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What speed do you burn CDs?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Marc Edwards, Oct 5, 2000.

  1. Marc Edwards

    Marc Edwards Guest

    What speed do you burn CDs, and why?? I have heard arguments that suggest 1x is still the king, others say the faster the better.

    Argument for 1x : The faster you burn, the faster the disc spins, the less time it has to burn each pit. The result is more 'blurred' pits -- ie not the ideal square wave holes.

    Argument for 4x, 8x, 12x etc: The faster the disc spins, the less it wobbles, and the more 'circular' the burn (sorry, I don't know the tech terms for this). Also, these burners are optimized for these speeds.

    Anyone have any info on this?!?! Personally, I've never had any problems with any speed, only with dodgy CDR brands and dodgy burners.

    Cheers, Marc.
  2. illegalsmile

    illegalsmile Guest

    You're absolutely right as far as the speeds are concerned. But we gotta remember the most important thing about burning is not how fast you can make it, but how good does it compare to the master. I would generally recommend burning at a speed no more than 8x.


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