Recently got a Memorex 52x24x52 CD-RW (model 52MAXX 2452AJ, Firmware 6WS3; really a Lite-On inside). Seems to read and write data fine so far.
When I play an audio CD, as each song fades to silence, I hear a synthesizer-like buzzing noise that gets progressively louder as the song gets quieter. It doesn’t get anywhere near as loud as the music was, but it is very noticeable.
It’s audible both through the drive’s headphone jack (with or without the rear audio cable connected), and through the PC’s speakers. I don’t currently have a way to test the drive’s SPDIF out. Happens with several different audio CDs, all of which sound fine on a real CD player or my old CD-ROM drive.
I returned the first CD-RW drive (manufacture date Feb 2003), and picked up another (Dec 2002). Same problem!
Anyone else seen this problem? Any other suggestions?