Are you suggesting I remove the dust cover then? Or just play with it up?
Should I buy a AudioQuest LP record clean brush? Use it before playing records?
I have the felt mat on there now, should I play with no felt mat in the mean time? I tested with and without and it was about the same.
Also, I saw you put a new cartridge. I was thinking about upgrading to the AT95E (Small upgrade, nice price point). Would that help?
I played records for about 1-2 hours and the static seemed to die down, but it's still there. I am trying to rip some vinyls and don't need annoying crackles when it's not even the record (tested with new and older).