surface noise

noun Audio.
extraneous noise caused by physical wear or a physical flaw on a phonograph record or in a pickup system, rather than by a flaw in the equipment.

Origin:
1930–35

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surface noise
 
n
noise produced by the friction of the needle or stylus of a record player with the rotating record, caused by a static charge, dust, or irregularities on the surface of a record

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Example sentences
The only complaint is that the recording is marred with surface noise.
They are usually installed in boreholes where surface noise is greatly reduced.
Surface noise, clicks and pops, and distortion are inherent in the original
  discs.
Some surface noise may be apparent on the recordings, and files may start or
  end abruptly, as on the original recordings.
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