It can also be caused by...https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&u...
Thin, closely spaced spiral grooves that allowed for increased playing time on a 33 1⁄3 rpm
microgroove LP led to a faint pre-echo warning of upcoming loud sounds.
The cutting stylus unavoidably transferred some of the subsequent
groove wall's impulse signal into the previous groove wall. It was
discernible by some listeners throughout certain recordings but a quiet
passage followed by a loud sound would allow anyone to hear a faint
pre-echo of the loud sound occurring 1.8 seconds ahead of time
On some albums it is very distinct e.g. on my Tacet albums, the sound engineering is very good and the quiet passages are extremely quiet, which makes the pre-echo from an upcoming loud passage very noticeable.
On some double albums that contain only 3-4 tracks per side, the spacing between grooves is wider, hence the groove wall is not distorted -resulting in an echo-free performance.
I have albums from Diana Krall, Eagles and a John Mayer that are completely pre-echo free - a joy to listen to
Some of my "standard albums" are excellent whereas some of my more expensive heavyweight albums are quite bad - there appears to be no rhyme or reason - perhaps it's down to the quality of vinyl, content of recycled vinyl, or just the care taken in cutting the master.
Strange and frustrating