Brand New Vinyl Static and Pops

Does this mean that the problem is the stylus/ Needle?

Please Help!



Muffled again after cleaning a record.

Does anyone think that cleaning the record introduces debris that collects on the needle?

Assuming you've got the weight at 1.8g as Ortofon recommends. 

Otherwise if the red is fine, then it sounds like an internal problem with the blue. Happens sometimes.