Premium?

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#1

hey,

what’s this “premium” drive you keep talking about?

thanks


#2

The Plex Premium is one of the last CD-only burners Plextor did. For CDs I’d say it is the best burner ever build. Especially with DAE it shines. I wish, their DVD burners were as good as the Premium is for CDs.


#3

http://www.plextor.be/products/premium.asp?choice=PlexWriter%20Premium
http://www.cdfreaks.com/article/112

Regards, :smiley:

ET


#4

This might be topic of ‘discussion’ with some rather stupid Yamaha Audio Master Quality zealots that accuse the Premium of producing bit-true audio CD’s with boomy bass :doh:

But the Premium is definitely the most versatile CD burner ever build … and it shines in almost any discipline (except price, of course).

BTW … if you want to get one, you’d better be fast since Plextor ceased production earlier this year.


#5

“Audiophiles” are a never-ending source of amusement for me. They can somehow convince themselves that a 4-foot speaker cable costing four thousand dollars is worth it, but my all-time favourite is the gold-plated optical cables. :eek:

Think I’m kidding?

http://www.audio-magic.com/PriceList.html


#6

I am especially amused by morons who still claim that a coaxial digital connection is far superior over an optical one …

I once did an interesting test … I played back a ~ 6 min. wav file through my EWX 2496’s optical SPDIF output, lopped it right through my DAT recorder’s optical I/O and recorded the wav file through my EWX 2496’s digital input at the same time (a simple full-duplex loopback test) and used EAC’s wav compare on both source file and recorded file afterwards to scan for sample differences … I used 2·30 foot standard el-cheapo optical cable BTW.

Guess what … not a single bit was changed during the test … source file and destination file were absolutely bit-identical.

That was my initial point to really start questioning any audiophile’s statement that isn’t based on scientific facts and reproducible measurements … :cop:


#7

oh, and i thought it was dvd burner… meh;p

edit: thanks btw!


#8

Well, what do you expect when on Yamaha website you read stuff like this:

The result: A CD recorded using Audio Master Quality Recording is noticeably better sounding than one recorded using conventional methods. In fact, the quality of audio is nearly equivalent to that of a pressed audio CD.

and in a PDF document about VariRec on Plextor website you read:

This default setting reflects an optimized laser power with lowest jitter. The result will be a change of sound or sound quality and an increase of compatibility with existing players.

No big surprise… :frowning:

ET


#9

Well, I suppose jitter is an issue with some poor players… But did the CD-Rs* that I sent off for mastering suddenly sound better when they came out as pressed disks? I think not!

Paul

*recorded on Plextors, of course :slight_smile:


#10

damn, ROFL, this one is GREAT! maybe this gold-plated contacts make the light from the outside of the cable reflect, so it won’t disturbe the “inner”-light… :confused: :stuck_out_tongue: :doh:


#11

pwhodges> For pressing discs you should try to use a writer which allows PMCD (Pre-Mastering CD) burning and software (Sonic Solutions’s SonicStudio).Most consumer drives do not have this feature (SONY 92x 94x do).
Most pressing facilities here in Japan (well actually I think every where) do re-write CD-Rs with a PMCD capable drive if the disc is not a PMCD when you sent it in. Some still require to send discs burned with PMCD(Those only pressing Audio CDs still require PMCD). For mastering you have to have a disc in the PMCD standard.
As far as I know not even the Plextor Premium can do PMCD (PlexMaster is the only drive i know of from Plextor). Sorry to say this but for mastering Music discs in a pressing facility CD-Rs burned with a Plextor are not the best choice since pressing facilities need PMCD.


#12

Agree with “koba”


#13

Are you sure that Plextor ceased manufacturing the Premium? Plextor USA’s marketing dept says that they haven’t.