I would like to give comment on it’s special feature “Audio master Quality Recording”, i have made test’s in comparison with the plextor’s feature “vari-rec” and came across the conclusion that the plextor is far better in musical quality than Yamaha’s recordings. I have made even a recording on single speed using the Yamaha, because i could not believe its dissappointment but with no better result. I naturally first ripped the audio with plextool’s 1.15 new DAE extraction, because it’s better than EAC’s and made recordings on Platinum’s 700 MB CD-r’s on 50 piece spindle costing only 35 Euro cents a piece. The Plextor’s recording were very little bit lighter in sound-quality, but just as musical like the originals, but the Yamaha’s were very much different in comparison with the original cd’s and lacked musicality giving you that kind of specific digital sound. Used Cd sources were, Badi Assad’s “Rhythms” and Chessky’s demonstration cd and Mariah Carey’s “Butterfly”. So for the enthousiats among audiofreaks consider this comment as serious. All the other qualities of cd-burning of the Yamaha is perfect according the tests on this site. Great review site. My compliments. Highend_freak.