Should I match CDR speed to recordings habits?

vbimport

#1

I own a Yamaha CRW-F1 CD-RW drive which I intend to use for audio CD burning at 4X (audio master mode) or 1X (normal mode).

Should I use use the fastest speed-rated media possible or should I attempt to somewhat match the speed rating of blank CDR to my actual recording habits?

Does it make any difference in burn quality or sound quality?


#2

Does it make any difference in burn quality or sound quality?

Probably not. You will never get the best results on a high-speed burner, using high-speed media, and burning at low speed. Burn at 32x to 40x on high-speed media and be happy.
On high speed drives, using 40x/48x media, you will higher error rates when burning at <20x speed.
But there’s an easy way to find out for yourself, test them each way and see.


#3

Originally posted by mshmd

Does it make any difference in burn quality or sound quality?
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