> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Richard L. Hess
> Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2006 6:40 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] TY vs Mitsui
> At 06:13 PM 4/25/2006, [log in to unmask] wrote:
> >Here's a question for those who use cd-r for preservation.
> >I have used Taiyo Yuden and Mitsui for the last 8 years. In that
> >time TY has always come out of my burners with much better quality
> >as demonstrated by a Clover Systems analyzer. My question is, if TY
> >has a consistently better error rate than Mitsui, is there any
> >reason for me to use Mitsui at all? I know the arguments for and
> >against phthalocyanine. What do you all say?
> >Leaning towards TY exclusively,
> I think initial error rate is only part of the story. I keep seeing
> pthalocyanine dye coming out substantially ahead of any other media
> in tests like Joe Iraci's.
> That is why I stick with MAM-A.
High as-recorded quality allows more degradation before interchange limits
are reached, thus may lead to better longevity. Unfortunately, error rates,
such as BLER, are not good quality indicators, but seem to be the sole focus
of various studies.
Media Sciences, Inc.