KNOSTI Phono-Zubehör-Vertriebs GmbH is convinced that the new KNOSTI Disco-Antistat Ultrasonic combines 40 years of experience in record care and cleaning with highly developed, state-of-the-art cleaning technology.
The new KNOSTI Disco-Antistat Ultrasonic is a completely new approach, according to the German company KNOSTI Phono-Zubehör-Vertriebs GmbH. For the first time, they are offering an automatic record cleaning solution that goes far beyond what the company has been known for so far.
The manufacturer even says that 40 years of experience in the care and cleaning of records is combined with highly developed, state-of-the-art cleaning technology and that a top-class solution can now be presented.
Previously very simple manual solutions
Solutions from KNOSTI Phono-Zubehör-Vertriebs GmbH have been regarded for years by many vinyl lovers as cost-effective solutions for cleaning their records, at least from time to time.
The great advantage of the solutions from KNOSTI Phono-Zubehör-Vertriebs GmbH is that these are products, such as the KNOSTI Disco-Antistat, which can actually be purchased at a manageable cost and, measured against this, offer thoroughly convincing results. These systems are ideally suited for initial basic cleaning.
Currently, the KNOSTI Disco-Antistat Generation II PLUS is the current solution in this area.
The solutions are quite simple, in the end it is nothing more than an immersion tank with cleaning solution into which the record is lowered. The cover that protects the labels also acts as a bearing so that the record can be rotated manually. This allows the surface to be cleaned by brushes inside the wash cabinet. The records are then removed and dried in a drip stand included in the delivery.
Completely new concept – KNOSTI Disco-Antistat Ultrasonic
With the new KNOSTI Disco-Antistat Ultrasonic, the company is now breaking completely new ground, wanting to penetrate a completely new segment, as the manufacturer himself describes.
As the name suggests, the new KNOSTI Disco-Antistat Ultrasonic no longer uses simple brushes for cleaning, but actually ultrasound. The simple functional principle, however, has not changed.
The design of the new KNOSTI Disco-Antistat Ultrasonic also looks very familiar, it is clearly based on the previous solutions. At least in appearance, the housing resembles the familiar systems from KNOSTI Phono-Zubehör-Vertriebs GmbH.
Here, too, the record is immersed in a basin, but that’s it for the similarities to previous solutions.
Automatic record washing machine
The covers for protecting the labels, for example, are similar in principle to those of the purely manual solutions, but in the new KNOSTI Disco-Antistat Ultrasonic they also have a function that is essential for operation. In this context, the manufacturer says that inserting and removing the record is quick and easy thanks to an innovative magnetic coupling, and you don’t even have to turn anything. This is ensured by the aforementioned covers, which now function as a drive. The record rotates evenly in the tray all by itself via an electric motor to achieve effective cleaning of the entire surface.
The new KNOSTI Disco-Antistat Ultrasonic also relies on brushes, specifically replaceable brushes made of goat hair, but this is only one tool for cleaning.
The most important and effective tool of the new KNOSTI Disco-Antistat Ultrasonic is ultrasound, which is used to loosen even stubborn dirt and then remove it with the goat hair brushes.
It is also essential that the special cleaning solution of the KNOSTI Disco-Antistat Ultrasonic is continuously cleaned by a filter system, so that a constantly high cleaning effect is also achieved in this respect.
What’s more, the manufacturer even states that the filtered cleaning solution can be conveniently filled back into the bottle after use at the touch of a button via a built-in pump.
The handling here is limited to a few operating elements, whereby the cleaning time, supported by a functional display, can be conveniently adjusted to the degree of soiling of the record.
KNOSTI Phono-Zubehör-Vertriebs GmbH has remained faithful to the principle of record drying, because after cleaning, the records are placed in the KNOSTI Disco Antistat drying stand in the tried and tested manner.
This is also included in the scope of delivery, as are 200 ml of KNOSTI Disco-Antistat Ultraclean cleaning concentrate, 1 l of KNOSTI Disco-Antistat BiDest high-purity water, a microfibre cloth, a sponge brush, a mixing bottle, the aforementioned label cover incl. axle with magnetic coupling and the external power supply unit.
The new KNOSTI Disco-Antistat Ultrasonic is to be available immediately directly from the manufacturer. The recommended retail price is stated at € 1,249. By the way, the manufacturer explicitly points out that not only the development but also the production of the new KNOSTI Disco-Antistat Ultrasonic takes place in Germany.
Getting to the point
KNOSTI Phono-Zubehör-Vertriebs GmbH has been known for its particularly simple, but also very affordable cleaning solutions for records. For decades, the company’s solutions have served as solid tools for price-sensitive vinyl lovers. With the new KNOSTI Disco-Antistat Ultrasonic, the company is breaking completely new ground, because for the first time, not only is an automatic cleaning solution available, but ultrasound is also used for particularly effective cleaning, and the company thus wants to move directly into the premium segment of the record washing machine product class. Existing KNOSTI customers will probably frown at the significant jump in price from the familiar solutions to the new one…
|PRODUCT||KNOSTI DISCO-ANTISTAT ULTRASONIC|
|Manufacturer||KNOSTI Phono-Zubehör-Vertriebs GmbH|
|Distribution||KNOSTI Phono-Zubehör-Vertriebs GmbH|
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