The Ultrasonic Record Cleaning Machine Everyone Is Talking About Is Even Better: Degritter Mark II Features Pulse-Mode Cleaning, 300W Ultrasonic Amplifier, More
Fill the water tank with distilled water, insert an LP, and hit start: That's all it takes to thoroughly wash and dry a record with the fully automatic Degritter Mark II ultrasonic record-cleaning machine. Newly upgraded over the revered original model with enhanced ergonomics, firmer buttons, pulse-mode cleaning, and an advanced pulse-mode-modulation pump controller, the latest iteration of the record-care device everyone keeps talking about offers supreme versatility, smooth operation, and one-click cleaning. In combination with an improved 300W ultrasonic amplifier and four transducers (two for each side of an LP), an in-house-designed 120kHz ultrasonic system rids vinyl of filth, film, dust, and debris. Degritter Mark II is also the only 120kHz machine with a frequency sweep feature as well as the newly introduced pulse mode cleaning. The latter method switches the ultrasonic activity on and off, creating a low-frequency acoustic "punching" wave that knocks off larger particles from LPs.
Proven effective from results examined under digital and electron microscopes, Degritter Mark II has an active filtering solution that removes small particles and dirt from the water during the cleaning process. Any dirt washed from an LP gets filtered out during the bath and won't end up back on your vinyl. Easy to maintain, the machine's cylindrical steel-mesh filter — outfitted with replaceable open-cell foam — can be accessed from the side of the unit. Degritter also features a control board connected to the sensors, actuators, and LCD. Any software updates can be made via an SD card slot that guarantees your machine is as up to speed as those shipping from the factory.
In terms of control and safety, Degritter Mark II stands alone. An unprecedented 20 different fan power settings give you complete command over drying-fan speed, power, and noise. High power equates to quicker drying; the inverse selection nets near-total quiet. The choice is yours. Degritter Mark II also includes an active monitoring system that warns about sensor malfunction, high water temperatures, water in the cleaning tank due to switch-off, missing water tank, insufficient water, and pump failures. Software subroutines check the status of the sensors to prevent any unexpected failures due to sensor malfunction.
Engineered to handle 12-inch LPs by default and adapt for any load variations, Degritter Mark II will also clean 7- and 10-inch records with the use of optional adapters that convert your smaller vinyl to 12 inches in diameter. Measuring 14.6 x 11 x 8.3 inches (HWD), it makes for an indispensable addition to any vinyl lover's collection — and pays instant dividends.
Degritter Mark II comes with removable water tank with lid, 100ml bottle of cleaning fluid, 10 open-cell filters, pipette, water-level measurement strip, power cable, and a two-year manufacturer warranty. And the opportunity to hear even your grubbiest and most contaminated LPs with new ears.
"Sonically, the Degritter delivers, with fewer ticks and pops, less surface noise, a blacker background, and a heightened impression of instruments in space."
—The Absolute Sound, 2021 Product of the Year Award
"The Degritter has been in use for the better part of this year and ticks all the boxes... In addition to doing a fantastic job cleaning records, it is very quiet, efficient, and the easiest one to use."
—TONEAudio, 2021 Product of the Year Award
"With all these LPs, a cycle through the Degritter didn't just reduce surface noise, as you'd expect; it also presented a startlingly blacker background that made the music seem to exist independently of the physical medium. The effect is a more believable presentation and a heightened sense of contemporaneous music-making..."
—Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound
"[The Degritter] is reliable, and it's a smooth operator: quiet, glitch-free, and a pleasure to use... The records I inserted over the months came out totally dry – and sparkling clean in ways that vacuuming cannot approach."
– Michael Fremer, Stereophile
"Its ability to banish noise and thereby unearth greater dynamics and emotionally compelling details from my favorite recordings provided pleasures I can't do without. So, I bought the review unit and can honestly say that I am now one of those weirdoes who looks forward to cleaning records."
– Vance Hiner, The Audio Beat
Pulse Mode Cleaning
Pulse Mode cleaning is a feature offered by the Power Drive 2.0 ultrasonic generator. During pulsing, ultrasonic transducers rapidly switch on and off at high power. This gives enhanced cavitation in water, but keeps the average power consumption low.
The driving frequency of the Power Drive ultrasonic generator sweeps between 120-125 kHz. This evens the cavitation energy distribution in
the water, minimizing losses and giving a uniform cleaning action.
The average power output of all the washing programs is 300W. This makes Degritter Mark II the most powerful ultrasonic record cleaner on the market per liter of water. The higher 120 kHz driving frequency keeps your records safe.
Degritter Mark II monitors water temperature and prevents it from rising to levels harmful for vinyl records. High temperatures are managed by automatic cooling cycles.
Suggested ambient operating temperature: 50 - 83 °F
Water tank capacity: 1.3 L or 0.35 gal
Power input: AC 100-240 V, 4 A, 50/60 Hz
Power usage: ~ 310 W at full power, ~2 W in sleep mode
Fuse: 4 A, slow, 20 x 5 mm, DIN 41.660
Noise level: 70 db
Ultrasonic cleaning frequency: 120 kHz with fine-band frequency sweep
Weight: 19.2 lbs.
Dimensions: 14.6" x 11" x 8.3"