The New Keith Monks discOveryOne

Cleaner for everyone

discOveryOne from Keith Monks, inventor of the original electric Record Cleaning Machine, brings the record cleaning quality so prized by the BBC, the US Library of Congress and the British Library National Sound Archive among others, in an easier and more affordable package.

RMAF, Denver Oct 11 2013. Keith Monks today announced that the new discOveryOne Record Cleaner had started production in the UK. It will shortly be available worldwide.

Jon Monks - The Record Doctor - son of the founder, Keith, will be demonstrating the discOveryOne in Atrium Room 422 of the Denver Marriott Tech Center Hotel during the show.

The timing of the launch is ideal: Vinyl record sales are growing worldwide and more enthusiasts together with younger people are finding, or experiencing again, that vinyl records deliver music and emotion that many playback systems seem to have missed. Pre-owned records are a fabulous source of music at often very attractive prices and here a record cleaner is ideal for restoring the best performance. Cleaning also improves the performance from new records as it removes the excessivemold release agent frequently left after manufacture.

Keith and Jon both agreed on two key issues of record cleaning: Firstly the record must be cleaned efficiently without over stripping the vinyl of its natural plasticizers and secondly the experience must be pleasurable. Jon's new design has stayed faithful to these original vital concepts while adding and enhancing a few of his own.

Cleaning is a simple process of applying cleaning fluid and cleaning brush manually in the case of the standard model or using the Mini Cooper washer pump and classic Keith Monks precision wash system in the discOveryOne Classic. In both cases the cleaning fluid is fresh and previously unused for each record and the contact with the record during the precision vacuuming process is by a virgin piece of thread ensuring no contamination from previous records.

The cleaner must be quiet enough to allow a record to be enjoyed while another is cleaning. Without this simple and obvious feature, record cleaning becomes a chore and fewer records are cleaned. The discOveryOne is the quietest electric record cleaner (37dB C weighted 1metre).

Key Features

· Tried and trusted technique from the originators of electric record cleaning
· 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.

So the obvious question is: if this Record Cleaner has all the features and benefits of the significantly more expensive professional version why will anyone buy the pro version? It’s a simple answer: Duty Cycle and speed. The professional versions are faster and designed and built to be able to be used all-day and every day, if required, in the sort of environments that don’t exist in enthusiasts’ homes. discOveryOne is, perhaps, best described as high-end consumer: designed for hours of everyday use in the home, its built in protection systems preventing overuse. It can be left to shut itself off after each dry cycle.

The discOveryOne and discOveryOne Classic will be available from selected speciality retailers for $2495 and $2995 respectively

Keith Monks. “Making records sound better since 1969.”

Jon Monks

Keith Monks Audio Works

PO Box 34, Ventnor, Isle of Wight UK

Tel: +44 1983 857079




About Keith Monks Audio Works

The Keith Monks is the Original Record Cleaning Machine: the world’s first commercially produced electric device for cleaning gramophone records, originally developed by Keith Monks Audio for BBC engineers in London to meet the exacting standards of radio broadcasting.

Since 1969, experts agree: Keith Monks professional Record Cleaning Machines are the finest solution for the care, restoration and preservation of all sizes, all types and all generations of commercially made recorded discs: 7” 10” 12” and 16” transcriptions, vinyl LP records (self-adjusts for both standard and heavier audiophile pressings), 45rpm singles and shellac discs (78s) as well as rare, early, unusual and valuable records such as acetates, lacquers, laminated and vulcanite discs.

More than simply removing the distracting surface noise, the same process is world famous for actually enhancing and enriching the quality of the sound – even on brand new discs.

The original design principles have stood the test of time and, through all its improvements over the years, a Keith Monks remains true to its original concept: the most successful way to clean records.

When used with the new Keith Monks discOvery TM Natural Precision Record Cleaning Fluids, records may be transformed into a true collector’s piece – restored, revitalized and, with continued care, preserved for life.

Matej Isak. Mono and Stereo ultra high end audio magazine. All rights reserved. 2006-2013.