Ultrasonic record cleaners

I have a modest lp collection, mixed bag of original college age purchases, used records before the current renewed interest, and some newer albums to replace some older issues from the p mount needle days.  Have a vpi 16 machine and audio intelligent form 6 fluid. I’m not finding a significant improvement on my noisier issues.  The price of ultrasonic cleaners have come down to a price I would consider.  Appreciate the experiences of those who have purchased the ultrasonic machines, are they superior to my vpi and are the less expensive models effective?



The Degritter is an absolutely superb machine - both functionally and in its overall design. I've found it to make a phenomenal improvement to the sound of my records - not just in terms of removing surface noise. My records have always been very carefully handled and the majority of them have been owned by me from new.

Whichever machine you choose, you should use some kind of surfactant. I use Tergikleen.

The Audiophile Man basically wrote a book on it. Okay, not a book but a very detailed step-by-step guide. (theaudiophileman.com)


AliExpress. China of course but cheap. If you buy an ultrasonic cleaner here in the USA, it was made in China anyway and you'll pay a crazy markup for nothing. Joe 

@jnovak not true but you can think that. The cheap stuff on Amazon yes I will give you that those are made in the PRC. 

Degritter, nope, Kirmuss nope. Audio Desk nope. 

I was referring to the ultrasonic tank type. I know the others are made here. They do look appealing but the price???