It’s a V2, but I realized that the file I did the test with was 48 kHz, not the blamed 44.1. I did a test with another (44.1) file and of course it was slow.
Out of curiosity, how slow?
I just tested my V2 Clip (8GB version) with a 1kHz test tone. It’s freq. output is 988Hz, which is 1.2% slow. That is relatively easy to hear when listening to music that’s familar to you. The tone was mono, 128kb fixed, 44.1kHz sampled.
I tested a Creative Zen Nano 1GB that I also own with the same MP3 file. The Creative is comparable in many ways to the Clip as far as functionality goes. What it lacks is the nicer display, memory capacity and tag organization. It can do things the Clip can’t do, such as MP3 encoding of a WAV file on the fly. Both have FM radios, both have ability to record from an internal mic, both have 5 band equalizers.
The Creative plays the same 1kHz tone as 1.0003kHz. Not shabby for such a small package. How Creative got it right and Sandisk didn’t is beyond me. Maybe it’s the lack of rechargable battery in the Creative? It runs off a single AAA battery, good for 20 hrs. of MP3 play time.