RE: CD-R media
What's the verdict on MAM-A and MAM-A gold?
On Tue, Feb 22, 2022 at 7:37 PM Eli Bildirici <
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> Best resource is probably the optical section of the myce.com forums and
> the forums at CDRinfo.pl (Polish). They do extensive tests, people try to
> document the hub id number there and all relevant settings. I’ve definitely
> seen tests of the Falcon Media stuff specifically, though I don’t recall
> how they fared.
> Otherwise, dye compositions change, and if drive firmware doesn’t remain
> updated, that will affect burn quality. I wonder what it would be like in
> newer drives, though I guess if it’s worse across the board then whatever
> change they made is probably not for the best (that, or it’s just a bad
> Eli Bildirici
> > On Feb 22, 2022, at 4:36 PM, Gary A. Galo <
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> > I was wondering if anyone on the list has had recent experiences with
> the CMC Pro CD-Rs. CMC is the successor to Taiyo-Yuden/JVC and is using the
> original TY manufacturing process. I always check errors on CD-Rs I make
> using Nero DiscSpeed V. 7.2. On the original TY/JVC discs, C1 errors would
> be less that 1000 per disc, and often less than 500. I the first batch of
> 200 CMC disc I bought two years ago performed equally well. But, two weeks
> ago I ordered 200 more CMC CD-Rs and I'm finding that the error rates are
> higher than they used to be. 2000 errors or more per disc is typical on the
> ones I just bought. Granted, these are all C1 errors, which are all
> correctable, and I've had had only a couple of actual failures. But, it
> concerns me that the errors are roughly double what they used to be with
> these discs, and I'm wondering if other users have noticed any decline in
> CMC's quality control.
> > Has anyone used the Falcon Premium CD-Rs? They claim extremely low error
> rates, and I'm wondering how they compare to the current crop of discs from
> > Thanks for any feedback you can provide.
> > Best,
> > Gary
> > Gary Galo
> > Audio Engineer Emeritus
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