Linus wrote: > > Hello ... > > A potentially stupid question: > > Is it still important with the current crop of CDRW drives on the market to > write cds at single speed for the best audio quality? > > Or is the question pointless on account of CDRW drive quality being poor > regardless of speed ... > > does anyone have the lowdown on this subject? It all depends on your particular burner and the batch of media you are currently using. It is getting harder to find decent media now so you may well find that low speeds don't work so well with the cheaper high speed media. With the drives that I've checked I find lower error rates if you use decent media in the middle of the drive's speed range. In particular, with Mitsui 16X media a Plextor 1210S gives good results at 4 or 8X while a Plextor PX320 gives good results at 16X. I use a Plextor Premium drive to give me error rate information on my masters. Cheers. James.