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I get static on the CD in the background on a burned CD; what did I do wrong?

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Four things come to mind.
  1. Low Bitrate- the higher the bitrate the better quality sound. If ripping mp3's I prefer 320kbps
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  3. Burn speed too high- for good quality it's best not to burn at maximum speed. Although most CD burners will burn at 48X - 54X speed, select a slower speed (24X works well).
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  5. Scratchy or poor media- it's possible that there's was a scratch on your CD or that you got a bad CD. Bargain CD's usually work pretty well but you will always get a few bad 1's in a spindle that end up being coasters.
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  7. CD burner not properly grounded or plugs not secure. This is less likely unless it's an aftermarket device but still a possibility if you've done maintenance on your machine and pulled on a ribbon cable or power supply.
Hope this answers your question and solves your problem. Best of luck!
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