The history of the vibration needle cleaners dates back to the 70s. By different companies, there were devices, which replaced at a high frequency is transmitted through a liquid, the contamination of the needle. After the release of the CD, as well as declining turntable sales in the 80s and especially the 90s, these devices disappeared from the market. To the chagrin of many listeners this plate was not reprinted because of the high cost involved.Flux-Hifi took up this idea with the Flux-Sonic and redeveloped the technology. The result is fantastic!