Audio Intelligent Introduces "Ultra-Low Foaming Formula No. 27"

Audio Intelligent recently introduced "Ultra-Low Foaming Formula No.27" enzymatic record cleaning fluid designed specifically for vacuum-type cleaning machines that include a fluid dispensing feature.

Audio Intelligent says that its standard enzymatic cleaner "typically foams to one degree or another when agitated" (analogPlanet's editor can relate!). The foaming action often interferes with fluid dispensing mechanism. The new Ultra-Low Foaming Formula No. 27 is said to be an effective enzymatic record cleaning fluid that produces foam in such a low quantity that it will not interfere with the dispensing process.

Formula No. 27 is a special blend of cleaning enzyme components and is completely alcohol free. A 32 ounce dispensing bottle costs $38. A pack of 4 32 ounce bottles costs $132 and includes free domestic ground shipping.

Do not even think about using in a cavitation-type record cleaning machine this or any other enzymatic or other type of record cleaning fluid intended for vacuum machine cleaning use, or you could end up in an episode of "I Love Lucy".

COMMENTS
Glotz's picture

Now, THAT I wanna see! Lol...

AnalogJ's picture
OldschoolE's picture

I have tried more record cleaning fluids than I can count and still have not tried every one of them, but in studying record cleaning and preservation for two years, and having been taken on a long tour of how AIVS was developed and how it is made, I can say used properly, it is my favorite. Expensive? Yeah, sort of, but if you "math it out" it is still about 75 cents per record. A 16oz bottle will do about 200 records, while the 32oz close to 400 in my experience.
While my VPI 16.5 does not distribute fluid, I have worked up a foam just from agitation on occasion from the enzymatic cleaner. (It depends on what contaminates are on the record as well, left over residue from other "cleaning attempts" will do it). That said, I may try this formula anyway.
I use my VPI for initial chemical treatment. Later, if needed, the record gets treated ultrasonically.
Yes, never use anything but distilled water in an ultrasonic bath! Would be pretty funny to see foam and bubbles taking you over and into the room....How about filming that Michael for entertainment! Just kidding.....don't do that.

OldschoolE's picture

Meant AIVS like I had it correct later in my comment. My fingers sometimes have Freud slips or something, ok mild dyslexia.

Tom L's picture

Van Morrison from foaming at the mouth...

mraudioguru's picture

...quite like Van Morrison.

Michael Fremer's picture
That Van "foaming at the mouth" comment was LMAO funny! And Van was foaming about refusing to wear a mask...
Glotz's picture

Is Van rabid or something?? Lol..

Anton D's picture

Well done.

AnalogJ's picture

Nice one!

Tom L's picture

...but he has quite a reputation for being a crank or, as some would say, tough to deal with.
Then there are his politics. You can pick up on some of that from his recent lyrics and public statements. That's what a was referring to.
Take his anti-mask, pro dying of Covid song for example:
https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2020/12/eric-clapton-and-van-morrison-r...

Intermediate Listener's picture

From Pure 2 in my Nitty Gritty?

OldschoolE's picture

The Pure 2 is 10% alcohol (what grade? we do not know). 10% is also a bit much in my opinion. Alcohol may help with fingerprints and kill mold and fungus, but if you have records where that is clearly present, I would look into how they are stored as well. The flipside is that alcohol in certain quantities can also harden protein-based contaminants (such as house-dust that may contain particles from your gas kitchen if you have one and other such items) to the groove walls, making things difficult.
Pure 23 is also has detergent in it, but again, we don't know what kind. Detergents can leave residue. One needs to also know the PVC compatibility and the pH of said detergent or any other product. It doesn't mean all detergents are bad, but most found in cleaning solutions used on records are best NOT used.

OldschoolE's picture

Michael, AIVS also has a new stylus cleaning fluid! I personally only use the Onzow or dry brush as I do not trust the stylus cleaning liquids out there. That just changed with AIVS coming out with one. (We will know what is in this one)! I ran across it when I was verifying the No 27 info to make sure I had it right. So I called the manufacture thanking them for coming out with a trustworthy stylus cleaning fluid.

AnalogJ's picture

I recently got one of the new Monks Prodigy machines. It comes with a half-bottle of their DisCOVery cleaning fluid. I gotta say, having recently tried VPI's own fluid concentrate, the L'Art Du Son, and the Monks fluid, the Monks consistently resulted in a blacker backgrounds. The images seem more vivid. I was surprised, as I didn't know anything about their fluid prior to buying the machine.

And I have a 4-stage reverse osmosis water filter, so I would much prefer a concentrate where I can provide the extra water rather than pay for shipping that part of it. The Monks fluid only comes full-strength.

Cost to the Monks fluid comes to about .25 per record. The L'Art du Son costs about 1/4 of that.

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