This is not a question about copying CDs or about setting up an audio system. When I play a music CD, it often sounds like the drummer is hitting the edges of his drums with the drumsticks. (Not always, but often.) It's a wooden, whacking noise, very annoying. (That's the best I can do for a description.) I have a 6-year-old Marantz carousel CD player and a brand-new Sony DVD player, which also plays CDs. The problem occurs on both players and did on others that I owned before them. It doesn't matter what kind of CD is playing -- it might be one I got at the public library or a brand-new one that I bought. Yeah, I should have asked a long time ago, but it wasn't until I noticed the noise on the new Sony player that I decided to post my problem. Any ideas?