It is now already the third generation of the record washing machine that Okki Nokki will probably launch at the end of March or the beginning of April, in the form of the new Okki Nokki ONE. According to the manufacturer, this is a concept that has been developed from scratch.
Record washing machines were considered a rather exotic solution until a few years ago, this can be said quite clearly. These days, however, they are considered by many vinyl lovers to be an indispensable tool for the optimal cleaning and care of their vinyl treasures, so that the best possible results are guaranteed when playing them.
One manufacturer that has contributed a lot to the fact that record washing machines are now relatively widespread is certainly Okki Nokki, because it was this company that ensured that such solutions were offered at attractive prices a good 15 years ago with the Okki Nokki Record Cleaner.
Once before, Okki Nokki made a big update of its record washing machine with the Okki Nokki Record Cleaner MK II. Now – as sempre-audio.at already exclusively reported in September last year – the third generation is ready to start, namely the new Okki Nokki ONE. The decision not to simply add a MK III to the existing product name was made for one main reason: the new Okki Nokki ONE is supposed to be a completely new developed solution.
For example, the original Okki Nokki Record Cleaner model used MDF for the housing alone. This was the reason for one of the most frequently voiced criticisms, namely that the machine was quite loud. The second generation of the Okki Nokki Record Cleaner MK II was already able to compensate this problem, because the Okki Nokki Record Cleaner MK II used an aluminium compound housing. Now they want to go one step further with the new Okki Nokki ONE and trust in a housing made of two shells, a so-called double-wall technology, whereby these are made of plastic, and have an additional insulation. The new generation should now be really quiet, the manufacturer even speaks of “super quiet”, whereby the operating noise is in a frequency range that is perceived as more pleasant. This is achieved by the fact that the powerful pump is again separately insulated and the airflow has also been modified.
The new Okki Nokki ONE Record Cleaner is said to have a newly developed suction arm, which the manufacturer calls an all-in-one solution. This makes it equally suitable for 7-inch and 10-inch vinyl discs. By means of a small lever the arm can be easily adjusted to the different diameters, so that the Okki Nokki ONE Record Cleaner is suitable ex works for LPs, maxis and singles. For singles the machine comes with a corresponding reduction.
It is interesting that the developers offer two concepts for the record edition, namely a usual big plate on which the records are completely resting, but also a variant where only the label of the record is fixed. By simply removing and attaching the different platters, the user can thus use the option he prefers.
Of course, a record clamp is included in the scope of delivery, after all, the record must be fixed accordingly during cleaning. The manufacturer is talking about a high-quality solution that provides optimum protection for the label.
New is that the Okki Nokki ONE Record Cleaner now has a fill level indicator, whereby this is basically the drain hose which is let into the side of the housing. Also new is the one-button operating concept, which is designed to guarantee particularly simple operation. The corresponding button can be found directly on the top. Turning to the left or right determines the direction of rotation of the plate, pressing the button switches the suction on and off.
The new Okki Nokki ONE Record Cleaner is delivered, as described, with two differently sized turntables, an all-in-one suction arm, a reduction for singles, a record clamp, but also a cover, cleaning concentrate and a goat hair brush. It is expected to be delivered at the end of March 2020 or beginning of April 2020, but can be ordered in advance, in which case a set of velvet lips as a replacement and a cleaning fluid will be supplied free of charge. The recommended retail price is € 499,-
Getting to the point
Okki Nokki has already made a big update of its record washing machine once, with the Okki Nokki Record Cleaner MK II. Now the third generation is in the starting blocks, namely the new Okki Nokki ONE. The decision not to simply add a MK III to the existing product name was made for one main reason: the new Okki Nokki ONE is supposed to be a completely new developed solution.