The latest record cleaning machine from turntable marque Clearaudio goes about its business with minimum fuss, and minimum noise. The Smart Matrix Silent has been designed to make keeping vinyl collections pristine as conveniently and unobtrusively as possible.
The machine employs a single, multifunction arm to clean 7-inch, 10-inch and 12-inch vinyl and shellac discs. The cleaning fluid is an integrated pump-action process activated at the push of a button.
Despite its powerful 500 watt rating, the cleaning machine’s vacuum pump is exceptionally quiet, Clearaudio claims, allowing thorough but gentle cleaning, while a bi-directional action allows records to be cleaned in either direction, or both.
A clever record clamp not only keeps the record firmly anchored to the platter, but also protects the label from fluid damage. As with all Clearaudio products, build quality is exemplary, with a robust construction promising a long service life.