Poor audio burns
Here is the scoop:
I have a plextor 12/10/32 ide cdrw on a p3 800 system. My cdrom is an aopen 52x.
When I copy from cd to cd, I get terrible results. You can't even tell it's music.
I tried turning the burn speed down all the way to 1x, same results.
I spoke with Plextor tech support, they felt that my cdrom was not keeping up. Could that be possible with a 52x? I have used their cdroms in many of my systems with no problems at all, same burners even.
52x is the rating for reading data CD's not audio. This is referred to as DAE: the speed the CDROM can read audio from a disk (not playback, that's 1x).
Try to "rip" the audio to your disk using first the Aopen, and then the burner. Get a "ripping" program such as EAC (exact audio copy). It's free, just look for it on google.
The Aopen, as far as i know can DAE decently (~20x) but maybe not at a 100% quality under these conditions. So rip the tracks on your disk in wav and them listen to them. If they sound good, burn them.
If the tracks sound bad when you rip them from the aopen but good from the burner, you know where your problem is.
Keep us posted.
Try moving each one of them to separate IDE channel as Masters. Then have another try (I hope you own that CD and just making a backup ).
Another thing to try (and I work this way) is to use your CD-RW both to copy CD and burn CD-R, using HD to store the image between. CD-RW DAE is always much accurate then any of CD-ROM.
Best Regards ...
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