The new Keith Monks RCM arrived about a month ago. The features are quite similar to it’s big brother. Actually, I find the new unit a bit easier to use. The unit comes in at $2495.00 for a all manual unit and $2995.00 for the semi-automatic version.
The quietest ever electric record cleaner (37dB, C weighted, 1 metre) • Very simple and intuitive to use • Original Keith Monks Point Suction Precision Clean vacuum system • Whisper quiet medical grade diaphragm suction pump – a compact version of the BBC specification vacuum pump. • Classic Keith Monks precision wash system with Mini Cooper wash pump (discOveryOne Classic) • Automatic functions including auto off • Engineered for long life and reliability • Every drop of fluid removed by powerful vacuum arm • Fresh, unused, uncontaminated cleaning fluid for every record • Fresh, unused, uncontaminated contact with machine for every record • SuperSilent professional direct drive turntable • Automatic thread reel out • Dry cycle semi-automatic process • Auto shutdown if the waste container is full.
The machine is as large as the more expensive Omni series. Based on a Panasonic direct drive turntable it is super easy to use. It is a little slower than the Omni but cleans a record perfectly. The version I have is the semi-automatic, a push on the fluid button and you are ready to go. I think it takes about 45 seconds per side.
If you are in the market for a super high quality RCM, be sure to check this out.