What is the best way to test if an audio cd is good or bad?

vbimport

#1

What is the best way to test if an audio cd is good or bad?
I want to test cd’s deeper than just “readable or not”.

I have tried Nero CD-DVD Speed (Disc Quality Test), but I do not know how to interpret the results. How many C1 and C2 errors can there be on a “good” audio cd? Does reading speed matter?

Are there any other serious tools to test the quality of cd’s (error correction usage etc)?

/Salmoneus


#2

Play it and listen to it??? If it sounds good OK, you’re set.


#3

C2 must definitely be 0 for a freshly burned CD-R…
If not, something has gone wrong with the process (the media and/or the burner) :iagree:
However, an audio CD (either pressed or burned) can be played perfectly
even if it has C2 errors, since they are correctable.

There is a very interesting post by rdgrimes in the media forum about C1/C2 scans interpretation. :slight_smile:
And yes, reading speed matters in C1/C2 scans.

ET


#4

There isn’t too many consumer level apps, if you have a Plextor then you can use Plextools. Audio masters for replication should be checked by your replication plant.

If this is just for home use then I wouldn’t worry about it being 100%+ perfect as it is doubtful it is since you are probably not using the highest quality CDR and Redbook mastering app.