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Help me please!!!
What drive I should use what to receive quality pressed Audio CD? :a

Most modern drives are good in Digital Audio Extraction. Plextor is mostly recommended. Teac is also a good option. If you need dvd, the LiteOn ltd163/165/166 is also a very good ripper.

Digital Audio Extraction - don’t problem.
I 'm need drive for RECORD Audio. I hear distinctions between CD-R and pressed Audio CD. :confused:

Did you try better CDRs?

If you can hear differences maybe your reader is old or isn’t compatible with CDRs very well.

Plextor, Teac and Yamaha are famous for good quality recording.

Probably that transport C.E.C. and Audiomeca are not compatible to CD - R. But CD - R written down on NAD-660 (consumer recorder) subjectively sounds closer to pressed CD than CD - R written down on PC recorders !:confused:

Originally posted by Arny
Probably that transport C.E.C. and Audiomeca are not compatible to CD - R. But CD - R written down on NAD-660 (consumer recorder) subjectively sounds closer to pressed CD than CD - R written down on PC recorders !:confused:

The most important step in copying/backing up audio cds is the reading part. After you have extracted the wav-files, most people have the opinion that the burning part does not really matter, considering you use quality media.

Manufacturers like Plextor or Yamaha have theories about writing audio and use special tricks to optimize the writing of the audio.

So I personally doubt that a cd read by EAC and written with for example one of the latest Plextors, in its audio writing mode, would result in lesser/hearable quality than the NAD recorder you are referring to.

Btw: what is ‘transport C.E.C’ or ‘Audiomeca’?

http://www.audiomeca-hifi.com/

http://www.cec-international.de/pages/s5.htm

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CD Transport Audiomeca - http://www.audiomeca-hifi.com/page8.html :stuck_out_tongue:

Yes, I’m receive the exact digital copy (backup).
But on sounding it is worse than pressed CD.

Though I think that written down CD - R should sound better in comparison with pressed CD with thousand circulation (deterioration pressed matrixes).

Also see:
http://www.reviewmakers.com/showdoc.php?review=50&pg=11
http://www.reviewmakers.com/showdoc.php?review=50&pg=12

Originally posted by Arny
http://www.reviewmakers.com/showdoc.php?review=50&pg=11

Very interesting, never did a test like that. Surprising that the cd burnt with Yamaha’s special audio record method had the ‘worst’ quality according to the audiophile…

Anyway, I can’t determine to what level we are discussing the audio quality, I guess a higher level than I myself expect… so I can’t help you any further…

Maybe someone else.

Good luck!

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