Hmm… I’m not sure about this but the gabs you’re talking about, aren’t that the gabs that you can set by setting a pause between tracks? (which can be done in both DAO or TAO)
When you burn in TAO, the burner will stop at every end of a track and start again with burning on the next track. But will it create a gab there as well? Don’t think so. I just found a disc which I accidently burned in TAO mode instead of DAO, but without the 2 sec gabs between tracks. When I play this disc I don’t hear any gabs between tracks, but just a cracking sound between different tracks which is created by the burning when it stopped and started burning again.
So what if the tracks are ripped one by one again? Will it contain gab (part of no sound) at the end or at the beginning of the ripped file? If you ask me, I’ll say no. But when the 2 sec gab weren’t removed before burning I’d say yes. I’ll try to find the disc which was burned in TAO without the 2 sec gab and extract a few files from it.