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Although Mitsui Toatsu initially manufactured discs in Japan, most of those
sold in the U.S. came from their facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It
was later sold and operated under the "MAM-A" name. A similar operation in
Europe operated as "MAM-E". Some pretty good stuff came out of Colorado in
the early years.

Jerry Hartke
Media Sciences, Inc.

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> Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 12:31 PM
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] quality of HHB CD-Rs?
> 
> Shai Drori <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> >Looking back now, it turns out that Mitsui is horse@#$t, and the other
> >brands are not much better.
> 
> Hmmm.  My luck with Mitsui (which I have used almost exclusively for a
> dozen years or so has generally been very good.  When they switched some
> of their manufacturing outside of Japan,  I noticed some degradation in
> quality control, but I still have better luck over a wider range of
> recorders/players with that brand than any other I have used lately.
> 
> I would be interested to read about all of your experiences.
> 
> Chas.
> 
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> Charles Lawson <[log in to unmask]>
> Professional Audio for CD, DVD, Broadcast & Internet