I have finally decided to sell off my record collection, but before I do that I want to make CD copies of some of my favorites. Toward that end I obtained an Griffin iMic USB ADC/DAC device and a copy of the VinylStudio software. I am running OS 10.4.11 on a G4 Power PC Mac. Before I started to make actual transfers, I decided to practice on a old (1960 vintage) stereo check out record. This one had 1KHz test tones and a series of spot frequencies from 30 Hz to 10 KHz, plus some music tracks. So I made the transfer via a wav file with everything (VinylStudio and Midi setup) set for 44.1 KHz at 16 bits. When I played the CD I noticed a faint, but still very noticeable, ticking sound, estimated at about 3-5 per second, on all test tones at or above 1 KHz, but not on the lower tones. When I played the wav file back through iTunes or QuickTime, I also heard the ticking sound. The music tracts sounded quite good.
Can anyone offer any advice on what direction I should go to resolve the ticking sound?