I can't find anyone online who has addressed this question directly. Is there a particular cart, say the Ortofon Blue as opposed to the Denon DL-110, that dissipates static rather than creating a loud pap every 12 seconds? Is there maybe a difference between an MC and MM cart when dealing with static. Or am I just screwed unless I: a) wash every stinking record before playing it; or b) get one of those ray gun thingies to zap the static away. Thanks for the input. As much as I love my DL-110, I'm really getting tired of the music being ruined by pops.