Sumiko's New Okki Nokki

Photo: John Atkinson

I didn’t actually see Sumiko’s Okki Nokki record cleaning machine, but people at RMAF kept telling me about it. John Atkinson did get to see it on static display in Listen-Up’s PrimaLuna/Sonus Faber room, and he says it appears to be solidly built. The machine utilizes an aluminum vacuum tube, has a dual-direction platter motor, and its aluminum cabinet houses a tank for containing used fluid. In theory, the Okki Nokki already makes my VPI 16.5 seem a little cumbersome.

The Okki Nokki is manufactured in Germany and has a starting price of $499. The dust cover costs an additional $79, but potential customers can receive both the machine and dust cover for a package price of $549, the exact price of my dear VPI 16.5.

Okey dokey, Okki Nokki. Come to me.

Jimmy Pak's picture

I ordered 2 Okki Nokki RCMs early Jan 2014 from ebay. After weeks and months of waiting, chasing, pushing... the seller failed to deliver them to me and kept blaming it's the supply problem.

I wrote an email to Okki Nokki to ask about this. Johan replied and admitted that they have stock problem. Then he asked me for the name of the seller. After weeks of chasing (again!), Johan replied he has emailed to the distributor in Italy and there is nothing more he can do!

I then asked the Italy distributor and the distributor answered me that Okki Nokki told them to wait for another 6 weeks at least! So I wrote to Johan again. He replied me "What do you want from me?... I am selling to Distributors. Not to dealers or customers. So for the rest talk with Audio Reference. Not with me."

This is such a IRRESPONSIBLE response!!!

So think twice if you want to order one and keep your fingers crossed hoping that you can get it!!!