Can I use Kprobe to test some audio cd's made on my Lite-On 811? Here is a post I found on Hydrogenaudio regarding the sweet spot. Anyone have any opinions or experience testing various burn speeds of audio cdrs. I sometimes use 8x and 16x because of decoding .ape files direct to disc.
" Different dye types need different burn strategies depending on the speed. Dyes used today are suitable for high burning speeds. Think of it this way: you allways need roughly the same amount of energy to "burn" one spot in a certain dye type. The faster you go, the less time you have to transport that energy so the output of the laser will be very short pulses of high intensity. Old dyes were not able to react properly to such pulses. Newer dyes have been designed with fast pulses in mind. On the other hand that can (but doesn't have to) mean they have difficulty reacting to slower pulses.
Secondly, the burner manufacturers only focus on high speed burning when developing their burn strategies. There is very little tuning done on the low speeds.
All in all this means that a burn at 48x can likely be better than a burn at 16x because the tuning is done for fast speeds only these days. The burning speed sweet spot varies for every burner/firmware/medium combination.
Furthermore I haven't seen any scientiffically valid tests proving that the CDR type causes audible differences."