the KD-CLN-LP200 work with (110V/220V)?
- What are the specifications and frequency of the ultrasonic transducers you use?
- Is your 200W ultrasonic record cleaner safe for my LP vinyl records?
- How often should I change the water?
- Why do you recommend distilled water without a cleaning additive?
Where do you ship from, and do you ship internationally? [Top]
Klaudio ships from Washington State, USA with FedEx shipping. We ship worldwide for orders placed through our website. Dealers are currently being established around the world.
Which voltages does the KD-CLN-LP200 work with (110V/220V)? [Top]
The ultrasonic cleaner works with both 110V/60Hz and 220V/50Hz AC power. There is a switch on the back which must be configured for the correct voltage.
What are the specifications and frequency of the ultrasonic transducers you use? [Top]
KD-CLN-LP200 uses four x 50-Watt, 40kHz ultrasonic transducers placed perpendicular to the LP disc (two on each side). The unit cleans and dries both sides of the record simultaneously.
In tests, higher frequency transducers (>100kHz) did not result in better cleaning of our LP records. Additionally, 40kHz is well-established in the cleaning industry and has reliable electronic drivers available.
Is your 200W ultrasonic record cleaner safe for my LP vinyl records? [Top]
Klaudio's KD-CLN-LP200 has significantly more cleaning power than other commercially available ultrasonic units. Our design applies a full 200W to the vinyl without causing any disc deterioration. This is only possible through our exclusive, patent-pending technology. This high amount of power would normally degrade the vinyl, but Klaudio has overcome this limitation after several years of R&D. See this page for further details.
How often should I change the water? [Top]
Every 100 discs is a good guideline, but seeing debris in the water doesn't necessarily mean the water must be immediately exchanged. Klaudio has done extensive testing without changing the water after several hundred discs. A large reservoir window with LED lighting is provided, so it's easy to check the water's condition. A valved drain in back allows for quick water changes.
Why do you recommend distilled water without any cleaning additives? [Top]
This is by design. With Klaudio's extremely strong 200W ultrasonic cleaning power, detergent and surfactants aren't necessary to effectively clean the LP record. Distilled water is recommended over tap water since water hardness (mineral content) varies by region.