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      Audio Desk Record Cleaning Machine Nessie Vinylmaster

      Audio Desk Record Cleaning Machine Nessie Vinylmaster


      Audio Desk was founded in 2006 by Reiner Glass in Germany. The first prototype, about 6 months in, was a somewhat primitive "brute force" ultrasonic machine, actually quite similar to a couple of ultrasonic-only cleaning machines which are currently being marketed for LP cleaning by other companies. But brute force and the LP don't mix well. Keep in mind that the bottom of the LP groove where the pointy diamond wants to track, can be less than a half micron in size, and the modulations within the groove are even smaller and more fragile. And so began 3 more years of R&D to reduce the ultrasonic power which needed to be applied for safe and effective LP cleaning.

      The addition of four counter-rotating microfiber-covered barrels as the primary means for the surface cleaning of fingerprints, etc., allowed for a significant reduction in ultrasonic wattage, and also serves an important fluid management function by wicking the ultrasonic agitation away from the LP surface into the cleaning solution where contaminants can be filtered. This fluid management is important because otherwise the contaminants the ultrasonic vibration removes from the surface of the record can simply redeposit back onto the LP surface.

      Another improvement in cleaning efficiency allowing for a further reduction in the need for ultrasonic power was achieved through introduction of a cleaning solution surfactant to make the distilled water a better solvent when used in conjunction with the ultrasonic process.

      Add a fluid filter to clean the re-circulating cleaning solution, and air filters to collect airborne dust which would otherwise be blown back onto the wet surface of the LP during the drying cycle, and you basically have the current machine - a record cleaning robot that cleans to the bottom of the groove, and then by using fan-assisted air drying, rather than static-inducing suction, leaves the user with a thoroughly cleaned record with no static charge attracting airborne dust.













      For over 20 years, Hannl and Nessie record cleaning machines have earned a reputation for intelligent design and dependable service.  

      In 2017, Draabe Technologies GmbH acquired Hannl. Immediately they began bringing the already excellent technology of the Hannl line up to date.  The flagship Hannl Mera model was completely revised and is now considered one of the very best record cleaning machines ever offered.  The rest of the line also underwent a revision as was reintroduced as the Nessie product line.

      All Hannl and Nessie models are characterized by timeless, high-quality design, user-friendliness, and a high level of operational reliability.

      Draabe Technologies GmbH is a family-owned engineering and manufacturing company based in Hamburg Germany that was formed in the 1950s.  Their primary business focus is on humidification systems and water treatment plants.  Their customer list includes such companies as Vistaprint, T Mobile, Bauhaus, BASF, GE Energy, and Hewlett-Packard.  Draabe products are also used in hospitals and medical clinics.

      The company is led by managing director Uwe Draabe.  Although known worldwide for his work in the field of industrial technology, Mr. Draabe is also passionate about vinyl records and recorded music playback.  His knowledge and experience in industry, and his company’s expertise in engineering and manufacturing, make a perfect home for the Hannl and Nessie product lines.