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Maxell - Branded for music recording. Gathering clues.

Postby Harrier on Sun Nov 23, 2003 8:26 am

A few days ago i entered some camera retailering shop and he had a box of 5 or 10 of these:
Maxell, for music recording.
If i remember correctly the writing speed was 16X.
The package was coloured with red and had, as far as i can recall, black writing on it.

Had anyone encountered this media before?
Can you supply me with some info regarding the media's manufacturer and most importantly, the quality of this media?

Thanks in advance.
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Postby MediumRare on Sun Nov 23, 2003 6:16 pm

Harrier- I know that you know about InstantInfo! :o Just go there: http://www.instantinfo.de/index_cdrohlinge_e.php and enter Maxell as Brand in the extended search. The audio CDs are near the end. Only you know exactly what these disks look like, so it's up to you to find a match.

Keep in mind that audio disks will probably b optimized for lower burning speeds to be compatible with stand-alone Hifi recorders.

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Postby Harrier on Sun Nov 23, 2003 7:40 pm

Well, i ended up buying the cdrs a few hours later to my post.
I shall return info soon..
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Postby Harrier on Tue Dec 09, 2003 3:05 pm

OK.

Tested one CDR.

Here is some info:

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The media was certified for 16X writing and Smart-Burn followed.

It is made in Taiwan.

Here is a photo of the package casing (sorry for the dark scan):

http://user.7host.com/weezer2001/cdrw/Maxell1.jpg

And the CDR itself:

http://user.7host.com/weezer2001/cdrw/Maxell3.jpg

I wrote an Audio cd (16X) in and scanned with Kprobe.

The media itself, by the way, was the most expensive i have ever bought. Approximately 2.1$ for one piece.


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Postby wuub on Tue Dec 09, 2003 10:49 pm

The media itself, by the way, was the most expensive i have ever bought. Approximately 2.1$ for one piece.


That is because they carry a levy that goes to RIAA to compensate for copying commercial audio Cd's. These discs have an id which allows them to be used in (for recording) the consumer standalone CD recorders. The extra price in this case does not indicate better quality!
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Dec 10, 2003 1:22 am

The RIAA doesn't get anything from the Canadian levy, if that is what you're thinking about! And I don't believe any other country levies the Digital Audio CD-Rs.
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Dec 10, 2003 1:47 am

Harrier wrote:The media was certified for 16X writing and Smart-Burn followed.

It is made in Taiwan.

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Postby wuub on Wed Dec 10, 2003 2:22 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:The RIAA doesn't get anything from the Canadian levy, if that is what you're thinking about! And I don't believe any other country levies the Digital Audio CD-Rs.


Nope this is not the same thing, the Canadian levy applies to regular cdrs in Canada only. The special audio cdr have always been more expensive globally, simply because they included a levy to compensate RIAA or whatever music industry copyright holder operates in your country. As I stated above, they are specifically targeted at the standalone consumer cdr recorders, Philip's, pioneer and Sony have a few models. It is for this reason that these burners are not supposed to burn regular data cdrs, but only these audio cdrs.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Dec 10, 2003 11:38 am

Hrm, interesting! The funny thing is that the Digital Audio CDs cost about $0.05 USD more then regular CD-Rs when buying direct from a manuacturer!
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