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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterA View Post
    I just got the machine recently and am experimenting with different settings. I tried a double cleaning cycle and liked the results. My typical routine is now 2 X 5 minute wash cycle and one three minute dry cycle.
    I should probably try that. I don't generally do the 2nd cycle, unless for some reason I am finding the sound a little dull - then I do the 2nd cycle and it seems to almost always sound better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterA View Post
    I just got the machine recently and am experimenting with different settings. I tried a double cleaning cycle and liked the results. My typical routine is now 2 X 5 minute wash cycle and one three minute dry cycle.
    I previously read a KL user had great results when he washed twice also, but before the second washing cycle, he listened the record in his system.
    He said when the needle had been inthe bottom of the groove the second washing was more effective.
    The trouble I experienced with my KL is now disapeared. Maybe I let it unused for too long time ?

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    A few questions for all my fellow Klaudio owners/users:

    How often do you change your water?

    What kind of water do you use?

    Do you use a TDS Meter (Total Dissolved Solids) to check water quality?

    How do you clean the reservoir/tank in your Klaudio?

    Do you pay attention to water temperature?

    I know there are many previous posts on some of these things (for example Bill uses lint-free clean-room wipes), but I'm curious to know what others are doing, and although I'm already at the far-end on the obsessive scale (a bit too OCD) I do think it's a worthwhile discussion given that tweaks and attention to detail can be a really cost-effective way to get the best results from these $4,800 USD machines!

    Thanks,
    Dave

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    How often do you change your water?

    Depends on how many records I clean, but basically once a month. I have changed it more often but that was when I was using the machine every day for multiple records.

    What kind of water do you use?

    Lucky enough to have access to very pure water at work. Lab quality.

    Do you use a TDS Meter (Total Dissolved Solids) to check water quality?

    The lab system has one.

    How do you clean the reservoir/tank in your Klaudio?

    Take the back plug off and use a microfiber cloth and stick to get in corners.

    Do you pay attention to water temperature?

    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Record Genie View Post
    A few questions for all my fellow Klaudio owners/users:

    How often do you change your water?
    I found this interesting in answer to your question. http://thevinylpress.com/record-clea...cm-followup-1/

    I am in the process of building a filtering and water heating system for my KL Audio.

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    That's good stuff Barry, and not surprising coming from Bill Hart's website - We've chatted before, and he's just as obsessed with getting the best record cleaning results as I am!

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    Hi beaur, that's great that you've got access to lab-grade water, as really pure water is a great natural solvent to dissolve dirt and contaminants!

    I used to buy NERL lab water in 5-gallon "cubitainers" but given the cost (and shipping) I now have RO/DI filtering equipment at home, to make 0ppm RODI water from distilled supermarket water..

    I'd recommend you buy a TDS meter, they start at only $15 and a decent one like the HM COM-100 is about $60, which is what I use, it resolves to 0.1ppm. You can easily take water samples from your Klaudio after cleaning a few records. I think you'll be surprised how quickly the ppm's go up..

    I change my water often, sometimes after just 10 records, even though I'm usually cleaning first in an Audio Desk machine, so the records are already "clean".

    I refill with 0ppm RODI water that is preheated, I use a small aquarium heater in a 2.5 gallon bucket, holding a gallon container of RODI, so I always have water at working temperature, ready to go..

    It's all in the details, and I think using (consistently) pure water is one of the important ones..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I am in the process of building a filtering and water heating system for my KL Audio.
    I missed that bit!

    I'm not sure Klaudio machines need a heater, as 200w of ultrasonic power puts plenty of heat into the water and keeps the cooling loop busy (radiator on the back of later models) and you can just start off with pre-heated water to get the same result, but I am interested in what kind of filter loop you're adding onto/into your Klaudio machine!

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