>Mastering with a Premium....
>I used to make masters (private level) the last 3 years and let them press
>where a friend of mine works (professional, were they press for Sony and
>others). Discs not in the PMCD format were all rejected (including all discs
>written with any Plextor drive) or copied to a computer and were then
>remastered and burned with a PMCD capable drive for an extra fee. Since I have
>a PMCD capable drive I never had any problems of this kind. This applies to
>all pressing factories over here. The Premium as well as all Plextors except
>their professional one are not the best choice for mastering at all. But I
>think you already knew this.
Ah yes, the usual BS and FUD from Our Man From Sony's Cuckoo Land. And what is it in the so-called PMCD that the Premium cannot do? Let's see:
- E-32 error free
- BLER of 150 or less
When you find media that the Premium will burn with C1 150 and C2s at 16X and lower, please let me know.
- Disk-at-once mode
- Single Session
- 100% scratch free
- Backed-up by client
Any drive can do that.
- Accompanied by frame-accurate PQ Log sheet
- Stored In A Standard Jewel Box
I don't know what a PQ log sheet is, but no doubt it is paramount for audio quality. As well as the "Standard Jewel Box". I doubt I could hear the difference between the same CD in a jewel case and a slim case; but of course, for someone who claims to tell one CD-R brand from another by their sound this must be easy as pie.