Brand New Vinyl Static and Pops

Nothing major, but annoying.

Could it be because I was spinning old dirty vinyl which made the platter dirty/dusty?

I'm about to buy the humminguru. Does anything go well with it?



I agree with a couple of the other comments - clean ALL records in a US cleaner before playing - even new ones - you have no idea what gunk is on there from the pressing process. I am still amazed at the junk on the bottom of my US cleaner after cleaning a bunch of new records, and even records that have already gone through the US cleaner. More stuff comes off. I also clean the stylus before and after each play with an Onzow Zerodust. I may purchase a Furutech device per another comment. My two cents..... thx

I bought MOFI Micheal Jackson Thriller, brand new sealed and when I spin for the first time, Billy Jean and another track skipped many times. When I spin the 2nd time, it skipped lesser, lesser on the 3rd and it spin without skipping when I spin for the 4th times,
New n expensive vinyl can be dirty too, our needle will pick up those dirt and we need to clean the needle.
Some new vinyl give humming sound....This is the world of Vinyl.
Its best to clean every vinyl that come by either with the expensive Ultrasonic cleaner like Degritter/ KLAudio etc or some manual effective cleaning system. I use the cheap "ManualSonic" with  Audio Technica record cleaning kit. Not bad.  
It sound great still.

Once the real (for some) issue of static has been successfully addressed, all we are left with here is another cleaning fetishists fest.

@dmk_calgary  Better get all that gunk at the bottom of your US cleaner analysed to check it's not vinyl.

I probably have 20 albums unopened and purchased over the last few months.  When entering my listening room, I prefer to listen to music and I always ultrasonic clean a new record.  So, new records get cleaned in batches when I’m not listening to music.