Another convert - bring on the next one…
Gee, how long will we have to fight this outdated idea that the slower the burn, the better the quality?
Though personally I don’t totally buy that “Know good quality CD media is optimized to burn data at its full rated speed” - from quality scans (mainly for jitter) it’s obvious they most often give better results at slightly lower speeds than the rated speed, even with TY discs.
For audio, I generally test for jitter at several speeds and choose the speed which gives the lowest jitter, not necessarily the lowest C1 errors. Most of the time it’s between 24X-32X with high-speed (52X rated) top-notch (TY) discs.
With so-so discs, I had to get down to 12X or even 8X but this is extreme (Optodisc, GSC… LOL )