Pressed CD media quality scans



Sólstafir - Ótta
pressed by CDA Impressing Solutions USA


Opeth - Deliverance
pressed by Sony DADC Austria


Jean-Michel Jarre - The Essential 1976-1986
pressed by MPO France in 1985


Gustav Holst - Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan ‎– The Planets
made in West Germany by PDO Hannover


MGMT - Congratulations
pressed by Sony DADC Austria


R.E.M. - Monster
pressed by WEA Manufacturing, Olyphant USA


Arcade Fire - Everything Now
pressed by Sony DADC Austria


My DiscSpeed does only show the reading speed setting values, not whether CAV or CLV.


It depends on the drive.

My Benqs are the only drives I can choose P-CAV or CLV


The Cranberries - To The Faithful Departed
pressed by Laser Disc Argentina S.A.


The Cranberries ‎– No Need To Argue
pressed by Cinram Canada


High C1, but no C2

Are the players manage to play the To The Faithful Departed?


No problems at all - I was suprised to see such a bad test result.


My undamaged, out-of-box pressed CD (screenshot will be posted) has 27 C1 errors in total in the first 50 minutes.

After 51 minutes, C1 and C2 jumped up to 500 but without acoustical noise when read at high speed. At low speed, still close to zero C1. Looks like copy protection.


Cowboy Junkies ‎– The Trinity Session
pressed in Canada by Disque Americ Inc.


Blondie - Parallel Lines
pressed by TAKT Sp. z o.o. Poland with Krauss Maffei line


U2 - Under A Blood Red Sky
pressed in USA by Universal M&L


Catatonia - Greatest Hits (CD 1)
pressed by Warner Music Manufacturing Europe


Mercury Rev - See You On The Other Side
pressed by CD Plant AB Sweden


Verdi: La traviata (1953) - Maria Callas Remastered (CD1)
pressed by Optimal Media Production GmbH in Germany