Sound words, Arachne
Sorry to hear about your bad experience with the fake TY dye - You mentioned a G02 dye, hopefully I will have better experience with the (fake) G03 dye. Infact, I can quite confidently predict that mine will be much better - At the moment I'm using a Phillips burner which handles - Literally everything I've thrown at it - Which I suppose is quite maddening because I wouldn't know what to filter out.
Many of my Bulkpaq recordings - Made in August, are still holding up pretty nicely. Many of them failed initally, along with the RiDisc, because they were CMC MAG AM3 discs which were produced on an old Pioneer drive. As I know now, after wasting at least 50 discs on that godawful burner, never to let CMC touch that burner! :disagree: :Z
It seems CMC have been vindicated however - Many of the discs done on the Pioneer that burned successfully are still very very readable on my Phillips or another Sony Burner. Provided discs are done initially on a good drive, they will be very stable for some time to come. :iagree:
After all, other than those discs which were wasted on the Bulkpaq / RiDisc mix (50/50 burning success) could probably have been spared if done on my Phillips. I'm still wary of CMC, however.