After more than a year of development, we at Flux HiFi are now presented with the FLUX-Turbo. A plate brush with integrated suction. Sounds simple, but it isn’t.
The enemy of record reproduction is dust. This consists of many components. Silicates, polymers, organic substances, everything is contained. With a plate washing machine that works with a fluid, I get most of it cleaned, even release agent residues are removed. But what then? As soon as the valuable disc is put on, the dust falls on the record like snow. This creates some problems. Particles and hair settle on the needle, making scanning virtually impossible. For this purpose, the dust particles on the plate constantly cause enormous crackling noises, which lead to considerable distortions.
With a commercially available plate brush, the dust is collected, but with the exception of a few coarse particles that the brush absorbs, it is rather pressed into the groove floor and distributed, the Flux Turbo quickly provides a remedy. The suction force is so strong that almost all particles are sucked in, already in 1-2 revolutions.
The interior of the turbo is very complex. In order to achieve a well-usable suction force in this small, lightweight housing, each item had to be specially developed. From the fan wheel geometry to the shape of the suction channel, it has been optimized where it went. At the slightly inclined suction channel end you can easily see the integrated guidelines, which ensure that the whole surface is evenly extracted. An elaborate filter construction, the cartridge of which can be easily replaced, absorbs the dirt. The capacity ranges far beyond 100 applications, as well as the durability of the batteries.
Record without cleaning
Record after cleaning with Vinyl Turbo
Everything was thought of here. Even the velvet skids, which ensure that the surface of the record is not damaged, are easy to replace.
The brush insert made of real carbon fibers is additionally grounded, so that the sound patter is removed from the static charge, which attracts even more dust. The large contact strip under the switch is responsible for this. This is electrically connected to the conductive brush fibers.
The effect on playback is surprisingly strong. The sound seems liberated. Even complex music with strong controls is played back much less distortionally. Scanning noises, previously characteristic of analogue playback, are reduced by up to 50 by the suction before hearing. This is not about achieving clinically pure reproduction, but to get everything that is contained on the record out optimally. And that’s a lot. More than one dared to hope !
Simplicity is crucial when using the Flux Turbo. Quickly sucked over the plate and the pleasure can start. Hearing better records than ever before !
The FLUX-Hifi Vinyl-Turbo is a unique, completely newly developed device to quickly and easily free the record from dust and dirt. The Vinyl Turbo combines a carbon brush with an integrated, extremely powerful suction system.
For this purpose, a special cyclone with replaceable filter was developed, which makes it possible to realize a strong suction performance despite the small housing size (dimension 125 x 122 x 64mm).
Surface dust, as well as the dirt that sits deep in the groove, is extracted without residue within a few revolutions.
Only when the LP is free of dust can the pickup system scan the record without interference and distortion.
With the Turbo, a new era in record maintenance has begun.
- cleans and maintains your valuable records
- works without liquid and without additives
- quick and easy to use on the turntable
- increases the life of the plate and needle
- increases sound quality
- Filter cartridge and sliding skids available in a cheap double pack
- MADE IN GERMANY
- 3-year warranty
- small and light dimensions 125 x 122 x 64mm Weight only 265 g
|20 x 8 x 20 cm