Your impression was correct - the 'beep & click' versions were deleted and re-ripped until they worked so we only ever listened to the musical version. At a guess the ripping was interpolating (if that is the correct word) missing data and the new drive is getting the data more accurately.BenLaw said:Ok. Error correction ought to prevent that sort of thing, but it sounds like something was going wrong. From what you said earlier:
I got the impression you were talking about qualitative improvements in SQ. This is obviously rather different.the rips I am now making are noticeably better sounding than those from my old PC
Given that your music is now free of 'clicks and beeps' I am not surprised that:
even my wife has noticed and she didn't know I had changed anything.
To be honest I'm not too bothered about the cause, just happy with the sound quality through my SBT and enjoying the music.
Maybe everything is a placebo effect - I'm still happy with the sound though.