Definition of surface noise in English:

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surface noise

noun

[mass noun]
Extraneous noise heard when a record is played, caused by imperfections in the grooves of the record or in the pickup system.
Example sentences
  • Through the crackling of 78 rpm surface noise, we hear what sounds like a swing-era classic, with tasty piano intro and catchy saxophone.
  • CD audio focused on the clarity of sound, lack of surface noise and length as its sensation (and again Tschaikovsky to demonstrate).
  • For the song's second half, a lovely voice echoes through crackling surface noise and a slow rhythmic framework that's nearly submerged beneath the static.

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