Audio Intelligent Vinyl Solutions Adds Two New Solutions to Record Cleaning Product Line

Audio Intelligent Vinyl Solutions (a.k.a. AIVS) has been making reputable record cleaning products for going on 20 years now, and they’ve just added a pair of key offerings to the product line.

“Two relatively new selections from Audio Intelligent Vinyl Solutions are Ultra-Low Foaming Formula No. 27 and Enzymatic Concentrate for ultrasonic record cleaning machines,” Jim Pendleton, president of Osage Audio Products, confirms to me directly. “Both formulas were developed for specific, targeted purposes, and they join an extensive selection of AIVS products.”

As Pendleton also rightly points out, the first AIVS products were introduced into the marketplace in 2003, so 2023 is also the company’s 20th year of operation. Other notable AIVS offerings include a heavy-duty pre-cleaning product and a general-purpose concentrate popular with used-record dealers.


Ultra-Low Foaming Formula No. 27 is formulated specifically for use in fluid-dispensing record cleaning machines (a.k.a. RCMs). It is a residue-free enzymatic formula that does not foam, in order to avoid hindering the dispensing process. Formula No. 27 is also said not to clog fluid-dispensing nozzles on fluid-dispensing vacuum record cleaning machines. It is completely alcohol-free. The No. 27 SRP runs $38 for a 32oz bottle.

The AIVS Enzymatic Concentrate is formulated specifically for use in ultrasonic bath record cleaning machines. It too is an enzymatic formula — as are all AIVS products — and it is said not to leave residue on a record or on the inside of the tank. It is virtually foam-free, and the suggested usage level is to add approximately 4ml of the concentrate for every liter of water in the ultrasonic bath of any RCM.

The SRP for the AIVS Enzymatic Concentrate ultrasonic formula is $34 for a 16oz bottle, and $50 for a 32oz bottle. In essence, its cost runs as little as 20 cents per liter of tank water.

For more about Audio Intelligent Vinyl Solutions, go here.
To order either/both of these AIVS products, and/or anything else from the company’s product line, go here.


Happy Will's picture

If you can buy AIVS fluids in the UK? Thanks

Mike Mettler's picture
I sent your Q directly to Jim Pendleton, and his reply is as follows...

"Unfortunately, we’ve looked for years for representation in that part of the world, and have found no one. We’re always open to inquiries from anyone interested. That would make the situation better for everyone."

If anyone has any serious inquiries regarding UK distribution for AIVS, Jim further suggests you email them to:

Happy Will's picture

Thank you for following up my question Mike.

JACK L's picture


$50 for 32oz (=0.95 liter) record cleaning fluid !!!!

That's hack lot of money to pay for such recurrent consumption of cleaning fluids for a cheapskate like your truly.

As posted in AP before, I still get crackle-free vinyl playing without using any record washing machines since day one 5-6 years back when I started my vinyl hobby from scrape.

How? I simply moist up the LP (out of my 1,000+ pre-owned vinyl collection) every single time before playing it. It works & the music sound so much more FLUID & engaging vs dry play !

It does the job for me for only 75 cents for a 4-litre bottle of ozonated distilled water of one certain local brand. It is 100% pure LP cleaning fluid as I tested with my 3-digit water tester: 0 p.p.m.

All roads lead to Rome (1175 AD) ! Be vinyl smart !

Jack L

Big Richard's picture

Jack L - I am going to respond to your comments, but I think you should do what you want to do. But I am not sure you understand about this cleaner.

That $50.00 bottle makes 250 liters of record cleaner. The ultrasonic machine I use holds 1.3 liters of water and fluid. I buy steam distilled water here that I pick up from the distillery. It costs $.68 per gallon. If you add the fluid and water together to fill the tank, it costs about $.49.

I can clean around 20 records on one tank, so the cost per record is about $.025 each. That seems cheap enough to me.

I record a lot of records to my computer. The software allows me to see the waveform of the music as I record. In the past I have tried using water to lower the noise on records that I record. It does make them quieter, but it also affects the sound. I can see that on my computer program. It makes the bass muffled and it makes the treble not go as high. So I think it makes the recording sound different than it is supposed to.

What you do is fine for you, and may be fine for a lot of people, but it is not what I'm looking to do. If I do a good job of cleaning my records I don't have to put up with sound that is not as good and I don't have to worry about putting water on my records to play them.

JACK L's picture


First off, why go back to digital when vinyl sound sooo much more musical??

For convenience, Yes. Likewise I stream frequently simply for its convenience in updating myself what is going on in the music world.
Surely not for music enjoyment !!!! IMO.

How can you read the complex harmonic waveforms of realtime music on yr computer to find out the music SONIC quality correctly without auditioning it??? I just can't despite of my super-sensitive ears.

Sorry, I totally disgree to your statement: "it makes the bass muffled & it makes the treble not go as high" with my moist vinyl playing.

My vinyl music sounds well balanced with deepest (cathedral organ) bass (via my 3x100W powered subs: L, R & L+R) & ultra high tones (via my Motorola piezo super-tweeter up to 24KHz).

Yes, I am sonically spoiled as I want my audio system sounds closely to live performances, which is my yardstick for any sonic reproduction. I think my crackle-free moist vinyl playing helps achieving such sonic goal, without any disc washing machines !!

Listening is believing. Be vinyl smart !

Jack L