Okki Nokki Record Cleaning Machine MKII
Immaculatize Your Entire Record CollectionWhen used with the supplied goat hair cleaning brush, the forward/reverse turntable motion allows for extremely effective groove scrubbing. Once cleaned, the record can be vacuumed using the suction arm. The residual dirt and fluid is then removed by suction and transferred into the internal liquid reservoir, which is emptied via a waste tube tucked in the back of the aluminum case. Okki Nokki has dedicated suction arms for 7” and 10" records, available as options.
What's in the Box?Included with the Okki Nokki are a dustcover, a 12" plastic vacuum arm for LPs, a premium goat hair cleaning brush, an aluminum record clamp for use with the Okki Nokki, a 50 mL bottle of proprietary concentrated record cleaning fluid, and a detachable AC power cord. This Okki Nokki is not recommended for shellac or acetate recordings. It features a one-year limited manufacturer’s warranty for parts and labor.
"Technicalities aside, the Sumiko Okki Nokki cleaned the living crap out of my records. I don't know if it was that strange, fragrant fluid, that soft-bristled brush, or what, but the Okki Nokki seemed more efficient at cleaning records than my VPI, restoring my filthiest records to like-new condition with just a couple of revolutions. Take, for instance, James White and the Blacks' Off White (LP, Island ILPS-7008), the dirtiest record I hope to ever see. This particular copy had been abandoned, under a leaking roof, in a corner of my Uncle Jack's wood shop in the sandy town of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Filthy with what I could only guess was a combination of sawdust and clay, the record looked beyond repair. Pulling it from its sleeve was a delicate operation —I could hear years' worth of grit and neglect rubbing against the rotting paper. But after one quick session on the Okki Nokki, the LP looked and sounded almost new. And played on the Rega RP-1, Off White was impressively quiet, with big, bold images, and only the slightest hint of surface noise. It was a miracle." — Stereophile
Ratings & Reviews
This is a good RCM. As with all RCMs, I believe it's a bit overpriced. I really like that it has a platter to support the record and forward or reverse spin capability. Also like that the housing is aluminum. They could improve this kit by utilizing a record clamp that covers the record label, but if you use the correct amount of fluid, you shouldn't worry much about getting the label wet. I researched RCMs for a long time before getting the Okki Nokki. It's probably the best RCM for the money.