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Postby randog on Fri Mar 07, 2003 5:02 pm

Simple question:

Is an older cd-r rated at 12X of equal quality to a newer 24X cd... all other things being equal... if they are both copied at 4X?

Specifics: audio copy at 4X on Mitsui Gold 12X (discontinued and on sale) versus current Mitsui Gold 24X.

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Postby dhc014 on Fri Mar 07, 2003 5:09 pm

Did you forget to ask your question or did I just miss it?
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Postby BuddhaTB on Fri Mar 07, 2003 5:13 pm

If your asking if they will come out the same quality. Yes they will.
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Postby randog on Fri Mar 07, 2003 7:34 pm

oops. My question started out with 'If' and not 'Is'. :-?
I'll fix it now and see if it makes any more sense.
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Postby cfitz on Fri Mar 07, 2003 8:11 pm

The only way to know for sure is run some experiments and see. Mitsui may or may not have had to change their disc construction and dye formulations when moving from 12x rated discs to 24x. I don't know. If they did change something, then one or the other of the discs might work better at 4x, and in fact it might well be that the 12x works better at 4x.

Also, some of Mitsui's earliest efforts apparently were not up to the standards of their later media. This is understandably so, since they were still perfecting their new dye and related processes. But I think those problems predate 12x media.

In the final analysis, I think BuddhaTB's answer has the right spirit even if it may not be strictly correct. You will probably see comparable quality with both discs, so the sale price of the 12x becomes an inducement to choose it.

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