Ok, voices problem was fixed by checking the "XA smoothing" in Pete's audio...BUT the MDECs are now at 7 fps!! Is there some way to compromise to get good voices and good MDEC instead of sacrificing one for the other?!
Ok, Lu_zero's suggestion got the MDECS back up to way-too-fast speed again and got the voices at the correct speed... I enabled the FPSE speed limiter under HW setup AND the GPU FPS limit was also enabled (Was enabled to begin with). I guess I can live with MDECS going too quick, as long as they don't drag out to 1/2 hour with 7 fps . Thx