hi Paul,

I can't say for sure that it's the only difference, only that it's the only
concrete difference I'm aware of. We (and our equipment) prefer lower burn
speeds, so we're happy to stick with the Prostudios. Your Mitsui dealer
should be able to find answers to any further questions - our dealer here hs
been pretty good in that respect (Mitsui here are now known as MAM-E



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Subject: [ARSCLIST] CD differences

Thanks Will,

The Mitsui archival gold discs (marked as "Prostudio" in Europe) are
designed to be burned at lower (1-12x) speeds, whereas the "non-archival"
equivalents are apparently optimised for higher burn speeds. Not sure of any
other differences.

So if that is the only difference....then what's makes the Gold disk
markedly better (archival)  than non-archival? Or is there no real big
difference regarding the longevity, stability etc?

Paul Tombleson
Director of Preservation
Bhaktivedanta Archives


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