Rippin audio cds in Nero to mp3 slow



Tm using “save track” in nero to rip audio cds to mp3 (160 bitrate) and im only getting a speed of about 9-10x. Is this normal? My burner i believe should have a DAE of 40x with burned audio cds.

It’s a LG GCE 8481B (48 24 48) overclocked to 8520B (52 24 52).

Also I’d Like To know if you can crossfade tracks while making an Mp3 CD to play on my mp3/cd player. If so, what software supports it?