Yesterday, with BBC Music magazine, I received a CD of Stravinsky's "The Firebird". Track 1 is totally soundless for the first three minutes and not much better for the last two. Track 13 is the same. It is the same on two different players. Is the CD flawed? I also have Stravinsky's "The Firebird" on LP and it is fine there.
This is the second such CD I have gotten. Recently, I purchased David Matthews' "Symphony No.2; Symphony No. 6". Again, the first part of Track 1 is soundless. The rest is fine. I took this one to a music store and they tried it on every player in the store. We had the same result with all of them. Then, a friend has a Bose in her car. She tried it there. The first few minutes are soundless. It then begins to come in very quietly.
What I am trying to ask is is this a problem unique to CDs? Or is it an acoustics problem where the CDs are recorded?