This morning I began testing my newly arrived ‘Sansa Clip’ audio player. It is impressively small and quite well built, but I was more interested in its capability of playing exactly at sample rate. It seemed to be more accurate at playing 48kHz files rather than 44.1kHz, with the the best timing appearing to be for 128bps/48kHz – according to my tests running about 5.3 seconds slow for every hour. This needn’t be a problem if ‘Sansa Clips’ in general all run slow by the same (or even a similar) amount…. Actually, for the budget I have to work with, there appear to be very few alternatives, and so I think I will go with the ‘Clip’ and create the installation in a way that incorporates this.