Hi everyone. I tried searching for this, but I guess I don’t have the terminology in my head to do so. This is a problem I’ve encountered occasionally for the last few years:
I burn a CD, either on my laptop or desktop. They play fine in the computers and in my car stereo; however, when I attempt to play them on my CD player (an NAD 512), I sometimes encounter an odd phenomenon. They may start fine, but then I hear a “ch-ch-ch” type of sound; the sound is generally very regular in rhythm, and sometimes even sounds like it’s in time with the music! The volume of the sound can also vary. This is sometimes accompanied by an increased rotation sound (maybe it’s the same thing, I don’t know). Sometimes it starts and gets progressively worse, ending in the CD coming to a crashing stop, while sometimes it only affects one or two tracks and plays right through them. It also seems to fade out between tracks, only to begin again with the next track.
The overwheming majority of my homeburn CDs play fine on this player, but I’ve always been puzzled by this infrequent occurrence . Do any of the experts out there have any insight on this? Thanks in advance.