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Has anyone checked for differences in audio quality between the original and
the copy?  I've notices recognizible changes caused by CD writing software
that is often blamed on the writer.

I'm now well convinced that Roxio 5, full version, whatever they call it,
"softens" some attacks and spreds some notes in lower frequencies.  I get
tighter sound that more accurately reflects what I hear when playing back a
Sound Forge sound file from Magix Audio Cleaing Lab 3.0.

What we hear is subjective and often does not show up in anything that can
be measured.  Nevertheless, I've done serious a/b testing here enough to
convice me to change.

I've not seen this issue addressed elsewhere.

Steve Smolian
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Smolian Sound Studios
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Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 3:09 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] CD Burners


> There is no Better then Plextor!!! They are the only drives you can
> actually send in to be rebuilt, the quality it absolutely top notch. I
> wouldn't use anything but a plextor for audio.
>
>
> Dave Meyers
> Overkill audio inc.
>
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> I love plextor drives for audio
>
> Doug Boyd
> Senior Archivist
> Kentucky Oral History Commission
> Kentucky Historical Society
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: andy kolovos [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 2:08 PM
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] CD Burners
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> Hi,
>
> Anybody have a recommendation for an internal or external PC CD Burner?
> It will be used with a PC running Windows 2000, must be able to do
> disk-at-once, and should have a good track record for burning audio to
> Mitsui golds.
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> andy
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