In Reply to: Audio CD Burners vs. Data CD Burners? posted by mark4man on January 02, 2003 at 13:19:51:
You probably want to take a look at the following review of Yamaha CD FRW-1 burner.
It does both data and audio, but has a special mode to achieve improved quality in audio mode, including the increased groove size. Note that in eithet case it uses data CDRs. Also if I'm not mistaken, it can record in CAV mode to minimize the jitter while recording.
Thanks, man. Check out this link to the Yamaha site:
Click on the icon for Advanced Audio Mastering; & check out the technology demonstration (I know you probably already have one of these things, but I'm now starting to feel like, between this burner; & some good mastering or maximizing software, I have a chance to compete (or, at least be in the same ballpark) as "pro level" CD pre-mastering. Thanks again.
using *audio mode* ( tagged Audio Master Quality Recording ) actualy made it worse to my ears. More vailed and lack of transient bites compared to the copies made with 4X speed.
I've replaced Tascam CDW-2000 with this Yamaha for both archiving WAV files on the HD as well as making a stand-alone copies.
Perhpas, this unit still needs some running in, but, results so far is pretty dissapointing. It is possible it's because of ripping software I use. ( Toaster 5.2 and iTunes ) PC users might have better luck with it.
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That's curious... in my case Audio Master mode ALWAYS yielded improvements, often in sound quality (it lifts the veil off the recording) and regularly in playback stability. Try EAC or Easy CD Extractor to rip wavs.
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