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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.