High Quality Blank CDR Media

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by DeeDrive, May 30, 2005.

  1. DeeDrive

    DeeDrive Active Member

    May 30, 2005
    Does anyone know a good place to get high-quality blank CDR media suitable for audio masters? Any idea what a good price to pay per disc might be?
  2. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Distinguished Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    I think Supermediastore.com carries Taiyo Yuden... Those and MAM-A Gold Reference are my faves...

    TY's are pretty cheap - They'll probably average 40-50 cents. MAM-A Golds are more at around $1.30 each.

    I use both regularly, but I have them custom thermally branded (I don't even know where my supplier gets them from).
  3. Reggie

    Reggie Distinguished Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    Those are both great.
    If you don't need any kind of special printable top surface, you should not pay more $.32/ea for Taiyo Yudens, and not more than $1.00 for MAM-A (Mitsui) Golds. Unless you are getting like free shipping or something, which still probably wouldn't equal out.
    And of course, I guess you should expect to pay a lot more than this for having them custom printed.
  4. JerryTubb

    JerryTubb Guest

    Hey Dee

    I've been using the Maxell Music (or Data) PRO discs for a couple years. the key word is PRO... they're made in the Taiyo Yuden Japan plant, triple coated, and high QC. They're readily available at your local Walmart or Office depot.

    The C1 check on plextools has been superior... very, very low errors. 8)
  5. dpd

    dpd Active Member

    Sep 29, 2004
    ^^^ word. I just tried my 1st batch of those and they rock on the Plextor PX-716A. And, thanks to John Scrip for turning me onto Plextools Professional, BTW.
  6. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    If you don't mind me asking....where do you have them thermally branded? That was something I was thinking of doing.

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