Product Code: LOM002
ex-vat: £ 1,554.17
The Loricraft PRC4, like the best-selling PRC3 model, is a heavy-duty record cleaning machine used by record libraries, used record shops, and serious record collectors all over the world.
The PRC4 features a somewhat heavier-duty and quieter vacuum motor than the PRC3 (the PRC3’s motor is already very effective and quiet).
The PRC4 can be run 24 hours a day without overheating, yet is so quiet you’ll be able to listen records on your hi-fi system while using it. Vacuum suction is concentrated in a tiny nylon nozzle tip that rides on a nylon thread, thus focussing the suction action and protecting the record surface at the same time. The nylon thread (nylon for its anti-static properties) is manually drawn out a few millimetres before each cleaning, so that the record is only ever touched by a small, clean, soft surface. Less than a minute is all it takes to clean each LP side thoroughly, leaving the grooves completely dry.
All switches are jacketed with rubber covers to protect against spillage. The platter can be rotated in either direction. Any record cleaning solution can be used (one bottle of L’Art du Son cleaning fluid, to be diluted with distilled water, is included).
Available in walnut or cherry veneer. A hinged, clear acrylic dustcover is available at extra cost.
The Loricraft PRC4 is a special order item, usually with a 3-4 week delivery time.
“The PRC-4 has proven so effective that it’s gone beyond its predecessor in compelling me to clean virtually every record I play—and the results are sometimes stunning. Maybe it’s because the groove modulations that represent delicate overtones and even very-high-frequency fundamentals are so slight and so easily obscured by chunks of crud, but a thorough Loricrafting often brought about gains in clarity and realism in the sounds of some instruments—the triangle in the well-known Reiner/CSO recording of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker suite, for example (RCA Living Stereo LSC-2328).” (Art Dudley, March 2005)
“The Loricraft is geared more toward clubs, stores, or well-to-do enthusiasts who want the absolute best and absolute quietest record cleaning machine they can buy. As a bonus, it’s so much fun to use—and to watch!—that it makes record maintenance a bit less drudgy. Very enthusiastically recommended.” (Art Dudley, July/August 2002)
“Time after time, the Loricraft did a superb job of deep cleaning [records] to the point that noise became a secondary issue…. Obviously, stylus wear, incorrect turntable setup, and the recklessness of previous owners all play a part in playback quality. If a record is too damaged, not even the Loricraft can work its magic. What it does do very well, however, is eliminate the contaminants. Even brand new, sealed records benefit from the Loricraft.”