I was wondering if I could get some authoratiative answers to the following question:
Does sloppy manufacturing of a music CD result in degraded sound quality due to "jitter".
Much internet chatter from respected sources says that it does. See for example: Roger Nichol's story
However, engineering and signal processing knowledge tells me that the word clock in a CD player can only be minimaly impacted by read-channel jitter in the transport. Mechanisms such as power supply modulation are usually described as the main issue.
Is it not true that XRCD's value propostion is largely based on this phenomenon? Has this ever been verified, by measurements rather than by opinion?
Love to hear your thoughts,