Originally posted by king_of_rock
Is there a clear rule regarding recording speed vs. quality?
1) audio burns best at 4x[/B]
4x is usually fine, but necessarily the best.
2) best quality often at highest speeds[/B]
IMHO, high speeds are usually acceptable, good or even the best with high quality media.
But with the wrong media, errors will grow exponentially with speed.
I am not sure what to make of this, and since I am about to make a cd-r audio compilation for many people, I want the best quality end disks possible with my software/hardware/media.
BTW, I am using tdk velocd 40/12/40 with Nero 6.3 and probably Fuji TY CD-r 48x media [/B]
If they're made in Japan by Taiyo Yuden, then they should be very good.
You would have to make C1, C2 errors tests to know which speed is the best in your system.
I would use a CLV mode (constant speed) like 16x or 8x.