Extraneous high-frequency background noise during the playing of a tape recording.
- Free of annoying background noise like tape hiss and popping, dialogue is easy to understand and the film's forgettable score remains clearly so.
- Once hidden by analog tape hiss, the noise of vintage devices may be excessive by digital's standards, leading older gear to fall off of the ledge of acceptability.
- Background distortions are minimal, with very few traces of tape hiss or sound pops.
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