Steve Edwards Posted July 10, 2021 Share Posted July 10, 2021 I experienced a wonderful verification yesterday. The last time I played my original 2003 release of Steely Dan's last album Everything Must Go a couple weeks ago, I noticed a significant amount of surface noise, particularly on side 2. Though I have owned it since shortly after it came out, I've only played it a hand-full of times. But, I don't recall noticing anywhere near that much noise. It has been cleaned on my VPI, and I always give each record side a good swipe with the Audioquest Carbon Brush. In the past, I have noticed similar noise on brand new records, even after a vacuum cleaning. But on a few occasions, most of the pops or clicks just went away after a few spins. Hoping this was the case with EMG, I put it on the table yesterday. But this time, I also gave it (and the carbon fiber mat) 3 cycles with the Milty Zerostat 3 and BINGO! It was practically dead quiet. Further verification that what may sound like surface damage can often be excess static. Now I can send the RSD copy I ordered to my friend in Boston :) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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