I have a new, commercially produced CD (Mercury Living Presence/Polygram Records) on which I ran a routine â€œQualityâ€ scan on Nero CD-DVD Speed (as I normally do when I receive a CD). I received a report from the scan which indicated 1368 C2 errors. I normally find those on older CDs (or CDs that I have burned myself) but this is the first time I have received them on a new, commercially produced CD.
I immediately backed up the CD with EAC and most tracks showed 100% quality. A few showed no less than 99.9 %. The surface of the CD looks clean and mirrored, with no scratches and certainly looks new, as described.
Iâ€™m not sure what to make of this information however. As I mentioned previously, itâ€™s the first time Iâ€™ve had a high number of C2 errors on a new, commercial CD. Does this mean that the CD is not really â€œnewâ€ or are the errors reported â€œfalseâ€? Those are about the only interpretation I can make of this situation.
If neither of those are the case, how would a new, commercial CD acquire a high number of C2 errors without being dirty or scratched? I have attached the subject scan below. Thanks in advance for any input.