CES – High Performance Audio at The Venetian, Room 30-233
The Keith Monks brand returns to CES – after its previous showing back in 1983, some 27 years ago. Jonathan Monks, son of the famous Keith, returns Keith Monks Audio to CES: leading from the front in the newly reinvigorated company. Jonathan has spent the last few years refining the design and manufacture of the most famous record cleaning machines in the world.
The timing is ideal: it is the 40th anniversary of Keith Monks Audio and the new and much-planned celebratory model, the Ruby, is finally coming off the production line.
More information and images
Forty years after hi-fi pioneer Keith Monks defined modern record care with the launch of the world’s first Record Cleaning Machine, Keith Monks Audio celebrates with the limited edition RUBY. The RUBY, with maximum sales worldwide limited to 40, includes new and exclusive features, many unique in record cleaning.
More info here
Check out the Keith Monks Tab for the link to the world’s first review of the Omni.
Jon Monks will be at the Sound and Vision “The Bristol Show” on the weekend of 20th -22nd February.
Here is what it will say in the showguide
Some say he neither eats nor sleeps and is powered entirely by miniature wind turbines. And that every hair on his body is in fact a rare form of naturally occurring Pure Carbon Fibre.
All we know is, he’s called The Record Doctor. And he’ll be giving your record the best clean it’s ever had – on the legendary and newly revitalised Keith Monks Record Cleaning Machine.
All at The Bristol Hifi Show.
(1 record per visitor cleaned free subject to time availability)
Bristol Hifi Show
The Keith Monks Classic is reviewed in the next issue of Hi-fi Choice magazine
Last night I visited a friend who was borrowing a Keith Monks Classic Record Cleaning Machine. I arrived to find a large pile of cleaned LPs and a man excitedly playing a track from a record, cleaning it and then playing it again.
I know KM is a client and I’m therefore biased, but the results were shocking.
The sound quality improvement wasn’t subtle at all. It wasn’t just a case of less noise: less clicks and pops. The shocking change was in detail and the ability to hear sounds low in the mix that were just inaudible before or in the case of voices unintelligible before.
It was the sort of improvements to sound quality that a significant upgrade in cartridge might bring.
As I said, shocking. Good shocking though.
I’ve added some images for Chord, Keith Monks, Thorens and Neat Acoustics.
This is still very much work in progress. Sort of learning on the job really; except I’m trying to learn how to get the best out of WordPress and all the plugins, widgets etc late in the evenings.
I’ve been experimenting with NextGen Gallery and have used it to upload some selected images including the images of the new Naim NAIT XS