Disheartened by the crackling :-(

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Re: Disheartened by the crackling :-(

Post by PioneerFan » 15 Oct 2019 13:06

This thread underscores just how may variables there are in vinyl and the cleaning process, not to mention variables in atmospheric conditions, environmental, and the original condition of the record itself. Not to mention the materials used to press the vinyl. I seem to recall reading somewhere that there was a phase where they went to pressing using recycled vinyl materials, and that caused poor sounding records. But I do have the feeling that the "crackle" many people here is, in fact, from scratches. You can do all the cleaning in the world, and nothing is going to mitigate such a condition.