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Old 02-17-2001, 07:10 PM
Corey Shay Corey Shay is offline
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
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Default Re: Audio CD Burn Speed

It depends on the CD player, but I've found 1x usually sounds better than say 6x. There's no doubt in my mind that both produce no errors, because I've extracted the audio off both and polarity flopped, and they 100% cancelled (this I'm absolutely positive of). The problem with higher speeds is you get more jitter in the writing process. And cheaper CD players are more susceptible to jitter than high end ones. Even though it uses a RAM buffer, all the electronics, transport included is run off the same transformer, which means any problems will be interrelated.

What I usually hear from playing 6x discs is a subtle soundstage and width degredation. It's most pronounced in my car, where it's not exactly high end equipment.
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