NEC 2500a or Pioneer 106?

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#1

both about $115 at newegg.

I know that the 2500 supports 8x, but i’m really only interested in stability (burns few coasters with wide range of media) and good burn quality.

any thoughts?


#2

2500 beats the 106 easily for both speed and quality on a wide range of media. But the 106 is still very reliable for quality too.
Suggest you do a search of the DVD test forum for 106 and 2500 and compare the scan results, especially on your preferred media.


#3

I’d say go for the 106 if you want to use very very odd -R media. If not, the 2500a is the better choice, as already explained by rdgrimes :slight_smile:

I moved the thread to the Recording hardware forum, as that’s where it belongs!


#4

I gave my Pioneer A06 to my dad and got NEC 2500 from newegg.
Between these 2 , I like the NEC 2500 a bit better . Very quiet and very good burning quality . Best bang for 8X right now IMHO