I am very detailed with respect to my cds. Yesterday I was listening to the soundtrack "The Book Thief", when I noticed a failure in the track 14, near 1:46. I looked at the surface of the cd, but it was perfect with no risk. Anyone else noticed this. I decided to post on the forum to find out if it is a problem of recording or specifically my copy, in which case I'll need to replace it.
"One negative observation… track 14 has a couple of “ticks” that shouldn’t be there. I blew up the waveform and that shows the ticks aren’t spikes in the sound, but rather gaps with loss of signal – the waveform shows tiny amounts of empty space at those points. Clearly, it’s not an individual CD error, but some kind of mastering glitch. So I don’t think replacing it will cure anything, unless they remaster it".
I ripped the wav on my CD, because my players are not good enough to detect any skip or pop. And I did notice a tiny gap around the 1:44 mark that lasts about 10/100 of a second. So it may be pretty minor on my disc. Or at least my players don't seem to skip when they hit it.