CFO (Chief Fun Officer)
- Feb 13, 2016
- Seattle Area
I didn't make generalization. I said that at shows on half a million dollar systems where people sit there quiet like they are honored to be there, some LPs have pops and ticks that bother the heck out of me but not others. Said LPs are meticulously handled by the demo people as they put them on $100K turntables. Have I heard LPs that don't have them? Sure. But they are there as for sure on my LPs I have heard in many situations.Really, I'm not deluding myself - if there were rampant ticks and pops in good vinyl, I'd just be honest and say so (and yes, there are some even new records which have some noise). But on my own setup, and I imagine many more well set up systems, there are no ticks or pops which come remotely close to making one want to 'jump out of their seat' Also, at shows, vinyl hygene is sorely lacking - records sit out in the open and are subject to dust - the turntables usually don't have dust covers - the records are not usually even brushed prior to playback. Those are huge 800 pound gorilla problems which cannot be ignored if someone is remotely serious about lack of noise.
Please don't be that person who makes hyperbolic generalizations without due exposure to systems which might make you question your bias. After all, that is just scientific method, and that's what we supposedly do here. Right?
What do you mean by bias? That I imagined pops and clicks? How does that work?