I recently made the biggest cd investment of my life by purchasing Ella Firgerald's Complete Song Books bosed set. Since the discs came in envelopes I removed them, cleaned whichever ones needed to be, and put them in slimline cases. Only one disc had a scratch big enough to cause me concern. It was in a circular direction also which is further cause for concern though not very big so I figured it would be ok. But since this is an over $200 investment I figured I had better be sure. It was on the outer rim on the very last song of disc 5 of the set, "Do Nothing Till You Here From Me", near the beginning of the song. When I played it there were some major audi crackles at :25, :34, 1:01. They don't sound like a digital skip though and when I tried it on my DVD player it had the same crackles in the same spot. It also had some crackle about 4:00 in which would presumably be well past the scratch. I would be very greatful if someone could confirm that these crackles are on the recording and are not related to the scratch. I bought it a few weeks ago and I don't want my 30 days to exchange to pass.