The specs are ok, but not a hammer. I wonder why Pioneer have so low CD-R-speeds.
Because they care more about quality as speed. And it seems that you just couldn't wait one additional minute ?
Also pioneer targets there proudcts mostly at the higher consumer classes and low profesional classes.
Most of these folks in the profesional field won't burn faster as 20x because they have seen that in most cases after that you get significant quality differences. However I do have to say 0.1 our 1.0 average C1 on TY disc's are both nice but I still prefer 0.1 average (Based on Lite On 52327S ) even if that means I have to waite a additional 2 minutes.