VSE imported Sound distorted

On Win 7 64-bit using Blender 2.68a.

I’m having with Blender distorting a music sound file. I’ve tried it as an MP3, AAC, WAV. I’ve tried reducing it from stereo to mono. I tried converting it to a MOV and bringing it in as a movie instead of as a sound. And I tried setting the sound preferences to SDL both mono and stereo.

When I play it in the VSE I can hear the distortion and it renders the same way.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

It was probably user error. I tested on a Mac and had the same problem so I made a .blend with just the found and it worked great. I started rebuilding my strips in the VSE and now things are happy.