There is no microphone as far as I can tell on this machine. The point is that the sound quality is ok when you listen to stuff available on-line. It is only when you record the audio using Audacity or Windows sound recoder that the problem is there on playback. I have tried changing the sampling rate on Audacity with no obvious good effect. I don't see that there can be any question of acoustic feedback as there is no mic and the problem is there when I have the speakers on or off during the recording. I guess the analogue audio signal is being quantified by the software recorder hence my looking at sampling rate but so far nothing has indicated that this could be the cause of the problem. I get the same effect when I download stuff from Youtube and strip off the video. Sounds ok until I load it into Audacity and then on playback the problem appears. I use Audacity to normalise and edit the recordings. So real time recording or downloading and transfer to the recorder same effect, distorted audio on playback. Did not have this problem on my last machine with Windows Vista which makes me wonder if this is another Windows 8 problem..........JR
PS I do re-save the audio in WAV format so could that be anything to do with this problem? I don't think so as the distortion is there on playing the recording on Audacity before I save it.
Edited by JohnRoss, 02 September 2013 - 03:36 PM.