Is it possible for CDRs of audio to sound worse if they are recorded at higher speeds?
We have big CD duplication equipment here at work, and we were given a master CDR (Taiyo Yuden) to make 350 copies of. The copies were done nice and quickly at 16x speed (the discs should be well capable of that)... We use this setting normally.
However the person we did it for reckons there is a noticable difference in sound quality between the master and the copies and would like us to do the next batch at 1x or 2x !!
Firstly is this possible? I guess the burning laser isn't going to get as hot so therefore it'll have a knock-on effect with players maybe not reading the discs "so well"? Or is he just hearing things? Is it really necessary to waste time burning them all at 1x or 2x or do you reckon we could get away with 4x, possibly even 8x?
thanks for your help from a newbie to this forum!