The snap crackle pops of the records are not dust. The records are clean; it's just normal typical vinyl lead in to cuts. But it's way down now.... I mean way down. No idea what is going on.
I was speaking with James Tanner on this today, he's perplexed too. He's wondering if this might be due to transients in the signal. OK you engineers out there. chime in.
In fact the entire noise floor is to the point where its almost gone and signal is way up. S/N ratio is so much nicer