Teac CD-552E or LTR-52246S

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#1

hello,

think it’s time to replace my old yamaha 2110s, would like to get a good recorder and can’t chosse from this two one CD-552E or LTR-52246S, please could you help ?

is there any affordable 3 sheeps cd-rw out there ?

thanks.


#2

What is a sheep anyway? Even if your drive has 3 sheep it still won’t be able to defeat new copyright protections popping up every month, so why don’t you just get the that does the most w/o breaking the bank? With that said, Lite-On 52246S. 52247S is out too, but check out the reviews before you buy this one.


#3

This Teac drive is made by Asus, so any opinions that you find on the Asus would also be valid for this drive.


#4

No question that the LiteOn will give you higher quality burns, but the Asus/Teac may have a slight edge in reading speeds.


#5

thanks for advices


#6

I think both drives will give you a good writing quality.

With a recent firmware TEAC does a very good job in writing quality:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/reviews/index.php?reviewid=187&page=Performance

I don’t have data for the later LiteOn 52246S firmware write performance, but at least the initial firmware left something to be desired:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/reviews/index.php?reviewid=173&page=Performance

This has more than likely improved with current firmware, but I have not comparable data for the LiteOn unit at hand.

As for DAE speed and accuracy, I believe the LiteOn to be a better drive, although there appears to be some unit-to-unit quality variance with the LiteOn models, which can “make or break” the DAE performance of the drive.

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=11529

Best regards,
Halcyon


#7

I don’t have data for the later LiteOn 52246S firmware write performance

There’s a boat load of write performance on different media over at the media forum on this particular drive using the latest firmware.


#8

And assuming you are not interested in speed or price, but only in quality (perfect or almost perfect backup :wink: which one would one get ?

should i go for another drive than these two ? (not dvdr)


#9

I’ve had the Lite-On for quite a while now, and it has performed flawlessly. I’ve only taken it up to 48X because that’s the media I’ve got (Philips CDR-80 48X) but it never burns coasters unless I do something stupid. It has also worked fine with my assorted junk CD-R collection (old 4X and 16X discs).

Pros: well-built, fairly quiet, copes with anything you throw at it.

Cons: errr, 32X CD-RW is available now.