What is considered a high quality level?
In a German HiFi Magazin is a test of several cd/dvd readers/writers
I smell voodoo
and the winners were the LiteOn iHas624 and the plextor L890UE.
At least this is consistent, since the Liteon and the Plextor share the same hardware.
Again my aim is to make use of a high quality rip-station. Burning capabilities is on the background of my interests
My personal favourites for DAE are Renesas-based LG drives, but since I don't have Un-CDs in my shelf, I can't tell how they perform with that junk. Okay, I have a bunch of other drives, one of these might help in such a rare case.
For software, I guess you are using EAC?
If you are interested I can send you the test report (in the German language)
Thanks And german articles are zero problem for me;) Just send PM.