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surface noise

[′sər·fəs ‚nȯiz]
(electronics)
The noise component in the electric output of a phonograph pickup due to irregularities in the contact surface of the groove. Also known as needle scratch.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Of course, consistently louder genres of music will tend to overpower any surface noise on a color record, while genres featuring more quiet dynamics might reveal more surface noise.
I also sometimes listen to the Crash Test Dummies' song "God Shuffled His Feet," an entirely digital recording that includes the surface noise of an analog record as one of its sonic elements.
The surface noise from surface drilling operations further degrades the signal sent by the transmitter.
The constant internal repetition of this practice leads one to live within the music of unity instead of in the surface noise of distinctions.
But, unfortunately, the single precious cylinder is worn and mildewed, and only a phrase or two can be heard among the surface noise. For the truly curious, International Piano Archives has issued a transfer.
Although you have to use some imagination to listen through the surface noise and the limitations of the period's primitive recording techniques, the effort is worth it.
Hearing this newly remastered version of Guys and Dolls--sans surface noise and tape hiss--is bliss, and will leave you marveling at Isabel Bigley's fresh-voiced Sarah Brown and Vivian Blaine's definitive Miss Adelaide.
Carpet with ample padding, rather than tile or wood, is a good element of acoustical control for flooring as it absorbs airborne sound; reduces the surface noise generation of things, such as footsteps and furniture movement; and helps block sound transmission to rooms below.
Soft floor coverings are highly effective in controlling noise by reducing ambient sound and surface noise up to 70% and by reducing impact sound transmission from floor to floor.
On the downside, there was a lot of engine and road surface noise filtering into the cabin at higher speeds, but this can soon be eradicated by the pitch perfect BOSE music system.
The highly effective suspension irons out the bumpy surfaces, the road holding is super grippy, the steering precise and any engine or road surface noise is kept at bay thanks to the excellent insulation.
On the motorways, it simply glides along with very little engine or road surface noise.

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