Listening to vinyl records is a great pastime. The act of playing a record can be a relaxing ritual. Pull out a vinyl from the sleeve, place it on your turntable. Set the vinyl spinning, grab the tonearm and gently lower the stylus… Sit down, relax, and enjoy… but then POP! CRACK! A loud crackle and pop pulls you out of your relaxing calm. Why does this happen? What causes a vinyl to crackle and make popping sounds? It may seem like a random and annoying occurrence but luckily there are ways to prevent this disturbance. Find the answers on our site, sonicmix.com! SonicMix.com is an online resource and information hub for all things audio related. We provide guides, reviews, how-tos, and more for record collectors, audiophiles, and music lovers. Visit our site to explore topics and learn more!