Tonearm wrote:I was considering using Yamaha's AMQ to minimize jitter on my CDs, but I would have to use a 99 minute CD-R to fit an 80-minute commercial CD and is there any reason to think they won't eventually release 90+ minute audio CDs that therefore will not be able to be burned via AMQ?
I doubt they will release commercial CD's beyond 80 minutes, since discs of such length are outside of the CD specifications, and thus not all players can play them. Which is something you need to consider for your own recording of an 80-minute disc onto a 99-minute blank with AMQ. Those 99-minute discs won't work in some players. You might want to stick with 80-minute discs and only use AMQ for sources that will fit. For longer sources, turn off AMQ and record normally.
One more thing. Although AMQ is designed to reduce jitter, there are reports that some audio drives have a hard time playing AMQ discs. Presumably this is because the linear velocity is outside of the 1x playback specification?? It appears that AMQ may improve jitter on drives that support its playback, but might also cause problems for other drives. These are just anecdotal reports I am relaying. I don't know if a rigorous investigation has been performed.
Nothing is easy and straightforward, is it?