My office set-up is driving me crazy.
It's a Dell dual core running Win 7 64 bit.
I'm using J River 17 as a player.
All my files are FLAC on a HD.
The system will play music well for a period of time, but intermittently and randomly it becomes extremely harsh and edgy with a huge amount of distortion. It's so bad that the person across the hall will hear it.
It goes away if I stop the music and restart. I can even slide to the same passage and it's OK.
I can pause the noise and when I start to play it remains.
It happens on CD playback as well.
I've tried reloading the drivers. I've stopped or removed all other audio programs / drivers.
I can find no single event that causes it to happen consistently. It happens rarely, if ever, if you just let the computer idle with keystroke or mouse input.
I and my IT guy have spent hours on it and can't find a cause.
It does not appear to happen with Win Media Player, at least no with CDs.
Anyone ever see a similar problem?
Any ideas on how to fix it?