Flux Hifi Sonic Ultrasonic Stylus Cleaner


Flux Hifi Sonic Ultrasonic Stylus Cleaner

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Flux Hifi Sonic Ultrasonic Stylus Cleaner
£129.00
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Conclusion. My resumé for the Flux-Sonic needle cleaner? A very happening success on all fronts. Each and every serious vinyl hound can afford one; seriously! Sonic gains alone demand that you do. Then one's just gotta believe that keeping one's nub clean can't help but be good for diamond and treasured record collection alike. So go ahead. Make my day. Try prying this one from my hands, daft punk - 6Moons Review

In practice, the Flux Sonic works quite outstanding. A bright LED illuminates the cleaning pad, in which the needle is lowered, after having moistened it with a drop of cleaning fluid. Then, the system creates an approximately 15-second, with the naked eye almost imperceptible Samba on bristly parquet and flashes Also under the microscope as new. And of course sounds each plate with a clean needle played better, even if you can come in other ways at a comparable result with caution and patience. In handling the Flux Sonic is fantastically simple, safe and moreover very gentle needle. - fidelity-magazin

Brand-New Ultrasonic Technology Enhances Analog Performance: Flux HiFi Sonic Electronic Stylus Cleaner Makes Your LPs Sound Better and Greatly Extends the Life of Your Cartridge

The Flux HiFi Sonic Electronic Stylus Cleaner gently, safely and quickly removes hardened dirt from your cartridge's stylus. Specially targeted ultra-sonic vibration ensures residue-free cleaning in only 15 seconds. Just carefully place a drop of the included fluid on the cleaner pad, and gently lay your stylus onto the middle. The process is easy and works with any turntable and cartridge. Flux can be used as often as you desire and will keep your stylus looking brand-new, even under a microscope! This advanced technology is a revelation for any analog lover

If you remember the iconic Audio Technica AT637, then this is the modern successor

Lowering the stylus of the $10,000 Lyra Atlas I'd bought a used record and cleaned it but once was not enough because a "gummy" had attached itself to the stylus. After fifteen seconds I lifted the arm and the stylus appeared to be completely clean and free of the "gummy". A close inspection revealed that it was.The FLUX HiFi electronic stylus cleaner works as promised and seems to vibrate at a low enough frequency to be perfectly safe. Though I used it only once I can confidently recommend it Analogue Planet Michael Fremer

Finally, a cartridge cleaner that comes very highly recommended.  From Germany is the new FLUX HIFI Sonic cleaner.
One drop of supplied fluid on the pad, turn the device on, lower your cartridge onto the pad, let it go for 15 seconds, and then listen. You will be amazed, as everyone who's heard it has been, at what a difference this cleaner will do to your cartridge.  I can only equate it to the differences people are hearing with the KL Audio ultrasonic record cleaner. It's on that level. What you'll hear is more detail, more depth, again just more.  And who doesn't want more from your records? - Stereo Review

The Flux-Sonic Stylus Cleaner is designed to gently, safely and quickly remove hardened dirt from the record player needle. Targeted vibration ensures residue-free cleaning. The stylus need not be removed for this purpose. The application is simple and works on every turntable. Flux-Sonic can be applied as often as desired. We recommend using it before each playback.

Rediscover your music collection again!

Cleans and takes care of your valuable pickup
Quick and easy to apply
Minimizes scanning noise
Improves tracking ability of the pickup
Increases the service life of the stylus
Improves the sound quality
3 years warranty

Made in Germany

Supplied with Batteries & 5ml Bottle of Flux Stylus Cleaning Fluid

FLUX HIFI - REINIGUNGSFLÜSSIGKEIT - FLUX FLUID   Flux HIFI Sonic Stylus Cleaner

Flux Hifi Sonic Ultrasonic Stylus Cleaner

Flux Sonic

At last, after years of waiting, we can now supply a good quality Electronic Stylus Cleaner

If you remember the iconic Audio Technica AT637, then this is the modern successor

The Flux uses a pad made from closely packed carbon fibres which vibrates at a high frequency to very effectively remove dust and vinyl deposits from your stylus

Cleaning the tip maintains the profile of your stylus (most of the cost of a stylus is contained in creating an accurate profile to match the groove)

Remember, most experts agree, the best way to clean a record is to play it and then clean the stylus ... only the stylus tip ever reaches deep enough into the groove to effectively remove dust.

History

The history of vibration stylus cleaners dates back to the '70s. Various companies offered devices that removed dirt from the needle at a high frequency, transmitted through a liquid. After the appearance of the CD, and declining turntable sales in the '80s and especially the '90s, these devices disappeared from the market. To the chagrin of many vinyl listeners, these devices were not produced again because of the high cost involved. Flux-Hifi took up this idea with the Flux-Sonic and redeveloped the technology. The result is fantastic!

 

Cleaning

The stylus is the primary component in the playback process. The motion, which will later induce voltage, is created here. The aim is to accurately track the groove in the micrometer range. The manufacturers of pickups undertake substantial efforts to achieve this goal perfectly. However, if the needle is dirty, the diamond - no matter how ground and polished it is - cannot exactly follow the deflection. It reacts too early or too late, and this leads to distortions. Even supposedly clean records are covered with dust, partly visible, partly invisible in the groove. This includes particles of silicates, polymers and organic materials. These adhere to the needle during the scanning process, due to the high temperature. How quickly this happens is illustrated in Figure 1. Already after playing one record side, the needle is hardly visible due to dirt. Figure 2 shows the needle after cleaning with a regular, dry needle brush. Fibers are removed, the crust, however, remains. It takes an aggressive liquid cleaner to get a reasonably cleaned surface of the diamond, see Figure. 3 However, one has to proceed with caution because these cleaners attack not only the adhesive of the diamond, but may also attack the sensitive rubber parts of the suspension of the needle carrier. Figure 4 shows the needle after application of Flux-Sonic. The result is outstanding, and no parts of the pickup are being harmed. The needle shines in new splendor. (Figure 1-4)

 

 

Technique

The operating principle is similar to an ultrasonic cleaner used in dental technology or an ultrasonic bath for eyeglasses. The surface is cleaned using strong high-frequency vibration. The treatment with ultrasound causes damage in some materials, such as aluminum. Even if the diamond would be perfectly cleaned, the adhesive joints and the suspension of the needle carrier would be harmed, same as with the application of aggressive cleaning liquids.
The Flux-Sonic vibration cleaner, however, operates at a low frequency. The circuitry and mechanics are designed so that a three-dimensional vibration acts on the needle, ensuring that all dirt particles are removed. The frequency is exactly tuned so that damage to the bonding or the suspension is ruled out - the cleaning result, however, is perfect. The deflections are far from the values of the actual scanning. The motion of the needle corresponds only to a fraction of the load during the playback process. A fluid is needed to transmit vibrations from the device to the needle. This fluid, prepared on the basis of isopropanol, ensures an additional, gentle cleansing effect. After its application, it evaporates without leaving a residue. Flux-Fluid is applied on a specially designed pad made of the finest PE fibers. Due to their number and the resulting density, these fibers already produce a capillary effect, which is very similar to the effect of a liquid. In conjunction with Flux-Fluid, we get a perfect combination that transmits the vibration and, at the same time, absorbs the dirt. We recommend using it every time before playing a record.

 

 

Result

The cleaning process takes just 15 seconds to reach the optimum. The scanning capability of the pickup system is improved. The service life of the needle increases due to less abrasion. Scanning noise is significantly reduced. In terms of sound quality, the difference is outstanding. Both distortions and disturbing interference have largely disappeared. The playback has become much more dynamic and enjoyable. Unpleasant peaks are no longer present and even large modulations are reproduced without distortion. The frequency range appears expanded, especially in the bass and treble range. Of course, the cleaning of the record is just as important as the cleaning of the needle. Please keep your records as clean as possible.

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