The following two RCMs are the only really pricey ones I will mention just because I like their design, but I would not spend the money until you have enough records to justify it, provided you have enough scratch for one of these.
ClearAudio Smart Matrix Professional
For those with lots of extra dough and lots of records there is the ClearAudio Smart Matrix Professional. This clocks in around $1600
Left – right turning of the platter
Fluid application by hand
Very rigid and specially damped chassis
Then there is this: The ClearAudio Double Matrix Professional Sonic
This is my dream machine and unfortunately, will remain just that, a dream and here is the reason, it’s around $4000! If I had the money and at least 3000 records, I’d be tempted to go with this one.
The Sonic refers to a sonic option, in which sonic vibrations enable deep cleaning while being gentle and almost noise-free. Variable speed operation and static electricity removal as part of the cleaning process ensure perfect results.
Like a camera with dual automatic and manual functions, the double matrix professional SONIC offers the possibility of operating the whole cleaning process at the touch of a single button, as well as the ability to control each step in the process with a user-friendly operating panel.
The cleaning head automatically adapts to records of different diameters and thicknesses, and the microfiber cleaning strips are effortless to change. An LED light indicates the cleaning fluid level in the internal tank and, as an additional precaution, the suction turbine features overheating protection.
Made from high quality and heavy-duty materials, the double matrix professional SONIC is designed for continuous operation, so that traders can clean complete record collections. And yet it is incredibly easy to use and maintain.
Left and right turning
Cleaning of both sides
Vacuum engine with overheat sensor
Integrated anti-static brushes device for discharge of static charge
Automatic fluid application
Sonic Option – gentle and high efficient cleaning through vibration
Automatic cleaning process with only one button
As an option: use of each cleaning step by hand control
Here’s what Michael Fremer says:https://www.analogplanet.com/content/clearaudios-double-matrix-professional-sonic-record-cleaning-machine-combines-technologies (Continued on page 6)