Why don manufacturers fit a decent clock in the first place?
A. This is the most commonly asked question about our clocks. There are several reasons, the primary one being cost. A standard crystal costs only a few cents in a mass produced player. Anything more expensive will put the basic price of the player up and make it uncompetetive. Another reason is that nearly all players are produced with a very standard ‘data book’ implementation of the clock circuit. This will make the player work satisfactorily – but no more. It is obvious that little or no research has been carried out on the sonic impact of this most crucial circuit.